abaiker

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  1. I have read the newbie 101 and have been careful about reading labels. I'm the only one that's gluten free in my household, so they could be contaminating me. I was eating gluten for 6 weeks after my blood test because it took that long to get an official diagnosis and my GP told me to still be eating it for the tests to be accurate. It was probably too soon to retest, but the test was accidentally ordered by the lab. I have been having an increase in joint pain over the last couple months and my rheumatologist ordered lab work. The lab saw the celiac panel had been ordered, but didn't see results so they added it on because they thought it still needed done. My gut issues are starting to get better, but I'm thinking the joint pain might have been from the celiacs because all of the rheumatoid tests came back normal for the first time in twenty years.
  2. I was diagnosed with celiac at the end of October. My DGP IgA was tested September 12th and was 127. I just got it retested and it was 135. I have been eating gluten free since I was diagnosed. I thought the numbers should be going down. How long does it usually take for the numbers to start dropping? Right now I feel like I must be getting cross contamination somewhere.
  3. Thanks for replying so quickly. I just got a new doctor and she ordered the blood work with my first appointment because I have rheumatoid arthritis and have had digestive issues for the past twenty years. I went 15 years without health insurance and right before I lost it I went to my doctor complaining of digestive issues that I had been having for years because it was to the point that I was going to lose my job over it. He said I probably had IBS without running any tests and tried to prescribe Xanax. I never went back after that. I've just been trying to work around it since then and usually only eat after I get home for work so I'm not sick at work. I've also been having headaches and brain fog for the last few years. I did try going gluten free for 2 months a year ago. I did start to feel better, but went back to eating gluten because I hadn't had any testing yet and didn't want my results to be inaccurate.
  4. Hello, I'm new to this site. I just got a celiac panel done and my results were: Immunoglobulin A, Qn, serum 377 (Normal 87-352) Deamidated Gliadin Abs IgA 127 ( Normal <20, Weak Positive 20-30,Moderate to strong positive >30) My tTG, IgG and IgA were both negative. Does this mean I have celiac or not.