Hello everyone! Fell off the wagon and have been eating gluten for months now. I've decided to have a biopsy when I have my endoscopy(for barret's esophagus) so I know i need to keep eating gluten
anyway, my dh bought me the 23 and me dna kit and I got the results back. I am negative for HLA DQA1 however, I am heterozygous for DQ 2.5. Would that be DQB2? is this a gene with a high chance for celiac? I also have the CTLA4 gene which says it's Hashimoto's(which I Have) but it says it's also linked with Celiac. Does having both of these genes significantly increase my chances?
I am wondering because my iron level has dropped from 70 to 26 in just 6 months.
I just started taking pumpkin oil again to help with my bladder. I took the oil (from capsules) a few months ago and didn't have a problem. I now have a rash on my forearms(the underside) same area on both arms . It looked like red lines all in a row on my arms. It didn't itch, but just stung a little. My arms didn't come into contact with anything and I don't recall how long it was after I consumed the oil that the rash developed. The rash is still there but doesn't look as bad as it did the first day. I"m just wondering if this could be a reaction to the oil? I tried looking online, but only find info for allergy to pumpkin seeds. Thanks!!!!!!!!