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BeckyWJ

Need Input On Blood Test Results

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Gliadin Antibodies IgG AB: mine <1 when <20 negative

Gliadin Antibodies IgA Ab: mine 2.2 when <20 normal

Tissue Transglutaminase IgA: mine <1.2 when <4/0 normal

BUT...my Tissue Transglutaminase IgG is 12.0 when <6.0 is normal.

The last one is what my dr. is concerned with, but I can't see a GI until the end of this month. Is celiac possible with only that one possible result, or would that one positive result indicate a different auto immune disease?

I was tested because of bloating, tiredness, and a few other things. I have a 10 yr old daughter who has tummy aches, migraines and hallucinations if she eats gluten and a 6 yr old son who has seizures if he eats gluten. And a dad whose tummy hurts if he easts gluten. I don't remember the specifics of my daughter's blood tests, only that the dr. said they came back not indicating celiac. We declined the biopsy because with her symptoms, there's no way we're going to feed her gluten (and our dr was fine with that decision)! Neither my son or dad has had any celiac blood tests. All that to say that we do have a history of problems with gluten.

If you have any insights into my results, I'd appreciate your help!

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That one result could be celiac, but it isn't as certain without the anti-gliadin antibodies. Inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis can also elevate TTG. With the gluten problems in your family it makes sense to try the diet after you see the GI, even if that's the only sign docs can find.

You are the first person I've seen post here that gluten could cause hallucinations. There is a case study published of someone who had schizophrenic episodes triggered by gluten. I'm always fascinated/horrified by all the different things it can do to us. I bet your daughter does her best to avoid it!

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If I hadn't lived through her neuro symptoms, I would probably not believe anyone else who said gluten (or any food, for that matter)could cause such symptoms! In addition to the hallucinations, she would be in some type of altered mental state...she sounded like a 4 year old, would get scared really easily, would be confused about some things...once she looked at me and said, "Who are you?"...and when she came out of the episodes hours later, would have NO recollection of them! Surprisingly, she's tried to sneak gluten quite a few times (she doesn't anymore), simply because she didn't remember what it did to her! Yes, her tummy hurt when she ate gluten, but she was willing to pay that price!

My 6 yr old, however, stays FAR away from gluten. He isn't even tempted by super yummy things because he remembers what it feels like to have a seizure!

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I had seizures also and wonder if her hallucinations might have been seizure related. Gluten can have some really bad effects on the brain. As for your results even though they appear negative except for the one test do try the diet after your done with testing. In my family I was the most severely impacted but never showed positive on blood work, but both of my children did. So much still to be learned about this disease.


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

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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i was chatting with my mom earlier- and she kept having REALLY BAD Brain Fog- kept forgetting her train of thought- i asked her if she was eating gluten lately :lol:


1986- Elevated Speckled ANA/no Lupus.negative Sjorgens

2008- AntiGliadin IGA/IGg~ Negative,TTG IGA/IGg~ Weak Positive, Endomysial Antibody~ Positive, IGA Deficient.

no biopsy (insurance denied)

6/2010- Enterolab Gene Test:

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 0302

HLA-DQB1 Allele 2 0302

HLADQ 3,3 (subtype 8,8)

7/2010- 100% Gluten Free

8/2010- DH

10/2010-Hypothyroid dx-> 12/2010 Hashimoto's dx + 1/11- Graves dx :(

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