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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
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I need an anti inflammatory gluten free brand. Or something like Tylenol. I am in pain and do not want to take heavy prescriptions. Anyone know what is gluten-free and if and how bad they are for digestion. Advil, Aleve, motrin or Tylenol. I know the NSAID's are the advil and aleve what do people prefer most. I know there are some of you out there with joint and bone pain.
Ennis I looked up the nutritional deficiency list you posted. The only ones I was tested for was b1 (three numbers away from being out of range low), b2, b3 there was none detected in my system and I asked my doctor about this and he said its not accurate and never told me what to do about it. Vit E was fine along with magnesium but vit A was very low like one number away from deficiency. These were all checked in March so I am hoping some numbers went up, like my iron panel was severely low when first tested but has gone up to normal numbers except the ferritin. Which my doctor told me don't worry about. The other nutrients I have yet to get tested and hate that doctors only like to test for vit d ( that was insufficient last time and has gone up, from 20 to 43 and b12 which was 200 and has gone up to 400 (Ive been getting monthly injections). Which I don't think has done much of anything.
Yes Plumbago, my Neutrophils are low in particular. I'm not on any medications or have a rash. No one in my family has auto immune problems except my great grandmother who had Rheumatoid arthritis so bad she had to move out west for the better weather. What does the urinalysis show? I had my ANA tested, twice (lol). I just feel completely sick and fatigue. I cant even explain it to doctors just a general feeling of malaise. Its up and down throughout the day. My blood pressure is extremely low in the middle of the night. I almost pass out going to the bathroom every night it is like clock work. The breathing problem makes me think allergies because I have a deviated septum and have constant nasal congestion and mucus in my throat. I wish I knew exactly what was making me feel so sick. And I am at a loss for the low WBC. It didn't just show up low once but three times this past year and a half. Does anyone know about anything with High methane in the breath?
This is a follow up question to a link posted in this thread
I have read the Patient Celiac site before but she noted the possible use of Losartan (Potassium) contributing to Villi Blunting?
This concerns me because I am now taking Losartan for blood pressure.
Can any one describe their experience with Losartan and/or provide the link that states Losartan's could be a contributing factor in Villi Blunting.
The Patient Celiac did not site her source and I couldn't find it. Any help as to the source would be helpful because I would like to read it for myself.
Also what other blood pressure medicine's do others on this forum take instead of Losartan.
My BP seems to be under control now that I have been taking Folic Acid but don't won't to stop cold turkey until I have another BP medicine I can take in it's place that
won't contribute to possible Villi Blunting.
I recently had to "catch up" on Vitamin D for my prediabetes so I know absorption is still a problem and thought it was curious because years ago after my celiac diagnosis I
had caught up on Vitamin D once before so I was surprised to find I was again low in it again.
The Losartan and Villi blunting (if indeed they are linked) could explain why I am still low (again) in Vitamin D.
I knew NSAIDS could cause and why I don't take them generally unless I am in unbearable pain but wasn't aware common BP medicines other than Benicar (olmesartan) could cause similar villi blunting.
Here is the link on the NSAIDs study.
but the cureceliac.org site does not mention Losartan as other causes of Villi Blunting.
So does any body know if Losartan has also been linked to Villi blunting.
If it has I need to get off of it for good and find another BP medicine without this severe side effect.
Thanks in Advance.