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Member Since 28 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 02 2013 07:53 AM

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In Topic: B12, Folic Acid And Iron

14 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the reply guys

My iron levels were okay but B12, folate were low, and MCV (mean corpuscular volume) was too high - only just - meaning the red blood cells were not dividing normally and I was diagnosed with pernicious anemia. Took the B12 shots, and folate, and was fine.

Mushroom, that's exactly how my blood tests read too.. I wasn't told I have pernicious anemia though :S I'm currently taking supplements, the doc said that I'd have to have the injections if they don't work. At least I know now that it could still be Celiac :)

In Topic: B12, Folic Acid And Iron

14 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Sorry if I wasn't clear in my first post. My iron (ferritin) levels are fine and within range.

In Topic: Test Results And Ranges

06 February 2013 - 07:32 AM

A good number of us are non celiac gluten intolerant, or came back negative for celiac. Worth sticking around even if tests are negative, especially if you think a gluten-free diet might help. I had rthe whole symptoms match thing, and am doing way better gluten-free, despite negative tests, including genetic. am in the UK too :)

I didn't even take the idea of non-celiac gluten intolerance into account! Thanks for that, I'll definitely look it up. Does it cause the same symptoms of Celiac?

Just an update, I got my results. The celiac was negative, but it was an IGA test, so could have been so 'cause I'm IGA deficient, I dunno. I do have a deficiency in b12 and folic acid, so am on supplements for 2 months, will see if my b12 has gone up at the end of it to see if I'm having problems with absorption. I also got referred to a gastro, so we'll see what they have to say. I have a feeling I'm gonna have to get an endoscopy, never had one, and not looking forward to it :blink: lol.

In Topic: Test Results And Ranges

05 February 2013 - 06:38 AM

are you in Canada?

Nah, I'm from England :)

Don't worry about the results, I know that is easier said than done but really Celiac is not that bad of a disease. Believe it or not anxiety can be a huge symptom of it and going gluten free often completely diminishes the angst from undiagnosed Celiac patients. What led you to Celiac testing?

Yeah, I can vouch that anxiety surely does cause symptoms. If I do have celiac, I hope the anxiety will go on a gluten free diet. Being a health worrier, I've been spending waay too much time on google, lol. Celiac is the first disease which fits every last one of my symptoms, so I've asked the Doctor for it. I'm aware that it could be something completely different, but I did do a small gluten free break a while back, and I did seem to feel better. I dunno, I guess a part of me kinda wants it to be celiac, 'cause then at least it can be controlled by what I eat *sigh*

In Topic: Test Results And Ranges

04 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

Thanks very much for the replies :D has helped calm me down somewhat, Wednesday can't come fast enough to be honest, lol.

I just realised I think I got the name of the test wrong! I can't remember what the test was now (grr, damn memory), but I remember the Doctor saying that this is a "specific test for Celiac, and there isn't really a full panel," when I inquired about it. I think it was actually endomysial antibodies? Ah well thanks again guys, I guess I'll just have to wait and see :)

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