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jasonD2

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I decided to finally have the genetic test (HLA-DQ panel) and the blood Ab test after i do a 2-3 week gluten challenge. I'm really nervous about what they might find. only potential diagnostic criteria i have now are the results of the enterolab stool anti-gliaden test - which showed a slightly elevated result (21 on a scale of 1-10 being normal)

I saw a celiac specialist last week and she seems to think that stool antibody tests are only useful in infants and would rather make a diagnosis based on the results of the blood test. my naturopathic doctor doesnt think i have celiacs because i am in otherwise good health and never presented with the classic symptoms.

I just dont know what to think or who to believe. im also nervous about doing the gluten challenge diet- im not sure how i will react to it since it hasnt been in my diet for 8 months.


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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I never presented the classic symptoms either. I had mild constipation and some heartburn, nothing that made me nervous or see the doctor about. My primary knew of my family history of celiac, I told her of some of my symptons (i think she was prying for me to have symptoms) then had me go to the lab to draw some blood. low and behold...I have celiac.

How did you feel before when you ate gluten? I know I went off the diet after being on it for a year very strict and I felt fine (I know I should never have gone off of it...but I am noW gluten-free again)....although the hard stools did come back. Just be aware of how your body reacts being off the gluten-free diet. Good Luck


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Did u have any other symptoms? Which tests did you have to confirm Celiac?


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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