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Member Since 24 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 26 2009 06:17 PM

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In Topic: Can You Have celiac disease But Be Ok Eating Wheat?

24 January 2009 - 06:09 PM

Wow! Thanks guys, I really appreciate all the feedback. As I suspected, I'll need to switch to a doctor who actually knows about celiac disease. I think lizard00 is probably right. There can be very good gastroenterologists (I think mine is decent for non-celiac problems) who know nothing about celiac disease. Then again, a specialist who knows little to nothing about something so important in their field is hardly what you would call "good"... Especially when he's ignorant yet he affirms BS so strongly!

Thanks all, I'll be switching docs now...

In Topic: Can You Have celiac disease But Be Ok Eating Wheat?

24 January 2009 - 04:54 PM

For the record, I definitely have celiac disease (I see there are some threads discussing celiac disease vs gluten intolerance, etc.). I've been diagnosed via blood tests and biopsy. I also developed osteoporosis (at age 18!) and later anemia, as well as ulcers in my mouth and throat. And diarrhea, of course. I've also been diagnosed with ADHD in the past (in case you are one of those who believe in an ADHD-celiac disease correlation).

The part about the allergy test refers to those doctors that prick your arm in 20 places with tiny needles containing allergens, and watch for red spots. The doctor also put some patches on my back containing actual pieces of allergens (meat, wheat, etc.) that I kept there for something like 3 days.

He said I was sensitive to beans, mites (like bed mites), yeast, and a little bit to peanuts. But he said that there definitely was no reaction at all to wheat.

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