Crohn's AND Celiac????

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

nursetiff
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 4/25/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a bunch more labwork done recently because of my elevated liver enzymes and my celiac test was elevated, but only at a 10 (normal range 0-9). I hope this is a false positive because I cannot imagine having both Crohn's and Celiac dz. I love my carbs tooooo much. Has anyone else ran into this??? we are doing more labwork in a couple of months.
diagnosed with Crohn's 2/2007. Small bowel resection 4/2007 d/t abcess, perforation.
Currently on Remicade, Pentasa 1000mg 3xday.


Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4395
   Posted 4/26/2008 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Actually, some find their CD gets a lot less intense once they stop eating gluten... I am gluten sensitive ("non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity"), but I also have one of the genes that predisposes to the development of Celiac, so decided to try a gluten-free diet for awhile. Turns out the gluten gives me terrible cramps & migraines during my monthly cycle, and after starting a gluten-free diet, I also get a heavy feeling in my stomach and immedate diarrhea when I eat anything with gluten in it (even a small communion wafer!). Whether or not I have CD is still up in the air, but I do know how gluten affects me and I choose not to consume it (at least, not knowingly) now because of how the gluten makes me feel.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, T- & B-Cell Lymphopenia, malabsorption/malnutrition, Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive/CDC negative), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathy.


yogaprof
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 4/26/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I tested negative for celiac, but a naturopath's tests showed a high intolerance, so I stopped 4 months ago and am a completely new person! I thought I would starve without bread and the like, but I can now eat all the stuff I couldn't eat before, like salad, so it is a nice trade. mostly, having an appetite, energy, and looking good again is worth the restrictions. pain is light, bms are normal, life is fabulous! I have no interest in eating gluten, diagnosis or not.
email me if you want to hear more; I am also on a nice celiac forum (which THEY call CD, so at first I thought they were all talking about crohns!)
yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


weedlewub
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 4/26/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been tested for Celiac's but am thinking about doing it soon. My aunt has it, so it runs in the family. I have also found that Gluten can upset my touchy GI tract, I am basically eating a gluten free diet right now and doing very well.
Crohn's Colitis
Currently taking Asacol and Prednisone
Recently started the Maker's Diet


Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4395
   Posted 4/27/2008 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Getting tested (bloodwork) after starting a gluten-free diet may give false-negative results. However, there is a stool test that can be done that is more sensitive than the blood tests for Celiac Disease / Gluten Sensitivity and which gives fairly accurate results up to a full year after starting a gluten-free diet. Check out www.enterolab.com. I have no financial interest in this company, I simply am a satisfied customer.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, T- & B-Cell Lymphopenia, malabsorption/malnutrition, Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive/CDC negative), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathy.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:54 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,813,849 posts in 308,935 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151470 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, RosieN.
462 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
alephnull, logoslidat, Belle05, Purrrsiankitty, JNF, kagoshie, snowcake, BJD55, Ross-p, ASAdvocate, colitis32, gmask, Davidh86, Traveler


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer