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Member Since 01 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 13 2011 09:42 AM

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In Topic: Positive Blood And Negative Biopsy

30 January 2011 - 08:01 PM

Normally they take about 6 samples in a biopsy. One sample is not enough. If you don't mind me asking do you know what Celiac Test you were positive on? Also, I believe Reflux is common in Celiacs. You may want to google that. You should not be gluten free prior to a biopsy, you need to remain on a Gluten diet. You might consider finding another GI more familiar with Celiac Disease. Best wishes.

I was a strong positive on the Tissue transglutaminase and moderate positive on the deamidated gliadin. Can other things cause these to be high?

In Topic: Positive Blood And Negative Biopsy

30 January 2011 - 03:21 PM

I had a follow up appointment with my GI and he only did one biopsy of my small intestine. It was near the top as well....I am so frustrated. He said it looked normal when he went in there and I think he just assumed it was fine. He did find that I have a problem with reflux which was news to me!

He had also told me I could go gluten free 2 weeks before the biopsy because the cilia would not have time to heal. Is this true???

In Topic: Gluten Free & Still Having Gi Troubles

20 January 2011 - 09:10 AM

I was diagnosed with celiac 5 months ago and have been strictly gluten free and eliminated dairy as well, although I have it occasionally in processed foods. (I don't drink milk or eat cheese but I sometimes eat a lactose free organic plain yogurt.) All my supplements say they are gluten free on the bottles and I am careful about toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, lipstick, etc. Do I have to worry about cooking oils such as olive oil & canola oils being cross-contaminated? Oils & spices are the only things I can come up with as question marks. I had Marsh 3 severe damage so I know my healing will probably take longer than most. I have had some improvements with my anxiety, bloating, pain & fatigue, but I still have diarrhea/loose stools & constant stomach noises (rumbling, gurgling, etc.) which I've had since before diagnosis and it has not subsided. It gets worse right before my period. I have not lost any weight, which is amazing to me. Has anyone else with celiac experienced ongoing diarrhea after being gluten free? I feel like I will never have a normal b.m. again. Is it just going to take more time?
Any insight would be appreciated.

I just learned about Candida and wonder if you may have a yeast problem?

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