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skinnyminny

Has This Happened To Anyone Else?

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I went to the doctor today and was disappointed as always.I have had sharp pains from what I thought was a left over stomach virus but it has gone on so long ( 8 days) I thought I would go get it checked out. I went to the same doctors office I went to when I was so sick with finding out I had celiac, the doctor I saw that time refused to test me for Celiac that there was no way I could live the rest of my life without wheat gluten and it was all mental. Therefore he put me through everything else medicines, tests, scopes, anything and everything to get my money and so I got another opion and the test came back positeve for Celiac Disease.

SO today I went to the same office of the doctor who refused to test me, but saw another doctor and in my chart was a blood test that said I was negative for celiac disease. This doctor never did the test though because he was so againist Celiac the other doctor I went to for the second opinion diagnosed me!!! So i am goin in today to see if there was something wrong with me and he tells me I dont have celiac and wants to re scope and biopsy me!! I mean are you serious!! I could not bbelieve he was telling me this... I am so sick if I am to even get a crumb of gluten!! Sorry I had to rant I am hoping my parents do not let them re scope and biopsy me... I am having a cat scan done monday to see what the pain is from

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You really need to stay out of that doctors office and go to the one who diagnosed you even if you need to travel to do so. You also need to get copies of the records from the diagnosis that you can bring in to the doctors with you if you need to. You have a legal right to them. The second doctor is going off the records of the first one you saw in his practice he needs to see the positive diagnosis.

Also it might be a good idea to get your folks to come onto the board and read some posts, in particular in the prediagnosis and post diagnosis section. That will help them understand that you are diagnosed and really do not need to be tortured further just to line a doctors pockets. That said however you also need to keep in mind that not everything is celiac caused and be sure you have eliminated gluten completely, food, toiletries and cross contamination risks. If you still are symptomatic and all gluten has been ferreted out and you are through the healing phase you may have another issue going on.

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I imagine the blood test in there was a copy sent to your first doctor's office by the second doctor. Was just the conclusion sent or the numbers themselves? I am inclined to think that either the second doctor sent the wrong results or the doctor you saw doesn't know how to read them. You should get this straightened out. The easiest way would be to call the second doctor's office and explain the problem.

However, is there any reason to continue to go to the first doctor at all? If someone dismissed my symptoms or thought it was all in my head, I would immediately drop him. Particularly after he was proven wrong ... and it doesn't seem like this other doctor in his office is any better.

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excuse me for dreaming of smacking my psychiatrist across the face with my medical chart lol!

Unfortuntely I've been in very similar situations for years. I appreciate your sheer frustration. I hope you find a brilliant lovely doctor B)

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Ya know, the more I've read around here, the 16-25 year olds have a real time with this. Between getting parents and doctors to believe you, that must be really tough. I'm so thankful so many of you have had the gumption to look this stuff up yourself and find your way here. As the mom of a Celiac I can't imagine not having this place as a resource, if only to read up and get a feel for what Celiacs experience and how to make life work in a gluten-filled world (the crap is everywhere I tell ya).

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