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  1. Hi everyone, I have been suffering for about 12 years and am really hoping that celiac is the cause, so I can know how to fix my problems. I just tested myself and these are my results. I did two 4 day water only fasts (one ended only two days before I tested) and have reduced my gluten intake with a "whole food plant based diet" over the last few months but still ate gluten, just not as much as usual. So it's possible that affected my results. I'm just looking for any help interpreting these results. TTG IGG is right at the border, but everything else is normal. Based on this with TTG IGA being < 1 is it not likely this is celiac? And it looks like I don't have an IGA deficiency? It's under 1 but it says normal. Or maybe the test doesn't read low? and just knows it's less than 1? TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE AB, IGA <1 NORMAL U/mL <4 No Antibody Detected > OR = 4 Antibody Detected TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE AB, IGG 6 HIGH U/mL <6 No Antibody Detected > OR = 6 Antibody Detected GLIADIN (DEAMIDATED) AB (IGA) 10 NORMAL <20 U <20 units Antibody Not Detected > or = 20 units Antibody Detected GLIADIN (DEAMIDATED) AB (IGG) 7 NORMAL <20 units Antibody Not Detected > or = 20 units Antibody Detected Thanks -Solitaire master
  2. I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear. I don't know how long it's been there. I think a couple of years. I don't know what's wrong with me tho. I suspect a dairy allergy. My enterolab results will be coming back within 10 days. I hate waiting for so long!
  3. Black coffee = wide awake and alert morning Coffee with creamer = tired, groggy, and a headache Anyone else notice these symptoms? I always thought coffee just didnt do anything to me. I used to even drink coffee and go to sleep at night, but I'm pretty sure it was just dairy! It must be a pretty strong reaction to overcome coffee. I feel like I've discovered coffee for the first time haha.
  4. Pregnancy could definitely be the cause of your symptoms. You should get checked out by a doctor...jk. Congratulations!!!!
  5. I believe the most common causes of thinning hair is a sign of either genetics, nutritional deficiencies, or stress. Since you suddenly are depriving your body of all dairy, gluten, and eggs then maybe you are nutrient deficient? Hair is the first thing to go when you are lacking vital nutrients. My suggestion is to take a vitamin for your hair. I use one called nzuri (amazon it) and after about 1-2 months my hair feels so much softer and healthier. If I stop taking it my hair gets very dry and hard, and just springs off my head. Good luck, I'm happy to hear your other symptoms have cleared up, but be careful when restricting things from your diet.
  6. I received the biocard home kit tests today. The first test looked like a negative, but then I looked closer and there is the faintest line that is barely distinguishable. I tested myself again and the second one came up negative, but that might have been because there was more blood in the sample (i didnt follow the directions exactly on this one) and it may have made it harder to see the line. Nothing conclusive at all. I also ordered the enterolab stool test and received that yesterday and will have those results within 3 weeks.
  7. Flatulance from lactose has gone down after reincorporating gluten into my diet but not like before.
  8. How many of you had lactose intolerance kick up after going gluten free? Does anyone know the medical answer to why this happens? Is it indicative of a gluten sensitivity or celiacs disease if other food allergies start after going gluten free?
  9. That's alright, I only just came back to the idea that my problems can be caused by celiacs disease because my sister said she doesn't eat gluten because it makes her feel sick. I tried going gluten free before and reading up and researching on here, but I don't think I did the diet properly. I cancelled my amazon order for the biocard test and ordered it right off their website. It's cheaper on their website (glutenpro.com), and they actually have a genetic test for celiacs disease now. Plus on amazon the store said it would arrive sometime in APRIL. No thanks! I wonder why it is that dairy suddenly bothers people when they go gluten free? Thanks for the response, I really appreciate it. Distressed Diana, What kind of supplements helped you? Your statement about money, time, effort, and approval is unfortunately very true. Even if the biocards are false I will be going in to the doctors office for more testing, but without the ammo. Distressed I'm sorry to hear about your colon problems. I will certainly be keeping tabs on you to see how you do in the future. I wish you luck in your diagnosing process. Distressed
  10. Thanks, the lactose intolerance really came on strong. And not only that, I feel sick and tired now when I eat. I'm not sure if it's because of dairy or wheat right now. Through this experience I've been able to recognize symptoms that I hadn't before directly after meals. For example, subtle symptoms like a slight pinching pain in my stomach, headaches, runny nose, nausea (like i smoked one too many cigarettes or had one too many beers), brain fog, and inflamed nostrils. Those are just the immediate reactions that I've noticed. The brain fog is very difficult to know if it's there or not, but I have a feeling it is with the way I feel. This could be either caused by lactose or gluten, I'm not sure which is the culprit. But either way, it is suspicious that dairy did not bother me before this gluten free experiment. I suppose that could be a sign of an underlying condition causing the lactose intolerance. I wish you good luck in your efforts. Negative test results, but ongoing symptoms is very frustrating. We all just want something to blame for the way we feel so that we can better ourselves and just simply move on. Chances are your symptoms will clear up and you wont need a doctor to tell you that! In my efforts to figure out what is wrong with me I have really started to feel like a hypochondriac. I'm a 25 year old male. I shouldn't have these problems! Especially being in the military, an extensive medical record but nothing conceivably wrong with me looks suspicious.
  11. Has anyone used the product called "Genesure"? It's supposedly 99% accurate and tests your DNA via cheek swab for celiacs disease. https://www.glutenpro.com/store.php
  12. I was hoping somebody would be willing to help me out. I've decided to stop going gluten free until properly tested for celiac disease. I found that after going gluten free I couldn't eat dairy without having serious bouts of gas. I don't really know why that happens when it didn't before. I used to be able to eat ice cream just fine. After eating good old lasagna and toast I noticed that my nose was runny, I was sneezing again, and my nostrils had become inflamed and am now breathing through my mouth. I've ordered the biocard home kit test. I'm going to see how this turns out and if it is positive I will bring it to the doctors to provide reason for a blood panel and endoscopy. I'm in the military though and I've run up the medical bills throughout my career trying to pinpoint my problems without any success. So I want to have good reason to ask for more tests. If I am found to have celiacs disease my career will be dramatically altered. Even with all of these signs and symptoms I still believe my tests will show up negative for some reason, but I'm hoping for positive. If not I at least know that I am lactose intolerant.
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