How Did You Find Out You Were Gluten Intolerant?
Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:49 AM
I think gluten my be the reason why i suffer from constipation, bloating, and flatulence. Well, i just took the test for it yesterday and have to wait from 3 days before the results. I was reading on the internet about how most postive results from blood tests are a result of SEVERE damage. Now what if it's negative but my symptoms are STILL related to gluten. I haven't been eating bread, or pasta but did have pizza the other day. BUt gluten is in EVERYTHING and i plan on trying the whole gluten-free diet even if it's negaive
My queston is......
What happened to you, or how did you know that you were a celiac or intolorant to gluten??
Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:14 AM
I was diagnosed through blood tests. My tTG was more then double what it should be and I also have one of the main genes for celiac(HLA-DQ2)
You should get the celiac panel including the following:
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG
Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA
Total Serum IgA
The tTG and the EMA are the best 2 tests for celiac...they are very specific. The IgA and IgG are not as reliable and should not be done by themselves to rely on alone.
If these tests you have done come back negative, gluten could still be your problem. You could just have an intolerance that has not progressed to celiac yet but it very well could. Listen to your body.
Do not go gluten free until after testing because this will interfere with test results.
Gluten-free since January 2004
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:08 AM
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004
Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003
Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004
Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:55 AM
Dx with IBS 5 years ago
Dx with Celiac and gluten-free since 6/17/05
Posted 22 June 2005 - 10:01 AM
gluten-free since Feb 2005
Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:15 AM
Posted 28 June 2005 - 09:15 AM
My results are postive but not serious the secretary said. The norm (Igg) is 20 she said, and mine was 38. She didn't seem too knowledgeable and I was shopping at the time so their gonna get back to me. She didin't even mention anything about going on a gluten free diet or anything. Is 38 igg high?? thanks
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