Thanks for sharing Stacie. I understand the biopsies are location sensitive, and it pretty much depends on my doctors skill and experience. I am prepared to take matters into my own hands if the biopsies prove negative. I am the type of person, though, that needs to have some sort of evidence that I actually have celiac. Perhaps I can ask you what lab you used? Would you be willing to email me the name?
I have cut down on my gluten intake, but I haven't cut it out altogether. And, truthfully, I am very lactose intolerant as well, and I still have lactose in my diet. So it's sometimes difficult to tell whether it is lactose or gluten, or the combination of the two, that are causing the pain and cramping. I am sure, however, that it is something I'm consuming--GI doctor wants to call it IBS.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan