Questions about Celiac Disease
I'm recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis and was recently tested for celiac antibodies (I can't remember which one) along with the RA Factor, Anti-CCP, CBC and Liver tests about a week ago. The nurse at the doctor's office said the celiac test was high and that the Rheumatologist will go over the results with me the next time I see him. I was wondering if Celiac disease is something that can develop over time in people that are not born with it? I did have a diet high in pasta, breads, grains, and the like for a good part of my life, mostly cause it's cheap. So I'm wondering with the RA diagnosis if I have a mild case of Celiac disease and will have to eliminate gluten in my diet. I've noticed a bit of a change in bowel habits; my stools are loose and a yellowish brown color when I 'go' and are a bit watery. I'm wondering if it's a part of my medications too (just started on them last night). Any help and answers are appreciated
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HBP, 3/2004, Rheumatoid Arthritis, 8/2007
Coreg, 6.25mg x2 daily, Maxzide 37.5/25 mg x1 daily, Claritin 10mg x1 daily
Last edited by Storm Moon; 01-24-2008 at 06:09 PM.