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  1. Got it now. Thanks for the info.
  2. Ah, I see. I was under the impression that an allergy could be identified via testing based on that website's information. To clarify...testing can reveal Celiac but not an allergy which are commonly self-diagnosed based on trial and error experimenting by the individual? Thanks.
  3. I am aware that Celiac Disease is not the same thing as having a gluten intolerance. I'm not sure how you came to the conclusion that I believed that they were the same thing. And I did not see tTGA on this list...are you saying that a tTGA test and a tTG IgA test are the same? Please clarify. Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG Total Serum IgA
  4. Also, Mushroom, I read somewhere that a tTGA test will identify a gluten allergy. I did not see this test listed in your list or tests. Is this one also recommended? Here is where I saw this: http://www.livestrong.com/article/517996-if-i-have-gluten-intolerance-but-not-celiac-disease-do-i-have-to-be-just-as-strict-with-my-diet/ I'd like to determine if I have a gluten intolerance even if I come back negative for Celiac.
  5. Thanks for the advice. I will hold off on starting a new diet for now until I can get tested. Unfortunately, the doctor can't see me for a few weeks. I considered getting tested elsewhere but don't believe my insurance would cover it without an intial consultation.
  6. Thanks for all the info. I appreciate it. I read another thread stating that gluten intake should not be stopped prior to testing. Is it common for individuals to cut out gluten initially in an attempt to self diagnose? I would like to simply stop consuming gluten and see the results prior to getting tested.
  7. Hi, My name is Darren, and I'm 32. I just joined today and am hoping to share my story and get feedback from others. I have always experienced jaw pain and tightness in my jaw and face. I wear a mouth guard at night to offset the damages caused by grinding and clenching while sleeping. I have also always suffered from extremely awful hangovers. The hangovers seem to last for 4-5 days with little change in intensity regardless of intake. I no longer abuse alcohol in an effort to improve my health and attitude but still suffer from nearly constant headaches. I also suffer from canker sores. They develop on my tongue making it difficult to talk sometimes. I rarely seem to have a break from them and have them nearly all the time. Recently, I have noticed oral thrush also. Last night, I ate a bunch of tortilla chips. My mouth started to burn. My tongue is still white and my mouth is completely dry. My head aches terribly and my jaw is throbbing. I never considered an allergy to be the source of my issues until just recently after doing some research online. Looking back...I tend to develop almost immediate headaches and a dry mouth when eating or drinking beer. I no longer drink beer but still experience these symptoms. I am also always exhausted and have dark circles under my eyes. I just want to life a happy and healthy life. I thought that eliminating harmful things like alcohol and smoking would assist with achieving a healthier sense of well-being but this has not been the result. Is Celiac disease or a gluten allergy to blame? What do I do and where do I go from here? I would gladly follow a strict gluten-free diet if it meant the end of my issues and overall unhappiness.