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  1. Sometimes the celiac diagnosis isn't the whole answer. I don't want to confuse new people; it does take some months to recover, but if recovery takes more than a year, although you sense movement; I would most certainly start looking for other possible problems contributing to your symptoms. I have been there and believe I have conquered. Here is my list of great helps: IGG/IgA sensitivity test: This essentially helped me to be on the diet I use now as I stopped eating everything that I had antibodies to. As I added foods back under the advice of my physician, I didn't feel the fatigue I expected that would indicate to me a problem. I kept eating those foods until I realized I swelled more and more and gained 45 lbs! The diet didn’t include sweets or gluten! It was then I realized I needed to go back to my strictest diet. About that time I discovered the work of Izabella Wentz (thyroid pharmacist). I took her course and discovered that viruses can trip celiac. Finally, I realized I needed to address the Epstein-Barr virus that took up residence in me and likely tripped my celiac many decades before. I tried many treatments to build up and nourish my body, but I hadn’t ever done things to kill old viruses that are stubborn and elusive for the immune system. I felt really sick when I tried to take supplements for that, so I looked for further help. I watched Izabella Wentz's "Thyroid Secret" and there I discovered that a person with similar symptoms (swelling, bloating, fatigue) that received helped from nutritionist Teri Cochrane in Reston, Virginia. Teri became instrumental in helping me to feel better and I hope now I know what I need to know to stay there. I highly recommend visiting with Teri if you are in difficulty or to maximize your health. Teri Cochrane: Teri accessed my genetics and informed me of my difficulties in breaking down protein, fats, sulfur foods (someone told me that here years back) and my own hormones! Knowing this helped tremendously, no longer did my problems seem so mysterious. Teri has a Wildetarian quiz online that may help you to access if you have any of these difficulties. IF you are having trouble this quiz is free and helpful. Teri Cochrane also wrote a book: The Wildetarian Diet I highly recommend it if you wish to try using the diet. She has recipes and gets very practical. In my visit with her Teri also confirmed that Epstein-Barr virus triggered celiac and still wreaked havoc in me. Also, she discovered another virus (C virus) I don't know how to spell it. Wild Diet: The diet Teri put me on came from information derived using my 23andme test. My diet contains proteins such as bison, duck eggs, elk, wild caught fish and duck. My vegetables include lettuce, sweet potatoes, olives, seaweed and peppers. My fruits are mostly cherries and berries. I also eat sunflower and pumpkin seeds, pecans and hazelnuts. I use Wild rice. I had tried a similar diet with the food sensitivity tests, so I am reasonably confident the diet is helpful Energy treatments: I used NAET and Biofeedback to help get rid of my Epstein-Barr and also had treatments for tick-borne diseases and food allergies. I used this concurrently with diet and supplements, so it is difficult to always say just what worked. At this point, I don’t care as long as I have energy. I feel the energy treatments caused extreme and long detox responses followed by great improvements in my health and energy levels. Chiropractic: I did regular back adjustments that seemed to be more and more helpful with other improvements. Recently, we discovered my vagus nerve had been attacked by the virus and my chiropractor had an effective treatment to help it. This further improved my digestion and general health. Not to mention that my chiropractor first mentioned my gluten problem and kept me alive with her supplements when I was at my worse. After living most of 35+ years in foggy fatigue, my energy is back up and I feel like a whole person. My diet is satisfying and nourishing. My weight is down to a normal level. After all this work, I need to say that with the Creator, Jesus's miracle in my health. I would not be here today. Teri Cochrane said that my body was designed to heal; I believe it!
  2. Hello, What does my results mean? Am I allergic to gluten? tTg-IgG 8.62 tTg-IgA 3.02 Anti Gliadin IgA 93.24 And what’s the normal range for each? Thank you!
  3. Last week I got my ceilac penal results Although in my biopsy doctor confirm me as ceilac patient I am on gluten free diet since 3 month. Still some problems are there.. endomysial anti body IGA negative.. tissue transglutmanise Ab ,iga 5 u/ml. Immune globulin A is 213 . Thanks and any good vitamins.
  4. If anyone could clear this up for me it would be really helpful. My primary care doctor wasn’t able to get me in for months and my insurance isn’t very good so I found a lab online to do blood work. i only did the gluten allergy IGg blood test. I got my results online today and I don’t understand them fully. From what it says I’m ‘in range’ but my range is exactly what the range number is. Therefor is it higher than average just not high enough to be out of range? This is the results I have. In range <2.0 Reference range <2.0 mcg/mL so technically I’m not over the range but there’s nothing to reference, as in do most people that aren’t gluten sensitive have a 0? Because I feel awful most days with serious brain fog, anxiety and depression and massive headaches that never go away and stomach cramps and I can’t see what else could be causing this. I already had an ultrasound from my gynecologist and I don’t have anything visably wrong on the ultra sound causing the stomach cramping. Any insight would be helpful since I can’t get a doctor to fully interpret this. Thank you!!
  5. Hi Everyone, I am sure that this question has been asked multiple times but I am new to this forum as well as the Celiac world. I haven't been feeling like myself health-wise for a couple years now, with my stomach always being bloated, crampy, irritated, and just plain old not feeling well. I am a 20 year old nursing student so I had not had the time to focus on what the issue may be but I finally decided that I wanted to figure it out. I love pasta, but every time I ate it my stomach would expand to the size of a 5 month old pregnant woman and become rock solid I got tested for gluten sensitivity and the test came back as having high allergen gluten IgG levels. It says that the normal amount is less than 2.0 mcg/mL and my results read 6.4 mcg/mL. The doctor at my school said the only way to determine if this is Celiac is to get a biopsy and see a GI doctor. It's not easy for me to do that as I am a busy student, out of state. I was wondering if anyone knew if this was a good indication of Celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I know it is hard to determine from that one test but I'm looking for all the help I can get. Thank you! - Naomi Moore
  6. Hello, I've been having a lot of stomach problems recently, so I thought to get tested for a few things including celiac disease. My results are interesting though. If anyone could give me insight on what this could mean please let me know! Picture attached with the blood test in question with doctor notes. Thanks
  7. Iron: 17 mcg/dL (Low) November 11, 2016 Ferritin: 1.8 ng/mL (Low) November 11, 2016 RBC: 4.05x10^6/uL (Low) November 11, 2016 Hemoglobin: 8.5 gm/dL (Low) November 11, 2016 Vitamin D: 25.7 ng/mL (Low) February 22, 2017 ANA Profile : February 27, 2017 FANA: Positive FANA Titer: 1:640 FANA Pattern: Homogenous Gliadin IgA: 2 units June 29, 2017 Gliadin IgG: 3 units June 29,2017 TTG Ab IgA: <1 units/mL June 29, 2017 TTG Ab IgG: <1 units/mL June 29, 2017 Immunoglobulin A: 59.1 mg/Dl (Low) July 10, 2017 Immunoglobulin M: 44.2 mg/Dl (Low) July 10,2017 Immunoglobulin G: 1010.0 mg/Dl (Normal?) July 10, 2017 Immunoglobulin E: 5 KU/L July 10,2017 My RBC and Hemoglobin have come up and are normal. My iron levels will get high (too high) when I take 65 mg elemental iron twice a day for several weeks but my ferritin has never gotten over 42 ng/mL. When I stop taking my iron supplement my iron and ferritin plummet in just a matter of weeks. My hair is falling out, I get rapid heartbeat when I get too low on iron and if I get my iron too high. My whole body hurts especially my finger joints, back , knees and really all of my joints. Going to the bathroom at least 2 times day and sometimes up to 5 times a day. Extreme fatigue, Brain fog, extremely emotional and irritable. I just went gluten free July 1, 2017 and am starting to feel better. Joints feel better, I can sleep better, my mood is better. Celiac or maybe just gluten sensitive? Any thoughts? What do my labs say about me?
  8. Hi Celiac community, I got a stress fracture and then went to a bone doctor, who tested me for Celiac. I was surprised (but not really, I had terrible symptoms to wheat as an infant but that is another story) when my blood test results came back. Anti tTransglutaminase, IgA was >250 (normal 0-13), and Anti Deaminated Gliadin, IgG was 68 (normal 0-13). At the same time, my TSH was a bit low so I was advised to drop my thyroid dose, which I have done. A week later, I left for an internship overseas, and have to wait 3 months to get scoped. Due to my stress fracture, my doctor advised me to eat gluten-free anyway, which I have been doing (with a few mishaps, argh, and I am still eating oats). I feel like I am sitting in limbo--do I have Celiac's or not? I realize this is not somewhere I can get a definitive diagnosis, but what is the probability that these tests were false positives due to my thyroid medication being too high? I will get scoped next month or do a genetic test, or both.
  9. Two years ago I suffered from a bout of diarrhea and abdominal pain for 7 days. During this time period I ate HEAVY amounts of gluten. Sometimes two sandwiches w/ wheat bread 2 times a day, pasta for dinner, and honey wheat smacks at night. I went to doctor and eventually GI. The tests they ran came in as follows: Total IGA - Normal EMA IGA - Negative tTG IGA - Negative Gliadin DP IgA - Negative Gliadin DP IgG - POSITIVE; Score of 43 U/mL Gene Test: LOW RISK DQ2.2 Heterozygous By the time I saw the GI my symptoms had subsided. He told me not to worry and that Celiac is highly unlikely. Said biopsy wasn't necessary given my genetic markers and lack of symptoms. I wasn't convinced so I monitored my body closely. As 2015 went on symptoms would reoccur but were mild. I'd have abdominal pain and lose stools for one day. Eventually these attacks disappeared even though I continued eating gluten. In 2016 I had my next physical. No flags and no signs of malabsorbtion. Numbers were literally perfect. If I have Celiac, symptoms are EXTREMELY MILD. At least two times a month I get a minor headache. I had a few canker sores last summer. Sometimes I have minor bloating. Had a loose stool last month. But overall, I am very healthy. I run 2-3 miles a day, have a very physically intensive job, and feel great. So obviously I'm getting some mixed signals here. These symptoms appear in healthy people as well! Also there is no consistency in symptoms! I can still eat a big mac and feel fine! I am in the process of getting 2nd opinion. On one hand I fear that I'm in the early stages of Celiac. But at the same time I don't want to follow a highly restrictive diet unless its necessary. On the other hand, I've read studies how high gluten intake can lead to something called leaky gut (even in healthy people). So it is possible I inflamed my gut temporarily and then healed after a few months. Either way I need an answer. Even though I feel good now I don't want to wake up with cancer in ten years! What is your assessment of my situation? Also, do some of you also have VERY MILD symptoms? What did your labs look like and did you have any signs of malabsorbtion? Finally, do any of you have this low risk 2.2 Heterozygous gene? Like I said I'm getting another opinion shortly. But I'd like some peace of mind either way.
  10. Hi everyone, This is my first post so bear with me. I have been lurking and reading many helpful posts but was hoping to share my current situation and ask for advice. Around 2 months ago I got what I thought was the flu. I had a fever, aches, diarrhoea and an odd fast heart rate with a bounding pulse. I also developed high blood pressure for the first time in my life and it was usually around 150/100 when high. Most of the symptoms cleared up in a couple days but the diarrhoea and heart complications remained. I have seen a cardiologist and they ran me through tests like ECG and 24 hrs halter. The diagnosis was that my heart was structurally normal and he thought my heart was reacting to the virus as I recovered. In the first month I lost about 10-15lbs and became pretty weak. My stomach would normally feel fine through the day but would cause a lot of bloating pain overnight. I eventually saw a GI doc and he ran a series of blood tests for me. My thyroid, liver and full blood counts were good but the celiac screen showed a positive value. Below were my results. anti-gliadin peptides iga 13, normal range 0-25 anti-gliadin peptides igg under 2, normal range 0-25 TTG IGA 3, normal range 0-20 TTG IGG 31, normal range 0-10 So it would appear my TTG IGG was the only positive which seems a bit unusual. The GI doc would like to do the biopsy but I have concerns about getting put to sleep when my heart is abnormal. I am hoping I can consider the elevated TTG IGG as a diagnosis and forego the biopsy if possible. I have 2 young kids and am 32 right now so I am hoping to look at Long term recovery. In terms of background I had GBS when I was 18 so I have a history with autoimmune. My Sister has autoimmune arthritis and my Mother has autoimmune psoriasis. My grandpas sister and my cousin have celiac disease. I started taking some vitamin supplements and feel better but the worst symptoms remaining are the heart complications, achey joints and poorly digested food. Thanks for your time.
  11. Hi Everyone, I just recently got a transglutaminase A (tTG) blood test done recently because I wanted to rule out having celiac disease since I’ve been having IBS like symptoms. My results were conflicting and I don’t know If I should be concerned I might have celiac disease. I’m also looking to get pregnant soon and wanted to make sure I don’t put myself or my baby in harm if I do have celiac disease. My symptoms, have been slightly burning itchy skin on my chin, abominal pain, bloating, recurrent diarrhea, hormonal imbalance, and general IBS symptoms. My results: IgA: 0.21 normal range is <= 0.90 (negative) IgG: 1.28 normal range is <= 1.28 (positive) My dr. says she thinks that I probably don’t have celiac disease based on my symptoms, but the results are inconclusive so she is not sure. She said she will direct it to the gastroenterologist to give me a diagonsis and will get back to me. I was wondering if others had conflicting results and should I brush it off if the Dr. tells me I don’t have celiac disease? Should I get a second opinion? Not sure what other questions I should ask or if I'm missing something. Thank you, Teresa
  12. I just got my test results back for Celiac. While I was not diagnosed with it, I want to get someone's opinion on my test result levels because while I'm in the "normal range," my numbers are so low. Is it something I should be concerned about? Also, I have been trying to avoid too many carbs, therefore haven't had a lot of bread or rice for the past couple of weeks, would that have affected my test results? Immunoglobulin A - 220 mg/dL (standard range 71-397 mg/dL) Transglutaminase iga - <0.5 U/mL (standard range <15 U/mL) Transglut ab igg - <0.8 U/mL (standard range <15 U/mL) Gliadin pep ab iga - 0.9 (standard range <15 U/mL) Gliadin pep ab igg - <0.4 U/mL (standard range <15 U/mL))
  13. My IgA is low, so the Celiac Reflex was triggered to do the Celiac Disease Dual Antigen Screen. This test was negative (result 4; ref range 0-19). The problem is, I have low IgG as well. My understanding is that if serum IgA is low, the celiac tests involving IgA antibodies can give a false negative. My question is, does this same logic apply to low IgG? I appreciate any input. I know you all will be more helpful than the doctor who ordered the test... this was his message after the tests were resulted: "Celiac disease testing was negative. A low IgA level is no concern. IgA level is high in celiac disease."
  14. I have had anemia for years. Recently I had brain fog, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. My Iga came back >100.0 H positive. Igg 7.1H weak positive. Dr. Said this is because I naturally prefer rice so it was a weak positive. My question is this. Do I have celiac? I am changing everything about my life based on the above numbers which I don't totally understand. Dr. Told me to go to the grocery store and "see you in a month for your annual physical".
  15. Hi all, Last week I underwent extensive blood, urine, and skin testing for psychiatric purposes. I had previously been diagnosed by a psychologist with depression (dysthymia), generalized anxiety disorder, and ADHD inattentive type. When I saw a psychiatrist, he suggested that my illness may be due to food reaction. Today I got back my test results, some of which pertain to gluten intolerance. Gliadin (deamidated) IGA: 7 units <20 antibody not detected Gliadin (deamidated) IGG: 3 units <20 antibody not detected Transglutaminase IGG: 3 U/ml <6 no antibody detected Transglutaminase IGG: 1 U/ml <4 no antibody detected (To me it seems if the antibody is not detected, then gluten intolerance/sensitivity shouldn't necessarily be the issue. Am I correct, or do I have it the other way around?) I was also administered injections of diluted (not concentrated, not sure if that matters) gluten and wheat that produced no symptoms or immediate reaction, but gave a very mild delayed reaction after 24 hours. Milk and corn, by contrast, produced more noticeable reactions. Still, the psychiatrist recommended immediately cutting all gluten out of my diet (along with dairy and corn, among some other dietary changes). I plan on taking his suggestion, but I have never had any of the common symptoms of gluten intolerance/sensitivity in the past to my knowledge. I am 22 years old. Not asking for medical advice but possibly some anecdotal comparisons: do my gliadin and transglutaminase results seem to significantly suggest gluten intolerance/sensitivity? Other posters in this forum have used more stringent reference ranges, but even then, my results seem low. Even though this diagnosis is coming from a medical professional with much greater expertise on the matter than I have, it seems to rely on a reading of my results as >0 automatically equating to gluten intolerance/sensitivity. I study statistics, so I'm skeptical of using rejection ranges that liberally. Curious what you all think. Thanks, Matt
  16. Hi there...I've been gluten free since my biopsy so about 10 months...still having random neckrash and hives on my eyelids and recently was tested for food allergies. The IgE results were all negative but the IgG came back positive for casein, wheat, corn, beef, apples, banana's, potatoes and tomatoes. It only tested 10 different things (ok for chicken and soy)...I've been trying to find information on this while waiting to see a nutritionist but my dr just said for now stay away from the highest offenders...the levels were supposed to be under 2.0 and corn was 11, bananas 9, beef 7.4, casein 5.5 etc..while tomatoes were 2.5 and potatoes were 2.0 which they marked as high... I was told at my endoscopy 10 months ago that I had a lot of visual inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and intestines and the results were celiac disease gerd and inflammation of stomach.... Many places I read that if you had low positives to ignore those and I'm thinking no I should notice all positives....?? and I can't find any reference to what is considered "low positive"...is the 11 a low positive that I had for the corn or is it like a WHOA off the charts....I can't even find a reference for it...Any insight anyone???
  17. Hi all, I was diagnosed with Celiac 8 years ago with positive bloodwork (all of the tests came back strongly positive -- at the time, it was tTG, IgA and IgG). I've been on a gluten-free diet ever since, and I'd been feeling just great (except for the rare accidental exposures). But 4 months ago, I seemed to get an accidental exposure (or my symptoms recurred anyway - mainly gas, D, "leakage" :-/, & joint pain). And this has gone on and on, ever since! I've eliminated all dairy, and almost completely stopped going to any restaurants or friends' homes for meals. But still, it's going on. Aargh. I had blood work done, and my tTG and endomysial antibodies are now negative. However, Anti-Gliadin antibody IgG (DGP) is still positive. So, my GI doc thinks I'm still getting small amounts of cross-contamination or some other source of gluten. Does this sound right? Are there any other explanations? Anything else I should be trying? I'm also waiting on results of an upper endoscopy, but I'm not sure how much that can tell me, other than just how much damage there is right now... :-b Thanks in advance for any help!! -Fiona p.s. The problem began approx. 2 months after my 2nd baby was born, not sure if that has anything to do with it... Any thoughts/ideas would be very welcome...
  18. I am not convince I have active Celiac Disease. I'll summarize as briefly as possible. Past 5 years I've been gluten-free because I thought I had Celiac (long story). Decided to start over and get thoroughly tested by a new doctor. Here are the deets: Symptoms: cramping, burning in stomach, gas, distention, random abdominal pains (no diarrhea, no dematitis) Never had a nutritional deficiency or anemia, whether eating gluten or not No improvement of symptoms on gluten-free diet No relatives diagnosed with Celiac Celiac bloodwork while Gluten-free: all negative, despite ongoing symptoms 5-week gluten challenge: biopsies show Marsh 1 elevated epithelial lymphocytes in small intestine and colon No villous atrophy or structural change. Repeated celiac bloodwork after 2-month gluten challenge: all very negative again, no change whatsoever Diagnosis ==> Celiac Disease Is there anything else that could have caused the lymphocytes in my colon and small intestines? The only things that seem to give me relief are a combination of ginger root, probiotics, vigorous cardio exercise, tons of sleep, and avoiding acidic foods, caffeine and FODMAPs. (That's kind of a lot to keep track of.) Most gluten free baked goods actually make me feel really sick!! I feel much better just eating a regular Dunkin Donut, honestly! Gluten-free is not helping me and it's making my life so complicated. I'm afraid of developing an eating disorder because I have come to view all food as being poisonous because I don't understand what will or won't me sick. Thanks for any help.
  19. Hello! English is not my first language so please forgive me my mistakes. 1) I'm 19. When I was 9 I was in hospital on got tested for all different things causing gut problems. My endoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease came back negative and back then my problems were caused by a different condition. Does that results (from 10 years ago) mean that I do not have celiac disease now? or does celiac disease develop over time? 2) Couple weeks ago I had total/general/regular IgG, IgM, IgA blood tests done (again for different problems). They came back ok. Would celiac disease show up here? Do I have to do Iga-ttG and IgA-EMA additionally? Thanks
  20. Hello, I don't want to subject anyone to my life story, but maybe some background would be useful. I have no way of knowing if all my problems are related, of course, but... I'm a 26 year old female. I've had stomach issues of one kind of another since childhood (alternating between C and D), along with frequent headaches and periods of lightheadedness. I also have acid reflux symptoms, gas/bloating, depression/rapid mood swings/anxiety, trouble paying attention, memory loss, fatigue, asthma, sometimes I have pain in the middle of my chest, sometimes I have pain in the area where my spleen is, other random pains that Dr. attributed to very low vit. D levels... I've also had a rash on my shins for like 6 years. It used to come and go, but for the past few years, it just hasn't gone away. Every time it was almost gone, it would flare up with a vengeance and I just had to scratch it because it's really horribly itchy. I would scratch the flesh off to the bone if it was reasonable to do so, it's just maddening. My Dr. thought it was excema, but the cream she gave me didn't help. In times of poverty, my survival mode diet has consisted primarily of bread and pasta. After about a month of this, my stomach was in constant turmoil. I was having stomach aches, and for all my years of digestive issues, I wasn't really prone to actual stomach aches. So between this and not being able to deal with the embarrassing noises my stomach was constantly making (seriously, if I don't eat it's growling, if I do eat it's making higher pitched gassy sounds for the rest of the day, I can't win), I finally went to my doctor about it. She ordered a celiac panel for me (that's all that was specified on the script, so I guess the lab decides which tests to run?). Here are the results: Gliadin AB IGA 1 (<20 is normal) Gliadin AB IGG 39 (<20 is normal) Tiss Transglutaminase IGA 0.4 (<15.1 is normal) Immunoglobulin A (IGA) 132 (70-400 is normal) On the lab results, my doctor wrote: "So, stop eating gluten. Good luck." But, the Gliadin AB IGG is the only thing listed out of range, and from what I can tell from the internet, this isn't a very good indicator for celiac... Right? I haven't really talked to her about it, but honestly, she isn't really familiar with the disease so I don't think she'll be much help. I've been gluten free since I got the results- about 6 weeks now. Or trying to be gluten free, since it seems like there's a lot of hidden gluten everywhere. The only thing that has improved is the rash. There is scarring, but at least my legs are finally free of bloody scabs (crossing fingers that this lasts). But, I'd also like my stomach to be better. I'm sick of it being noisy, I'm sick of looking pregnant and I'm sick of being in pain. What do I do? Stay on the gluten free path and see if other things improve? Start eating gluten just to see if things get worse? Request more reliable blood testing? Do I have to call around different labs and ask what they do when someone comes in with a script for a "celiac panel"? I didn't mean for this to be so long. I really hate to sound like one of those people who's too lazy to do her own research. Honestly, I really have tried, but there's so much different information that I'm having trouble compiling it and reaching some kind of conclusion based off it. My mind doesn't work the way it once did, to the extent that my boyfriend is getting worried about the severity of my short term memory loss and fears one day I won't remember who he is... Anyway. Thanks to anyone who read this.
  21. Hi, I have stalked around on this forum for a while and finally decided to sign up today and ask all of you seasoned celiacers a question about my lab work. I have had some serious neurological issues, mainly my eyes being very sensitive to light and feeling dizzy, so my neurologist ran a panel of blood work on me and besides a low Vit. D, a slight titer of dsDNA which is so low considered neg. only one came back positive. This was the Deamidated Gliadin Peptide IgG. It was weakly positive at 24. 30 being strong postive. So I googled what Deamidated Gliadin Peptide was and a whole slew of celiac articles popped up. I had a biopsy in 2008 which I was told was negative for celiac disease, but I think my Gastro only took one biopsy. I want to be realistic here and not keep barking up the same tree if I don't have celiac disease, but I was shocked to see the DGP IgG positive. Do you guys think this test could correlate with other possible diseases? They did do other celiac tests like the IgA and Ttg test which were in normal ranges.Endomysial test also normal. I guess what I want to know is, with this one test being positive, should I look further into celiac disease or should I not worry about it? Thanks for any input in advance.
  22. Hello world, This is my first time ever posting, so bare with me as I make it through the learning curve. I'm a 26 year old female, with symptoms starting over 10 years ago. It started with terrible pain and nausea eating Tex-Mex. Not gassy pain, but someone is slicing open my stomach and rubbing broken glass around kind of pain. It took me years to figure out it was the avocado in the guacamole. Fast forward 5 years and I start to have the same reaction to eggs. After 5 years of not eating eggs, i'm baffled by the blood test that came back negative for a food allergy. What is causing my body to react that way? I've had preliminary blood work, but the only positive results for celiac was the igG gliadin. Does this indicate anything? igg- 33 (30 is cut off for "normal") iga- 4.5 (5 is cut off) iga 17 (20 is cut off) i think this is the tissue one I'm scheduled for an endoscopy and colonoscopy, but that wont be for a few weeks. More info that may or may not be related. Most of the symptoms have been around a while: Anxiety/depression (mostly severe anxiety) add/mental fog patch of unidentifed "stuff" on my face. (ive always assummed it was a dry patch that comes and goes, but it is very smilar to that of lupus's butterfly skin condition on face) dry burning eyes and need of glasses insomnia (no matter how tired I am) fatigue (no matter how much sleep I get) loss of weight and appetite cold hands and feet (all the time, i can be sweating and they are still icicles) mild fevers milder, constant, lower back and gut pain sometimes pain is sharp in my gut, and i'm finding blood in my stool (this can happen for weeks at a time) sometimes after I eat, I have to go to the bathroom right away. do not pass go, do not collect $200 Mother and sister have autoimmune problem with thyroid and hashimotos, and both grandfathers with colon cancer I was gluten free for 24-48 hours before i realized i needed to keep with it for testing, and i was ravenously hungry and fell asleep before my husband, which could be considered a small miracle. mind over matter, or actuall helpful in such a small time frame. I'm also being tested for lupus, and i'm guessing they'll know If I have an IBD when I get my Scopys done (irritable bowel disease) I can find a lot of my symptoms on a few different diseases/autoimmune lists, so i'm more confused that ever.
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