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#1 iszler

 
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:53 AM

Hi everyone,
I just found this website yesterday and was on it for a couple hours. I just put in a call to my doctor, to get tested for celiac. I have suspected it for sometime now. I feel a little weird about going in and saying I want tested for it without the doctor recomending it, and I'm a little nervous that he might blow me off and try something else. I made a list of all of my symptoms to take into him(fatigue, depression, irritability, dental enamel defects, diarrhea, Constant flatulence, Abdominal pain & bloating, Stomach rumbling, mouth sores (small), and headaches). I am a little discouraged because it seems like it is hard to get a diagnosis. Last month I did the South Beach Diet (no carbs except veggies) and my issues seemed to disappear. I hope this dosn't mess with the test results. I also was wondering if I should even tell him about the diet because then he might say well, just keep eating that way and then not do the test. It would be REALLY hard for me to stick to a gluten-free diet without a diagnosis. I hope this makes sense. I guess I just need some encouragement. Thanks, Adrianne.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:51 AM

Sounds like it could be celiac. Make sure the full panel is run. Also you need to be on gluten while testing. You should be on gluten for 3 months prior to testing and having equal to 2-3 pieces of bread a day. Otherwise tests could come back false.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:58 AM

You need to be tested for Celiac with those list of symptoms. They are classic celiac disease symptons and the doctor should be more than happy to test you. Just remember that the doctor is working for you! I know how you feel about asking for certain tests. I was the same way. I was intimidated by doctors, but now if one doesn't want to listen, I will find another one.
Good luck!
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