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My sister (who is a hypochondriac) has now decided that she too has Celiac. She refuses to get tested, complains all the time about how she feels, and asks me about my symptoms.

I have had to stop talking to her, because she doesn't get it. She thinks Celiac is something fun??!! She thinks she will get special attention if she has it??!!

I told her all the scary stuff my doctors shared with me. I told her it wasn't a game. She has pulled this prank before - when my mother had breast cancer and when my baby sister was in a near fatal accident.

It's more annoying than anything else. She thinks it is a game. I would NEVER wish Celiac on anyone!!

So frustrated!!!

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My sister (who is a hypochondriac) has now decided that she too has Celiac. She refuses to get tested, complains all the time about how she feels, and asks me about my symptoms.

I have had to stop talking to her, because she doesn't get it. She thinks Celiac is something fun??!! She thinks she will get special attention if she has it??!!

I told her all the scary stuff my doctors shared with me. I told her it wasn't a game. She has pulled this prank before - when my mother had breast cancer and when my baby sister was in a near fatal accident.

It's more annoying than anything else. She thinks it is a game. I would NEVER wish Celiac on anyone!!

So frustrated!!!

tell her you won't talk to her again unless she get tested, and then really do it. It is a reasonable and strong lever point. She might really be celiac as well. On the other hand, there's no obligation to be nice to an annoying person just because she's a family member: steer clear...

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tell her you won't talk to her again unless she get tested, and then really do it. It is a reasonable and strong lever point. She might really be celiac as well. On the other hand, there's no obligation to be nice to an annoying person just because she's a family member: steer clear...

Thank you alesusy!! I like your advice!! I'll definitely speak to her about getting tested!!

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Celiac is genetic so it is quite possible she also does have celiac. Many of us have been called hypochondriacs and told we just wanted to be sick. Share your knowledge of the disease or refer her here to answer her questions if you don't care to answer them. She should be tested and your being diagnosed is a reason to give her doctor to test her. Celiac can be hard to deal with, especially at first and it might not be a bad thing to have another family member to help others in the family understand.

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For most of my childhood and well into adulthood, I thought my Mom was a hypochondriac. She too thought she had whatever someone she knew was diagnosed with. Every day it seemed she had a different complaint. Headache one day, backache the next. Sick stomach the following day, dizzy the next.

I STILL haven't forgiven myself for thinking she was making it all up. When I found out she had had celiac all her life, and that when she went gluten-free she became a new person, I felt terrible. It was only after I had lost her that I got celiac, and now I feel even guiltier. When I get to Heaven, the very first thing I am going to do is apologize to Mom.

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My dad said he will get tested and I told my sister to get tested. Once she gets her results back, I will talk to her about it.

I do feel bad for not believing her, but she does have a track record for making things up. I hope she gets tested and then we will know the answer.

Thanks all for your comments!! Very helpful!! :)

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