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Member Since 15 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2010 07:00 AM

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In Topic: Conflicting Blood Test Results.

25 January 2010 - 02:13 AM

Thank you all for your very helpful replies.

I think I'll give the gluten free diet another try.

One last question though.

How long should I try the diet before deciding it's not helping me (i.e. 3, 6, 9 months; or 1,2 ... years)?

Thank you very much


In Topic: Negative Celiac Dna Result

28 December 2009 - 04:27 AM

Other than celiac some of your symptoms fit IBS and the other fit dairy allergy/intolerance (whether lactose or casein). Besides the two conditions frequently go together.
Or it could be Helicobacter pylori, check this link for symptoms.

Well these are the conditions I know of. I know there must be others. My point is don't narrow your choice to celiac. Because personally, I find it very improbable that you have it when DNA is negative.

In Topic: Test Results In -- Celiac Or Something Else?

24 December 2009 - 01:46 AM

Thank you all for your valuable feedback that helped me make up my mind.
I think I'll partly do as "tarnalberry" said and will start an elimination diet and will let wheat be the last item to add so as to make sure I've been more than 3 months gluten free and try to figure out how things will go.
But I guess I'll start the diet the first day of the new year. Now I'll have a break with a lot of delicious gluten :)

May be if I get to something, I'll post it here just in case someone has a similar condition.

Wish you all a healthy life, happiness and especially peace of mind


In Topic: Test Results In -- Celiac Or Something Else?

23 December 2009 - 03:12 AM

Hi and thank you for your reply.

Yes, you're right we have biopsies here but as most doctors aren't familiar with celiac, it won't be of great value. How can I trust his diagnosis when most probably he doesn't know what effects it has on the intestines and what to look for?

As for Italy, going there would be fun I guess but unfortunately, I can't do it.


In Topic: Living In Egypt

18 September 2009 - 11:17 PM

I live in Egypt and have been having some of the symptoms of celiac disease. I recently found out that it runs in the family.

Here in Egypt, the blood test is unheard of but I read that you can do a stool exam and that it would show presence of fat cells right?
I want to know if I have to make sure that i eat enough fat to show on the test and when should I do it after I eat it? Also will it make a difference that I haven't had any gluten for 3 days?

The blood tests are available in Egypt. You can do them at Al-Mokhtabar

But you have to explicitly specifiy the names of the test, that is the exact name letter by letter. Don't tell them celiac tests, they'll probably won't know them and don't just say Igg for example or you may risk them doing you another Igg and not the anti-gliadin.

As for the doctors, I agree, it's difficult to find one who is competent in celiac (hope I'm wrong). But hopefully, they will catch on.

Good luck.

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