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Cargo

Member Since 04 May 2013
Offline Last Active May 30 2013 12:13 PM
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In Topic: Do I Need To Be Diagnosed?

24 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

I got my blood test done Monday...I didn't stuff myself with gluten before hand.  I wasn't eating a ton of it, but I certainly hadn't intentionally removed it from my diet so I'm sure if there's something to show, it'll show.

 

I also requested to be tested for Hashimotos so we'll see how that goes.

 

I have no idea how long it will take to get the results.  I'm nervous!


In Topic: Do I Need To Be Diagnosed?

16 May 2013 - 08:30 AM

I haven't gone gluten free at all yet, but I realized that I've only  been eating a fairly small amount of bread recently and don't want to take any chances on a negative blood test. lol  I'm sure there's gluten in other things I've been eating, but I'm paranoid that it's not enough for the tests.  I know it's not logical. lol  I just want to over do it so I can be sure.


In Topic: Do I Need To Be Diagnosed?

15 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

Doc ordered my celiac blood tests today!  I think I'm going to do a massive gluten challenge for two weeks before I get the tests done.  I found this article that said two weeks is enough. 

 

http://www.celiaccen...-modified-8149/

 

 

Instead of eating bread, I plan on buying a bag of gluten for baking and just mixing it will water and chugging it.  I figure two or three tablespoons a day will do it, if I am celiac!


In Topic: Do I Need To Be Diagnosed?

08 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

Decided, just for the hell of it, to add on the thyroid tests to my request.  My symptoms all fall under Hashimoto symptoms as well, and thyroid issues run in my family.  I just want to feel better!  Being this tired and having all these issues can't be just...nothing.  I mean, I keep telling myself that maybe if I just lose weight, everything will be good again...but how can I work out when I'm so freaking exhausted? 

 

My doc will probably give me a lecture....ugh...stupid VA.  If I didn't have to get my care there, things would be so much easier.  My ability to advocate for myself is so limited. 


In Topic: Do I Need To Be Diagnosed?

08 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Looks like my doc went on vacation.  I won't hear back until mid to late next week.