I went to the free clinic and explained my problem to the doctor there. (I couldn't see paying for a $100 plus office visit just so I could get a prescription.) Not only did he write me a 'script, but I found the only doctor I would ever trust by doing so. He spent over an hour with me, and I found out he does that with every patient! He's the one who accepted MY diagnosis of celiac, based on results from the diet plus family history. He's also the one who sent me to his nutritionist (at his regular practice) and told her to go easy on me because I was broke. I can't even remember now, but I THINK that after spending 2 1/2 hours with me, she charged ten bucks. I gave her twenty and felt guilty about it, but I really was broke at the time, and so grateful to have found these people.
Do NOT take regular Tylenol!! It will only make your pain worse. If your gastro's nurse refused, you should insist on talking to the doctor himself. If he won't do it, maybe you can try another doctor - your GP, or even check out a free clinic near you.
gluten-free since June, 2011
It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!
Life is good!