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laura1959

Member Since 12 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 17 2013 05:05 PM
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In Topic: Gluten Intolerant But Not Celiac

16 September 2013 - 09:38 AM

The genetic testing is in, and I do not have the marker at HLA-DQ2.5 that is most often associated with celiac disease.  

 

However, I do have things at other places that place me at slight risk for non-specific inflammatory problems that can be associated with celiac disease.  Here's what the report says:  

 

4q27 region

 
 

This SNP is located near two genes – IL2 and IL21. Each gene encodes a protein involved in regulating immune cells. Studies have implicated both of these proteins in intestinal inflammatory diseases other than celiac disease.

and:  

3p21 near CCR3
 
 

This SNP is not located in any known gene, but the region contains a number of genes that are related to the immune response. These genes, including the closest gene CCR3, encode chemokine receptors, a class of proteins that bind to molecules known as chemokines. Chemokines play important roles in regulating the movement of white blood cells and, along with their receptors, have been implicated in several diseases.

Multiple studies have identified this SNP to be associated with celiac disease in populations with European ancestry.

So, as with everything else, nothing is crystal clear.  The test on HLA-DQA only looked at 2.5, so I could still have some kind of atypical celiac.  I either stop here or I spring for the more expensive genetic testing, but I'm not sure what that might accomplish, since I'm already gluten free.  I just wish I had a definitive answer.  


In Topic: Gastritis Far Worse Since Going Gluten Free

13 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

Thanks; since I wrote this I went back to gluten for a bit, and now am back to gluten free.  I'm doing okay.  The gastritis has resolved, though I had another bout of something which I really think from the symptoms was a very mild case of pancreatitis(!) but that has resolved, as well.  Taking things a day at a time.  


In Topic: Wheat Bran - Try It - It's Great!

12 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

Okay, I take it back :)  I wouldn't have believed it, but it is true there is lots of misinformation out there!  


In Topic: Wheat Bran - Try It - It's Great!

12 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

I'm relatively new here, and I have to say that you all should relax about the newbies.  Being new does not equal being stupid or gullible.  

 

This is an obvious troll.  No one is going to take this seriously unless they remain completely uneducated about gluten in all other respects.  Even if the bran didn't contain gluten itself, the mere fact that it's processed from wheat would make it rife with cross contaminants.  I think even a newbie is smart enough to sort that one out :)  


In Topic: New To Site, New To Maybe Celiac, On Overload

08 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

It will get so much easier, especially when you really start to process that you're feeling so much better and it's all because of the diet!  I related to so much of what you wrote, the random pains, the not waking up feeling refreshed, and have also noticed that these things get better when i eat gluten-free.  Once you really wrap your head around how much being gluten free improves your life, you will never look back.  It does take a little time, as was pointed out, for it to all sink in.  I'm still in the early days too.  

 

There is a lot of great information about avoiding cross contamination here, so I'd encourage you to continue reading this site, asking questions, and reminding yourself that you are entering into a quality of life that you never thought possible, just by changing what you eat.  It's so worth it!