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Member Since 16 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 07 2009 01:26 AM

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Elevated Ige Levels

10 September 2009 - 03:05 PM

I am just hoping someone may be able to answer a question for me regarding elevated IgE levels. I have had many health issues lately as I mentioned in a previous post. A celiac test about 6 weeks ago returned negative. But I am still experiencing what I feel to be gluten intolerance symptoms. I just had some more blood results back today and have elevated IgE levels.

267 IU/mL (0-120) H

Is there a possibility that this could be an indication of gluten intolerance?

I am full of the flu too at the minute and had that many different results that the Doctor went over this morning that I'm now feeling quite confused.

I totally intend to go gluten free just as soon as I'm feeling well enough to go gluten free grocery shopping. But would love to hear if there could be a connection here.


Newbie - Celiac Symptoms?

16 August 2009 - 03:35 AM

Hi all, I’m new here and just looking for some advice.

Since Febuary I have gone from being healthy and happy to constantly feeling unwell , looking unwell and generally feeling really down. (i'm 23, female)

I rrecently moved to a new country and after having abnormalities show up on Liver function tests for my immigration medical, I thought I should tell my Dr about the other problems that I have been having but tried to ignore on the hope that they would right themselves.
My symptoms include:

bloated stomach
stomach aches/cramps
foul-smelling gas
fatty/pale stools
irregular bowel movements, which go from constipation to diarrhea
occasional bowel incontinence
mood swings
weight gain
not had a period for 6 months, was previously very regular monthly
spots on face especially around chin/mouth
rash on back and chest
rash on scalp which is sore, burning, itchy
excessive hair loss
a bald patch on the back of my head

The Dr tested me for lots of different things including Celiac. The tests came back that I have hypothyrodism and also malabsorption. So I have been put on Levothyroxine and vit b, vit b12, vit d, calcium, iron, folic acid supplements for all of the deficiencies. The celiac and lactose intolerance tests both came back negative. So I was sent away by the Dr and told we’ll get your thyroid levels sorted first and that i have to go back in a month for blood tests to check that the levels are right and he’ll look into my other problems then. I feel like I have been fobbed off.

Anyway, I have been taking all of these pills for over two weeks now and although i’m not feeling as tired as i was all of the other problems are still there. Infact my scalp is so sore and i’m losing that much hair its really getting me down. I feel like my family are fed up of me saying i’m not well so i try to hide it. And I don’t know that many people here so its hard to find people to talk to.
After reading things on the net it seems i have so many celiac symptoms. Could i still be celiac although the blood test was negative? Does anyone know if hypothyroidism, malabsorption and celiacs can be connected? Or am I just going mad? Surely puttling me on all these supplements will increase my levels of these vitamins etc but there must be an underlying reason for the malabsorption which isn’t going to just go away.

Anyway sorry for the long post, its just nice to get it all off my chest. Any info or advice would be great

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