Good evening everyone,
It's my first post here so I might as well introduce myself. I'm 22 years old and from Portugal.
Ever since I had an appendicectomy a year ago, I began having loads of symptoms such as loss of focus, memory, constipation, bone pain, speedy heartbeats and the normal symptoms of celiac.
The situation has worsened (I stopped being able to go to my track practice because I was always fatigued and to the gym as well). My family physician did some analysis and said I had iron-deficiency anemia and gave me some iron supplements to deal with it. As expected they did nothing.
Thankfully, I'm a Pharmacy Student and had a Pathophysiology class this semester and we spoke about celiac disease. I went to my physician and asked if it couldn't be that....she said that was impossible since I would need to have it since little and I had to have diarrhea and the normal old doctor mumbo jumbo about celiac. Well, since I'm stubborn, I asked to go through an endoscopy/colonoscopy (since she wouldn't prescribe the antitransglutaminase analysis) and I received the results today: turns out I have celiac disease (Marsh Stage 3B) and a bit of chronic gastritis (I guess it's connected with the celiac disease) and lymphoid hyperplasia (Guess it's also connected).
So I posted this topic for two reasons:
-First, to thank everyone around here for this brilliant source of information about my new condition which is much more advanced than anything in my country where celiac disease is still seen as that disease where people must have diarrhea and whose all symptoms are gastrointestinal.
-Second: I have an appointment with my physician tomorrow and other than punching her face with the pathology report, I would like to know which blood analysis should I ask for (other than thyroid ones) to evaluate my body condition.
Thanks in advance