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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:39 PM

Here's my story. Last year I was dx'd with a b 12 deficiency and with the GI symptoms that I was having ended up having celiac blood tests done and an endoscopy. Unforunately my GI only took 2 biopsies in my small intestine, the rest were in my stomach and esophagus. All of those tests were negative. My GI told me celiac was impossible because my tests were negative with no family history. However, by then I had noticed that my GI problems were connected with gluten. My allergist at the time tested me for IgE allergies for wheat, barley, and rye. I came back with a weak positive for barley. He told me that if avoiding gluten bothered me to do so. Well I moved and my new allergist thinks that my asthma isn't asthma but a complication from the acid reflux I've never experienced. In two weeks I go back to see him where he wants to put me of a trial of prilosec to see if it helps. However, if I am going to have to add another permenant medication to my list, I want a firm reason to do so. My endoscopy did not show reflux a small patch of minor gastritis in my stomach but that was it. What I want is to be tested again. For both celiac and allergies spesifically IgG allergies. So, I guess my question is do doctors actually exist. I have heard both positive and negative things about that type of test. That some people do react to things but, it tends to have lots of false positives.

I guess I just want to know what tests to ask for.
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