Bigfoot 98% – 99.9% sure not have celiac disease. Not experience: symptom, weight loss, food problem. Only take test bc Bubs’s GI doctor recommend all family members do so. Formality.
- our family has been on a gluten free diet since October, and I eat GF even when I’m out of the house (in overbearing, twisted solidarity). Last week, I ate a big brie-arugula sandwich and drank a (big) beer to prepare for the celiac blood draw. I thought this quantity of gluten, consumed the day before the test, would be sufficient to elicit an autoimmune response, if there was in fact going to be one. This was dumb (The rule seems to be: you need to eat gluten daily for anywhere from 10 days – 12 weeks prior to the test)
- one of the labs revealed I have low IgA. I do? And that means…anything? It seems to be nothing but an indicator that the celiac screening results, for the three other things measured (Melissa explains), are invalid
Hypothetical 12 weeks (<—thorough!) gluten-gluten-gluten & re-test (fast forward August 2014) & still low IgA: test invalid again? (Unless test positive for celiac, then definitive regardless IgA status?)
Meanwhile, already decide 12 weeks gluten: form of beer (<—-brilliant!). Beer! Hefeweizen! All summer. Ideal medium(<—so well-contained!) for introduce gluten back into GF house, unless trip/spill directly into child w. celiac.
Not have everything on list, but helpful make list attempt figure out what size problem this IgA.
Hierarchy of Dreadfulness
3. probably something terrible I haven’t heard about yet
(IT’S A TIE) 4. Addison’s & Hashimoto’s
(probably some more stuff in here)
6. Psoriasis (might be worse than Hashimoto’s?)
8. Low IgA