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In Topic: Please Please Help, I Cant Carry On Like This - 6 Stone Weight Loss In 16 Weeks

28 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

I believe he said several things that would apply here.:


“If you are going through hell, keep going.”


“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”


“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
~~~ Winston Churchill ~~~~

In Topic: Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes

25 October 2014 - 07:09 PM




And gluten means wheat. barley & rye not just wheat. If a company says they disclose gluten it means they disclose gluten not just wheat. The law that is in effect now also covers wheat. barley & rye not just wheat.

In Topic: Please Please Help, I Cant Carry On Like This - 6 Stone Weight Loss In 16 Weeks

24 October 2014 - 05:23 PM

Thsi is the full celiac blood panel:


Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA

Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG
Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG
Total Serum IgA 
The DGP test was added recently to the full panel.
Also can be termed this way:
Endomysial Antibody IgA
Tissue Transglutaminase IgA 
Total Serum IgA 
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG
I am not great at the blood interpretations but here is an explanation of the C - Reactive Protein:
and here for the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate:
So they are both to test for inflammation in your body & it also appears they are both dealing with the immune system. But there's that question of whether the test results on the 10th & 13th of October are a wash because of being haemolysed. 
I wish you well tomorrow & try like heck to prod the doc to take at least 5 samples, 8 would be better. Tell the doc you suspect celiac. 

In Topic: Just Want To Share This Small Victory!

24 October 2014 - 02:32 AM

It is soooo good! What is in a typical chef's salad? It has meat usually, right? I'm odd - I don't like meat except for grilled chicken...and turkey sometimes. I would love to add cheese to it, but my diet is super strict..no cheese right now :'(  (Dairy free and low histamine version of the SCD diet) 


Ideally, I would add chickpeas, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese. Maybe grilled chicken...but I usually eat that with grilled vegetables.


Sigh. Someday! 

I'm sorry, when I suggested that I forgot you aren't doing cheese. For future, here's a recipe for chef's salad.


I throw in bell pepper & anything else I have a mind to. Personally I always have a vinegar & oil dressing on chef's salads.

In Topic: Please Please Help, I Cant Carry On Like This - 6 Stone Weight Loss In 16 Weeks

22 October 2014 - 04:03 PM

Autumn, there should be a reference range listed for the TTG IGA otherwise, the result means nothing because you can't tell if it's positive or negative without the reference range. Look back on the paper & see if it states a reference range.


Also it looks like they screwed up the blood draw when they took it by reading that comment that says IMMUNOLOGY COMMENT - Sample haemolysed - interpret results with caution




I'm not sure but it sounds like the test may need to be scrapped & a "do over" needs to be done. At any rate, they did NOT do a full celiac panel.





​I did not have the exact kind of shoulder blade pain you describe but I had excruciating pain all over my body. In my shoulder blades, it felt like someone was sticking a knife up underneath them & the knife never got removed. I also had bad pain between the shoulder blades that felt like a giant toothed clamp was attached to my spine in that area. Almost 3 years gluten free & it's all gone.