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dvjorge
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mari1983 wrote: Thank you,dvjorge, for responding.

I tested positive for high levels of antigliadin antibodies in my blood.I was also diagnosed via skin biopsy for a condition called, ” dermatitis herpetiformis, ” which is a stinging, dotted rash ONLY found in celiac disease patients.

When I ingest gluten, I turn into a different person. Stabbing stomach pains, celiac rash, fast weight loss, exhaustion, pale-oily /floating stools, joint/muscle pain, dark circles under eyes, distended abdomen, and a whole array of symptoms from being malnourished. My skin,hair and nails get very dry and brittle.

I do know that candida can trigger gluten intolerance. I’m not sure if it’s the egg or the chicken in my situation.lol Either the candida triggered the celiac or the celiac triggered the candida… It’s very difficult to have all of the puzzle pieces from the doctors in my area. They are pro antibiotics for everything. I told them I was on the candida diet and was told that I’m skinny enough and don’t need to do anything for candida and that an overgrowth in intestines is only found in AIDS patients! *sigh* The most I got from my doctor was a dose of nystatin for my thrush, last year.

Thanks,

Mari

Mari,
I know well all the details linked to Celiac since I have been studying it for more than 4 years. I have Gluten Intolerance ( don’t know until what point Celiac ) I have been tested by Endoscopy, biopsy, blood panel, and stool test done by Enterolab. I have been posting and getting information in two Celiac forums since 2009. Yes, there is a link between the fungal form of candida and Celiac. It looks like that when a person develops a fungal intestinal overgrowth ( the morphological pathogenic form of candida ) that person also develop Celiac or severe gluten intolerance. There is an explanation for that brought to the light by qualified researchers.
What I don’t know is if after resolving the pathogenic fungal overgrowth, that intolerance to gliadin also disappear. I haven’t been able to proof it myself yet.
I know about a few cases that were severely intolerant to gluten that were able to eat it again after battling candida successfully.
Those testimonies are very hard to find but, at least, I have heard about 3 or 4 cases.
It is evident you have Celiac because the blood panel showed it.
I don’t want to lose contact with you and want to track your progress. I believe I can help you. The thing is you need to begin a serious anticandida program and be absolutely gluten free. I guess you have been for a while but the presence of the pathogenic form of candida in your gut won’t allow progress. Gliadin and candida in its fungus form share an almost identical aminoacid sequence, so the immune response goes over either of them without distinguish one or the other.
The attack against the villi won’t stop until both thing be addressed. I had the same symptoms two years ago. The gluten free diet alone did nothing for me. I wasn’t until I began to address candida that the digestive function got better. I still have intestinal symptoms, but I digest the food better than before. Undigested food in stool, high stool volume, and hyper-defecation were some of my symptoms.
Jorge.
Here is the study:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12826451