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  • Diagnosed with elevated Tissue Transglutaminase IgA 193 June 8, 2018
  • Very Low Ferritin 17
  • Diagnosed with celiac disease July 20, 2018 via biopsy/endoscopy
  • Esophageal submucosal lesion July 28, 2018 (Negative)
  • Improved Ferritin 42 November 15, 2018
  • Tissue Transglutaminase IgA still elavated 150 November 15, 2018
  1. Yes, I did increased my fiber intake and maybe that was the issue. Now I am avoiding any fiber and I feel better but I guess I better watch it so I don't get the reverse effect of lack of fiber...if you know what I mean. We really need to have a balance diet and not overload on fiber. I eat nuts...
  2. Thanks Scott. I should of been more clear on the hamburger and fries. The buns I baked myself and the fries I baked potatoes in the oven. The beef was grass fed beef from Aldi's (great deal). I never eat out. It has been two days and I feel much better on a bland diet. Now I do not know if it was...
  3. I have stopped taking my statin but that did not help. I am now doing an elimination diet and I think I might know but not sure. I make my own granola (all nuts from nuts.com gluten-free except pecans from Fisher) with almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans (Fisher Pecan - this is new) and coconut...
  4. It has been 12 days now and I have been experiencing abdominal cramps with D. This has never happened to me. I have been gluten-free for almost 2.5 years and was an asymptomatic Celiac. I do not know what to do. I have eliminated many foods and last night I thought I was getting a little better...
  5. I just realized that I have been sprinkling chia seeds on my granola and toast every morning. Could this be the issue?
  6. I have been sprinkling a little chia seeds (from costco) on my toast and granola the last week or so. I have noticed that it does improve constipation but I am experiencing stomach discomfort throughout the day. Is this possibly due to the chia seeds? Should I soak them or maybe I just cannot tolerate...
  7. I have been gluten-free for almost 2.5 years and have hardly ever experienced any abdominal pain from cross contamination or intestinal flu. However, for 5 days now, I have experience intermittent abdominal pain with occasional trips to the bathroom. I have tried to eliminate certain foods which...
  8. I am experiencing a very similar situation with my bloodwork. Two years ago my Tissue Transglutaminase IgA was 193. After two years it went down to 55. I was very disappointed since I never go out to eat and I prepare my own food. My wife is not gluten-free so there is a chance of some cross contamination...
  9. We are thinking about making Boneless Turkey Breast for Thanksgiving this year. Any suggestions of safe gluten-free turkey breast. I know I have seen some of the popular brands (Butterball) state gluten-free but I thought I would hear from folks who have personally tried some brands.
  10. Scott - I never eat out. I make my own food. That is what concerns me. However, I think cyclinglady is onto something. I have been on GFD for two years and I feel good. My numbers are improving but not perfect - I think I can live with that. My Doctor said you cannot chase these numbers because you...
  11. It has been two years since I have been on a GFD. I prepare my own food but my latest blood work shows some lowering of numbers while others are slightly above normal. I am 62 year old male and wonder if I am doing something wrong with my diet. How long should it take to get my numbers back...
  12. I was diagnosed almost two years ago. I am a 62 year old male. I never really had symptoms but experienced low ferritin levels for years. Once I was tested and scoped it was clear why I had low levels. I went on a gluten-free diet after I was told I had celiac and after a year my ferritin levels...
  13. Thank you for your response, I really appreciate it. I decided to give flaxseeds another go. I am starting with a low dose and so far so good. I really think the health benefits of chia and flax seeds are worth the try. Also, psyllium husk is next on my list of things to add to my baked good. Good...
  14. The last few weeks I have been adding flax seed meal to my granola (1 tsp) and salads (1 tsp) every day for health and to help with my constipation. It seemed to help a little but has started to happen is that I developed some form of discomfort around my sternum area. I thought it might be some...
  15. I discovered Costco had a new product that I was excited about. It is Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup. I really want to try it on my pancakes waffles. However, I was wondering about how safe it is for us Celiacs since it is aged in oak barrels with bourbon. I emailed them and...