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kramery

Gluten Sensitivity? Opinions Are Appreciated!

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This is my first post although I have lurked here in the past.  I recently found out that geographic tongue is associated with celiac disease, and as I have had this since childhood, I'm thinking maybe I do have it!

 

My Timeline:

-Geographic tongue (constant since young age, not bothersome)

 

-2008: IBS-constipation (colonoscopy to rule out Crohn's; diagnosed as post-infectious IBS, after Salmonella infection 2 years before)

-extreme gas and bloating after meals (especially after having a sandwich with wheat bread) 

 

-10/2012: iron-deficiency anemia diagnosis. began iron therapy.

-11/2012: Became unable to drink tea or alcohol. Both would now make me feel 'weird in my head' (alcohol - bad kind of weird. also felt like i could feel it in my muscles. it was very strange.)

-12/2012: Began having really weird feelings after eating. Felt light-headed, dizzy, foggy (however, these symptoms went away after 2 weeks when I went back to school.)

 

-01/2013: Doctor suggested testing for celiac disease in addition to gluten-free diet for 3 weeks

-IgA test was negative

-Within a few days of starting gluten-free diet, I suddenly became lactose intolerant. I also couldn't handle fructose, as apples would give me bad gas. About a week later I was able to tolerate these foods again in small amounts.

-I noticed I was pretty bloated still throughout my gluten-free diet, which was disappointing, because I seriously look pregnant sometimes. When I started eating gluten again, I didn't notice any changes, and assumed I was not sensitive to gluten.

 

Now I am still bloated 24/7.  I am wondering if I should have done the gluten-free diet for longer than 3 weeks? Also, are there other blood tests besides IgA to transglutaminase? 

 

Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Were you gluten free prior to the blood test?

That will give you a false negative result.

 

The other tests you asked about are:  DGP-IgA  and DGP-IgG

 

 

Later after you've done the Celiac blood test panel, you could try a digestive enzyme pill.

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Thanks, I'll look into the other tests and this digestive enzyme.

 

And no, I was not gluten free prior to the test. However, my normal diet doesn't have a ton of gluten in it.

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