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#1 jhol

 
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

hi,

 

just received my appointment for allergy tests on the 8th may.so now ive got to go through all the notes ive made over the months and try and make some sense of them. im really worried coz i just clam up when im in the docs, i do it every time even when i write notes down and take them with me.

is there something i should be asking for or saying? - other than the obvious "this is what happens when i eat such and such"

has anyone had allergy tests and been through the initial consultation? just dont want them to say i dont really need the tests done.

thanks

 

 


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#2 Deaminated Marcus

 
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

Hi johl,

 

I'm the same way, I have to have my printed notes when I see a doctor.

Some are annoyed but most don't mind and some compliment me.

 

I saw an allergist to see what foods were causing me my asthma.

She did the IgE skin scratch test.

 

My doctor also told me to ask her about my fibromyalgia as she's an immunologist but

she didn't know much.  She was snappy the whole time.

 

As for the testing for the Celiac, she said to do tTG and the (outdated) AGA tests.

I couldn't believe how out of date she was.

I expected a specialist to be up to date.

I learned of the DGP from reading on this site.

 

Good luck with the allergist appointment and don't be shy to bring your notes.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

I went to an allergist as I was still having issues after going gluten free. she did skin tests and just started with the more likely offenders in her experience. turned out to be allergic to dairy and soy which I had suspected after doing some elimination testing on my own.

 

all in all it turned out to be just what I needed as it confirmed my feelings of what I was reacting to.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

thanks for the reply,s 

 

im in the process of sorting and rewriting my notes up - feel like im in college again!!!  just hope i get some answers this time.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

I'm seeing a gastroenterologist soon.

I've been preparing notes too but last night I dreamed I was having a consult with a gastroenterologist and I brought the wrong notes.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

ha! :D marcus, 

 

im not at that stage yet! but i have been transformed back in time to my school days where i would put off doing my homework until absolutely the last minute which meant i had to stay up to 3 in the morning to finish it!!! im currently watchin telly, drinking a brew and messing about on my computer with my notes beside me - untouched!! at least ive got till next wednesday to sort them out.... 


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