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  1. Just was wondering what is the most common gene for celiac.
  2. Please always ask for a copy of your testing results so you know that the Dr/lab actually ran/asked for the correct tests and the nurse read to you the correct tests results - there is so much error within the medical field!!! In the last month I have been read results from the Dr's office which were 2 years old, I have had the wrong tests run when the lab interpreted what the Dr ordered incorrectly and a week ago I was told my celiac results were all normal with a General medabolic test that was run 2 months ago. I am an RN and I insist on seeing what was ordered and a copy of any results. A call saying that all your tests came out normal means nothing.
  3. I had and initial Igg of 39 and all other tests came in within normal limit. I have been mostly gluten-free for the last 2 years and I notice definate differances in my levels of energy when I stick with gluten-free and have a rash that appears within hours of a cheeting experience.
  4. After being gluten-free for a significant time as in a year or so, if I get re-tested do I expect to find any antibodies for gluten in my blood results? Do these tests ever get so totally negetive that they do not show up. Do these antibodies ever go away completely? Does a low but "normal" level indicate that there is still gluten being injested occationally and that there is still a reaction inside the body?
  5. Thanks Andrea, I have a large family too... so I end up making lots of bread! Three of us seem to do better gluten-free so we just do everyone gluten-free to simplify things. Thanks for the input - I am putting the Bosch Machine on the top of my wish list
  6. I think that the Bosch universal mixer/blender is what I am looking into getting. It has a bread mixer on one side and a blender on the other side. My mother used this for her wheat bread and I wondered how it would do with the gluten-free bread.
  7. Am getting ready to get a bread machine, Am considering eather the Kitchen Aid or the Bosch Bread Mixer. Any input would be appreciated.
  8. Myself: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,7) Husband: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0302 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 8,6) Son: LA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,8)
  9. Never thought that weight gain would be an issue for me but since I have gone gluten-free I have gained about 10 lbs and 2 sizes. I am vegetarian so I think that I end up eating too many grains trying to get my protein and satisfy my appatite. So does gaining weight happen frequently after going gluten-free?
  10. In the process of learning.... IgG is an alergic reaction and IgA is an intolerance. Alergic reactions can be overcome but intolerant reactions only get worse. It is possible if you show only the IgG reaction that you may be deficite of IgA's , I really don't understand that concept! It is possible to have all the Celiac tests done with the IgG's though! I did go through enterolab and my IgA's did show up there so I think I am not officially deficient. Because I have a main celiac gene - and a majority of persons do, and also my son has two main genes - not so common, we as a family have decided to go gluten free without further testing. It is also very common to do all the testing commonly done and still come out inconclusive but have a positive health responce to a gluten free diet! I would get all the testing you can possibly afford! Don't try Gluten free untill you have finished testing!
  11. Finally got my Enterolab results back for myself as well as my husband and kids, found results very interesting, turns out that my hubby and I both have a celiac gene - mine is no. 2 and hubby's is no. 8. Our son who started us on this tangent (with encopresis) turns out to have both 2 and 8 and the worse symptoms as well, he also tested positive with Gluten sensitivity. Now for my "IgG only positive" - of course Enterolab does not measure IgG's but on the test my IgA's did show up which I found interesting but they were just below the positive level. I talked to enterolab staff and they advised me that since I do have one of the main Celiac genes and do have symptoms that I ought to recognise a low level reaction and go gluten-free now instead of waiting till the antibodies get higher. Glad to have done the testing!
  12. hey, I see persons skeptical about enterolab diagnosis... My husband and I just got back negitive result! We both have one main celiac gene but our antibodies were in the high normal range! (Before I tried enterolab I had blood tests done and was high in IgG only). Our son who has had the worst GI troubles of us also got tested and he did come back positive on the low end. He also ended up having two main celiac genes 2,8. I am glad to have done the complete panel, am still wondering though how my husband and I are officially negetive at AGA IgA being an 8 while my son is now positive with a number only two higher! Still, the testing came out very close to our blood tests.
  13. I did a gluten chalenge period this winter of about 5 weeks, I had a "cold" the whole time, when I went gluten-free again my "cold" cleared up within 2 days
  14. A loaf of bread sounds like a lot! Most places recoment 2-4 slices a day for a pre-test dose!
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