Hi, all. I am new to this forum.
It's a weird and whacky road I have been on, yet after my thyroid meds did not seem to be working, I was referred to an endocrinologist. He did a myriad of tests, one which included the serum test for celiac disease. My results were IGg=35 and IGa= 33. I'm told that anything over 20 is a positive? Is it wise to go ahead and get the biopsy? I have had intense osteoarthritis since my 20's and have degenerative disc disease in my lumbar and cervical spines. Plus one total knee replacement and the other one needs to be as well. I am also anemic, but not due to iron or B12 deficiency. I have had a 24/7 headache since July of 2014, and have had constipation, fatigue and general 'blah' feeling as wekk. I have recently put on a lot of weight (despite not changing my diet), which has just added to how awful I feel in general. I thought a lot of that could be due to menopause, but it appears that gluten could be a culprit. I am just not sure what to do, for I don't have the "classic" symptoms for celiac disease.
Anyone have any thoughts about the biopsy procedure in my case?
Thank you so much for your help.