Celiac Vs Ibs
Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:45 PM
I have only recently started an IBS diet which prohibits red meats, fats, dairy etc but includes (soluable fiber) white flour only, which I have been eating regularly. It seems to help, but not 100%, but help it does. I usually go for 1 to 2 weeks befor I get a D-attack, and usually take an immodium at that time. I had a recent attack of diarreha, which makes me feel that IBS may not be the proper diagnosis.
I have had another antigliadin blood test which was strong positive (very high out of range) for both IGA and IGG and negative for tissue transglutaminase, TTG AB IgA. I have not been back for a follow-up to the last blood tests to see what the doctor thinks.
My Questions are:
Are there false positive readings for blood IGA and IGG?
Can you have both IBS and Celiac?
Can I reasonably assume that I have Celiac from these blood tests or should I go further with the EndoLab (sp) stool tests to be sure?
Posted 17 February 2004 - 07:02 PM
I too was diagnosed with IBS and went through all the Celiac testing all to turn up negative. After reading about Celiac I knew that is what was wrong with me. I think Enterolab is a very good idea, that is the way I was diagnosed! Since then I went gluten-free and could tell a difference within a couple of days. The doubling over pain I once experienced was GONE!
I hope you begin to feel better soon
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