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#1 annegirl

 
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

Back in February after running all kinds of other tests my doctor off hand said that maybe I should try a gluten free diet to see if maybe I had "leaky gut" or something similar. I went gluten free, viola! I felt 1 million times better. Go back a month later and she's glad for me, but I actually had more information on celiac/gluten free than she did.

I decided given my huge collection of symptoms, the fast recovery, the sudden inability to digest dairy etc to go ahead with the My Celiac ID test to try and confirm whether or not I had the celiac gene since I was unwilling to challenge gluten.

I just got the test back and I am negative for DQ2/DQ8. This may sound crazy but I'm a little disappointed. I've been ill for so long with all doctors and tests coming back "fine." If I was so fine I'd feel better! My family has been very understanding, but it would have been easier for me to have something "real" as far as a test result.

For me also, sometimes I feel like it's all in my head. Is it possible to have mere food make me so sick? This while I'm off from work because I had a horrible reaction to soybean oil yesterday. I KNOW I feel better. I went from not being able to do anything to having the energy to exercise 50 minutes a day, cook, do dishes, hang out with my family etc. I just wanted something more tangible that I could point to as proof. Something to help me through the tough times when I'd give anything for a slice of pizza. I've been doing great so far with having a good attitude, working around my issues.

I guess I just feel let down again, and sorta silly for thinking I could have had celiac. My family and friends know I was taking the test etc and I just feel embarrassed now.

I guess I just need confirmation that gluten intolerance is just as real an issue as celiac.
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#2 starrytrekchic

 
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

What did you come back as? There are a couple of people on the forum who also don't have the classic genes but do have celiac.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:35 PM

Anne,

I have the same question as starrytrek, and the same observation: There are people on here with celiac without the recognized genes. What were yours? Maybe ravenwoodglass will drop by soon.

There are other genes that are recognized in Europe as celiac genes (or gluten sensitive genese).

The other thing is that docs know very little about celiac but you know a lot about you. If you feel better off gluten, stay off gluten. If you still have symptoms, have your doc look for other problems (e.g. chrons', colitis, lyme disease, slow stomach emptying, low stomach acid...the list goes on) BUT if being gluten-free helps, stay gluten-free no matter what else may be diagnosed. I am one who thinks that most non-asians mostly can't digest gluten and that many would be better off being gluten-free. And that gluten may be responsible for some of our obesity epidemic and the increase of auto-immune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, Type I diabetes, Multiple sclerosis, lupus etc. Certainly gluten can cause lymphoma or stomach cancer or intestinal cancer.

Wishing you good health.
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Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

#4 cassP

 
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:36 PM

yes Anne- you do NOT have to have a DQ2 or a DQ8 to have Gluten Intolerance or CELIAC... there are other DQ genes that can MOST DEFINITELY lead to either. do not feel bad or unidentifiable... you're just not "classic" or "textbook".

you probably dont want to spend money on the Enterolab gene test after already doing the other test- but they DO test for other DQ genes.

there's also the complete celiac panel thru your doc- but if you're gluten free- the results may be falsely negative.
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1986- Elevated Speckled ANA/no Lupus.negative Sjorgens
2008- AntiGliadin IGA/IGg~ Negative,TTG IGA/IGg~ Weak Positive, Endomysial Antibody~ Positive, IGA Deficient.
no biopsy (insurance denied)
6/2010- Enterolab Gene Test:
HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 0302
HLA-DQB1 Allele 2 0302
HLADQ 3,3 (subtype 8,8)
7/2010- 100% Gluten Free
8/2010- DH
10/2010-Hypothyroid dx-> 12/2010 Hashimoto's dx + 1/11- Graves dx :(

#5 annegirl

 
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:17 PM

Thanks guys. You all have really encouraged me. I went over to my parents and sorta melted a little to them and they looked at me like I was crazy and wanted to know why I was hinging everything on one little test. My health is night and day different since Feb 1, 2011. That really is fast for someone to go from feeling like they're dying to actually wanting to exercise (yeah, freaky).

With their encouragement I've come to the realization that I am the only one that is going to be the most expert on all things me. I don't need the validation of an opinion, test etc to tell that dairy, soy and gluten make me feel unbelievably horrible. I can be responsible and just direct my health. It's working so far!

As far as the test results. All it shows is that I was negative for both DQ2/DQ8. It doesn't expound further than that, sadly.

Ok. :) I'll stop being psycho now. Feeling sick from accidental soy ingestion really sorta messed with perspective a little (note to self: don't go grocery shopping in a hurry...you might grab vegetable oil instead of canola without realizing that vegetable = soy).
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#6 MsCurious

 
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

I've come to the realization that I am the only one that is going to be the most expert on all things me. I don't need the validation of an opinion, test etc to tell that dairy, soy and gluten make me feel unbelievably horrible. I can be responsible and just direct my health. It's working so far!



BRAVO annegirl!!!!!! That's exactly right! Good for you... you keep making yourself better! I posted a couple of articles oth the "prediagnosis" forums and when I found them I wanted to SHOUT THEM FROM THE ROOFTOPS! Please PLEASE please... read them... they were written for YOU! :) Enjoy the read... it will validate you! B)

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Key Pathogenic Differences Between Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity
Thursday, March 10, 2011

http://somvweb.som.u...tes/?a=1474&z=5


Dr. Alessio Fasano directs the Center for Celiac Rsearch.

"Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Celiac Research have proven that gluten sensitivity is different from celiac disease at the molecular level and in the response it elicits from the immune system. The research, published online in BMC Medicine, provides the first scientific evidence of a different mechanism leading to gluten sensitivity. It also demonstrates that gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are part of a spectrum of gluten-related disorders."



MARCH 15, 2011 Clues to Gluten Sensitivity

http://online.wsj.co...eTabs%3Darticle


"For the first time, we have scientific evidence that indeed, gluten sensitivity not only exists, but is very different from celiac disease," says lead author Alessio Fasano, medical director of the University of Maryland's Center for Celiac Research.

"There's a lot more that needs to be done for people with gluten sensitivity," she says. "But at least we now recognize that it's real and that these people aren't crazy."

Click the links for full stories... very interesting... most of it things we already knew... just nice to see the scientific medical community acknowledge these things!
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#7 Simona19

 
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:00 AM

Hi!
I had my genetic test done trough one hospital 2-3 times. The result - negative for DQ2 and DQ8 each time. The hospital sent my blood to Quest Diagnostic. After I saw a doctor in the Celiac center at Columbia University hospital in New York, she ordered genetic test trough another lab - Kimball Genetics. They did all alleles. I was positive for one half of DQ2. They wrote in the statement that I do have a small chance of developing the celiac disease, but the chance is there.
Maybe this can be happening to you to. Maybe your lab don't recognizing the same thing.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:11 AM

Thanks guys. You all have really encouraged me. I went over to my parents and sorta melted a little to them and they looked at me like I was crazy and wanted to know why I was hinging everything on one little test. My health is night and day different since Feb 1, 2011. That really is fast for someone to go from feeling like they're dying to actually wanting to exercise (yeah, freaky).

With their encouragement I've come to the realization that I am the only one that is going to be the most expert on all things me. I don't need the validation of an opinion, test etc to tell that dairy, soy and gluten make me feel unbelievably horrible. I can be responsible and just direct my health. It's working so far!

As far as the test results. All it shows is that I was negative for both DQ2/DQ8. It doesn't expound further than that, sadly.

Ok. :) I'll stop being psycho now. Feeling sick from accidental soy ingestion really sorta messed with perspective a little (note to self: don't go grocery shopping in a hurry...you might grab vegetable oil instead of canola without realizing that vegetable = soy).


I am a firmly diagnosed celiac who doesn't have either of those 2 genes. I am a double DQ9, while those genes are considered RA related here they are recognized as celiac associated in the Middle and Far East. My DD had both positive blood and biopsy but after healing for a few years got retested and they did her gene panels. Because she was not DQ2 or DQ8 she was told that her positive blood test and biopsy were wrong and all her symptoms were 'stress' related.
You have wise parents and I am glad you are going to listen to your body. Just stay gluten free and heal. By the way I also react badly to soy and I am glad you were able to figure that out fairly quickly. Fortunately I am able to tolerate soy lecithin as it is in a lot of stuff but react to soy protein, flour and oil.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

#9 Mack the Knife

 
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:41 AM

I actually have just gotten back from seeing my specialist. I went to see him because I'm still feeling pretty crappy despite following a strict gluten free diet.

He ran a battery of tests last time including one to check which Coeliac gene I have. He has just told me that I don't have either of them. He was very surprised by this and a little flummoxed.

I was diagnosed 14 months ago by blood test and had it confirmed by a biopsy. Since then I've had two more blood tests and another biopsy and they've still been strongly positive for coeliac disease.

So he's running more blood tests to see what's going on. He says I probably do have coeliac disease and that I'm one of the rare people that don't have the classic genes. If the results of these new blood tests aren't trending down towards normal he said he'd have to check for other possibilities. THat's when he started to ask about a famil history of Crohn's disease.

Apparently I also have somthing called ANA (anti nuclear antibodies) I'm not sure what that is about.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:25 AM

Apparently I also have somthing called ANA (anti nuclear antibodies) I'm not sure what that is about.

hey- an elevated ANA just indicates that you probably have some autoimmune action going on in your body. it doesnt necessarily pinpoint to any one- altho what the result looks like may be associated with certain diseases.

i had an elevated "speckled" ANA at 15 years old- and a "butterfly rash" on my face- so for 2 years they tested me for Lupus, and Sjorgens. but that's it... arent doctors just hilariously in a box :huh: ANNOYING. now im 38-> and i know that my Autoimmune Diseases are: Celiac, Hashimoto's & Grave's.

it really pisses me off that i could have been dx with these years, even decades ago... im really frustrated with our med. system.

sorry for the rant
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1986- Elevated Speckled ANA/no Lupus.negative Sjorgens
2008- AntiGliadin IGA/IGg~ Negative,TTG IGA/IGg~ Weak Positive, Endomysial Antibody~ Positive, IGA Deficient.
no biopsy (insurance denied)
6/2010- Enterolab Gene Test:
HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 0302
HLA-DQB1 Allele 2 0302
HLADQ 3,3 (subtype 8,8)
7/2010- 100% Gluten Free
8/2010- DH
10/2010-Hypothyroid dx-> 12/2010 Hashimoto's dx + 1/11- Graves dx :(

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:59 AM

You are so lucky to have such wonderful and supportive parents!!
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

I actually have just gotten back from seeing my specialist. I went to see him because I'm still feeling pretty crappy despite following a strict gluten free diet.

He ran a battery of tests last time including one to check which Coeliac gene I have. He has just told me that I don't have either of them. He was very surprised by this and a little flummoxed.

I was diagnosed 14 months ago by blood test and had it confirmed by a biopsy. Since then I've had two more blood tests and another biopsy and they've still been strongly positive for coeliac disease.

So he's running more blood tests to see what's going on. He says I probably do have coeliac disease and that I'm one of the rare people that don't have the classic genes. If the results of these new blood tests aren't trending down towards normal he said he'd have to check for other possibilities. THat's when he started to ask about a famil history of Crohn's disease.

Apparently I also have somthing called ANA (anti nuclear antibodies) I'm not sure what that is about.


Welcome to the 'oddball gene' club, I am a member of it myself. I do hope they are able to figure out what else is going on with you and that you are feeling better soon.
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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)


celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

#13 Mack the Knife

 
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

Welcome to the 'oddball gene' club, I am a member of it myself. I do hope they are able to figure out what else is going on with you and that you are feeling better soon.


Yeah, it'd be nice not be feeling crap all the time. But it's only been 14 months since I went gluten free so that may not have been quite enough time to heal properly.

The gene thing has thrown me a little bit. I'm really glad now that I have gone through the complete testing process and that I have such a firm diagnosis. If I was self-diagnosed then the negative gene test would have had me wondering if I really need to be on a gluten free diet. Especially since I'm still not feeling great.
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:57 AM

Yeah, it'd be nice not be feeling crap all the time. But it's only been 14 months since I went gluten free so that may not have been quite enough time to heal properly.

The gene thing has thrown me a little bit. I'm really glad now that I have gone through the complete testing process and that I have such a firm diagnosis. If I was self-diagnosed then the negative gene test would have had me wondering if I really need to be on a gluten free diet. Especially since I'm still not feeling great.


Have you eliminated soy? I had a lot of issues for the first couple of years because I didn't realize I needed to eliminate that also and a lot of the gluten free stuff I was buying had soy.
I am not a big fan of using gene testing to rule celiac in or out. Until they start routinely gene testing everyone who is diagnosed IMHO it can be more of a problem than a benefit. Perhaps that is because of my families experience and my childs going off the diet because of gene testing that told her she could never be celiac. That is what actually got me to test mine. We still have so much to learn about celiac but at least more of us are being diagnosed now than even 10 years ago.
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Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)


celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

#15 MsCurious

 
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:36 AM

hey- an elevated ANA just indicates that you probably have some autoimmune action going on in your body. it doesnt necessarily pinpoint to any one- altho what the result looks like may be associated with certain diseases.

i had an elevated "speckled" ANA at 15 years old- and a "butterfly rash" on my face- so for 2 years they tested me for Lupus, and Sjorgens. but that's it... arent doctors just hilariously in a box :huh: ANNOYING. now im 38-> and i know that my Autoimmune Diseases are: Celiac, Hashimoto's & Grave's.

it really pisses me off that i could have been dx with these years, even decades ago... im really frustrated with our med. system.

sorry for the rant


Hey cassP... curious about your butterfly rash. What did it look like and did you find a reason for it? I had that happen to me at about... hmmm age 30-32? It was the dead of winter... hadn't been in the sun, but everybody said ... how did you get sunburned? I didn't really thing to much of it other than... I thought it was wierd. Just curious what causes something like that. :)
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