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So I recently went to see a gastrointestinal doctor thinking I had IBS or Celiac disease and he put me on an IBS diet and ordered a blood test and Celiac disease was negative but I was low on the antibodies which attach to the antigens that basically are Celiac disease. My doctor told me that because of that I may actually have Celiac disease. The IBS diet really made a difference so my doctor recommended that I stay with it for a month and then visit him. I can feel weird feelings in my gut and bloating still though. I think my possible Celiac disease and definite IBS may be symptoms of a larger problem;Thyroid disease. I noticed getting cold all the time, moodiness,irregular periods,insomnia ( almost 4 am). Does anybody here think it's worth checking on? I feel like I may be just over reacting?

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The doctor probably meant that you are low in total serum IgA. If that is the case, all tests that use the IgA are going to be inaccurate. That includes the tTG IgA, DGP IgA, EMA IgA and AGA IgA. You need to be tested with the tTG IgG, DGP IgG, AGA IgG, and EMA IgG if they have it.

 

Celiac, IBS (often a misdiagnosis of celiac disease around here), and thyroiditis all go hand in hand. If you get your thyroid checked ask for TSH (should be near a 1), free T3 and free T4 (should be in the 50-75% range of your lab's normal reference range), and TPO Ab. Make sure you get copies of all your labs as doctors are notorious for saying all is normal when in fact, it may not be for you. Get all the tests I mentioned so that you get a full picture of your thyroid health.  Good luck.

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No, no, if you feel like something is off - get it checked out! Don't think you're a hypochondriac for doing so, it's your body and you want to feel better as anyone would :) thyroid disease is very sneaky. The only reason I was dx was because I do an annual blood test. When my thyroid gave up, my symptoms were very non-specific: I was getting a puffy face, and sleeping a lot! Based off of that, you'd think I was your average university student with a bad diet! Take care and good health to you. 

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I should check it out but I hate having to bug my mom with all my symptoms but I can't stand to annoy my boyfriend with my crazy mood swings after not eating for an hour. Seems like hyperthyroidism but because of this being a possibility should I be concerned about Celiac with a low IgA? Also I was informed that they only test 3 of 16 levels in your blood in every state except one lab in California. So basically I may never know?

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I also noticed on my blood test that some of the other things were slightly low or high. I know he's the doctor with the degree but he said that it was okay. Should this be a red flag for a rotten doctor?

Not necessary.  On a CBC test (general blood test), my red blood cells are tiny.  That's because I have a genetic anemia (thalssemia).  Brings down my hemoglobin -- but there's nothing to do about it.  Might the same in your case.  But can't tell since you haven't provided the results.

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