A Good One In Anchorage
Posted 23 April 2004 - 11:23 AM
So there are a few good ones out there.
Posted 23 April 2004 - 05:01 PM
That's great! I also have lab results from Enterolab as well as an at-home blood test from York Labs. I have my appt with a new gastro on Thursday. I am a little nervous about it. You hear so many horror stories about doctors basically just laughing at us. But you know, that's why I went the Enterolab route in the first place; I was scared to bother my doctor with my "petty" concerns and sure enough, Dr. Fine's results came back positive. So I figure, I have to follow up, don't I? I have to try not to be nervous....ugh...
Do you mind me asking what were your Enterolab results? I'm trying to get a sense of what his numbers are like compared to people's symptoms and other blood tests as well as biopsies.
I came back with 269 (normal <10) for the Anti-gliadin
and 121 (normal <10) for the tTG, which seem pretty high compared to some other numbers other people have shared. But, I don't seem to be having a lot of symptoms. I have low energy, depression, and easy bruising, but not the classic gastro symptoms. My York Labs blood test came back high for Anti-gliadin.
When is your endoscopy? Keep me posted...looks like we might be on a similar route/timeline with this. I'll let you know how my gastro appt goes.
Laura in CT
Posted 23 April 2004 - 05:20 PM
Here are my Enterolab results:
IgA gliadin: 16 (normal < 10)
IgA TTg: 16 (normal < 10)
Fecal Fat: 425 (normal < 300)
I have the HLA-DQ2 gene
My numbers are quite low, but I had only been eating gluten for 6 weeks. My diet before was mostly high protein/low carb so I was not eating a lot of grains. I discovered I had a problem with wheat when I blew my South Beach Diet at Christmas time.
I am atypical with my main complaints being: upper back pain, achy bones, memory loss, unable to concentrate, irritability, headaches, and anxiety/panic disorder.
The only gastro symptoms I have are bloating, gas, and occasional nausea.
He tested me for anemia and I am pretty sure that I have the beginnings of osteoporosis causing the upper back pain and slight scoliosis.
My biopsy is scheduled for May 13 with a follow up on May 18.
I was very nervous about my appointment. I came prepared with general celiac information from celiac.com, and I rehearsed endlessly in my head what I was going to say. He turned out to be very knowledgeable about celiac and seemed to appreciated the fact that I was so informed. How cool is that! I definitely lucked out.
Keep us up-to-date on your progress.
Posted 22 December 2004 - 10:31 PM
I see Dr. McCLenden, Dr. Boisen's partner. He told me today he had never ever heard of EnteroLab and would NOT recommend I use them! I am SO GOING TO CALL HIM TOMORROW and let him know this little tid bit about Dr. Boison. This is going to be so fun! Maybe I should request my next appt with Doc Boison?????
Posted 25 December 2004 - 11:08 AM
my doc also accepts EnteroLab. He even asked me, if I need something written from him to do the tests there.
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1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting
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gluten-free since 07/21/2004
Shermans Dale, PA
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