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Should I See My Gp Or Practice Nurse


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#1 Lee uk

 
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:30 AM

Hi All 

 

I am Lee for the UK

This is going to seem like I am a Hippocratic, well its how I feel when I list everything. 

 

I have been thinking about this for a long time,

I have had acid reflix, very bad heart burn, indestion, for some years now.I take omeprazole 20mg

They said I have a hiatus hernia.

I also have bloating if I eat 2 packs say of belvita in a morning I do not feel hungry all day.

and just feel tierd the rest of the day. and my stomach feel like a lead weight. 

 

if I have bread my stomach swells and looks like im pregnant its hard and when i went on the atkins with no bread it went down with in 3 days.

 

I have joint pain 

 

Elevated liver enzymes and shadows or lesions on my liver.

 

anxiety/depression

 

poor concentration and what I call a brain fart when it just goes blank

 

does this sound like a Gluten problem?

if so who do I see and what do I say

p.s Im also dislexic


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

Pl. check immediately with gp... Also , check micronutrient levels... You could have low b12 from what u describe...
Place stress on ur gp and get a celiac panel, complete blood work and vitamin b12
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#3 Lee uk

 
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

Pl. check immediately with gp... Also , check micronutrient levels... You could have low b12 from what u describe...
Place stress on ur gp and get a celiac panel, complete blood work and vitamin b12

 

Pl. check immediately with gp... Also , check micronutrient levels... You could have low b12 from what u describe...
Place stress on ur gp and get a celiac panel, complete blood work and vitamin b12

Thank you I also sometime have diarrhoea where I dearnt fart. is they anything lse i should ask my GP


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

Hi Lee,

 

I'm also from the UK. You need to see your doctor, explain your symptoms and request a coeliac blood panel, which you will probably have to make an appointment to see the nurse for. 

 

Coeliac UK is the main charity/support group in the UK. Here is their list of associated symptoms: https://www.coeliac....rmis/symptoms/ 

Other websites and organisations provide a list of over 300 associated symptoms, however UK doctors are likely to follow the same guidelines as Coeliac UK so I hope that list helps! Good luck. 


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#5 Lee uk

 
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:25 PM

Hi Lee,

 

I'm also from the UK. You need to see your doctor, explain your symptoms and request a coeliac blood panel, which you will probably have to make an appointment to see the nurse for. 

 

Coeliac UK is the main charity/support group in the UK. Here is their list of associated symptoms: https://www.coeliac....rmis/symptoms/ 

Other websites and organisations provide a list of over 300 associated symptoms, however UK doctors are likely to follow the same guidelines as Coeliac UK so I hope that list helps! Good luck. 

Thank you for the link will have a good look at it and contact my GP. 

what alcohol are you aloud, I like my whiskey but I guess that will not be aloud  :-( 


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#6 bartfull

 
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:37 PM

And here are the tests you should ask for:  

 

tTG IgA and tTG IgG

DGP IgA and DGP IgG

EMA IgA

total serum IgA control test


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gluten-free since June, 2011

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 29 January 2014 - 03:09 PM

Thanks bartfull, I couldn't remember the test names!

There is a ton of debate over whiskey but as I understand it, distillation removes the gluten protein and so it cannot trigger a coeliac reaction. I feel your pain, it was one of my first concerns :) It's worth noting though that it might be a bit tough on your insides at first. I laid off it for a few months but now we're friends again (in fact, I've just remembered a whiskey shaped Christmas prezzie sitting on the mantlepiece....) Anyway, that's to worry about if you are diagnosed!


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

Yes, you should see your doctor and request the blood tests for Celiac that bartful mentioned above.  I had benign lesions and elevated enzymes for my liver.  The enzymes returned to normalcy on a gluten free diet.  The joint pain, the liver enzymes, the anxiety/depression, its definitely worth checking into celiac disease.  Good luck.


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#9 Lee uk

 
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:53 PM

Thank you all for your support 

its my day off today so will can in and make an appointment with my GP, good news on the whiskey though :-)  


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:55 AM

I remember when I went to see  the practise nurse for a review about 2 months ago I told her then,  that me and the wife had gone on the atkins diet. I only weigh 10st.

and that my stomach had gone down in 3 days, I felt great full of energy no acid.

could this be due to the fact I have not had any bread or pasta.

she said yea sounds like it just dont eat bread or pasta

 

do they try and avoid doing the test cos you are then entitled to a prescription for bread? 

and does this apply to the uk 


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:34 PM

I remember when I went to see  the practise nurse for a review about 2 months ago I told her then,  that me and the wife had gone on the atkins diet. I only weigh 10st.

and that my stomach had gone down in 3 days, I felt great full of energy no acid.

could this be due to the fact I have not had any bread or pasta.

she said yea sounds like it just dont eat bread or pasta

 

do they try and avoid doing the test cos you are then entitled to a prescription for bread? 

and does this apply to the uk 

Hmm yeah you do wonder about the prescription thing! However the nurse might not know about Coeliac, and it's not up to her to request the tests. In my experience I saw the same doctor twice with mild tummy troubles and she basically ignored it. Then I saw a locum doctor who seemed very young, newly qualified and eager to please, who ran the test almost routinely. My GP surgery were then happy to prescribe my food without waiting for any further testing (eg. biopsy) because I'm in my final year of uni at the moment and just needed to be 100% to get through it! However that might have been because my blood test results were extremely high and a few other things, like severe and quite sudden anaemia, were pretty much conclusive that there was internal damage. It seems to vary by surgery and doctor - so change if you aren't happy with anything. 


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#12 Lee uk

 
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

Hmm yeah you do wonder about the prescription thing! However the nurse might not know about Coeliac, and it's not up to her to request the tests. In my experience I saw the same doctor twice with mild tummy troubles and she basically ignored it. Then I saw a locum doctor who seemed very young, newly qualified and eager to please, who ran the test almost routinely. My GP surgery were then happy to prescribe my food without waiting for any further testing (eg. biopsy) because I'm in my final year of uni at the moment and just needed to be 100% to get through it! However that might have been because my blood test results were extremely high and a few other things, like severe and quite sudden anaemia, were pretty much conclusive that there was internal damage. It seems to vary by surgery and doctor - so change if you aren't happy with anything. 

 I am seeing my GP on monday at 11 will let you know

I think I will need to Wright everything down and tell him everything hopefully he will do the tests, i work full time so have to pay for my prescription so it might not be any cheaper we will have to see what he says 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

Good luck!
Yeah, as I understand it in England you pay once (per month) for each type of product ordered. So, three loaves of bread cost the same as one loaf. Or, one loaf of bread and one box of flour each have separate charges so you pay once for both (I'm in Scotland - free prescription - but originally from England so I looked it up). However, if you pay a one off prescription fee charge (£101 a year) this covers everything and works out to around £2 a week, which is very cheap for what you get. 


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Gluten free 11/10/13

 

 

 


#14 Lee uk

 
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:42 PM

Good luck!
Yeah, as I understand it in England you pay once (per month) for each type of product ordered. So, three loaves of bread cost the same as one loaf. Or, one loaf of bread and one box of flour each have separate charges so you pay once for both (I'm in Scotland - free prescription - but originally from England so I looked it up). However, if you pay a one off prescription fee charge (£101 a year) this covers everything and works out to around £2 a week, which is very cheap for what you get. 

Feeling a bit nervous about going to see my GP this morning, I'm going to print out a list of things and how I feel cos my mind will go blank, I'm not going to say about food on prescription cos this might put him off, just going to tell him I told the nurse about the atkins diet and how I felt without bread or pasta (carbs) and see where we go from there. will let you all know in about 3 hours. thanks again for your suport  


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:35 AM

Just got back from my GP he says it souds like you defiantly have a wheat intolerance he recommended the stone age diet

No wheat no dairy no egg no coffee no black tea.

 

he has asked for blood tests for wheat intolerance and coeliacs they do blood tests on a Wednesday, he sad it might take 2 weeks to come back 

he also recomended a book the complete guide to food allergy.


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