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Hi all, wanted to introduce myself. I have been lurking for about a few months and after reading all the positive feedback on Enterolab decided to test for celiac. First just a little history, I am a white 40/M of European decent. I developed DH at 9 years of age and suffered horrible outbreaks till I was diagnosed through biopsy at 15. Started Dapsone and rash subsided. I haven't had the intestinal symptoms as bad as some but have bloating and gas constantly. Suffered chronic constipation most of my life to the point of developing hemrhoids. I have now been gluten free for 1 month and do feel amazingly better (especially the joint pain). I just got my Enterolab results today and would love to here any input on my values and what exactly the gene markers mean. I have 2 children and one has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 4 and he is now 13. I am getting him tested this week as well as my 17 year old daughter. Now to my present symptoms starting with the worst:

Lightheadedness/dizziness (this is my worst symptom)

Arthritis (came on suddenly the last 3 years)

Depression

Anxiety

high blood pressure

nerve pain/ tingling/ numbness in arms, legs, hands, feet

sore tongue

Sinusitis

post nasal drip

Constipation

sensitive teeth

poor vision (especially last 2 years)

sleep apnea

low body temp

My test results are:

A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 33 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 29 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 40 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0301

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0602

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 7,6)

Anyone have similar findings that could comment? Does this mean my children are at risk for Celiac and or gluten intolerance? thanks in advance for any imput.

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hello & welcome, with those genes "they" call it gluten intolerance - those of us with those genes know that it is no different than celiac - except that yes, you will more than likely have more neurological problems, hence your depression & other food intolerances, your problem with dairy. They are learning more about those genes all the time... (proving what we all know already)

I will just tell you to not try soy either. Some of us are checking into glutamates & soy is also high as are the gluten grains and dairy & peas... & also no goat cheese etc, sorry to have to dash all your cheese hopes in one swoop !

Gluten free will get rid of most all your symptoms, start taking B12 & the depression will go away - gluten-free plus B12 = a very happy person.

your son most likely has your DQ1 gene - famous for ADHD, depression, dyslexia, migrains on & on...

get your blood work done & check all your vitamin & mineral levels. A lot of us have found that we are low in D also...

be sure & post back & let us know which genes the kids have - you could have some double DQ1 kids - probably your son with ADHD. two copies of the same gene = trouble, but of course the sooner you catch the problem & go gluten-free the better you will be - oh, I can already tell you that your son should also be dairy & soy free also, & take some B12...

smart of you to get tested with Enterolab. So often men are hesitant to change their diet. & what a good roll model you will be for your kids... What kind of symptoms does your wife have ? :lol::lol::lol: kidding in a way - but...

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Have you never been on a gluten free diet? Did they not recommend that when you were diagnosed with DH? Glad you are feeling better.

You definately have gluten and casein intolerance. You also have antibodies against your own tissue present. You have no malabsorption of fat according to their test.

You have neither of the two main celiac genes, but it is more complicated than that.

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0301 also known as DQ7 is half of a pair that can make a celiac gene when put together. You do not have the other half(DQ2.2). so you do have half a celiac gene. There was a study in Europe where 2% of the celiacs had DQ7 and not either of the 2 main celiac genes.

You have biopsy confirmed DH. That means you have celiac. I think your children are at risk. That does not meant they will get it though.


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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Hi and welcome to the club!

There is a thread on the DQ6 and DQ7 genes in this section of the forum. If you search for it or scroll down a few pages you will see it. People ahve psoted their symptoms there.

I have those genes too, as well as many of the same problems (except for the constipation part-- I ran the other way.) I am also diagnosed as celiac. I have also been sick since I was a kid.

I am glad you are feeling better on the diet. I am in month six and getting stronger every day. Hang in there!

I would definitely get my kids tested too, and I would educate them about what to watch for as they may develop symptoms later. There is something about knowing you have the genes that makes it more real to people. After getting my gene results, my parents went gluten free and are doing much better (especially my dad).

Take care!

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Thanks for the reply gfpaperdoll,fedora and Lisa16. I appreciate the imput and I will let you know when I get the gene results on my children. Oh and gfpaperdoll my wifes "symptoms" include being absolutely tired of hearing all my symptoms over the years,,I mean with the anxiety and depression that resulted from it I would complain constantly and was beginning to think I was just making myself sick. I never connected it with a gluten diet until the last few months I am truly grateful to have met others with likewise symptoms.

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