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Anna_Chira

Member Since 24 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 10 2013 06:04 PM
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Test Results - Confused

10 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

I got my bloodwork results back, and I'm a little confused.

I tested positive for DQ2 and negative for DQ8, but it says I test negative for ALL the antibodies (tTg, IgA, etc.)

Gluten deals me fits so I know it's my problem; do my results point more towards Celiac Disease or a higher intolerance to gluten? (Either way, I've almost completely cut it from my diet. I had to ease into it since cold turkey always guarantees a relapse for me.)

Oddball?

24 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hey everyone, I'm new. Quick background: 23 years old, female, newly diagnosed celiac (October of this year), been suffering off and on since puberty hit but symptoms have gotten considerably worse in the past year. I was originally diagnosed with IBS but after keeping a food journal I found that my worst symptoms (digestive issues) were connected to enriched wheat flour. So I went to the doctor and had a celiac panel done.

I kind of feel like an oddball because there are certain gluten foods that I can eat and the worst symptoms I get are fatigue and maybe a little bloating, but there are other foods that send me into 10-scale pain. I'm trying to be as gluten-free as possible, but it's really hard to let go of some foods, and even harder to eat out and not be cross-contaminated. I was prescribed Bentyl for intestinal spasms when my doctor thought I had IBS but it doesn't help because my episodes are relatively short (1.5-2 hours). Are there any medications for celiac-related pain or is the only option to go completely gluten-free?