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  1. This is what I have been wondering -- that is, whether my modified diet once the kids left for college left me more sensitive to gluten. I would guess that there were long stretches when I did not have any ..... like, I would have chicken / fish and veggie and/or salad for dinner. Well, I will...
  2. Thank you so much, RMJ. That is precisely what I was trying to understand. It is lousy to eat the very thing that could be troubling you but I had two slices of wheat toast for breakfast. Yes, totally agree on the testing ... if there is not enough gluten yet and I don't get a blood test result...
  3. Yes, my dad is a quite healthy at 84. Follows the no-gluten diet to a T. I think because he is slight and could not gain weight even if he tried, the doctor tested him. They told him it was quite clear from his blood test results that he has Celiac so he did not need endoscopy. One thing...
  4. I appreciate the discussion around the blood test results. My globulin is low and has now dropped out of range, though only slightly. I see that it can be associated with Celiac. Thankfully, liver enzymes are still ok for me. Thank you. I am going to look around on this site and on the internet...
  5. Thank you so much for this. I will ask specifically about how many samples they will take. I live five minutes from Stanford University Medical Center ... hopefully a good doc would do this procedure. Very good healthcare here.
  6. Yes, I saw on a post what you said about being DGP positive and not IgA positive and wondered if I could be the same (inferring this is why my tests came back "equivocal" ... and from your information, I am piecing together that one can have Celiac from having DGP-positive alone). When you say they...
  7. I think they will probably argue (rightfully) to repeat that blood test but I agree that I need to get the endoscopy this time. Yes, I am concerned about the dehydration. They did a blood panel too and they said they could tell I was not dehydrated at that point .... but that was two full weeks...
  8. Hmm. My IgA-tTG was negative last time. Don't know if it is because I backed off slightly before the test last time or if, like Cyclinglady, I am just not going to test positive on that one. I don't want to go and do that (albeit simple) blood test and have the whole thing brushed aside (again...
  9. I did not go gluten-free ten years ago (or since). I had the sense that if my doctor had felt that I might have Celiac, he would have urged me to move forward with the endoscopy. Maybe my symptoms weren't bad enough at the time to put him in that position. I think what may have ended up happening...
  10. I’m a 59-year-old woman who has had diarrhea for 30 days. They did a gastroenteritis panel of 19 tests for viruses, bacterial infection, etc. and all came back negative. I am currently on Cipro and Flagyl (3 days into a course of 10 days) just in case it’s a different bug. I had a Celiac tes...