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lyoung2

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I'll start by saying that my Dr. is a quack and I need to find a new one. In the meantime, I've done some testing of my own and would love to hear what your thoughts are on the results.

Blood work from Dr.'s lab:

IgA <20

IgG H39 (moderate to stong positive)

Ttg <20

Kimball Genetics cheek swab:

DQ2 (DQA1*05/DQB1*02) negative

DQA1*0501 or *0505 detected

DQB1*0201 or *0202 not detected

DQ8 (DQB1*0302) positive

DQB1*0302 detected

EnteroLob stool sample:

IgA 39 units (negative <10)

Ttg 37 units (neative <10)

Fecal Fat 88 units (negative <300)

I also tested positive for yeast (21 units) and milk (27 units).

I had a colonoscopy in August (but not an endoscopy). I have been gluten-free since the blood work done in August of 2004. I do feel somewhat better but still need to cut out yeast and milk from my December results.

I'm wonder what your thoughts are on whether I have celiac, or possibly just an intolerance to these items. Regardless I'm going to stay gluten-free, it would just be nice to know that if I do make a mistake, it won't ruin my intestines.

Thanks for your feedback.

Laura

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I feel bad no one has replied to your post! I'm guessing that no one wants to give you bad advice. :D

I certainly can't say whether you are celiac or not because I 'm not even sure if I'm celiac! I just had blood tests yesterday and did a stool test and sent it away yesterday as well. What's really scary is my doctor didn't even know there were blood tests for gluten sensitivity! She was ready to send me for a biopsy without any blood work. I showed her a book about gluten sensitivity/celiac and she was really open-minded at least. She read the book and ordered the exact blood tests it said to order (the same ones you had). She also read about the stool tests and got really excited, because she didn't know about them. What can I say? Doctors aren't taught good medicine in school. At least she's open minded...I also convinced her to let me take natural thyroid replacement (Armour) instead of synthetic (Synthroid) a couple months ago. I'm already feeling better than I was, even with just the new thyroid replacement.

I just wanted to encourage you to stay gluten free and cut the yeast and milk out and see if you feel better. It's really difficult to go gluten free, dairy free, and yeast free, but from what others say, it's so worth it. I have yet to eliminate all my issues because my doctor said to wait for the tests to see if I need a biopsy. I also have to eliminate soy. <_< I really like soy products, but it's not worth it to mess up my thyroid even more (soy affects thyroid function in some...plus it hurts my stomach).

Anyway...I just wanted to say I hope you're feeling better and good luck finding a doctor who isn't a quack! ;)

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sriddle78, thanks for your response. Maybe I just worded my topic incorrectly. Those that write "could this be celiac" seem to get responses. Oh well.

I hope that you also get some confirmation on your issues and start feeling better soon.

Laura

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I wanted to respond, but I never had those tests done, so I don't know anything about the results! I had the endo with biopsy, and it was positive. I wish I could answer your questions!

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