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Northern gal

Member Since 01 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 11 2013 04:15 PM

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Help Interpreting Test Results - + Iga?

08 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

I just received a call from my naturopath's office with my test results. They are as follows:

Tissue transglutaminase - no reaction = 2 - reference <15
Gliadin IgG- positive = 21 - reference <15
Gliadin IgA - no reaction = 7 - reference <15

I am really curious if someone could just give me a broad overview of what this might mean.

Thank you!!

Recurrent Miscarriage, Rashes, Digestive Issues...celiac?

01 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hi there,

Hoping to get some thoughts from others out there who are familiar with the range of symptoms and issues associated with celiac disease (or gluten intolerance).

My story is sad and complicated, but basically starts with the fact that I'm 26 and have had 5 early miscarriages in the past year. Testing was inconclusive, until finally my RE found that I have an autoimmune thyroid condition (anti-thyroid antibodies/hashimotos). He started me on a low dose of synthroid to boost me up (even though my current TSH is considered "normal".

Anyways, in reading more about autoimmune thyroid conditions, I found out that they are highly related to celiac disease and that they can also respond to a gluten-free diet. So I decided to go gluten-free because, well, at this point I'm willing to try anything to be able to have a healthy baby.

After doing all this reading, I've done done more reflecting and an convinced I have done kind of gluten intolerance issue. I did blood testing a couple of days after first deciding to try gluten-free, and the clinic said that should still be Ok for identifying the antibodies/tissue transglutaminase). I'll find out in January.

Anyway, my symptoms include:

- recurrent pregnancy loss (infertility)
- thyroid autoimmunity
- skin rashes (Not DH), possibly eczema or chronic hives
- dairy intolerance developed in the last few years (this has *completely* improved since going gluten-free 2 weeks ago)
- stomach gurgling, gas and bloating (also stopped on going gluten-free)
- chronically loose, smelly stool (sorry TMI! But, my BMs have been completely normal on going gluten-free!)
- grandmother recently told me my uncle "was celiac as a child but grew out if it" (right. )

It seems fairly compelling to ne, especially given my digestive improvements. I'm even thinking that if the blood test comes back negative, I might just stay gluten-free to see how it goes (with pregnancy, thyroid condition, digestive health, etc).

What do you think? Thoughts, insights, or advice greatly appreciated!

Thanks :)

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