Just wanted to add that another option for you would be to get the gene testing. If you're negative for the Celiac gene, then you cannot have Celiac - you most likely have gluten sensitivity. No need to do the gluten challenge. That said, I agree with the others that 1) your doctor is an idiot and/or ignorant and 2) you'd have to do a gluten challenge to get a reliable Celiac test at this point.
FYI, we have more than one biopsy proven celiac that does don't have those genes that post on this board.
Adalaide, thank you! And I couldn't agree more. Not really sure what his "issue" is. But he is being awefully restrictive when I think he doesn't need to be. The funny part about this is this is a state job and most bosses are generally alot more relaxed. He on the other hand is a bit more black and white. No bending. So I will talk to him once more and if needed go for the ada/intermittent leave stuff. I really love my job and the pay is fantastic, plus we get alot of time off since it's a state job, but I haven't been here long (and I have told him about my medical needs/issues) he seems understanding but I think he's been here so long he has the mentality that people need to put their time in before they can take time off. Which is ridiculous lol.
I think you may have misunderstood. Perhaps it is mandatory that insurance pay for the mammograms? I don't see them sending out the police to round everyone up who didn't get a mammogram.
perhaps not. But might they deny care for advanced breast cancer when eventually found, if the mamo was declined? you know, the carrot and the stick? what about persons pursuing alternative care for their children? would they be sanctioned? interesting thought.