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Please help. been suffering for years.

 

Got a copy of my lab reports from 2008

 

AGA IGA positive 12.6 reference < 12.0 U/ML

AGA IGG positive 21.6 reference < 12.0 U/ML

TTG (endomysial) negative 1.3 reference < 10.0 U/ML

 

Biopsy was negative. Seems like there were only 2 samples taken. 

 

Symptoms started out as mostly GI (diahrea, every single day, bloating, have to run to washroom and would have shaking and cold sweats).

 

I've also had the tiny itchy liquid filled blisters on my hands - but they only appear (or at least in great number and extremely itchy) in August/September.

 

Went gluten and dairy free this past November for 30 days. felt amazing. Starting eating normal again by Christmas time.

 

New symptoms within the last 8 months - sinus pain daily, sore throat daily, joint pain (wrists, knees ankles) EXTREME fatigue (likes it's a real struggle to make it through work) I could sleep all he time, brain fog (almost like split second blackouts, like I forget for a second where I am or what I wanted to do) forgetfull, easily irritated especially with banging noises, a spot on my face next to my right ear went numb one afternoon (I could dig my fingernail in and feel nothing) trouble loosing weight despite eating well, heartburn

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Welcome! Time to get retested by a celiac-savvy GI! Here are the tests (actually any medical doctor can order a complete celiac panel which is critical in your case since your old TTG results were negative and the old AGA tests were used). I tested positive to only the DGP IGA and my TTG tests were negative yet biopsies revealed moderate to severe damage (many sample were taken).


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Stable 2014

Anemia -- Resolved

Fractures (vertebrae): June 2013

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Diabetes -- January 2014

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Oops! Sorry! Here is the list of celiac disease tests:

-tTG IgA and tTG IgG

-DGP IgA and DGP IgG

-EMA IgA

-total serum IgA and IgG (control test)

-AGA IGA and AGA IgG - older and less reliable tests largely replace by the DGP tests

-endoscopic biopsy - make sure at least 6 samples are taken

(Source: NVSMOM -- )

I meant to say that my TTG rests were negative but the DGP IGA test was positive. My biopsies revealed severe damage. Sounds like your GI did not take enough samples as damage can be patchy and the small intestine is the size of a tennis court -- seriously!

Keep eating gluten until all testing is complete!

Welcome to the forum and let us know how it goes!


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Stable 2014

Anemia -- Resolved

Fractures (vertebrae): June 2013

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Diabetes -- January 2014

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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