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iszler added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsSo ConfusedI just got my test results back and I might as well be reading Japanese, because I do not understand them. Anyways, what is IgA Ser Qn and does anyone know what the normal range is for that?
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iszler added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsFeeling FrustrstedI went to the doctor yesterday, and the doctor laughted when I said that I thought I might have celiac diease. He said he rarely see celiac and when he does the people are rail thin with bloated stomachs( I'm 5'6 140lbs.) He said he thought my symptoms were just stress from my job(teacher) He did go ahead and do the blood tests, but he also said that it was just IBS and he gave me a prescription for Dicyclomine. My results come back on Friday. If they are negative what should I do? Should just keep eating normal and take these pills or should I get a second opinion?
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iszler added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsGetting Tested FridayHi everyone,
I just found this website yesterday and was on it for a couple hours. I just put in a call to my doctor, to get tested for celiac. I have suspected it for sometime now. I feel a little weird about going in and saying I want tested for it without the doctor recomending it, and I'm a little nervous that he might blow me off and try something else. I made a list of all of my symptoms to take into him(fatigue, depression, irritability, dental enamel defects, diarrhea, Constant flatulence, Abdominal pain & bloating, Stomach rumbling, mouth sores (small), and headaches). I am a little discouraged because it seems like it is hard to get a diagnosis. Last month I did the South Beach Diet (no carbs except veggies) and my issues seemed to disappear. I hope this dosn't mess with the test results. I also was wondering if I should even tell him about the diet because then he might say well, just keep eating that way and then not do the test. It would be REALLY hard for me to stick to a gluten-free diet without a diagnosis. I hope this makes sense. I guess I just need some encouragement. Thanks, Adrianne.
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