Could someone who is more familiar with numbers help me to interpret mine since the doctor did not? Got these results last week and was told to go gluten-free. No endoscopy or further testing needed because it is probable that I have celiac due to positive antibodies. My symptoms are mild with occasional stomach issues.
My Gliadin Peptide Ab Igg was 3
Gliadin Peptide Ab Iga was 100
(Ttg) Ab Igg is 3
(Ttg) Ab Iga was 1
Migraines are definitely associated with celiac. Many many factors contribute to migraines, which also occur with a celiac. Definitely seek help as your migraines diminish the quality of life. “Don’t worry,” is not an acceptable plan of care. Vitamin deficiencies with celiac can cause or contribute to migraines. Dairy sensitivity can contribute to migraines. Sleep disturbances can contribute. The stress of healing can tax the body and contribute. You need a doctor that partners with you in your care so you can get some relief and function.
Yes, definitely push for the EGD so you get biopsy results. Positive is positive - there’s no “weak” or “strong” in disease diagnosis. Like when you take a pregnancy test, it’s either a plus or minus. Even if the plus is very light, you’re pregnant. Once you go gluten-free with your diet, the biopsy will be sketchy. You deserve a clear diagnosis.
I kmow how you feel ! I am also Gluten and Dairy free! loose sleep over this too! I have a hard time limiting or vutting out sugar! I am going to cur out all sugar and see where I go. Also check out shampoo, soap, lipstick body cremes and toothpaste!
Interesting!! The GI jumped to gallbladder issues........my medical history clearly shows my gallbladder was removed 2 months before my Celiac diagnosis. Should have been a red flag they didn’t refer to my medical history, or their own notes.
I’m fortunate because my FM doc has also treated me for my vertebrae and rib fractures the past 3 years. She’s an anesthesiologist with a fellowship in pain management - at her “real job.” She’s maintained that my lack of healing was from an autoimmune flare for the past 3 years. My PT insisted I go back to my internist for additional autoimmune testing. It’s been a journey and I’ve made quite a few docs really uncomfortable with my pursuit of an answer. My pancreatic enzymes are high and I have granulomatous changes in my liver to match my elevated ferritin. My celiac sister has chronic pancreatitis and hemochromatosis. Western medicine is just not equipped for autoimmune diseases. I’ll get there!!