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Member Since 16 Apr 2014
Offline Last Active Oct 29 2014 12:03 PM

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In Topic: What The Doctor Said

09 May 2014 - 08:03 AM


Did you have the deaminated gliadin test or just the regular AGA?

It was just the regular AGA gliadin IgA that came back positive. DGP tests weren't available at the time. All the rest of the tests, including biopsies, came back negative. I don't get the feeling that my doctor is willing to retest. She would just point out that I already tested negative. That might be why she's labeled it as IBS.


I really don't know what it is that caused me to get sick. I know that taking gluten out of my diet really shouldn't have made that type of impact. I also don't think it was gluten withdrawal because it didn't start until I'd been gluten free for 5 weeks. It seems like there has got to be some other component that I'm not aware of. I'm not aware of having introduced any 'new' foods into my diet. I suppose it is possible that making the change somehow disrupted the balance in my gut. I just don't know.


But I also don't know what path to take from here. Do I continue to eat gluten? Is she right that, with just a gluten sensitivity, there is no damage and therefore no real benefit to me from stopping? Or should I pursue gluten free because of the test result?

In Topic: Withdrawal Symptoms

08 May 2014 - 07:13 AM

I googled gluten withdrawal and found a couple of articles like this one:



and this one:



It sounds like withdrawal symptoms usually come on in the first few days and can last as long as six weeks. My GI issues must be something else since they didn't start until five weeks later.

In Topic: Withdrawal Symptoms

07 May 2014 - 12:47 PM

At the time I was tested, my doctors were very adamant that I did not have celiac. I tested positive for gliadin IgA but negative on the rest of the bloodwork and biopsies. If I understand correctly, my results are more likely to indicate non celiac gluten sensitivity.


When the GI issues started I thought it was no big deal and that it would naturally run it's course and be over with. After two weeks, when that didn't happen, I started adding gluten back in to see if that would make any difference even though it theoretically shouldn't. That was four days ago. It hasn't gotten worse but, otherwise, there has been no change.


I've never heard of physical symptoms of gluten withdrawal before. I'd like to know more about it.

In Topic: Withdrawal Symptoms

07 May 2014 - 12:01 PM

My really dumb question for today: What is withdrawal (as it relates to gluten)?


I was asymptomatic before going gluten free but, after 5 weeks, I developed GI issues (which haven't gone away). Could that be withdrawal or is that something totally different?


I don't know what is causing my GI issues. After 6 weeks I have started adding gluten back in (stupid, I know) in the hope that something will make me feel better. I'm at a loss for a better alternative. I didn't know withdrawal was even possible except on an emotional level (and boy was I also going through that!).

In Topic: Question About Gliadin Iga Result

24 April 2014 - 08:18 AM

Thank you for the replies. They're very helpful.


Here is another question that I've been trying to understand: How do the antibodies of gliadin IgA differ from the TT IgA antibodies? I know the TT IgA antibodies indicate an autoimmune response. If I understand correctly (which I probably don't) the gliadin IgA antibodies don't indicate an autoimmune response.


The reason I'm asking is because anemia of inflammation is usually brought on by infections, liver or kidney problems, cancer, or autoimmune conditions. I've been able to rule out everything except an autoimmune condition as the cause of my anemia. But if non celiac gluten sensitivity isn't an autoimmune condition, then it can't be the underlying cause I'm looking for. I'm basically trying to figure out if the presence of only gliadin IgA antibodies would cause enough inflammation to trigger anemia of inflammation.