Oceanlvrs5 replied to Oceanlvrs5's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsThe gluten-free diet did NOT solve the GI problems - it didn't hurt them, but my PCP is thinking IBS vs Celiac's and the GI doc said intolerance. I didn't have the biopsy done due to cost and the GI doc said it wouldn't change my treatment as I would be on a gluten-free diet anyway. We are treating the IBS and that has really helped my GI issues. But I'm still concerned about the celiacs because I don't want to unintentionally cause damage if I eat any gluten thinking that I don't have celiacs. I'm really stumped as to why my "score" would go up because I didn't eat anything that didn't say gluten-free, wasn't on a gluten-free menu or that I didn't research ahead of time (not even a little cheating). I don't wear makeup and did check my toothpaste but didn't check my chapstick. Even so, I would think with all the stuff I'm no longer eating, chapstick should be enough to RAISE my numbers??? The GI Doc had his nurse contact me with the results so I haven't met with him yet. I wanted to do my research first on the DGP so I know what questions to ask....
Oceanlvrs5 posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsI took my first set of blood tests in Oct. 2012. At that time I had NOT been gluten free. My results were as follows: tTG Antibody IgA - 3.85 tTG antibody IgA result - Negative Negative tTG Antibody IgG - 5.72 tTG Antibody IgG result - Negative Negative DGP Antibody IgA - 48.20 DGP Antibody IgA result - Positive Negative So my GI MD said I had Celiac's and put me on a gluten-free diet My PCP said I do not have Celiac's I retested in March 2013 after being VERY VIGILANT on my gluten-free diet and my results were as follows: tTG Antibody IgA - 3.40 tTG Antibody IgA result - Negative Negative tTG Antibody IgG - 5.84 tTG Antibody IgG result - Negative Negative DGP Antibody IgA - 55.31 DGP Antibody IgA result - Positive Negative So now Both my GI and my PCP say I don't have Celiac's I have read that DGP is very accurate and I'm testing higher now then when I was eating lots of Gluten. Any thoughts???? I'm not sure what to think or how to eat at this point... Thanks Connie