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shezatrip

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Hi Everyone-

I am new here. I have had chronic fatigue/Fibro since I was in my late teens..

now in my mid forties. Along with that, I have had EXTREME intestinal pain..exhaustion, bloating, depression, low immunities..So, long story short..

I have read and tried everything. My last hurrah, is to test for Celiac.

I will be Pissed, If I find out i had this my entire life and every doctor missed

it!

Do you think I can trust The biocard home test out of Canada? Or do you think

i should pay extra and try entrolab?

I need to find out if I have this for SURE, to see if there is any room for error.

For instance, If I am sensitive to Gluten/i can splurge once in awhile...

However, If i truly have celiac..I can't......

I need to find out for my son also, who is getting dark circles under his eyes

and having a bit of attention problems. We eat 90% better than most people,

however not sure if it is dairy/gluten or corn....

and so we wander down the endless maze off trying to rule out what is what!

So tired of all this...I could have my masters in degree in nutrional information after all these years of reading up on various ailments/and remedies. LOL

Sometimes I feel like i know more than the doctors :-) They don't seem to

know about any of this.

THx again for your responses in advance!

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shezatrip, Welcome to the Group... Looks like I had Celiac all my life (over 56 1/2 years), along with Dermatitus Herpetiformis.. I'm still looking for answers.. I ran into some Issues with Enterolab, they can't do business in Maryland... Keep in mind that they are adding corn and other foods to their Food Testing Menu... Not sure about their Testing, seems like the program/procedures are Top Secret...

Good Luck,


I'm a New Man Without GLUTEN!

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What's secret about Enterolab? They test for fecal IgA. Problem is, it's not necessarily meaningful.

If you come up positive on Biocard you're celiac and need a biopsy, but it has similar sensitivity to doctors' tests with a high false negative rate. If you test positive for TTG at Enterolab, you need medical followup but it could also be microscopic colitis or Crohn's causing the antibodies. Fecal anti-gliadin IgA is not diagnostic for celiac at all, although it may indicate some degree of gluten sensitivity.

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Hi Everyone-

I am new here. I have had chronic fatigue/Fibro since I was in my late teens..

now in my mid forties. Along with that, I have had EXTREME intestinal pain..exhaustion, bloating, depression, low immunities..So, long story short..

I have read and tried everything. My last hurrah, is to test for Celiac.

I will be Pissed, If I find out i had this my entire life and every doctor missed

it!

Do you think I can trust The biocard home test out of Canada? Or do you think

i should pay extra and try entrolab?

I need to find out if I have this for SURE, to see if there is any room for error.

For instance, If I am sensitive to Gluten/i can splurge once in awhile...

However, If i truly have celiac..I can't......

I need to find out for my son also, who is getting dark circles under his eyes

and having a bit of attention problems. We eat 90% better than most people,

however not sure if it is dairy/gluten or corn....

and so we wander down the endless maze off trying to rule out what is what!

So tired of all this...I could have my masters in degree in nutrional information after all these years of reading up on various ailments/and remedies. LOL

Sometimes I feel like i know more than the doctors :-) They don't seem to

know about any of this.

THx again for your responses in advance!

NO NO NO sensitive to gluten means NO more gluten!!

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Thanks all..look forward to chatting with you :-)

I am ordering biocard this week, so will let you know.

In my mind I am 85% sure i have it. My father has all the symptoms, with

dermatitis ALL over his legs. His test showed activity/as far as we can read

the crazy test. My uncle just found out he has it at 75.

I have had horrible fatigue, muscle pain, and feel like my intestines are

on FIRE with bloating and stabbing pain/however no diarrhea, which is strange.

It actually feels like there are ulcers in my intestines when i push down.

brain fog, tingling in my hands and feet, depression.

My son and I both get ulcers in our mouths. I have had 6 of them in my mouth

at a time, the size of a dime!

No dermatitis, however both of us once in a while get small bumps between our

fingers that are itchy.

I have been trying to diagnose this for years..The only thing the docs told me

is I have: epstein barr, endometriosis (3surgeries) and myofacia (fibro)

however, still feel like there is more to it.

So, i will try the biocard test. If it is negative..will test with Entrolab..

and go from there :-)

Trying to clean up my diet, with 70% raw....

Anyhow, thx for your responses! I am sure i will have more questions :-)

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Hi Everyone-

I am new here. I have had chronic fatigue/Fibro since I was in my late teens..

now in my mid forties. Along with that, I have had EXTREME intestinal pain..exhaustion, bloating, depression, low immunities..So, long story short..

I have read and tried everything. My last hurrah, is to test for Celiac.

I will be Pissed, If I find out i had this my entire life and every doctor missed

it!

Do you think I can trust The biocard home test out of Canada? Or do you think

i should pay extra and try entrolab?

I need to find out if I have this for SURE, to see if there is any room for error.

For instance, If I am sensitive to Gluten/i can splurge once in awhile...

However, If i truly have celiac..I can't......

I need to find out for my son also, who is getting dark circles under his eyes

and having a bit of attention problems. We eat 90% better than most people,

however not sure if it is dairy/gluten or corn....

and so we wander down the endless maze off trying to rule out what is what!

So tired of all this...I could have my masters in degree in nutrional information after all these years of reading up on various ailments/and remedies. LOL

Sometimes I feel like i know more than the doctors :-) They don't seem to

know about any of this.

THx again for your responses in advance!

Hi! According to the marketers of the test at 2G Pharma Inc., the test is as accurate as a tissue transglutaminase (tTG) laboratory test that your doctor would request and uses the same technology to detect specific IgA antibodies that react with tissue transglutaminase (tTG), a well known indicator of celiac disease. The test has been approved by Health Canada and meets all of the European medical device requirements for a home test.

Additionally, a study published in the British Medical Journal found that the simple rapid antibody test allowed nurses working in primary care medical offices to detect celiac disease in patients who were not picked up during routine clinical care. The study evaluated 2,690 children around six years old and 120 nurses. The study found 31 newly diagnosed celiac patients. The rapid test accurately detected celiac disease in 30 of the 31 patients.

Check out the website http://celiachometest.com/ for more information.

Best of Luck!

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