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Member Since 15 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 16 2011 12:33 AM

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Diagnosed And Very Upset Now

15 February 2011 - 11:09 AM

Hi everyone, it's been a really bad day today, it's just sinking in now.
Yesterday I got the news from my doctor that my blood test came back positive for coeliac disease. I've been suffering from pains and bloating in my stomach for about 4 years now. My symptoms now are manifesting as a stinging sensation on the wall of my stomach. I'm 28 years old, from the UK and I'm totally devastated by this. All the foods I love to eat I am no longer able too. I really don't think I can cope with the type of diet I am being told to follow.
My GP told me that the results of my test were rather odd however. She said normally they would expect to see other things in my blood, but she said everything else came back completely normal (I was not anaemic either which she also said was rather odd). Is there a possibility of a false positive diagnosis here? I'm going to hospital soon for further tests but I feel so depressed now, I just can't imagine having to eat this way for the rest of my life. I also read that my chances of developing intestinal cancer and lymph nodes cancer are increased now.
I'm so miserable, yet at the same time I'm holding out hope that because the doc said my results were odd, I may not be coeliac and instead may just have a sensitivity to gluten. Is this possible? I'm also worried about money because here in rip off Britain, the prices of these gluten free foods is just ridiculous.
Any advice or words much appreciated.

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