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JerryK

Can It Really Be This Simple?

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Jerry - I hope you get a positive test result. It seems that you need it for your peace of mind. But what happens if you are like many of us here and don't have Celiac Disease, "just" gluten intolerance. You've already proved to yourself that gluten-free is immensely helpful, so will you go back to gluten if you are among the ranks of the non-Celiac gluten intolerant?

I definitely understand wanting to walk into a doctor's office and telling them a thing or two. I'd love to go see the rheumatologist who told me I'd never run again. I actually thought about wearing my first triathlon T-shirt and finishers medal into his office and showing him how wrong he was. I didn't take a single pill of his toxic medications. He wouldn't listen the time that I did go in, all excited about how much better I was doing on my restricted diet. He told me I would "be back begging for a prescription" and it was all in my head that I was feeling better.

The second doctor that wouldn't listen is a kidney specialist who just said, "I've never heard of this at any conference" and wanted me to try a new medication, even though the disease was in remission and I was really there to make sure I was as fine as I felt.

I really do hope you get the answer you're looking for, but be prepared to do this just because YOU know it makes you feel better.

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It's definitely NOT in the interests of big pharma that people find simple, nutritional solutions to medical problems. Just go spend a morning sitting in a doctor's waiting room..... There's a steady stream of pharma reps coming in to push various drug solutions and give samples (and mostly like incentives) to the doctors to get them to prescribe them.

Hormone treatment drugs for menopausal women was one of THE BIGGEST money makers in the pharmaceutical industry, but they lost that revenue stream so now they've got to make it up other ways. Drugs for indigestion and heartburn are HUGE money makers. Drugs to lower cholesterol are also strongly advertised and pushed. Drug companies don't want people to be persuaded to change their diets so they don't need these drugs...they want dependency on the drugs to assure a huge revenue stream. PLUS....doctors have minimal nutritional training (if any at all) in med school, so they simply are not trained or oriented towards thinking of nutritional solutions.

We are often brought up to think the doctor gods know everything about everything. THEY DON'T. And I sure get the feeling from my own experiences that the whole art of diagnosis has been lost. Just treat the symptoms with drugs, that's the current emphasis in most cases. Never delve down and discover underlying causes so that drugs are not needed....NOOOOO, that's not what they do. Not any more. Just pop the drugs and shut up.

Do I sound negative about doctors? You bet I am. I won't go into that any further, but let's just say I've figured out more thru my own research efforts than I ever have with any doctor! <_<

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Jerry - I hope you get a positive test result. It seems that you need it for your peace of mind. But what happens if you are like many of us here and don't have Celiac Disease, "just" gluten intolerance. You've already proved to yourself that gluten-free is immensely helpful, so will you go back to gluten if you are among the ranks of the non-Celiac gluten intolerant?

Absolutely NOT. I have learned how horrible Gluten makes me feel. I'm hoping to hang on for a couple more weeks, so that I can educate a few doctors. In no way do I plan on continuing eating gluten...I feel awful! It takes about 48 hours of gluten-free before my mood picks up, BUT NOW I KNOW WHAT IS DOING IT, and knowledge is power.

Part of the problem is we've had drilled into us, from day 1, that wheat is good for you. It sounds absurd to be told this healthy food is making you feel bad..UNTIL YOU EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF.

Sort of like seeing a UFO or Sasquatch....tough to believe until you actually see one.

When I was prescribed trials of various anti-depressants, I was eating an apple fritter every morning... by 10:00 I felt all weepy and anxious. I have that dramatic of a reaction and I had no idea......

I believe it now, finally and I will do what makes me feel best.

I Beeeeeelllliiiieeeevveeee he says in an evangalistic tone ;) Jerry

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I believe it now, finally and I will do what makes me feel best.

I Beeeeeelllliiiieeeevveeee he says in an evangalistic tone ;) Jerry

:lol::lol::lol:

Well glad you do Jerry!!!

Y'know it took my hubby a LONG time after being dx with celiac disease (biopsies - so it wasn't in doubt) to believe that gluten actually gave him ALL of his symptoms and made him SO ill.

He thought the docs had 'missed' something - 'it couldn't possibly be gluten doing that to me'..etc

It wasn't until I found this site that I was able to say to him

''See!!!....All these people get those symptoms too!!''

It IS hard to get your head round - seems wrong somehow - as you say we are taught that 'wholegrain' and suchlike is good for us :blink: ...but at least you know you WILL be able to feel normal again :D

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I believe it now, finally and I will do what makes me feel best.

I Beeeeeelllliiiieeeevveeee he says in an evangalistic tone ;) Jerry

I'm so glad you're fully convinced. Now you understand why we all encouraged you to give it a try!

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It really is that simple. My doctor said that the diet is obviously working so what more do I really need to know? According to her the only thing an "official" diagnosis is going to do is put a pre-existing condition on my medical records and make it difficult if not impossible to get any kind of insurance in the future.

I have had the same thoughts about my husband. My daughter was diagnosed in November and we are sure he has it also. My husband and I are self employed and do not need a pre-existing condition on his medical records.

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I believe it now, finally and I will do what makes me feel best.

I Beeeeeelllliiiieeeevveeee he says in an evangalistic tone ;) Jerry

:lol: yay! I'm glad you believe too!

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