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

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B12, Folic Acid And Iron

14 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

Hi again *waves*
Ok, so I've posted a few threads here and there about a few things, so I promise this'll be my last one lol. Well, I recently got the news that I'm b12 and folic acid deficient, and currently waiting to be referred to a gastroenterologist. I've done some research, and know that b12, folate and iron deficiencies are common findings in Celiac. But my iron levels are fine. Is it possible for Celiac to manifest in just a b12/folate deficiency and not iron? I find this pretty odd to be honest. Also, the doctor said I'm not anemic because my haemoglobin is fine, so again, is it possible for Celiac to present in this way? Non-anemic b12/folate deficiency?

Thanks if anyone knows the answer :D

Test Results And Ranges

04 February 2013 - 06:25 AM

Hi guys,
I was just wondering if anyone could help me out. I recently got an Anti-transglutaminase antibodies test, along with a few other things, and got a phonecall from the Doc today. I have an appointment in a few days for the results, and I was just wondering, when you guys got told your results, was it classed as urgent? Like did you get called in the same day? It's just I do suffer from health anxiety, and waiting for results has to be the worst part for me!! So I'm mainly just posting this to help allay some fears. Hopefully, someone diagnosed can let me know their experiences.

Also, I was wondering how to interpret the results? Like what are the ranges and stuff?
Thanks in advance.


16 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

Hi guys,
I've read a few threads about some celiac sufferers, and feeling chills as a symptom. I do also have this. My question is regarding the nature of the chills, like were they induced by anything in particular? For instance, touch or cold? Thanks for any replies, would be very appreciated.

Celiac Disease, Dh And Blood Results

28 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

Hi guys,
Well, I'm here because I have a few questions for some people diagnosed with celiac disease. I'm currently undergoing tests and the like because of a myriad of symptoms, trying desperately to find a diagnosis. Of course, I'm very much aware that no one online will be able to provide me with a Dx and that's not what I'm looking for.

I just have a few questions regarding Celiac disease. Firstly, because of my symptoms I had some routine blood tests run. Thankfully these were all pretty much normal (bar a few anomalies) and the Doctor was happy to send me on my way, despite me still having symptoms *rolls eyes*. Anyway, my question is regarding whether if I was to be a Celiac, would something in these tests have indicated so? I had all the usual stuff done, thyroid, full blood count, lipids, liver, urea and electrolytes and so on. So yeah, would anything be abnormal in these tests that would indicate possible celiac disease?

And secondly, I have been suffering with these tiny blisters and bump things appearing all over my body - mainly legs, around hairline, chin, hands and sometimes arms. I usually feel an intense itch on the spot, so of course I go to scratch and then a bump will appear. If it doesn't itch, I get this stinging sensation and then the bumps will follow. I already know this does sound like DH (or from what I've researched it does), but I was wondering, because after the first itch/sting, the bump/blister won't usually itch much afterward, rather just taking absolutely forever to heal. Does this sound like something other than DH?

I actually managed to watch one of the bumps form today. I felt the usual itch, it was on my arm, I went and scratched, and noticed my arm had redness over it. The bump slowly raised, the redness dwindled, until it was no longer red, and just the bump remained. That bump has since gone down alot! To the usual barely visible size all my others have been. I do have a referral to a dermy, but I dunno when that's gonna happen - still awaiting a phone call - so any info on whether this sounds possibly like dermatitis herpetiformus or not would be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance if you can take the time to reply :)

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