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

Yesterday, 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!

Yesterday, 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.





‚ÄčI 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.

In Topic: No-Cooking Celiac Options?

22 October 2014 - 11:50 AM

I'm sorry, somewhere I got the impression you couldn't have nuts. If you can have almonds then you can have almond butter as well as cashew butter (my favorite!). You can also use any of the nut butters on celery. 

In Topic: I Am Completely Discouraged!

22 October 2014 - 07:01 AM

If you were gluten light or gluten free prior to your blood panel then that would have scotched the results. 

At any rate, you know how you felt gluten free so just go for it.