If you knew then what you know now…….
What medical testing would you have preformed on yourself if you were newly diagnosed with CD today?
The more I learn about this disease the more I feel left out! From what I understand there are many things one should be tested for and I have never known about them. I guess it’s not about finding a cause for the disease but rather ruling out triggers and contributors. For instance I was not tested for celiac until I asked for it 2 years post diagnosis.
With me personally I developed a MAJOR anxiety problem 2 months prior to being diagnosed with CD. My entire life I was outgoing and never had any issues socially. I never had ANY symptoms of CD for 27 years!!!! Then one day I had a bowel obstruction and a social anxiety disorder.
How are the two conditions related? Hormone inbalance? Serotonin deficiency? Malabsorbtion causing my anxiety? I am now taking 200mg of Zoloft daily to keep the anxiety in check. I can get down to 150mg when I’m not on Prednisone.
Have any of you ever had any of the following testing done? Have the results helped your CD and what other testing should be considered?
-DHEA levels – precursor to hormones
-IGF- Human growth hormone levels
-Allergy testing- possible environmental or food allergy
- Is there a more specific test for Gluten other than the blood test?