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Member Since 14 Dec 2012
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Using Back After A Forum Search

29 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

I'm really frustrated with how, after doing a search and reading the first thread, I can't go back to the search results and continue. is there a way to do this? When I use the back feature on my browser, it doesn't go back there.

Help!! :)

Autoimmune Diseases And Gluten

28 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

Just curious:

I've seen a lot of information about the connection between celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases. But I was wondering if there is also a connection between non-celiac gluten intolerance (NCGI) and autoimmune diseases?

It's difficult to research this via search engines. Does anyone know?

New To Group -- Do You Think I Have Celiac?

14 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hi all:

I've been lurking here for about a month and finally decided to post. Thinking I may have a problem with gluten sensitivity, I did the Enterolab "poop" test (really gross, but had quite the laugh in the car on the way to UPS, wondering if they would ask me if I wanted to insure the contents! :D ). Here are my results:

Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 71 Units
Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA 31 Units
Fecal Anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA 9 Units
Fecal Anti-soy IgA 13 Units

Because anything over 10 is outside the normal range, I show sensitivities to gluten, casein, and soy.

Then they checked my fat malabsorption: Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 1288 Units

Anything over 300 is outside the normal range, with over 1000 being in the severe range. Wow!!

Finally, I had my gene panel done:

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0301
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 7,5)

No DQ2 or DQ8, but two gluten sensitivity genes, one of them a DQ7 which has been implicated in a low percentage of celiac cases.

Here's a history of medical problems I've had over the years, many of which I've seen reported as correlaeted with celiac disease::

Bedwetter till age 12 (so were my sister and brother)
Very irregular menstrual cycles
Chronic UTI
Seborrheic dermatitis (severe) - started with "cradle cap" as an infant
Mouth sores
Episodes of tingling and numbness
Obesity since age 9
Diarrhea/Constipation/Stomach upset
Frequent eye twitching
Severe hay fever
Heart palpitations
Kidney stones
Diverticulosis with 3 episodes of diverticulitis
Migraine headaches
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (also known as cutaneous vasculitis), an autoimmune disorder
Possible Sjogren's - rheumatologist did not test for it, but believes it's likely, although I'm not so sure

I'm thinking I may be one of the few celiac patients without DQ2 or DQ8. I cannot have blood testing done because I've been gluten free and dairy free for about six weeks and have no desire to do a gluten challenge. I am feeling significantly better off gluten -- fibromyalgia pain is essentially gone, knees don't hurt, SD has cleared up, heart palpitations have slowed down, hay fever is reduced, UTI's have decreased, and I've lost about 13 pounds.

What do y'all think?

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