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so I got my genetics test results today...I don't know specifics other than I have the DQ2 allele, which, combined with my very clear severe reaction to gluten, health history and my excellent response to going gluten-free, gives me a diagnosis of celiac! I'm not insane!!!!!!!! I know I'm lucky, as most celiacs go years without a diagnosis and I only had a few months in limbo. But now I know! I baked gluten-free cookies to celebrate :-)


Gluten Free since 10/07

Mildly Lactose Intolerant, slight intestinal symptoms after eating milk products, but easily corrected with lactase enzyme

Endometriosis- DX'd 5/07

Gluten Antibodies- "negative"...don't know exact numbers, am highly suspicious...

DXed celiac 12-19-07 via genetics/elimination diet- DQ2 allele

Brother with Celiac, aspergers...his tests were all negative (he didn't have genetics done), including endoscopy, but he definitely is at the least gluten intolerant...highly suspect my mother has it as well- she has hyperthyroid, fibromyalgia, hemochromatosis, and now colon cancer, and she has been weak and exhausted and just generally sick. She's going to get tested.

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I'm so happy for you that you have your answer! :D

Welcome to the board. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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