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HELP! Potenal gluten sensitivities or intolerance

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I'm a woman in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada. I suspect I have gluten sensitivities and/or intolerance but my general doctor won't believe me so before I go bring the issue up with my doctor yet again I am hoping to gather a food diary and track symptoms that I can show to my doctor so he will hopefully believe me. Any help and/or support is more then welcome and greatly appreciated. Also if anyone knows of any FREE android apps that might help with the tracking of food and symptoms.

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It's a good idea to keep a food diary and track how you feel after eating certain foods. I use the Sparkpeople tacking app, and used to use My Fitness Pal, but neither have an option to include notes with the foods you eat to track symptoms. 

However, your doctor not believing you means that he's already closed his mind to looking into why you feel badly. I suggest looking for another doctor, specifically one who has some knowledge in GI issues and food sensitivity.

Here's a free one I just downloaded to track my food and correlating symptoms.

http://www.wellapps.com/products/gimonitor

 

 

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Thanks  I have tried to  talk to my doctor about the potential gluten sensitivities or intolerance but he just disregards  me and pass it off as lbs  because ibs can treated "masked" with meds. i My doctor is a pill pusher though and  I mostly have go in tell him what is wrong and he confirms it or not and I get given meds. He will not recognize that I might even potentially have gluten sensitivities or intolerance because he can't fix it with meds. my situation is a bit more complicated then just getting my doctor to believe me. I know my doctor will believe things if the "care home" I live in gets involved. I can't doing an elimination diet. Do the fact that I live in a " care home" that claims it is "resident derected care" when in fact the resident derected part is very minimal to nothing. the care home used to be a good fit for me. Before things changed for the worse. The care home provids basic food and will not let me or anyone do a different diet without a doctor saying it medically necessary. The care home will not even help me approach my doctor about the issue without me doing a food and symptom diary first so that there is   "proof" that my symptoms are  real and to see if the care home management desides there is a potential issues with my body and gluten. Even though by the care home management own admission they know nothing about gluten sensitivities. But that I have to follow protocol and have written record of my food consumption and symptoms before they will consider helping me at all. Even though I have symptoms 24/7 and have had For years. Even if I am diagnosed with gluten sensitivities I would most likely have to use what is left of my 315.00 dollars a month disability living benefit. After my cellphone, bus pass and personal care products are paid for to buy gluten free foods. If I was under the community living service delivery(clsd) mandate(laws and regulations regarding the treatment of people whose iq is 70 or less based on a standardized government issued test) that the government of Saskatchewan has and regulates this would get dealt with right a way with out me having to jump through hoops to get help.

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Sadly no support at this point in time.being very independent means that i got to jump through the hoops first.seeing as the care home  management and the doctor  are buddy buddy and the doctor basically doses what the care home management wants it could be awhile. ButI am working towards getting the blood test  it could take awhile though. I am also working on learning to live independently with minimal supports so that hopefully in about a year from now I can move out of the care home

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No I live in a group home because when I moved in 7 years ago it was and still is at this point in time a the only place I could go that is a safer and better place. then the toxic environment that is living with my mother. I only get minimum care other then what I am not permitted to do by the group home policies and provincial laws.

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