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Sylvia Plath

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Hello. First time posting. Had a positive blood test 3 years ago after 18 years of being told it was IBS or that I was flat out crazy. Went to a new doctor 3 yrs ago in NYC cause i had bronchitis. Asked me my med history and from that he deduced I had Celiac & gave me a blood test. also suffer from severe anemia. heres the problem: i asked the dr for a biopsy so i could be sure of the diagnosis and he told me it was unnecessary. but everything ive read says the opposite. also, i have quite a hard time sticking to this difficult diet. so i want to be sure i have this before i radically alter my diet for good. & i am willing to change my diet. as for right now i feel horrible, not a day goes by that i my stomach doesnt hurt, real low blood (low energy & i am freezing all the time), feel sad alot. so, i do believe it's celiac, but then i have doubts because neither of my parents have it. can any one recommend a dr. in westchester who i can go who will give me a biopsy? i live in the white plains area. thank you. i really want to start a gluten free diet, cause ive been feeling lousy. but, ive read that you shouldnt stop eating gluten until you have the tests done.

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If you have a car why don't you drive down to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. They are on 168th street, west side, easy to get to from Westchester.

www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu


Diagnosed 11-11-05 after 3 months of major symptoms, including 2 hospitalizations and 7 ER visits for dehydration and syncope. Otherwise, I had all "normal" blood tests and major scans. During those 3 months, lost 20 pounds, all my muscle tone, and ultimately could not walk for 2 days. Spent 6 days during the second hospitalization hooked up to IV and STILL passing out IN BED due to malnutrition with doctors staring at me AS IF it was all IN MY HEAD

Other related symptoms:

Osteopenia

Hypothyroidism

Gluten Ataxia - three "nodes" recently found in my brain (thought I had MS)

Muscle weakness

Fatigue

Chronic Constipation

45 pound weight gain since going gluten-free!

gluten-free since 11-11-05. Cannot eat bananas, potatoes, or spinach. Recently reintroduced yogurt into my diet and able to tolerate plain yogurt with sugar.

HATE the diet but psychologically tolerating it for my health.

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If you have a car why don't you drive down to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. They are on 168th street, west side, easy to get to from Westchester.

www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu

About a yr & half ago I tried calling them several times to get an appt, but 2 of the doctors didnt take my insurance & the other one was like a 4 month waiting period to see him. but, i guess i could try again. i dont know if driving there i would be any more successful. i believe its by appt only. i doubt they would take walk ins off the street. but thanks for responding. maybe i'll try to call again. im just apprehensive. im sick of being disappointed.

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