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Hey!

This is my first post on this site! It is very exciting to get to know all of you and learn how to live gluten free :rolleyes:

I do NOT have the gene for celiac and my intestinal biopsy came back perfect!

BUT I did test POSITIVE to gluten antibodies....I would guess this means I have a senstivity to gluten but no disease.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have Gastritis and they can not find out why!!! :huh:

I have constant belching and sometimes other GI problems...but Gastritis is the only thing they can find. Does anyone else have this connection between gastritis and gluten sensitivity??????

This is the only sense I can make!!! I really want this to go away so that I can stop the belching and have an answer.

Thanks a TON!

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Hi Jeppy and welcome, I am glad you are here. I nthis website you will find answers to many of your questions, and the best thing you don't have to be afraid of asking.

I don't have the gene for celiac neither, but the reactions that I am experiencing is the same.

I went to the GI doctor last March and prescribed me 1 Nexium 40 mg two times a day, and a Zantac 300 mg at bed time because of the acid reflux and gastritis. I new that taking medicine without the gluten-free diet won't work. That's when I decided to start the gluten-free diet again, last March. Two weeks later I was able to eliminate the Nexiums. I only take the zantac at night. Everyone is different, for my self I have to say yes, I did experienced lots of acid reflux, gastritis, gasses, pain in the abdomen. I am almost six weeks into the gluten-free diet and it has made a tremendous impact in my life. I was at point in my life that I told my wife I probably need to start wearing adult dippers.

Please hang in there. If you have gluten sensitivity you will benefit from the diet. At one point the doctor told me I had IBS, I took the medicine, I did the IBS diet, but nothing worked, only a gluten-free diet works for me.

From my experience is a very slow process at the beginning, but it works.

Welcome and I hope you get better, please keep us posted of your progress. :rolleyes:


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Blood Test: Negative 03/2006

Biopsy Negative 04/2006

Stopped gluten-free diet 04/2006

EnteroLabs: Positive 04/2007

Fecal Antigliadin IgA "Positive"

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA "Positive"

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score "Positive"

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I do NOT have the gene for celiac and my intestinal biopsy came back perfect!

BUT I did test POSITIVE to gluten antibodies....I would guess this means I have a senstivity to gluten but no disease.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have Gastritis and they can not find out why!!! :huh:

I have constant belching and sometimes other GI problems...but Gastritis is the only thing they can find. Does anyone else have this connection between gastritis and gluten sensitivity??????

Hi Jeppy, and welcome to this board.

Any doctor/scientist who has done their research acknowledges that they likely haven't found all the celiac disease genes yet. So, when they tell you that you don't have the genes and that therefore you can't have celiac disease don't know what they are talking about.

A negative biopsy also doesn't prove you don't have celiac disease. The surface area of your intestines is huge, and damage easily missed. You have gluten antibodies, meaning your body reacts to gluten.

It is quite obvious to me that your gastritis is caused by gluten, and dairy and soy could also be culprits. The only way to find out is to try the gluten-free diet. And eliminating dairy and soy will likely be helpful as well.

I hope you feel better soon.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I am relatively new to the gluten-free diet after a very positive enterolab result last month. But not new to gastritis, which has been a persistent problem since June, 2005.

My gastritis was finally diagnosed as h pylori infection, this was via some type of antibody test (Helicobacter-IgA, Helicobacter-IgG). It responded to antibiotic treatment, (totally cleared for several weeks) then recurred. Right now all I take for it is an herb called Mastica. A high percentage of gastritis is due to h pylori. In addition, when I feel nauseated, I use DGL, a licorice preparation which I have in a powder form from Beyond a Century. Works very well to soothe my stomach.

I don't know how this is related to gluten sensitivity/celiac. However, I am now on day 12 of gluten-free, and yesterday I had no nausea. 3-4 days ago I doubled my dose of Mastica, so it is hard to say if it is one or the other that helped. However, beginning Day 10 my elimination become more normal as well.

There might be an indirect relationship since gluten sensitivity is an autoimmune response, perhaps I was more susceptible to h pylori. My doctor said that most people have this bacteria, that it stays under control until something happens to tip the scale toward letting it get out of control.

You didn't mention any tests for antibodies to gluten, that could be one further test to make. gluten-free diet is very demanding and long term.


4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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Thank you all for your thoughts and knowledge!!

I did have H-pylori. I was diagnosed in January and took the antibiotics. Doc just checked for it again and it is still negative. Thank goodness!!! BUT the "non-specific chronic gastritis" is still there!!!! It sounds so horrible...like this inflammation that is only getting worse for who knows why :huh:

It is the only thing that I can tie back to the gastritis...this gluten senstivity!!! I have been gluten free for 2 weeks and do NOT feel better yet. I assume it could take some time.

I do nothing to cause this gastritis..no smoking, drinking, aspirin. So it must be something else.

If anyone else has other ideas, please let me know. I will see my doc on May 9th and want to be prepared with a ton of questions!

QUESTION: Do any of you also suffer from pain in the right rib cage area. Kinda underneith...an aching, bruised, and tugging feeling. It starts in the middle of the ribs (in front) and wraps around my right side towards my back....thought I would toss this out there too. p.s. I had my gallbladder tested it is A-OK!

THANKS A TON!!!!

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It is the only thing that I can tie back to the gastritis...this gluten senstivity!!! I have been gluten free for 2 weeks and do NOT feel better yet. I assume it could take some time.

I do nothing to cause this gastritis..no smoking, drinking, aspirin. So it must be something else.

If anyone else has other ideas, please let me know. I will see my doc on May 9th and want to be prepared with a ton of questions!

The only other thing I can add is that any food allergy can cause any symptom, according to my allergist. (Some allergists will only consider a food allergy one which gives an elevated blood IgE). So if gluten isn't the culprit, something else could be. Elimination diets in many forms are the best way to figure it out. The most drastic is a 5-7 day fast (where you will go through withdrawal symptoms from what you are allergic to, then begin to feel better) then try one food at a time (organic) in its whole form and monitor symptoms.


4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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Jeppy, I used to have that same horrible ache right under my ribcage. My doctor said that it was caused by my stomach being very inflamed.

My diarrhea was gone the day after going gluten-free, my backache started improving the second day, and my whole body aches started getting better within two weeks. But the terrible stomach ache took several weeks to really start getting better.

I found what really helped with that was a homeopathic remedy called sepia. You get it at the health food store (take three to six little pellets at a time, up to four times a day), or if you want a higher strength one, get it from a naturopathic doctor.

Also, I was unable to eat anything raw for nearly six months. If I even ate a raw fruit or some salad, I'd be doubled over with that awful pain under my ribcage, and would get diarrhea. I had to cook everything. Even now I have to limit my intake of raw foods, after 1 1/2 years on the diet (I guess I must have some irreparable damage because of being undiagnosed for fifty years).

So, I advise you to eat only easily digestible foods, and to cook everything. And do try the sepia for relief from that pain under your ribcage. Hopefully your stomach will heal soon, and you'll feel better.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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