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About im1dermike

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  1. Thanks for all the helpful replies and information. I've scheduled an appointment with a gastroenterologist to discuss the situation. My wife is 36 weks pregnant so hopefully I'm able to proceed with all the tests, etc. without any issue.
  2. Thanks for the reply, kareng and SMRI. This is why general physicans frustrate me... I'm assuming a gastroenterologist is the specialist who would conduct the endoscopic biopsy and gene test?
  3. Starting probably 3-5 years ago, every time I'd drink a single beer, I would get tired, feel "run down", and, it sounds strange, but it was almost like I could feel my stomach pulse. These were the only symptoms I had so, when trying to self diagnose, I ignored Celiac's disease because I never noticed an issue when consuming anything else. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I had been abnormally tired for over a week so I went to the doctor. He took blood and said I test positive for a number of tests in the Celiac screening. FWIW, the results were as follows: DEAMIDATED GLIADIN ABS, IGA - 18 (Negative) DEAMIDATED GLIADIN ABS, IGG - 11 (Negative) T-TRANSGLUTAMINASE (TTG) IGA - 6 (Weak positive) T-TRANSGLUTAMINASE (TTG) IGG - 25 (Positive) IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, QN, SERUM - 120 (Negative) So my doctor (a general physician) said I should go on a gluten-free diet for a month and see how I react. I've been on this diet for a week and, while I can do the month, I'm just not sure if this is the correct course of action. While I have no doubt I could stick to a gluten-free diet, there's no arguing it takes a lot of effort, is inconvenient, expensive, etc. I don't want to end up not having any issues of feeling "run down" this month of a gluten-free diet, conclude that I must stay gluten-free, and have the real issue be that beer is simply the only thing I can't tolerate. Hoping to get some feedback on my situation. Thanks in advance.