Any link between Gluten and a positive ANA test???
by Michelle Ogle
My grandmother was diagnosed with a Gluten allergy 30 years ago. My Aunt has Lupus, my father is hypothyroid. I was sent through the gamut of tests several years ago because of fatigue and chronic muscle aches. I was told I had Lupus because of a positive ANA. I was then sent to another physician who ran blood work and said that the tests did not reveal anything.
I continue to this day to struggle with weight loss. I battle fatigue and depression and have so for as long as I can remember. I gained over 100 pounds after being on Paxil and have never been able to take the weight off. Many people who know me are at a loss because I eat very healthy. No sodas, no caffeine, limit my sugar intake and no alcohol. Fresh vegetables and fruit daily. Some how the weight remains.
Should I suggest being tested for a gluten sensitivity? It would not hurt given everything else I have tried. What do you say to your doctor to get them to do it? Thanks