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Weak Positive?

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I'm 43 and never had any problems whatsoever till Late July 2006. I'd gotten food poisioning from a half teaspoon of Kozy Shack rice pudding where the container had a crack in it and I didn't see it till after the first bite, after severe vomiting for 4 days along with severe diarrhea, the vomiting stopped, but the diarrhea, stomach cramping, bloating, extreme gas, and constant gurgling in my guts that sounds like a faucet left running on drippy, almost sounding like a tabletop fountain.

Everything I was eating was and is running thru me at breakneck speed and I've been beside myself.

I've tried everything OTC, Immodium didn't help whatsoever, plus went to Health food store and tried numerous OTC things from Charcoal to Oil of Oregano to tons of Acidolphilus, to Digestive Advantage line of Prod. for Chrons and IBS diseases. Plus other things. Nothing worked.

Then I decided to try the master cleanse, I made it through 6 days of fasting with the lemon juice/maple syrup/cayenne pepper, but it gives you diarrhea too, but I was determined to go as long as I could without food. Day 7, introduced light diet, no gluten prod. same thing on day 8, no gluten, I was feeling Great.

Meanwhile I'd gone to the Gastro doc and got blood work and my Transgluthamtnase IGA Autoantibodies result is a weak positive at 4.0

I'm scheduled for a colonscopy this Thursday. So days 9-11 after the master cleanse I'm introducing light diet and eat a tortilla shell and same thing the next day, no real problems though loose stool, not bad, cause it's so much better after the cleanse, so Sunday I tell hubby, I'm making linguine and garlic bread with salad for Sunday dinner. OMG, it was like I'd poured acid in my intestinal track

I had diarrhea so fast, so quickly that it was unbelievable. Felt horrible.

So today Monday, I've eaten no Gluten prod. scared to, I had hard boiled eggs/nuts, fruit, for breakfast, mashed potatoes and spinach salad for lunch, and so far feeling o.k.

Do you think I've got a gluten intolerance? All the signs are pointed that way, have to wait till tomorrow to hear from the physicians assistance for questions, so thought I'd ask here, sorry this is so long. It's been a long 6 months of confusion from stool sample testing and my primary doctors office not thinking what I had was serious.

Anyone here with feedback? thanks so much

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Yes many of your symptons are common to Celiac. I had the same reaction you are experiencing for several months before being dxd.

I would like to mention that a colonoscopy will test the large intestines. It might be wise to rule out other issues.

And endocopy exam with at least 6 - 8 biopsies will indicate if you have celiac in your small intestines. That is where the flattening of villi and damage can be viewed.

I am sure that other will add to this.

Good luck with your appointment.


Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I second what Momma Goose says. Your symptoms certainly sound like they could be celiac. Do push for the upper endosopy with the boipsies, as this will check for the blunting/flattening of the villi and is consideredd the "gold standard" diagnosis for celiac.

Whatever your results turn out to be, if you feel better off gluten, there's your answer :)

Feel better soon, and keep us posted.

dx by blood test and biopsy April 2006.

gluten free since, and avoiding dairy.

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