Hello from Michigan

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August 2013, 7

My name is Lori I am 47, I was tested through enterolab results below:

A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value
Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA    33 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA    11 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score    Less than 300 Units   (Normal Range is less than 300 Units)

Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA    8 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1    0201   

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2    0501   

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ   2,1  (Subtype 2,5)

My niece had a daughter diagnosed with celiac and has been telling me about it ever since.  I have read much about celiac and decided I had enough symptoms to get tested and as you see above I have the celiac gene and a gluten sensitivity gene.  I had a very dry patch of skin on my hand for several years wouldn’t go away, hypo thyroidism, high blood pressure, obesity, colitis, a pimply itchy “rash” on my scalp, restless leg syndrome, had gall bladder removed, constipation and diarrhea. 

I started on a traditional GF diet 2 months ago, I saw some improvement, restless leg definitely iimproved, dry patch on skin got some better, constipation and diarrhea are much much better.  But, I still felt like I could improve more and after seeing your video I decided to give it a try.  In a week, I have 10 times more energy, almost to a point of feeling jittery.  I’m thinking I need to get my thyroid checked again, because maybe I’m getting too much medicine now (325mcg).  My restless leg syndrome has almost completely dissapeared! That makes me so happy, I will never go back to eating grain again!  I’m hoping the weight loss will come as well!Laugh

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Welcome to Gluten Free Society Lori!

Thank you for sharing your story.  I know how frustrating it can be to be ill because of food.  I am glad you are feeling better.

 It is very common for those going TRUE gluten free to reduce and eliminate medications.  

Have you informed any of your family members about the genetics aspects of gluten sensitivity?

Again welcome to the forum!

All the best,

Dr. OLaugh

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Helllo Lori I am in search of help here and your issues with colitis make me wonder how you are doing with that part of it. has it cleared or do you still have the damage to your lower GI? Nice to here success stories!! keep it up..

Troy

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Troy,

My colitis is soooo much better!! The only time I have trouble is if I get grain in my diet by accident or if I eat a ton of raw veggies.  I find it is much better if I at least steam them.  Other than that I don’t have any trouble whatsoever!!!  If you have not been tested I would definitely recommend it. I am a firm believer in this diet!!

Good Luck,

Lori

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awesome! what an amazing story! thanks for sharing! 🙂

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