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  1. I know about parathyroid disease but I am still learning about celiac. Osteoporosis can also be caused by parathyroid disease. I had parathyroid disease when I was 25. Too much PTH and calcium in your blood messes with you emotionally and physically. You can get depressed and have anxiety. It can cause your heart to beat too fast and my favorite was the kidney stones. I just think that the PTH test is a good place to start. If it is your parathyroid it is a fairly straight forward diagnosis and a very easy fix. If your doc suspects parathyroid disease the nest step is a scan to find which glands are enlarged, causing the elevated levels. Then they go in and take them out. You actually feel better within hours after surgery. Good luck, Sarah
  2. I have not seen the test results, but I guess I will find out for sure in about a month. The one he mentioned he said was slightly elevated at 21, he said anything over 11 was elevated. I am not scared of the diet but my two major obstacles are first he has some food allergies one being peanut butter and the other is we live in Belgium and I don't speak or read French or Dutch. The good news is the gi doc is at a children
  3. Hi there, I have been to this site before and found a lot of great information. Here is the short version of our story. My 8 year old son Parker has had stomach issues for as long as I can remember. I actually call him stinky because he has so much gas, of course as an 8 year old boy he is proud of it. He has some food allergies and his stomach is always on the fence. Sometimes he cannot finish a meal because it hurts so much. But other times he feels great and he eats more than my husband. When he was 5 his pediatrician put him on a gluten free diet trial for a month, but we were in the middle of moving and it seemed impossible. We are a military family and we have moved 6 times in 10 years so we hardly ever get to see the same doctor more than once. Finally last October we saw a doctor that wanted to run some blood tests on Parker and at the end of February he received the results. He sent me an email saying that his anti-gliaden antibodies were elevated and he is sending us to a GI doc for further evaluation. I am really not sure what to think of all of this. My son is a very athletic, energetic boy. His weight and height is around 50 to 75 percentile for his age. He has gas, stomach bloating, intermittent stomach pain. he gets a red raised rash on his cheeks when he eats, and some foods make him act a little out of control. Since I have to wait until the end of April to see the other doctor I am wondering if there is anything else that can elevate his antibodies. Thank you, Sarah
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