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joopie

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hello,

first let me say i have visited this site before and it seems like a warm croud- so, thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!

i have had many unexplained health issues for many years- recently switched to a integrated medicine w/ a naturopathic doc- just had some blood work done- doc says celiac disease... i am hoping this might be the answer to my problems - i have adjusted my diet to be gluten free-below are results:

Endomysial Anibody, IgA in a reference range from 40 - 350 result = 330 - negative?

Tissue transglutaminase, IgA w/ negative range <20 result = 37 positive.

Gliadin IgG w/ negative range <20 result = 2 negative

GliadinIgA w/ negative range <20 result = 4 negative


"From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs."

Bakunin.

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Hi and welcome. Those are positive results as far as I can see. You have come to a good place for info and support and do feel free to ask any questions you need to. Do feel free to just vent also, we have all been through it and do understand the anger and frustration. There is a lot to be learned at first but you will get the hang of it. I hope you are feeling better soon.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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Tissue transglutaminase, IgA w/ negative range <20 result = 37 positive.

Hello and Welcome to the board! You've found a great place to learn all you can about celiac. The tissue transglutaminase test is a big one for diagnosing and your being positive sounds like the gluten free diet will make a difference.


Kathy

Gluten free 3/08

Negative blood work/positive endoscopy

Fructose Malabsorption

Soy free

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thank you ravenwoodglass and ksymonds84 fro the response!

i am doing as much research on the gluten subject as i can.

i am also sensitive to sugar- my glucose borders on pre-diabetic... i have always been lean in build so i need to be careful not to go catabolic on the new diet.

this change will prove challenging- but, i am fortunate to have a very supportive wife who has already making some incredible gluten free meals- and a beautiful 5 year old son to keep my spirits up.

thanks again- i look forward to feeling better, learning more and helping others if i can,

B) , joopie.


"From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs."

Bakunin.

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Welcome to the gluten-free life!!! It's really not so bad! In fact, if you feel better, it's GREAT!

Having a supportive spouse (or other family members) is really essential, I think, to being successful with adapting to your new lifestyle. My husband has been great since the beginning, and I don't have an official diagnosis. I hear other people who's families are downplaying the importance of being gluten-free, and it makes a huge difference. My husband took the time to find a gluten-free cookie recipe to surprise me with. It's not so much the cookies (they were yummy!) but the fact that he made the effort to find the recipe and make them that really make me grateful for his support.

Feel free to ask any question, be angry, whatever. This forum is absolutely wonderful and full of people with a wealth of knowledge.


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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i am also sensitive to sugar- my glucose borders on pre-diabetic... i have always been lean in build so i need to be careful not to go catabolic on the new diet.

Don't be surprised if you find your weight going up a bit. Malabsorption has a tendency to keep a celiac thin (though not for all of us). Also, I wonder if leaky gut issues could be responsible for blood sugar problems, as it seems to me sugars would more easily and quickly get into the bloodstream. Some have reported that their diabetic symptoms vanish once gluten-free for awhile.


A spherical meteorite 10 km in diameter traveling at 20 km/s has the kinetic energy equal to the calories in 550,000,000,000,000,000 Twinkies.

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lizard-

you are so right about a supportive spouse - very important! she has already put together some things from gluten free recipes- i will have to post some pics of the goodies she is already making.

hey riceguy-

i do hope you are right about the removal of gluten and its possible effects.

-thinking positive and sticking to the plan!

B) , Joopie.


"From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs."

Bakunin.

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celebrating first week gluten free - accomplished!

chocholate/chocolate chip muffins for everyone- compliments of my wonderful wife!

(gluten free of course)

B) , joopie

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my pic won't post? :(

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Congratulations on your first week! The muffins look lovely.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator since 2007

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thanks Peter for the info and congrats!

it really is a big change! my wife is helping me huge! sippin' on some wine right now- normally it might be a micro-brewed beer....

B) , J.


"From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs."

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thanks Peter for the info and congrats!

it really is a big change! my wife is helping me huge! sippin' on some wine right now- normally it might be a micro-brewed beer....

B) , J.

I am a newbie, too. Good to hear the positive response/feed back you are getting from other members... I am getting positive support of my husband, too. He does a lot of the cooking... and now that he understands the cross contamination issue... he has revamped the kitchen cupboards. He still has his store bought bread and crackers ... but for baking we are convertint to glutin free. My sister got her 'test' after I showed positive for Celiac... small bowel involvement and blood work too... So I have given my cake mixes etc. to her... Fortunately, I had discovered on my own that baked goods tended to bother me... Frankly, I have very few symptoms.... so this all came a shock to me....

As I mentioned, my sister got her test right away.... other family members are dragging their feet... any hints on how to urge them to the doctors office.... (brother, sons) my double cousin is having her blood work done this week.... It seems the women are taking this more seriously...

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