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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 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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Hi Guys, well here I am, a newbie, after the last lot of tests came back today.

Transglutaminase IgA Ab..........27 U/ml (<4)

Gliadin IgA......................86 Units (<20)

Gliadin IgG......................100 Units (<20)

Total IgA........................4.04 g/L (0.69-3.09)

Have an appt. with the Gastro Doctor for a consult 15 March was the earliest I could get and I'm on their cancellation list. If I pay for the biopsy instead of going with Public Health, I can get in most probably the following Friday as long as I part with $1500AUD. Otherwise it's on the waiting list I go and I can't wait any longer.

My history is pretty much the same as a lot of other members I think. Had been on Citalopram [antidepressant] up until August 2011 when it appeared to stop working. Doctor tried me on a long list of other AD's without any luck. Have been so "not well" for so long, I changed doctors and went to see one who practices Intergrated Medicine. He started me on Esoteric Acupunture [different from other acupuncture] and did a series of bloods. He dropped a bomb on me when he announced it looks like coeliac disease!!! I'm still gobsmacked. Would explain why the AD's wouldn't work. My ESR had been high for over two years, other Doctor commented on it but did nowt about it!

I know of no one in the family who had/has it but then my parents died years ago and either one of them could of gone undetected.

Oh well, nowt I can change so just have to educate myself using the good old internet and [hopefully] a good dietician :D

cheers

Wendy in NSW, Australia

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