Interpreting my Blood tests

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TiggerDisneyPrincess
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   Posted 5/31/2014 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been feeling miserable for the last two years with fatigue, weight gain, burning feet, eczema, and migraines. I found out I have Hashimoto's confirmed by extremely elevated thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies. Additionally, I was screened for celiac disease. My doctor has ruled out celiac disease yet I am concerned about gluten sensitivity for which my endocrinologist is of no help. I am in need of assistance in interpreting the results. I have an anaphylatic tree nut allergy and my grandmother had sprue. Now with diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis I am afraid I am reacting to gluten. My lab results are as follows:

Gliadin IgG Antibody. EIA result 75 U/ML refernce range = 0-15 (ELEVATED)
Tissue Transglutaminase IgA AB result 5 U/Ml refernece range = 0-15
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) result 160 MG/DL reference range = 70 - 410
Tissue Transglutaminase IgG AB result 81 U/Ml refernece range = 0-15 (ELEVATED)
Endomysial IgA AB result Negative reference range = negative
Gliadin IgA Antibody. EIA result 7 U/ML refernce range = 0-15

Any advise, interpretation, and/or information relating to my post will be greatly appreciated.

Alcie
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   Posted 6/7/2014 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Princess.

I am certainly no doctor and I have no idea what the test results mean. I sympathize with trying to find out food issues.

What type of doctor and what test for ruling out celiac? The blood tests are getting better, but the endoscopy and little biopsy are still standard. Did you have endoscopy?

Sprue is an old name for celiac, which can be hereditary. But grandma may not have had endoscopy, so it could have been sensitivity.

I would see a gastroenterologist about gluten. An allergist can help with diagnosing other allergies and sensitivities. I had a great allergist who had me keep a food journal to discover my odd food sensitivities (sulfites for sure and now testing for wheat).

TiggerDisneyPrincess
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   Posted 6/7/2014 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Alcie.

I was told celiac was ruled out by the negative IgA results.

I have started a gluten free diet and have been on it for about a week and have started to feel a little better.

The symptoms I have are more associated with gluten sensitivity than celiac, i.e. symptoms that mimic lupus and seem more on the autoimmune spectrum.

I am in the process of trying to find an immunologist/allergist.

Once again, thank you for your reply.

beckyb70
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   Posted 8/1/2014 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
To Tigger,


Your symptoms sound much like mine.
For the past ten years mine have been growing. about a year and a half ago I had a negative Celiac test. Since than I have managed my symptoms by eating most fresh vegatbles, fruit and meat. I seem to react to EVREYTHING including supplements.

My symptoms
20 years of low Ferritin, fatigue and abnomral hair shedding - even if I take iron
Ten year ago began to get chronic ear infection for three years
Then gum thinning, teeth shifting, actually got orthodonics for first time at 40. Hair loss for six months every six months, slured speech, brain fog, crazy pulse, whooshing in my head with days of eating gluten, numb feet, tingling lower legs, bone pains, hands and feet broke out in blisters, now I get red bumps every where rotating, heart palptations, vision problems, I've had my finger tip turn a burnt white and than disappear minutes later, digestive problems noises, constipation, pain began under left rib cage. Now the pain will radiate to the small intestine area, feels like pockets bulging from my colon/intestine area.
I have thought for twenty years that I had a thyroid problem. Everyone says I have a thyroid problem except my doctor. Mother and sister are both Hypothyroid.
I recently paid for another doctor that said yes I have a slight hypothyroid and slightly raised Thyrogolulin of 44. So this would be Hashimotos. She told me if I go on Thyroid meds, if shut thyroid activity down. That if I remain Gluten free the antibodies will go back to normal.

I feel like I will not make it if someone doesn't help soon.

All symptoms improve if I eat only veggies, fruit and meat. It is very hard I cave every three weeks. Just when I begin to really feel good and than everything comes back.

Becky

kazbern
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   Posted 8/4/2014 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Becky, have you been to see a gastroenterologist?
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52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day) generic Colazal (9 6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!

beckyb70
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   Posted 8/4/2014 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Not yet because for the last ten years doctors have dismissed all my symptoms. I finally demanded to be referred to one and have an up-coming appointment. To me this seems like Celiac.

The responses I have received from doctors that have done absolutely nothing but look at me with their eyes, is beyond belief.

Jo3
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   Posted 10/20/2014 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Your IgG test elevated. My advise, stop eating gluten, maybe milk too since proteins similar & people that have problem with one often have problem with the other.

beckyb70
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   Posted 10/20/2014 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I've stopped eating grains, dairy, eggs, soy and corn, but it only been a few weeks. There is no way I am getting gluten because I am only eating meat, veggies and fruit. I get hives and this is making my think I either have a undiagnosed Thyroid problem that is not showing on test. But I did have high Thyroglobulin anti-bodies, my doctor ignored. Or I think I have more auto -immune disease because of the antibiotics I was given for three years for ear aches.

I have problems over my entire body. My Thyroid feels inflamed and so does my spine. As my symptoms grow my doctor doesn't seem to care.
He did recommend a Colonoscopy/EGD, but I won't be put under with the symptoms I have.

lizardqueen420
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   Posted 1/3/2015 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, new member here that has been dx with CD for 7 yrs now. Gluten does not just hide in food, it's in everything. I have to check meds, hair products, make up - it is hidden in everything and unless if you know what to look for I bet very high that you are ingesting gluten. You also can't trust people that say this is GF, I still check and sometimes it does contain gluten, so you need to check labels. Are you taking vit D and fish oil, if not I would consider taking these natural products to start. Also, start a food diary that details everything you eat and how you feel and perhaps your BM's too. Bring this diary to the doctor with you, write down symptoms you feel - you are your only advocate.
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