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curiousgeorge

Member Since 01 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 30 2010 04:11 PM
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In Topic: Top Five Reasons To Get A New Doctor

29 November 2010 - 03:23 PM

Go to the doc feeling completely exhausted and achey. Was told, you have three kids, you want some antidepressants? Take some iron your ferritin is 2.

Go to second doc, tell him about ferritin of 2 and he says you have celiac and does the tests. Go back to doc number one, tell him I am celiac and he says, thats a simple test, why didn't you ask me to run it?

In Topic: Anyone Know Where To Buy Udi's In Canada?

29 November 2010 - 02:02 PM

The Natural Food Pantry in Ottawa has the BEST gluten free bagels I have ever tasted. They tasted like REAL bread.


Nut'n Gluten in Vaughan for the GTA folks supposedly has amazing bread too.

http://www.nutngluten.com/

In Topic: Gluten Free Pasta

29 November 2010 - 01:54 PM

Canada here but GOGO Quinoa is the best pasta I've ever eaten. Its amazingly good. By FAR better than any wheat pasta.

In Topic: Tissue Transglutaminase Test In Canada...

29 November 2010 - 01:35 PM

So supposedly in Canada the tissue transglutaminase is the only thing they bank their "Celiac" diagnosis on. If the blood test isn't over the "20" rating then they rule out Celiacs. It has been decided that I need to take a Protein Pump Inhibitor by the specialist even though my first test was 17 and then second blood test was 19. I've even felt improvements by not consuming gluten for a week but once back to gluten terrible bone pain and diarrhea returned...When commenting to the specialist about what I have read and tried I was told I have to visit my family doctor to be referred to a G.I. specialist. More waiting and suffering...ahhh how Canada's health care system is so poor and frustrating...


The scale they used for me (Ontario) was 0-20 (neg) and 20-25 was borderline and over 25 was positive. At 19, you do fall into the neg category. I also had anti-gliadin IgA and IgG done. So no, its not all TTG in Canada. From blood test to biopsy, it was just over 3 weeks for me but that was because I was on vacation. My TTG was wickedly positive at 74. BTW I had a family doc refer me to an internest who referred me to the GI so your specialist is giving you the run around and could refer you to a GI.

In Topic: Saw The Endocrinologist

28 January 2010 - 01:06 PM

I had the opposite. I was STARVING after I ate gluten pasta. I can eat gluten-free pasta and not be hungry for hours.