I'm thinking that at this point, it doesn't look like I have
celiac. My test results that I have so far are as follows:
Gliadin IGA Antibody: Negative (12.6 --- Negative is anything under
20 - Two weeks off gluten at the time)
Gliadin IGG Antibody: Weak Positive (29 --- Weak Positive is between
20 and 30 - Two weeks off gluten at the time).
Antiendomysial Antibody (EMA): Negative (was not able to get an
exact value even though I asked for it - After five weeks of LOTS of gluten, every day.)
Antitransglutaminase (tTG): I don't have this one yet, but based on
what I've read, if the EMA is negative, the tTG will probably be
negative as well. - After five weeks of LOTS of gluten, every day.
I would think that maybe I have IGA deficiency, except that I
obviously have some IGA...I'm in the middle of the normal range for the IGA Gliadin test.
I don't know what to think about all this. On the one hand, I'm
happy because I really like bread and it looks like I can keep
eating it. However, my having Celiac explained so much. I was
thinking that if this was the root cause to all my gastro-intestinal
problems, maybe I could give up gluten and then get some energy
back. Maybe I could stop having diarrhea and floating stools. Maybe
I could actually get my HDL cholesterol up (the good kind.)
Now, it seems like I'm back at square one, with no bloody clue as to
what's wrong. After 13 years of Chronic diarrhea, I'm just a little
tired. And with my moving in four weeks, it's not like I have a lot
of time to do all the sleuthing with the doctors that I have now.
I'll have to go DC, get a whole new slew of doctors, and on and on.
So, do I have to be on gluten for an accurate Total IgA test?
This is incredibly frustrating. Any insights will be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I thought I posted a similar thing...however, I think I messed it up. Anyway, it's not showing up. If I did, you can ignore this.
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