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      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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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Like the header for the title says, my test results came back with a normal tTC IgA and a slightly elevated tTC IgG. As my labwork says, I have "none detected" niacin, almost no Vitamin D, and I'm on the "low normal" ranges of the other vitamins I was tested for. Even with a little over a week of going gluten free, the nausea that has been a constant in my life for... a really, really long time (at least 15 years) is not nearly as severe. I've been able to forgo anti-emetics a couple mornings, actually, when I would have taken it if I had still been eating gluten (I suspect). D hasn't been so bad... things have been loose, but not explosive (except the morning after I ate something without reading a label... which is when the nausea came back).

So.... I trust others who live with these diseases than I do doctors who only read about them. I haven't heard from my doc about these results, actually... They were drawn a month ago, and were expected to be in after two weeks. I called yesterday and demanded they be faxed to me. I don't know if or when I would have been notified. I am supposed to get another test and see this doctor again, but after this, I'm not sure if I want to. I have been reading more and more about the effects of B3 deficiency, and it's not pretty. The same with Vitamin D. It is a miracle that I only have very, very minor skin involvement going on right now (pellegra and DH look very similar.... perhaps a connection?), and I don't have full blown Pellagra (although I'm not so sure that I don't have delirium right now. :rolleyes: ).

Sigh... I keep hearing snippets of the Hippocratic Oath, not so much "Do no harm", though that if you follow that, then providing prevention should be no question, because prevention of a disease is far superior than a cure for a disease (or something like that).

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It can take a while to heal and the fact the nausea is getting better is a good sign. False negatives are not uncommon so go with how you feel after a couple months on the diet strictly. Hopefully you are supplementing with good gluten free vitamins to help the deficiencies. It is a good idea to avoid dairy and soy for a bit until you are well healed and make sure you do all you need to do to avoid cross contamination. Change your toaster, cutting boards, replace scratched pans and don't bake with flour for others. Take it easy with gluten free replacement foods for a bit and go with whole unprocessed naturally gluten free stuff instead. Hang in there it and hopefully you will be feeling better soon.

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Like the header for the title says, my test results came back with a normal tTC IgA and a slightly elevated tTC IgG. As my labwork says, I have "none detected" niacin, almost no Vitamin D, and I'm on the "low normal" ranges of the other vitamins I was tested for. Even with a little over a week of going gluten free, the nausea that has been a constant in my life for... a really, really long time (at least 15 years) is not nearly as severe. I've been able to forgo anti-emetics a couple mornings, actually, when I would have taken it if I had still been eating gluten (I suspect). D hasn't been so bad... things have been loose, but not explosive (except the morning after I ate something without reading a label... which is when the nausea came back).

So.... I trust others who live with these diseases than I do doctors who only read about them. I haven't heard from my doc about these results, actually... They were drawn a month ago, and were expected to be in after two weeks. I called yesterday and demanded they be faxed to me. I don't know if or when I would have been notified. I am supposed to get another test and see this doctor again, but after this, I'm not sure if I want to. I have been reading more and more about the effects of B3 deficiency, and it's not pretty. The same with Vitamin D. It is a miracle that I only have very, very minor skin involvement going on right now (pellegra and DH look very similar.... perhaps a connection?), and I don't have full blown Pellagra (although I'm not so sure that I don't have delirium right now. :rolleyes: ).

Sigh... I keep hearing snippets of the Hippocratic Oath, not so much "Do no harm", though that if you follow that, then providing prevention should be no question, because prevention of a disease is far superior than a cure for a disease (or something like that).

my ttg iga & igg were both "weak positive". and my antigliadin were negative. but my endomysial was positive, and 2 yrs after those tests- i got DH, Hashimoto's and Graves.... so dont necessarily be fooled by your WEAK elevated numbers...

what about the antigliadin & endomysial antibodies? and you might as well get a Total Iga Serum test too.

this disease can be very sneaky- you'll want to see all pieces to the puzzle

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