I was diagnosed with Celiac in October 2010. I started out with a TTG IGA value of 33 and managed to get it down to 4 in June of 2012. I retested in February of this year and was surprised that my TTG had doubled to 8. My deamidated gliadin antibodies had also increased from 20 to 26. Starting around that time, I started feeling really sick with LOTS of brain fog in the mornings. I got even MORE vigilant with my diet than I already was, but my health has not improved.
In June I retested and my TTG IGA had gone down a bit to 6 and deamidated gliadin was down to 17 (from 26). So i thought I was going in the right direction and dismissed gluten as the cause of my current health issues, instead going on an extreme low sulfur, anti-candida diet that consisted only of chicken, sardines, salmon, avocados, and stir-fried zucchini. I ate this EVERY DAY for almost six months. Today I got my new TTG IGA results back and they have INCREASED again to 8. Deamidated gliadin results are still pending.
I also have Hashimoto's and my anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies had been steadily dropping in 2012 when my TTG was under control, but now they've gone off the charts again!
This week, I went on disability from work because the brain fog/head pressure and fatigue is excruciating and preventing me from doing my job.
Other than taking a LOT of different supplements I barely eat anything. It's really a shock to me that I'm still seeing problems with gluten. I'm hoping that if I list out everything that I'm eating, one of the items might jump out as a possible problem to someone.
*Food items in past 6 months:
Vita Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I can't find info on this online, I'l be switching to Kirkland brand from now on)
Mary's Chicken Drumsticks (I only get the packages that are labelled gluten free)
Crown Prince Boneless Skinless Sardines in Olive Oil (I didn't eat these often and haven't had them in at least a month because i think I might have had a reaction)
Teva Brand Flucanazole (company stated this was gluten free)
Sandoz Ativan (company stated this was gluten free)
Renew Life 50 Billion Ultimate Flora Probiotics
Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil
VitaminShoppe Brand N-Aceyl Cysteine
VitaminShoppe Brand Tryptophan
VitaminShoppe Brand Calcium/Magnesium
Solgar Vitamin D3
Solgar Gentle Iron
Solgar Vitamin C
Solgar Chelated Molybdenum
A.C. Grace Unique E
Nutribiotic Grapefruit Seed Extract
Jarrow's sublingual B12
Cardiovascular Research Magnesium Taurate
Life Extension Super K
Life Extension CoQ10
I haven't been too vigilant with the supplements. As long as they say NO GLUTEN, i assume they are ok but maybe I need to call each company and make sure there's no cross contamination?
All my dishes at home are new and separate. I don't wear lipstick and my lotions/facewash/shampoo/conditioner are all gluten free.
I know sometimes Hashimoto's can cause elevated TTG, but the fact that my deamidated antigliadin antibodies won't go down makes me think it's gluten. Especially since I had managed to get my TTG down to 4 in the past and THAT was what was making my hashi's antibodies go down.
Any insights would be soo appreciated - it's been such a tough year THANKS!!!!