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hey, glad i ran across this forum. looks like a great group and some good info!

so i've been really sick for the last 5 months or so. it seems to have happened (kicked in) after having a very bad flu and taking a 5 day antibiotic although it could just be a coincidence.

most of the symptoms are gi related. lots of cramping, stomach noises, nausea (but never throwing up) occasional diarrhea, most stools are very choppy and small in size but large in volume, foul smelling with a lot of undigested food bits on the toilet paper and the tp is also really wet/messy , headache, itchy sides and legs (shins). i've had a colonoscopy with biopsy that came back fine and 2 stool samples that tested negative for blood and cdiff etc. my thyroid tsh level after was found to be in the 80's after my colonoscopy. a few weeks later it was down to 10 with no meds and now is at 7. i also went to a food allergist and tested positive for iga gliadin with a level of 32. now my gi wants me to come in for an endoscopy. i'm not asking for a diagnosis because obviously a doctor is the only one that can do that. but from the sound of it, is celiac a possibility? i'm not too familiar with all of these numbers and letters but know that i don't feel very well at all on a daily basis! thanks for any help and i'm looking forward to reading more on the forum.

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Hi and Welcome!

Yes, certainly many of your symptoms can be related to Celiac. Ask you doctors to give you a full Serologic Celiac Panel.

Here is some information of testing:

http://www.uchospitals.edu/pdf/uch_007935.pdf

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Hi and Welcome!

Yes, certainly many of your symptoms can be related to Celiac. Ask you doctors to give you a full Serologic Celiac Panel.

Here is some information of testing:

http://www.uchospitals.edu/pdf/uch_007935.pdf

thanks for the link! i'm going to have the endoscopy done this friday and will see if he can do the blood test while i'm there. what would my level of iga gliadin (32) indicate if it were not celiac? is that abnormally high? what else could it indicate? sorry, i really know nothing about it!

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http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu/C_Doctors/C05-Testing.htm

This is the full blood panel that you should request from your doctor:

1. Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) both IgA and IgG

2. Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) - IgA

3. Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) - IgA

4. Total IgA level.

Every lab had it's own ranges and everyone is different. You would have to post your test results, along with the lab ranges.

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