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Bttrfly62

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  1. It's funny because i actually already have 2 autoimmune diseases- I guess I just don't understand why he was so dismissive. It isn't like I'm hoping something is wrong. I actually expected negative bloodworm, but if the bloodwork doesn't matter, I guess I don't understand the point in doing it at...
  2. I felt the same way- i wasn't sure when the medical profession moved to "first do harm, then confirm it's harmful"- but I guess that's where Celiac is categorized? I've had the genetic testing- positive for the genes. Literally, he is not convinced without visible damage. Has anyone else had a GI...
  3. Well, results officially came back negative. He basically said that I had 2 strong positive blood results and one weak positive and a negative biopsy, so let's assume no celiac and keep going on gluten until we can see damage and then it's Celaic. Kinda confused and super irritated. I guess I don...
  4. There are people on here much more knowledgeable than I, but I, too, am overweight and Celiac positive, and affected to the point that I have malabsorption of meds. I know weight loss is one of those "typical" symptoms- but it's not a universal symptom. Seems like a very ignorant response to me.
  5. Yep, no change in my daily gluten consumption- which is substantial! Dh? Dermatitis Herpetiformis? I don't have a rash. Honestly, my actual symptoms seem much milder than many others, the most bothersome of which overlap a great deal with my poorly controlled Hashimoto's. I think I was lucky- If...
  6. Once I take the plunge, I'm not going back- that seems like an awful thing to do to yourself and for no real gain. 6 months is a very, very, long time when you feel terrible! Especially after you've figured out what the problem is and have fixed it!
  7. I specifically asked how many he was taking (because of this page!) and he said 6- i know more than 6 is better, but at least he hit the minimum! Does the medical profession disregard the possibility of Celiac without a positive biopsy? Just seems like a flawed "gold standard" if it can't be 100...
  8. Has anyone ever had positive blood work (tTG and Gliadin Deamidated ABS), but had a negative biopsy? I went in for an endoscopy yesterday and when I woke up, he said everything looked really good and there wasn't any visible damage. Obviously I have to wait for the results in a week or so, but it...
  9. I'm going in for an endoscopy and I just wondered what anesthesia is used for the procedure? Anyone have any negative experience? Thanks!
  10. Interesting- better to be sure than to define without being sure!
  11. I've had IGA (normal range), TTG, Gliadin (deamidated) IGG and IGA (all three positive). I'm just wondering if those could be false/picking up on the hashimoto's.
  12. Much of the literature I've read says the positive blood work can be less reliable when done on someone with an existing autoimmune disease (hashimoto's/graves, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.). I know the endoscopy is still the "gold standard", but I wondered if anyone had positive blood...
  13. So, maybe i'm confused about the blood test results, but i thought a positive TTG-IGA meant Celiac- damage done unknown until endoscopy, but definitely Celiac.... Is it only because she's so young and children are still changing (like allergies at a young age that subside as they get older) that...
  14. One of the first changes I noticed was not actually abdominal symptoms, but a sudden development of migraines (with aura- can be frightening to suddenly lose your vision while driving). I had no idea what was happening or why. They did an MRI to rule out MS- no dye, no MS. Good luck!!
  15. I really appreciate you answer regarding NCGI. I'm a stubborn one- you should have seen the look on the GI's face when I was trying to negotiate some gluten into my diet if it did turn out to be Celiac. I had heard you really adjust and don't miss it (much like giving up fast food- which I did years...