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We Need To Start A Thread On Stupid Stuff Doctors Say!


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#196 Alys

 
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

My fav was my first GI visit 12 yrs ago. A quick behind glove test, and then back to his office for the results.

Dr.: "Stop stressing out, and this should go away"
Me : (nearly crying from being so sick) "ok" not knowing better back then
Dr: "you may also want to pick up some Benadryl for those hives and rashes you have on you skin'"

So stress causes celiac and Benadryl solves DH?? wouldn't that be grand. Wish I had known better back then. On a positive note my dr now rocks and the medical community is finally starting to handle is seriously.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

I don't have too many horror stories...I've been lucky with docs. My family's GP is kind of scary though. Apparently he's a great doctor, but I don't know if I believe the hype! He always fights with his receptionist, which probably raises the blood pressure of everyone in the waiting room. When I had my positive blood test, all of the doctors who saw it said, "woah, yeah, you definitely have celiac" (but recommended the biopsy too, of course). Two gastros recommended that my immediate family members get a blood test, just in case. My dad went in and the GP said that he shouldn't get the blood test if he doesn't have symptoms. 'Cause no one with celiac doesn't show symptoms. I wonder if he'll allow the blood test now that I've been officially diagnosed?
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#198 bartfull

 
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

You know, with celiac being in the news so much lately, you'd think doctors would "brush up" on it. I fear that those who do just go back to the books they studied when they were in medical school rather than getting the LASTEST information.

And that makes me wonder, what OTHER diseases and conditions do doctors not keep up on? No wonder we are taking our lives in our hands every time we visit the doctor!
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#199 squirmingitch

 
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

You ever get the feeling that most of the doctors out there went to the Frank Burns School of Medicine?
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Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

No, I'm with Bartful -- you need to look at the newest books on their bookshelves, except most of them don't seem to have bookshelves any more (except my PCP, and she has the latest stuff :wub:
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

A lady on a different, unrelated forum just told me her nephew was diagnosed with 50% Celiac. :blink:
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

This thread is scary or hilarious, or both.

I just emailed my doc about a severe allergic reaction during my recent gluten challenge and also mentioned the constant, chronic diarrhea I've had since June. Another doc was filling in for mine, and today she wrote, "It sounds like you're getting better."

(*pulls hair out with both hands*) !!!!

Then she said to check in again when my regular doc is back in December. Sheeeeeesh!!
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

A lady on a different, unrelated forum just told me her nephew was diagnosed with 50% Celiac. :blink:


HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!
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#204 mushroom

 
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

A lady on a different, unrelated forum just told me her nephew was diagnosed with 50% Celiac. :blink:


Did she say what the other 50% was? IBS maybe??
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#205 AandGsmomma

 
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

OMG! 50% Celiac and 50% dumb ass doctor prehaps?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:02 AM

You ever get the feeling that most of the doctors out there went to the Frank Burns School of Medicine?


Yes, but we're showing our ages if we "Get" this reference.

No, I'm with Bartful -- you need to look at the newest books on their bookshelves, except most of them don't seem to have bookshelves any more (except my PCP, and she has the latest stuff :wub:


That's an awesome doc. Like my GI--who asks me if I have any new articles for him.

A lady on a different, unrelated forum just told me her nephew was diagnosed with 50% Celiac. :blink:


That's a new diagnostic criteria? Holy crappers, we should alert Dr. Fasano!

This thread is scary or hilarious, or both.




Oh, it's all that, kid.




(I have purged the multi-quote hampering ghosts apparently.)
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

Wow a quad - high fives all around!

50% made me snort my nettle tea - unfortunately it is more sad than funny.

Here's hoping we find a few more Hawkeyes and TJs rather than Frank Burns out there ;)
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

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Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)


#208 bartfull

 
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

50%. That means the kid can have a sandwich made with one slice of Udi's and one slice of Wonderbread? Or maybe it means the kid only has celiac from the waist down? Celiac on Monday's, Wednesday's, Friday's, and from noon to midnight on Saturday's?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

OK nowwww I get the Frank Burns thing... doh!
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

50%. That means the kid can have a sandwich made with one slice of Udi's and one slice of Wonderbread? Or maybe it means the kid only has celiac from the waist down? Celiac on Monday's, Wednesday's, Friday's, and from noon to midnight on Saturday's?



:lol: :lol: Barty made me snort my nettle tea too.

OK nowwww I get the Frank Burns thing... doh!



....and....she's got it!! ;)
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif





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