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VydorScope

Test Results In :(

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Hi Vydorscope,

I'm really sorry you didn't get the results you wanted.

I really empathize with your comment about not feeling better off gluten, but feeling worse on it! I know when first I tried not eating gluten I felt great the first week, then things got much more complicated, and it's only now, about 8 months in, that I'm really feeling well again.

You were already an old hand on the board when I started reading here. Maybe I missed your story, but I've noticed you never talk about what problems you're hoping to sort out with a diagnosis. I think some problems take longer to sort out that others. and maybe after a good long gluten-free trial you would have your answers. At least you've done your best to rule out other problems.

Best wishes,

Matilda

Matlida... old hand? Hmm you jioned the board a MONTH befor me, so what does that make YOU? :lol::lol:

As for symptons... somem place burreid here on the site is a long post with my symptons in it. Short version... Anemia, pain, gass, lose floating stools, those kinds of things.


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Huh...I could have sworn you were here first! Maybe I joined and didn't read anything for a while. I remember being very impressed at how much you knew about raisins :)

Matilda

Hey when somthings important in your life you tend to learn about it :lol::lol:


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I remember being very impressed at how much you knew about raisins :)

:lol::lol::lol:

He sure does...doesnt he!


Rachel

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You know, it is very interesting to read this board. When people say the test results are in with a frown face, you don't know if it is because the results were positive in which case they have a disease which will really change their lifestyle for life, or are frowning because the test is negative which means they know no more than when they started and they have nothing they can do to relieve their symptoms. It is just odd when you think about it.

I am in the same boat. I don't know if I want them to finally diagnose me as celiac or not! It would be good to know once and for all, but oh what a change it would mean.

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It says :

t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA < 1

Thats it for celiac disease.

EDIT: tehres a page of other tests, but all normal.

None of the other tests are for celiac?

Then that result is TOTALLY useless. I can't even begin to fathom why they bothered. If you're IgA deficient, as many celiacs are, then a low tTg IgA tells you *nothing*. They need to run the other tests as well.

Sigh... I'm sorry they screwed up the testing. :(


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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None of the other tests are for celiac?

Then that result is TOTALLY useless. I can't even begin to fathom why they bothered. If you're IgA deficient, as many celiacs are, then a low tTg IgA tells you *nothing*. They need to run the other tests as well.

Sigh... I'm sorry they screwed up the testing. :(

They siad thats the ONLY test the insurance company will pay to run. My only other option would be the York Labs route for $99. I might call them later and see if they got any supplies in yet. But probably wont. Ive been gluten-free 2 weeks now I think... eversince that blood test was taken.


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