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#1 Celtic Queen

 
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

Ugh, I just need to get this out there to some people who understand.  I have been gluten free for 2 years and I think that has resolved some of my issues, but I suspect that some other health issues have come to the forefront now.  I've been dealing with this off and on for about 6 months.

 

I love my GP.  She is a wonderful, kind, caring doctor.  But she's not understanding what's wrong with me.  I tell her that I'm tired all the time and can barely get up out of bed in the morning.  She wants to describe another anti-depressant for me.  I tell her that I feel like my metabolism is crawling after I get glutened, and she prescribes a stimulant for me.  She wants me to lose weight, and I do too, but I want to figure out what's going on with my body first.  There is something wrong with me and pushing another pill at me isn't going to fix it.

 

So I decided to visit a Naturopath that a friend recommended.  He has his MD but practices integrative medicine.  I called to make an appointment and their next new patient appointment isn't until April!  Yes, April.  I'm so frustrated.  There's are two other clinics in town - one with an MD on staff one one with just a naturopath - but I don't know anyone who has been to either.  And all the reviews on this first guy are awesome. 

 

Of course insurance won't pay for any of this, so it will all be out of my pocket and will likely cost $1,000 or more.  If I'm spending that much money, I want to make sure I go to someone good and that I get the help I need.  But I don't want to keep feeling like crap until April.

 

On top of all this, DS has been undergoing ADD testing for the past month.  He finally got all the testing done and we can't get into his psychologist until the end of next month.  So there's another month of school gone by without him having either medicine or a plan in place.  And the school can't finish his IEP until the doctor is done with his paperwork.  And, I'm going to get him genetically tested for the Celiac genes, but was waiting until we had to go back to the pediatrician to get him on the ADD medicine to have it cheek swab done at the same time.  I have high deductible insurance so each time I walk in her door it costs me $145, hence the need to combine stuff into one visit.  So I have to wait on that too.

 

I'm not normally a hypochondriac but I keep searching the web to find out what's wrong with me.  And I keep coming up with a variety of possible things - thyroid issues, histamine intolerance, other food intolerances, adrenal fatigue.  I want to find out which of these things are causing my issues so that I can start feeling better.

 

It's just frustrating because I feel like I'm stuck in limbo, waiting on other people.  Anyway, thanks for listening to my pity party. 


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Blood tested 8-11 positive, Biopsy 9-11 negative (long story, most gastro drs. are morons)

gluten-free 7-11, Dairy Free (mostly) 8-13 - Everything but butter.  Can't live life without butter....
 

DS - negative blood test, just diagnosed with ADD and other learning disorders, DNA test positive - high risk

Issues related to gluten: depression, low iron, hair loss, positive ana test for lupus, low vitamin D, headache, sinusitis, environmental allergies, brain fog, GI problems, weight gain....the list goes on....


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

rant ahoy!  lolz 

 

can you get on a waiting list?  sometimes doctors will get cancellations and you can get in earlier. 


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:06 AM

I am on the waiting list and the receptionist said they sometimes have cancellations, but she can't say for sure if they will.  If I hadn't heard such good things about this guy, I would go find someone else.  But my options are really limited and he seems like the best NP in town.


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Blood tested 8-11 positive, Biopsy 9-11 negative (long story, most gastro drs. are morons)

gluten-free 7-11, Dairy Free (mostly) 8-13 - Everything but butter.  Can't live life without butter....
 

DS - negative blood test, just diagnosed with ADD and other learning disorders, DNA test positive - high risk

Issues related to gluten: depression, low iron, hair loss, positive ana test for lupus, low vitamin D, headache, sinusitis, environmental allergies, brain fog, GI problems, weight gain....the list goes on....


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:40 AM

maybe you will get lucky - you do have the luck of the irish going for you ;)


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arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

only YOU can prevent forest fires - smokey t. bear

 

have a nice day :)

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

While you're waiting at least you can test out the "other intolerances" theory. Do an elimination diet. Ditch all of the common foods that cause intolerances like corn, soy, nightshades, dairy, and whatever else you suspect. I'm not familiar with high histamine foods, but salicylates are another one that can cause problems. Get your diet down to the very basics and maybe only try one new food a month so you'll have time to see if you start feeling better.

 

I hope things improve for you soon. ((((HUGS))))


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Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.

Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Somebody posted a link for online medical tests you can order yourself without a doctors involvement a while back.  If you can find a  lab to do them for you, they might be less expensive and you wouldn't have to wait.  You could get thyroid testing done for instance.  I don't remember the lab name but someone else may.


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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:50 AM

Thanks for the ideas everyone.  I didn't respond earlier because I was sick all weekend with a horrible headache.  I'm going back to basics and doing an elimination diet and keeping a food journal.  I started both a while back but the lack of energy makes it hard for me to stick to it.  I've determined I'm going to this time.


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Blood tested 8-11 positive, Biopsy 9-11 negative (long story, most gastro drs. are morons)

gluten-free 7-11, Dairy Free (mostly) 8-13 - Everything but butter.  Can't live life without butter....
 

DS - negative blood test, just diagnosed with ADD and other learning disorders, DNA test positive - high risk

Issues related to gluten: depression, low iron, hair loss, positive ana test for lupus, low vitamin D, headache, sinusitis, environmental allergies, brain fog, GI problems, weight gain....the list goes on....






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