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Question About Iga Deficiency... Can I Still Assume I'm Not Celiac Based On Iga Tests?

28 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

I just got back my test results and this is what they said:

Gliadin AB, Iga (GLIAD IGA)      - 1 units   (0-19 being negative)

TISS TRANSGL IGA (TTG IGA) - 1 Units (0-19 being negative)

IMMUNOGLOBULIN A                - 19 mg/dl   (68-378 being normal)


So, while my immunoglobulin level is really low/deficient, are my other test levels low enough to assume that I'm still negative or does having 19 mg/dl of IgA mean that those two other tests are basically useless?  I guess the logical part of my brain says that even with a low IgA level my scores would have been higher than 1 units.  I'd greatly appreciate any input has regarding this.  My GI doctor is very helpful and seems very current in his knowledge of Celiac testing, but I won't see him for a couple weeks and am slightly mentally tortured wondering if I can read anymore into this testing.  I know that he wants me to get the IgG testing (I think that was what he called it).  But I'm wondering if that is just a precaution or if these tests are invalid because of my being IgA deficient. 


Thanks in advance for any information you can share!


How Long Before Oily Stools Go Away?

20 March 2013 - 05:47 AM

How long after going gluten free does steatorrhea or oily stools start to go away?  This is probably my least favorite symptom.  Does this take longer since it requires the intenstines to start healing?

Any Favorite Gluten-Free Vegan Cookbooks?

17 February 2013 - 05:57 AM

Does anyone have a favorite gluten-free vegan cookbook? I have the Gluten-Free Vegan and Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Foods cookbook. But, I'm hoping to find some more cookbooks worth having and possibly a baking cookbook with good bread recipes that gluten-free and vegan! Any suggestions?

Instant Behavior Change In Son After Going Gluten Free.

16 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

My wife and I recently decided to have our whole family go gluten free. I'd been gluten free for quite some time now, but we'd wondered if doing this for our son might help with some of his behaviors. He is not diagnosed with any autism spectrum disorder. He is profoundly gifted (he took a community college math course at age 7) and so we are never sure what part of his behaviors are from being so extremely gifted and what might be some form of aspergers. Nevertheless, we thought we would try the gluten free diet (as we are already vegan - so we'd long since given up dairy). Within 24 hours, we already noticed major changes. And this was a kid who would have mega-meltdowns on a daily basis. He would be so easily set off into an explosion of anger and frustration and was unable to be calmed. It was truly a stressful nightmare at times. Yet, 2 weeks into our gluten free trial and he has yet to have a single explosion. A few times we saw what used to be the signs that an explosion was coming and then he'd calm down and be fine. My wife and I are nearly in shock. So, we are wondering if anyone else has had this experience with giving up gluten for a child? Can it really work so quickly and powerfully? And if so, does anyone know why? I know it has helped my interms of my gastrointestinal issues and allergies, but this just seems even more miraculous (especially considering how quickly it happened). I'd love to hear about other people's experiences related to behavior changes from giving up gluten.

Anyone Else Have Allergies To Cat And Dust Disappear After Giving Up Gluten?

16 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

Has anyone else found that allergies to cats, dust mites, and ragweed have disappeared after giving up gluten? Is that even logical that they could be connected?

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