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BKnight561

Member Since 25 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2012 06:35 PM
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In Topic: Please Help! Concerned About Potential Of Celiac.

25 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

I really appreciate your advice. Since celiac disease is considered an auto-immune disease, it will trigger what we call a MEB (Medical Eval Board) and most likely lead to discharge. :-( I'm ok with that....I'd rather be healthy. There are no rumors of that changing any time soon, especially with all the cuts they're making. I'm already on shore-duty, so that doesn't make a difference either.

I go in on Thursday, and I'm going to request that full panel. You mentioned eating iodine...funny. The dermatologist told me to avoid SHRIMP. Said it's probably flaring up the dermatitis..?? I told her I eat it because I'm anemic. She wants me placed on iron--shots. I need this panel done before they start treating more symptoms inappropriately. Thank you again.

My next question is this, then...let's say I DO come back positive for celiac via blood screen, what's the next step in the process, and how do you recommend I prepare?