Please forgive me if I sound naive but I have been following the diet and I do feel better. I will eat something I am not supposed to and become very sick. Then I get back on the diet and I am better.
I never intentionally take myself off the diet.
What can a doctor do for a celiac? What do the tests consist of? Can a doctor possibly make us feel better or are they just there to diagnose & hold our hand and send us home? I have serious food allergies and I also strongly believe I am a celiac w/ several food diaries to back-up this belief. I believe my son is a celic from all the symptoms he's showing.
I have been misdiagnosed by many doctors. Looking back I remember one doctor told me to take the medicine and eat a stack of pancakes every morning. I did and I was sick...very sick. I told her that I stopped taking the medicine because I was throwing up. She told me I did not eat enough pancakes and the doctor degraded, insulted me, told me I was stupid and would have to begin the medicine all over again.
Am I doing myself and my son a great injustice by not going to the doctor? Or am I saving him from the abuse of a "Practicing" doctor.
As far as I know I have two options.
1. Find an allergy specialist that deals w/ celiac patients
2. Find a gastointestinal specialist
What else is there?
I just don't want a doctor to give my son or I medicine that's going to destroy our organs and make us sick for a very long time. My father was undiagnosed and he died from pancreatic cancer. Looking back on his diet and his symptoms he had to of been a celiac. Believe me I have done a lot of research as well as disciphering my families medical history. At this point I am totally lost because I do not know what the next step should be.
Blue Eyed Vegan
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