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fletchffletch

Member Since 15 May 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 15 2013 10:10 AM
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In Topic: Good News: Healed Intestine & Normal Bloodwork

31 July 2008 - 01:26 AM

Thanks for the responses. I plan to start eliminating some foods here within a week.

Patti, is it possible to be getting trace amounts of gluten (enough to cause sickness) and have normal bloodwork and biopsy? My 6-month bloodwork tests in June were (and I was feeling bad on the day of the test):

Endo IGA: 5.7
Endo IGG: 0.0
Gliadin IGA: 4.2
Gliadin IGG: 1.1

Ursa -- I'll ask my doc about parasites, thyroid, etc. My symptoms are basically low-grade standard GI symptoms (gas, nausea, bloating, loose stool, constipation, etc.) I think the only one I haven't had is heartburn/reflux. By "low-grade" I mean still able to function (read: I don't have to lie in bed). I kept a food diary for about 4 months, but it showed no real patterns whatsoever. It seems the problems are unrelated to a specific food or related to a food that I have almost everyday. One interesting note here is that about once a month or more my normal symptoms will get a little worse. Half of these episodes will include a little DH, half won't. My diary hasn't been able to tie them to any food. We scoured our toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc. for traces of gluten, but all are gluten-free...

We also have a gluten-free kitchen (we think...) and rarely eat out. Thanks for all the help!

In Topic: Symptom Free People

30 July 2008 - 10:32 AM

My experience was similar to elye's, except I developed the good-old fashioned celiac stomach symptoms within 3 weeks of starting the gluten-free diet. If I remember right, cramping was the first major symptom, but shortly thereafter I was game for all the standards. Hopefully you'll stay symptom free!

In Topic: Yet Another Question About Stool...

11 June 2008 - 04:59 AM

it happens mostly wheni get constipated.


Now that you mention it, I get the saliva/mucous mostly during bouts of constipation as well. Interesting...

In Topic: Baker's Chocolate Chunks

19 May 2008 - 04:11 AM

Thanks for the help. Glad no one's had any problems with the Baker's Chocolate Chunks (there are quite tasty). It's possible the cause may not have been gluten after all. I normally get a DH flare up, but didn't have one this time...