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Welcome to the club you never wanted to join! I am not a doctor, but you appear to have celiac disease. The next step is an endoscopy to obtain four to six tissue samples (biopsy). Keep eating gluten until all testing is complete! Research, research, research! Get prepared to go gluten free and soon your tummy will not be 😡!
Any autoimmune can flare up or calm down and that includes lupus.
I would send an email requesting lab testing prior to your going. It is worth a shot and I always do it. Save time and it is documented.
Sorry, , in my haste to get my kid to school I forgot that the Electric Company shut down our power for line repair today. Spent the day at the Mall 😄
I would create another posting and in the title reach out to fellow Canadians. It will get you a faster response. Our NVSMOM is a terrific source but she is homeschooling and coaching and I can imagine she is super busy. She does check in very often.
I will answer some of your questions (kid is at Water Polo practice).
Yep, I have other intolerances and watching out for histamine load is one of them. I get rashes and tummy aches thanks to a glutening in July. Got another issue, but what is one more? I am getting better though and I suspect that I am finally healing. Took me three months to recover from that glutening. Ugh! 😠 A food and symptom diary can be very helpful.
The TTG test is pretty specific to celiac disease. Experts say 95% of Celiacs are caught with the TTG. New research shows it might just be 70%.
I bet a few months on a gluten-free diet rich in fats, protein and healthy carbs (veggies and fruit) will help heal your gut and you will finally gain weight. How can you gain weight with a damaged gut? What are the doctors thinking? Read up on cross contamination. Eat simple unprocessed foods. Do not get glutened! Do not eat out until you have gained weight. Eat well-cooked foods (even fruit) in the beginning. Nuts and raw foods are hard to digest. You can eat those later. When I was glutened, I could not eat peanuts, so I ate Peanutbutter. No tummy aches! 😃
IBS stands for "I be stumped"! It is hard to get away from a label. There is something wrong and it is most likely celiac disease based on what you submitted. It will be up to you to decide on what action to take, but if I was as sick as you........
Well, since I mixed up the date of my appointment, I definitely got it in time.
I go NEXT Monday. Luckily, I figured it out before I left! Oops!
My doc will already testing me for Vitamin D, B12, sodium/chloride, and doing a CBC or CMP (to check my anemia). I'll mention the thyroid test, etc. Hopefully, I'll see her BEFORE they take my blood.
In any case, I have a question about Lupus: does it just come and go? Same with thyroid now that I think about it. I'm feeling a lot better now.
Welcome! How fortunate that your daughter's celiac was caught early. I am not a doctor, but I would bet that the GI did not take enough tissue samples or he did not take them at the recommended locations. 😩
Make sure that she is consuming gluten prior to that next biopsy (4 weeks daily) if you decide to go forward with that procedure. It is such a bummer that we have to make ourselves sick in order to get a diagnosis.
Her IGA result is strange. I always thought that once you were IGa deficient (or not) you would always test that way. I will have to look that up in my spare time (not!) 😊
My daughter has tested negative so far. No major symptoms and she is not anemic (my main symptom at Dx time). Good thing you kept up on testing.
Kids tend to heal fast, but be patient. It will take time!