Getting Tested Tomorrow
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:32 PM
My new doctor is not the best, my old doctor was excellent but she's on break right now, and the fill-in...well I don't believe she has a clue as to whether anaemia and anorexia are two different things.
So please keep me in mind and say a prayer for me that this will be it, other than the possible biopsy.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:38 PM
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG
Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG
Total Serum IgA
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:35 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:39 AM
I believe I answered multiple times in your original thread where you put all the information. If you have new information it's easier to bump the old thread so we can see all your labs together.
Not to hijack the thread but skylark you seem so knowledgable about the labs... Why would my DGP-IGA be over 100 but my DGP-IGG be negative (16)? Any ideas?
Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:12 PM
To be sure, when the nurse was finished taking my blood, I said "and what am I being tested for?". "We're doing a general run-through, and also checking for coeliac sprue".
Mushroom, nothing you listed was on my sheet-thing that I had to give to the nurse, but she knew she was checking for coeliacs, so there must have been something written on it.
Skylark, if I don't get a clear answer I think I might as well dig a hole and live in it, to keep my anger levels down. I've become quite angry with the medical "profession" as of late, but I think they've become quite angry with me.
I don't know. I know being a doctor must be quite stressful, but would it hurt for them to actually care about their patient? Pills and bloodwork doesn't solve anything.
If this doesn't work, I'm going to go gluten free, and see if my symptoms (all symptoms of coeliac) do away. I think they will. I can't go gluten free yet, just in case I do need a biopsy after this bloodwork.
I keep saying to myself with gritted teeth "Keep calm...put the kettle on....smiiiiile" <-my fake happy face. Picture exaggerated fake smile.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:05 PM
Hang in there! It's great to get info!
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