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Member Since 15 Dec 2012
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Testing For Food Intolerance/sensitivities

15 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'm new to all this and awaiting my cp results. I've been reading these forums and have a few questions about getting diagnosed/tested. I notice some people label themselves with different allergies or sensitivities to gluten, soy, yeast, dairy, etc. I am curious how do you find this out? Do you see an allergist? Do you get a pin prick test or blood work? Does your gp help you figure this out? If my cp is neg for celiac, can it still show intolerance, or is that another test?

I personally don't think I will be positive for celiac, but I think I have an intolerance or sensitivity (is that the same thing?) to something. My symptoms are more constipation, bloating, mental fog, tiredness, and difficulty keeping my weight down, despite intense exercise. I always though my problem was just "carbs" and only could distinguish that I ate some carb (bread, pasta, etc), which is why I felt bad. I have tried to be low carb for years. Now I do think it is more specifically related to wheat, but wonder about yeast and soy as I see others mentioning them. I have a large amount of environmental allergies and food allergies to nuts and egg whites. However the last I was tested for food allergies was 30 years ago. If it is not celiac, how do you find out what it is?

Help Interpreting Blood Work Please!

15 December 2012 - 05:30 AM

Hello, I got the results of my celiac panel blood test today and can't wait till Monday to ask my gp what the results mean! Please can someone help me interpret this:

Immunoglubulin A gliadin
IGA                             189    -              (Reference Range 81-463 MG/DL)

Not sure I copied the spelling correctly, I don't know what any of these words mean! Please can someone help me interpret this?

Also this is the only result showing, should there be more info listed?

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