After reading this board for about a month, I thought I'd be able to understand my Enterolab results when they came in. Now I'm not so sure. I *think* my results mean that I'm sensitive to gluten but I don't have celiac's disease (otherwise the Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA would be high, right?). I do not have malabsorbtion either.
Here are the results:
"Fecal Antigliadin IgA 14 (Normal Range <10 Units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 8 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 44 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)"
I don't understand the basic difference between the Antigliadin IgA and the Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA. And how can one be high and one be normal and I still feel so bad when I eat gluten? Does this mean that I just maybe have an allergy?
I was gluten free for 3 weeks and then I went on sort of a bender with pizza and cupcakes last saturday and I am still in pain. I do not get the extreme stomach cramping or D, I get what feels like the flu. My whole body feels excruciatingly tender, my glands get swollen and my joints ache. I swell up like a balloon too. Everything hurts. Anyone get this way? Or am I just lucky ;-)
Thanks in advance for your help. I am feeling like I am making a big deal out of nothing because of the less than dramatic numbers I received from Enterolab. Doubting myself. But, really, the way I feel when I eat gluten should be enough to convince me there's something going on.