If it showed damage, what was the doctor's rationale for not diagnosing?
I mean, I understand if there was no damage, but I thought damage was what they were looking for?
Not quite sure why he was so against diagnosing me. He said he hates to put me on such a restrictive diet if the biopsy came back negative. I was just like ok great its negative but I am going to stay on the gluten free diet cause its the only thing that gets rid of the pain. I had also been gluten free for about four months, but he refused to take that into consideration for a negative biopsy. Whatever I, just like a lot of people here want to just give up on these doctors all together
The medical establishment has brainwashed everyone to think they must have an endoscopy. They say it's the gold standard yet the only gold I see out of it is the gold lining the doctor's pockets.
I think they should only do an endoscopy if your blood tests are negative and they think you might have celiac. But if you get positive blood tests like I did the docs insist you must stay on gluten and have the stupid biopsy... a month or two later when they get around to it. I refused and went gluten free. Blood tests do NOT have false positives. If you get a tiny bit positive you have celiac but they have tons of false negatives.
Doctors are trained to treat things with drugs. Period. If there isn't a drug the disease doesn't exist to many of them. We have been bamboozled into having the same thinking, so people have a hard time accepting something to do with diet. Yet it's our diets that are killing us. Not just celiacs on gluten, but everyone eating as much chemicals and poison and filth as they can because it has a smiling cartoon character on it. Then everyone weighs too much and has cancer and instead of eating real food like fruits and vegetables, they want to keep drinking 2 liters of soda per day and have the drugs kill off the cancer all those chemicals created.
I wish more people would quit telling their darn families every detail about their medical diagnosis!!!!!! If you say you have cancer NOBODY questions you. Nobody says how was it diagnosed. Was it by blood tests or biopsies? But with celiac people have the nerve to ask how you found out. LIE to them! Tell them it was blood tests and then move on if you are self diagnosed. They dont' need to know and it's none of their business.
I have a huge bitterness and anger toward doctors who torture patients with endoscopy to "double check" the diagnosis when they know damn well that blood tests are adequate. It's unethical and it's against the hypocratic oath. They promise to do no harm, yet so many on this board were harmed by staying on gluten when they were already so sick.
You got me ranting now. This is a big hot button issue with me.
I don't know exactly what you meant by your comment regarding cancer medications, but I took that quite offensively. I am a cancer survivor myself and when I read your comment it made me feel like you think all cancer patients live poor lifestyles and think its ok if they get cancer cause the drugs will get rid of it all, just look at the cancer death rates every year. I am also an oncology nurse and will not deny that certain cancers are brought on by lifestyle habits but not all of them. I personally was only 18, pretty young in my book to get cancer, chances are I had not done too much damage to my body at that time. And what about these infants that get cancer they did not do anything to get cancer. Also my mother in law is currently fighting cancer and before she got sick she was a personal trainer and did drink or smoke. Also just because people eat fruits does not mean they are not taking in chemicals, unfortunately our government is so money hungry that chemicals have seemed into pretty much every bit of soil we have, I wonder how 'organic' organic fruits and vegetables really are.