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elizabethh

Member Since 04 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 10 2012 05:42 PM
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#770968 We Need To Start A Thread On Stupid Stuff Doctors Say!

Posted by elizabethh on 04 February 2012 - 05:23 PM

I have a good one! Just a little over a month ago I was at the doctor's office for the stomach flu, and he asked me about the celiac disease after seeing it on my chart so I just briefly explained to him what happens with that, then he says:

Doctor: "Wow you need to get that checked out, you have that really bad and you need to find out what's going on."
Me: "What do you mean?"
Doctor: "You have a severe case of it, other people do not have it as badly as you do."
Me(getting nervous and confused): "What exactly do you mean? I have it worse?"
Doctor: "Well when people have celiac disease they can't eat gluten while they're sick, but once their intestines heal then they can eat gluten again."

WHAAAAT?!

Totally never thought I would look at a DOCTOR, feeling like they are totally stupid. I spent like 15 minutes explaining to him how it really is and being in total shock that anyone could think/say that, much less a doctor! Omg!

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