RaywuweiMember Since 06 May 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 27 2015 04:31 PM
Blood test positive on 4/25/12. Biopsy confirmed on 5/11/12
The only thing I thought I could be diagnosed with was being a Beer Snob, until March when I had sudden onset stomach symptoms. The ZoomCare doctor I initially saw thought it might be an ulcer and referred me to a GI specialist. He doubted there was anything wrong, brushing off my instances of vomiting as food poisoning. He shrugged me off, so I figured everything was fine. The next week he left me a voice mail message, which I listened to while sitting at my desk at work. "Everything looks fine, no ulcer, though I tested you for a wheat allergy and it came back positive for celiac disease. DO NOT begin a gluten free diet, and I'll see you for your endoscopy, plus I'll add a biopsy to confirm." *Click*
I was dumbfounded, literally holding a half-eaten cookie in my hand as I listened to the message. I'd never heard of this before and the only wheat allergy symptoms I was aware of were an "itchy mouth" after drinking Blue Moon beer or other low-grade, poorly processed wheat. This symptom was something that doctors never took seriously. It's good to know that I'm not imagining things, though not being able to drink craft beer and just watching my diet in general will be quite a paradigm shift.
I can't wait to learn more about his community and hope to make some helpful connections! There is power, and knowledge, in numbers.
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- Birthday July 24, 1988
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