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I'm a glutant

Member Since 19 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 25 2014 07:50 PM

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Symptoms Recurring -- Positive Dgp-Igg But All Else Negative

25 September 2014 - 03:50 PM

Hi all,


I was diagnosed with Celiac 8 years ago with positive bloodwork (all of the tests came back strongly positive -- at the time, it was tTG, IgA and IgG).  I've been on a gluten-free diet ever since, and I'd been feeling just great (except for the rare accidental exposures).


But 4 months ago, I seemed to get an accidental exposure (or my symptoms recurred anyway - mainly gas, D, "leakage" :-/, & joint pain).  And this has gone on and on, ever since!  I've eliminated all dairy, and almost completely stopped going to any restaurants or friends' homes for meals.  But still, it's going on.  Aargh.


I had blood work done, and my tTG and endomysial antibodies are now negative. However, Anti-Gliadin antibody IgG (DGP) is still positive. So, my GI doc thinks I'm still getting small amounts of cross-contamination or some other source of gluten.  Does this sound right?  Are there any other explanations?  Anything else I should be trying?


I'm also waiting on results of an upper endoscopy, but I'm not sure how much that can tell me, other than just how much damage there is right now...   :-b


Thanks in advance for any help!!




p.s. The problem began approx. 2 months after my 2nd baby was born, not sure if that has anything to do with it...  Any thoughts/ideas would be very welcome...

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