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PattyBoots

Member Since 11 May 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 13 2012 03:31 PM
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In Topic: We Need To Start A Thread On Stupid Stuff Doctors Say!

25 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Which is why I have a list of questions I have to "interview" a doctor I've been told is good before I even get into his "practice". Top of the list is, "Can you listen to a question I have without using that time to think about what you're going to say next?"

In Topic: Genetic Testing-Laboratory Recommendations?

25 April 2012 - 05:39 AM

I got an email on April 19 from Prometheus stating that they will discontinue the genetic testing as of April 30 and the myceliacid.com address will be shut down on May 18. Also, directly from the email: "Prometheus will continue to offer celiac genetics testing which can be ordered by your healthcare provider." IOW, you'll no longer be able to order it on your own, but you can try to get a doctor to order it. I'm sure it has something to do with the insurance companies getting their knickers in a knot.

I had the test done; I'm glad I did because I have both the DQ2.2 AND the DQ2.5 genes. Explains a lot for me and my family history.

In Topic: We Need To Start A Thread On Stupid Stuff Doctors Say!

24 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

Went to dermatologist for ugly, itchy, weepy rash, particularly around my midsection and chest. Doctor walks in and takes one look. Conversation goes as follows:

Doc: Nasty lookin' rash. Bet it itches.
Me: Uh huh. What is it?
Doc: *shrugs shoulders* Dunno. Here's some cream. Probably won't help, but that's all I can give you.
Me: *boggles* How about all my allergies? (I show him my RAST test that shows I'm allergic to trees and weeds, molds and mites, grasses, etc. - not just allergic but off the charts)
Doc: Has nothing to do with it. See ya.

I know now for sure it was DH.