New doctor...new opportunity.
Doctors often start with a question such as this:
What am I seeing you for today...these and similar questions often lead us away from talking about the whole health picture.
Bring two pieces of paper into the exam with you.
First a list of symptom history. Review this with the doctor....be sure to point out while you do have some anxiety - you do not have an eating disorder - explain about the bloating and bowel issues as you have here. I find having a simple bullet point list helps me give the doctor a more accurate picture than he/she gets when I let them lead the conversation.
Second is list if all the testing you are looking for to rule out Celiac Disease. Nicole has provided a very complete list...I would use it...here is the list of nutrient/misc tests my celiac doctor ran at diagnosis along with all my follow ups.
B1 B2 B6 B12 D K Iron Ferritin Copper Zinc
CMP - Complete Metabolic Panel covers many of the other nutrients not listed above
CBC - Complete Blood Count checks the items Nicole mentioned plus liver enzemes, etc.
An optional third item would be a complete list of symptoms associated with Celiac Disease....I will add the link later...cant do from my mobile device.
Most important - preparation for this appt will help to reduce the anxiety that can happen at any doctor appt. Prepare and breath. Before you go into the appt concentrate on taking a few deep breaths and then again once you are in the exam room.
The doctor should be there to help...unfortunately some of them forget this and are dismissive. Hopefully this will be one of the ones that listens to his/her patients.
Hang in there