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HELP - what is causing my current symptoms?

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I've had a range of symptoms in the last 2 months and in the past few weeks I have discovered that my TTG abs (igA) levels were 41 (my igA tests were fine). The doctor said that he is pretty much certain that it is celiac disease and I am awaiting an endoscopy to confirm it. 

Before I found out that my TTG abs (igA) levels were high, I noticed that my body was reacting really badly to dairy products. I went on an elimination dietarrow-10x10.png and stopped all gluten and dairy products and felt much better. I carried this on after my results and thought that I must have developed a dairy intolerance due to my celiac.

2 days ago I accidentally consumed a glass of wine which I thought was dairy free but it contained Milk. I have not had any gluten.  I am currently in the middle of a flare up. All of a sudden rashes have started to appear on my hands and my anxiety has returned (usually not a anxious person). No diarhhoea, vomiting or digestive issues. I am currently suffering from muscle twitching, rashes predominantly on hands and feet, brain fog, pins and needles/numbness on hands, feet and arms. However, I have been tested for milk allergy and this came back negative.

Is it possible that it is dairy that is causing my symptoms/autoimmune reaction and could this be a reason for elevetated TTG abs (igA) levels. Or has the doctor only picked up my celiac and missing something else. If it was dairy intolerance then I would have digestive issues but I don't seem to have any. Could it be the casein protein? 

Anyone been in a similar situation or can anyone provide some insight? 

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4 hours ago, glutenanddairyfree said:

I've had a range of symptoms in the last 2 months and in the past few weeks I have discovered that my TTG abs (igA) levels were 41 (my igA tests were fine). The doctor said that he is pretty much certain that it is celiac disease and I am awaiting an endoscopy to confirm it. 

Before I found out that my TTG abs (igA) levels were high, I noticed that my body was reacting really badly to dairy products. I went on an elimination dietarrow-10x10.png and stopped all gluten and dairy products and felt much better. I carried this on after my results and thought that I must have developed a dairy intolerance due to my celiac.

2 days ago I accidentally consumed a glass of wine which I thought was dairy free but it contained Milk. I have not had any gluten.  I am currently in the middle of a flare up. All of a sudden rashes have started to appear on my hands and my anxiety has returned (usually not a anxious person). No diarhhoea, vomiting or digestive issues. I am currently suffering from muscle twitching, rashes predominantly on hands and feet, brain fog, pins and needles/numbness on hands, feet and arms. However, I have been tested for milk allergy and this came back negative.

Is it possible that it is dairy that is causing my symptoms/autoimmune reaction and could this be a reason for elevetated TTG abs (igA) levels. Or has the doctor only picked up my celiac and missing something else. If it was dairy intolerance then I would have digestive issues but I don't seem to have any. Could it be the casein protein? 

Anyone been in a similar situation or can anyone provide some insight? 

What?  Wine that contains  milk?  That is new to me.  

You know that there are about 300 symptoms for celiac disease and you do not have to have intestinal issues.  You do not even have to have ANY symptoms (aka silent celiac).  I think you need to wait for your endoscopy.  When is it scheduled?  I assume it is not for months and that you will be expected to consume gluten daily for 2 to 4 weeks (called a gluten challenge) prior to the endoscopy.  Because you have to be on a gluten-containing diet to get results (see University of Chicago's celiac website).  

Celiacs can have many intolerances that can resolve once the body heals.  

I would be worried about getting a proper diagnosis.  Did your doctor advise you to go gluten free prior to the completion of all testing?  


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My nurse practitioner explained to me that a lot of people with celiac become temporarily lactose intolerant.  She explained that in celiac disease, gluten damages the villi in such a way that the ends-- the parts that digest dairy look like they've been run down by a lawn mower-- her words, lol.  She said that when that happens you will have issues with dairy products, and you should lay off for awhile until the gut heals and the villi grow back.

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