• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.
  • Celiac.com Sponsor:
    Celiac.com Sponsor:

Am I Hypocondriac ?
0

9 posts in this topic

Hello all,

 

I've been strugling with extreme anxiety since 1 year now and tried 3 different antidepressants and none of them worked for me. I am convinced that my condition is related to a celiac disease but i don't have low iron nor anemia so i was wondering, is it possible to have a celiac disease but no defiency in iron and other vitamins ?

My doc said i'm not celiac but he didn't even prescribe me the right bloodwork, just the vitamins like iron. vitamin D, hemoglobin etc...

 

I'm sorry if my english is bad but i'm a french frog eater =)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Welcome to the board.

 

I had celiac for at least 30 years before it was diagnosed and I did not, at time of diagnosis, have any anemia or low nurtrient levels - in fact my B12 was high- but I do supplement a lot, and I have a diet fairly high in beef and pork. It is possible to have normal nutrient levels and no anemia in an undiagnosed celiac, but it is the minority.

 

The blood tests  you need are:

 

ttg IgA and ttg IgG

DGP IgG and DGP IgA

EMA IgA

total serum IgA (a control test)

AGA IgA and AGA IgG (older test)

 

Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and possibly hyperthyroidsim (Graves) are other autoimmune disordesr that often results in symptoms of depression and anxiety. If you google the symptoms, and you think they fit, the tests you would want for that are:

TPO Ab (should be very low)

TSH (should be near a 1)

Free T4 and free T3 (should be in the 50-75% range of your lab's normal reference range)

TSI

 

Good luck.  :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well actually i have a vitamin D defiency but i think that's because i don't go out often (the sun bring us vitamin D if i'm right). By the way i already got tested for hypothyroidism and everything is ok. I'm gonna see my doc tomorrow and i hope he'll prescribe me a blood test for celiac disease. And honestly i wish they find out i'm celiac, thus it would be the answer to all my symptoms. However thank you so much for your reply, i'll keep you updated :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome Froggy!

 

Add these to the list of tests nvsmom posted:

 

Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, D, K, Iron, Ferritin, Copper and Zinc

 

Complete Metabolic Panel

 

Complete Blood Count

 

Good luck at the doctor -- take a written list of all symptoms and questions you have along with the tests you need to have run.  I find it comforting to have it in my hand to remind me of everything I wanted to talk about -- often our doctors rush us a bit - so being prepared really helps!

 

Hang in there :)

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure they test your thyroid antibodies, which is the TPO test, it is not your "standard" thyroid tests.  I had my TSH tested all the time because I showed signs of thyroid issues and my mother, grandmother and even my son had thyroid disease.  All those tests were always normal, but my TPO was way off, unfortunately for me I was covered in DH (didn't know it at the time) and it took an allergist to find the hoshimoto's thyroid disease and the celiac. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I saw the doc today and he refused to give me the prescription for the bloodwork, i'm really pissed off. I'm just gonna go gluten free for 1-2 months and see how things are going. :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

   :blink:   -_-   :(

 

So sorry...this boggles my mind -- each and every time I hear that a doctor refused to order simple blood tests....they should all be fired.

 

Make sure you read the "Newbie 101" thread and let us know if you have any questions :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to a different doctor!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(HUGS) I would try another doctor too... any doctor.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,054
    • Total Posts
      934,060
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      64,641
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    MeganTX
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  •  

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I have very long hair, and I am ALWAYS moving it away from my mouth when eating, it ends up in my mouth a few strands at least once a day, And I brush it to the side with my hands at least once a hour......Gluten in a shampoo was a nightmare for CC issues, I know this cause the one I used to use prior to dia kept causing cc issues for my first few months trying to go gluten-free. Also if you wash your hair with a gluten containing shampoo then rinse....you just doused your entire body, hands and everything in it.....I would consider gluten containing shampoo to be 10x worse then say having it in cosmetics. I mean who is going to take the eyeliner near their mouth? (I would not use gluten in anything in my house anyway just a example)
    • I think she meant "require a patient to be on a gluten diet".
    • Hi Jules!  I think Gemini missed this, but your daughter did have her IgA tested.   It is slightly below range, but in the case of celiac testing, confirms that the TTG is positive.   Keep her in a gluten diet until all testing is complete (all celiac tests, blood or biopsy, require a patient to be on a gluten free diet). In the meantime, study the gluten-free diet.    There is a steep learning curve, but it is manageable and improved health makes it completely worth it.   Consider getting your other daughter tested too even if she is symptom free.   I wish you all well!  
    • http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-ingredients-should-i-avoid-in-cosmetic-products/   "Gluten is only toxic to celiac patients and patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) if ingested. Because gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, the use of cosmetic and shampoos containing gluten has not been shown to be detrimental to patients with celiac disease or DH. However, we do recommend gluten-free lip products, hand lotions and other products that may end up near the mouth. "
  • Upcoming Events