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psh827

Member Since 04 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 04 2012 03:04 PM
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Awaiting Diagnosis

04 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Good Afternoon,

I am awaiting the results of the blood tests my doctor ran yesterday.

I am 48 years old, and have always, always felt just awful all the time. Tired, achy, tummy issues. The recent event that brought me back to the doctor is a horrible need to scratch my entire body, between my toes, EVERYWHERE. Intense chest pain (the esopheogus), nausea, vertigo, constant numbness in my fingers and vomiting.

My PCM was not in on the day I went in, sub doctor ran blood work (told me I was his mystery patient of the month, gotta love that one).

First result back was an elevated white count >17K. He treated me with prednisone, thought that would help the itching.

Finally got to see my doctor yesterday. He looked at all the results and told me my B-12 was very low (132). "You have the B-12 of a hard-core vegan" were his exact words. After looking at the history and more of the blood work, he is fairly certain it is Celiac.

Anyhow, he sent me for the antibody blood test last night and I am awaiting the results today. He is also giving me a B-12 shot to try to get the level up.

Just checking in to see if my story sounds familiar to anyone here. I will post the results to the antibody blood work as soon as I have them.

I honestly hope that it is Celiac and I have something to work with and not live my life not know why I never, ever feel well.

So glad I found your group!

Pam