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About Demelza

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  1. thanks everyone. I have been gluten free for 7 weeks now and I'm not sure about the blood work, both doctors didn't really explain too much to me. I'm just call UIC medical center since my doctors through North Western are not treating this as I would like. I was also told it I have DH tha rash can be biopsied. I have what is believed to be that on my scalp and it is still clearing up too. My desire to eat a drop of gluten is zero but I will talk to the new doctors and see
  2. I am in Chicago and would love to know also. I am new to this and It would be nice to have ppl to talk with.
  3. I have been living with many many symptoms of celiacs for 3 years now since I had my son. I first went to my doctor about my symptoms 2.5 years ago and she brought up celiacs and did the blood test. My IgA levels were way low and she did a 2nd blood test and the results were the same. She said it was impossible that my symptoms were from celiacs and left it at that. Now 2.5 years later and I was feeling worse then ever so I decided to cut out gluten and after a week felt way better. My bloating went down, I was less tired, and my burning rashes on varies parts of my body hurt a bit less, but then I had soy sauce and got sick all over again and went to see my new doctor. She did another blood test and my IgA levels are still low, but she said it is highly likely that celiacs is the culprit due to my stomach issues, iron levels, and burning rashes. She referred me to a GI doctor but they cannot even see me for a 1st visit until the end of January. Now my question is should I bother with getting a biopsy or continue on being gluten free? I was also considering switching doctors again now that I live in Chicago for ones that are with UIC and their celiacs center. Any input would be great. Thanks
  4. I would love to know if there is any connection. My son is now 3 and I breastfed for 2.5 years. I could not have even the smallest amount of dairy or soy for the 1st year and a half of his lift. He has intestinal bleeding at 2 weeks and I found out after that about his intolerance. After i cut out the dairy from my diet is when i started have a lot of stomach issues and went through numerous test to be diagnosed celiacs. I was tested the first time 2 .5 years ago but my blood tests were inclusive because of an iga deficiency and my doctor said it wasn't a wheat issue but IBS. I the past 6 months I've had many health issues and finally a new doctor realized the iga deficiency caused the wrong blood test results and I was diagnosed a week ago. My son now has no issues with dairy or soy but I always knew dairy wasn't the best thing for me but still ate it. I am worried for him in the future and would love to know any correlation.