My doctor did not know how to interpret my gliadin test results which were called "equivocal." I haven't had hardly anything to eat for weeks because I was so sick. I had these horrendous pains (like I was being cut) in the small intestine as soon as the food from my stomach entered the bowel. It hurt an aweful lot. It started with what I thought was a bought of flu with nausea, fever, chills, diahrea. I was unable to eat. I tried to eat toast or crackers and the pain began again. Even when I hadn't eaten I felt this tremendous awful pressure in my bowel. My doctor told me he didn't think there was anything wrong with me and that my insomnia (down to 1 hour of sleep/night unable to work for 3 weeks) was a 'mind/body" issue. I've been practicing yoga for two years, it doesn't seem like a mind issue at all. If anything, the depression symptoms/flashbacks are just not occuring right now.
So, I insisted on a gluten blood test because I have a friend who has it and I thought, well thats easy to test for right? Ok, I may not be bright about this stuff, I just really have no idea.
My test results came back with the iGA as 7 and the iGG as 18. I don't know what the result limits are (where normal is and negative or where positive is) because the darn website is broken. I don't know what that means and my doctor doesn't even know. He said he would get back to me next week. Well, in the mean time, I've tried a few of the G F products because the pain was so bad and I was so very hungry (lost 6 pounds in one week) and my blood sugar was hitting skids. (dizzy, ketosis, blood pressure so low I was blacking out upon standing.) I seem to tolerate some of the pretzels/shortbread. I can tolerate kefir (checked the label) and chicken broth.
Based on reading what people say about needing to eat this gluten in order for a test to be relevant, I'm not sure what to do. I was so damn sick.
My doctor told me I had IBS and to take psyllium and pepcid. I don't have an acid problem. What gives? Its like I'm bleeding inside not like I have an acid problem. I don't know if you have ever had a skin infection, but it felt like when you have a skin infection and the skin breaks/hurts. And then add any food on that and voila pain that keeps you awake for weeks/doesn't allow you to go to work. The psyllium did not help. Peppermint seems to be ok. Probiotics seem to be ok.
I just don't know what to think. I'm really open to any and all suggestions/ideas. Does anybody know what equivocal means?
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