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Member Since 26 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 29 2004 04:17 PM

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Test Results

13 May 2004 - 06:44 PM

I don't know if I have Celiac. I went to an allergist and she did a blood test with a local lab. I had already gone gluten free (with some slip ups) when the test was done. My results are as follows:

Anitgliadin Antibody Panel:
Gliadin AB IGA - negative
Gliacin AB IGG - negative
Wheat GF4 IGG - positive (normal is below 2.0, I registered an 8.0)
Wheat F4 IG - negative for wheat allergy

Any idea what this means? The allergist says that I don't show signs of a gluten intolerance, but that the positive Wheat GF4 IGG shows that I have a 'local gut intolerance.' Anyone else have similar results and been found to be either celiac or non-celiac?

I also tested positive for ANA (1:640 speckled). I was checked out for Lupus, but again I tested negative for all autoimmune diseases in a subsequent blood test. Is a positive ANA typical of Celiac? I know Celiac is autoimmune, but haven't seen a link to the ANA test.

I am going to a GI for full testing, but wondered if anyone had heard of tests like this, or had similar results.

Many Thanks, Jala.

Results Of Late Or No Treatment

26 April 2004 - 08:06 PM

I am 38 and just found out I have a wheat intolerance. I have not been tested for Celiac. I can see the progression of my symptoms from aversion to food, to buckling over cramping, to facial and eye swelling, to year long rounds of diarrhea, to brain fog, to chronic fatigue and more. All my symptoms immediately alleviated when I stopped eating gluten. I no longer have to read the same piece of paper 5 times, and my severe IBS is gone. I feel like a million bucks.

I know this is a hereditary disease and my father died of multiple sclerosis by age 43. I have also read about the links between celiac and MS. Does anyone know what happens if you are not treated? In particular, has anyone actually experienced or seen a link to MS?

FYI, my 11 year old nephew has already been in the emergency room twice for severe abdominal cramping and no detectable cause.

Thanks, Jala.

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