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Member Since 23 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 21 2005 07:53 AM

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Undiagnosed W A Difficult Dr- Help!

18 August 2004 - 06:10 PM

Hi! I would love to have a response to my situation. I'm 5 months pg and un-diagnosed. I'm trying to get diagnosed now. I had a blood test that was negaitive because I've been gluten free since last January. The Dr. of course won't do a biopsy until after my pg. Tho I'm not sure I want one anyway, what if my intestines have healed to the point where they can't diagnose. What a pain to go thru for a false/ positive. Does anyone know if Enterolabs does their testing with a Drs orders? My Dr. knows nothing about the DNA test, nor any of the stool tests and seems to think Entero lab is a scam because you don't have to go thru a Dr. to get them done. A huge crime to her, apparently! I'm not getting much help from her she chastised me for self-diagnosing. I'm glad I did or would have been very sick during this pg!

I would love some advice or at least some help in dealing with difficult doctors!



Pregnant And Un-diagnosed

23 July 2004 - 04:36 PM

Hi, I'm pregnant- 5 1/2 months. I am lactose intolerant and was dairy free for about a year and then started having similar symptoms this past Jan. I was told by a few people that I may have problems w/ wheat so I stopped eating wheat and gluten and felt 100 % better. I've since learned a lot about celiac disease and am sure I have it. At this point I'm trying to get tested thru Medicaid.

So, I was relatively gluten free for about 2 months before I conceived. And I feel great as long as I don't eat gluten. I'm taking gluten-free prenatals and was for 7 mos prior to conceiving. Would this have helped? I'm not gaining much weight, tho I was losing weight like crazy- 25 lbs before I conceived after going gluten-free. I'm afraid that the baby may not be getting all the nutrients she/ he needs. And I feel like it's effecting my ability to bond w/ this baby because I'm afraid of miscarrying.
What are some safe tests that I can take during pg to find out for sure? I've already taken a blood test which was negative since I had been gluten-free for 5 mos prior.



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