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I have been very sick for over 2 months and have lost over 26 lbs. Haven't been able to eat without getting sick. I have started a gluten free diet and am starting to feel a little better. I had the blood test done for Celiac's and am unable to understand the results. Can someone please help me with this? Is these positive or negative results? My doctor was not able to explain. Thanks in advance.
I'm so confused right now. I had a rheumatologist appt yesterday. He told me he thinks I have lupus and told me to start taking plaquenil right away. He took 12 tubes of blood and results should be back in a week. He also said that lupus could cause villi atrophy. He saw my celiac blood work and confirmed biopsy in the file. Last week my celiac panel was redrawn and looks real good. He said that it shouldn't look that good yet. That my celiac numbers are coming down quite fast. (Like is he trying to imply lupus is causing that for me and not celiac's?!? My celiac numbers were all high in October. Everything.) I don't know what to think and am scared about this lupus diagnosis. He must feel pretty positive to tell me to start taking the medication now, right away, before the blood work comes back. Does anyone else here take plaquenil? Any advice? Side effects? Do you take it for Lupus or something else? How often do you go to the rheumatologist. Any insight into what life is like would be helpful. I'm basically just eating plain fruit, veggies and meat but do you eat anything specifically because of lupus? Also here are my old and new celiac numbers: From 10/21: Celiac Disease AB Profile Deamidated Gliadin 119 units High 0-19 Abs, IgA Deamidated Gliadin 61 units High 0-19 Abs, IgG t-Transglutaminase (tTG) 29 U/mL High 0-3 IgA t-Transglutaminase (tTG) 19 U/mL High 0-5 IgG Endomysial Antibody Positive IgA Immunoglobulin A, Qn, 205 mg/dL 91-414 11/14 biopsy confirmed celiac's. Then redraw last wk: Celiac Disease AB Profile Deamidated Gliadin 18 units 0-19 Abs, IgA Deamidated Gliadin 18 units 0-19 Abs, IgG t-Transglutaminase (tTG) <2 U/mL 0-3 IgA t-Transglutaminase (tTG) 5 U/mL 0-5 IgG Endomysial Antibody Negative IgA Immunoglobulin A, Qn, 168 mg/dL 91-414 Serum ------------- Doctor (rheumatologist yesterday) said my levels came down too fast. That with celiac's those numbers should still be worse. I feel lost! ~Julie