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After repeatedly being led to this forum while trying to do online research about why I have felt so crappy for so long, I told my doctor (actually, she is a P.A.) that I wanted to have "the complete celiac panel" done. That was on Wednesday. When I called her office on Friday, they still, "didn't have the results." CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW LONG IT SHOULD TAKE TO PROCESS THESE TESTS?

I'm worried that my doctor has them, but doesn't know how to interpret them...she didn't know the first thing about this condition, and even less about how to test for it. Can't I just have someone who knows what they should be looking for interpret them? I FEEL LIKE I'M GETTING SICKER BY THE SECOND!

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If they have to send them out which they mostly have to it takes about 7-14 days. Did she say if she has to send them out or not.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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the celiac panel does take longer then most blood work. So try not to worry to much. I know much easier said then done, I will give her to at least this coming friday. or call her on monday and ask how long til the results will be in.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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Eat as much gluten as you can handle lol. You can read as much on here as you can handle, so you are not overwhelmed when the test come in. And remember just in case your test comes back negative, dont take that as true, ask for an endoscope to be safe.

paula


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on low carb/low sugar diet

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It took 2 wks for mine to come in. Then they only got part of them in and told me it was all normal. So I thought I was safe, until they called a few days later and said the rest of the results were in, and I had Celiac. I was in shock.

Give it about 1-2 wks and then start bugging them. You also have a right to get a copy of them, then you can put the posts on here and someone can interpret them for you!


ptkds

Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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My blood tests for h.pylori and celiac took about 2 weeks. I had blood drawn at a lab, and the technician said 3 tests would be done there, and two tests would be sent out. I received a letter from the doctor's office saying all tests were negative....but the acutal test result figures were not included in the letter. The negative results shocked me....I've been lactose intolerant for 30 years, and out of the blue became very,very ill this spring.....bloating,gas,nausea,diarrhea,constipation,gut rumbling,abdominal pain/soreness 24/7. I also started to have stinging pains that lasted about 1 second in my abdomen and arms and legs. That progressed to tingling sensation in my arms,back and legs. I was scheduled for a colonoscopy but cancelled because I had no insurance. The fact that I had 3 pain free days in a row led me to believe it was a food problem. I stopped drinking lactaid milk,stopped eating lactose free ice cream, and got slightly better,but was still sick. I purchased several cans of Ensure, and after drinking lactose free Ensure got sicker.That tipped me off.

Did you know that several name brand lactase pills have wheat in them?

I learned of EnteroLab from this website, and since Celiac is an intestinal problem,the logical place to test would be a stool test. I had the tests done, and 3 weeks later my suspicions were confirmed......Celiac,gluten,and casein(cows milk) tests were positive.

Be sure to get the figures from your test and post them here. Now I'm wondering if my blood tests were mis-read. It will cost me $28 for my medical records, so for now I will skip asking for the results.

I'm now gluten,lactose and dairy free. It's tough, but there are many people who have more food problems than me, so I feel fortunate. The diet is very expensive, and I'm fortunate to be able to afford the ingredients and have the time to cook....I'm retired. My mom is 94 and is in assisted living....the residents there with special food needs are ignored and are being served the same food as everyone else. Several residents have been hospitalized because they have been served food they are allergic to.There should be a law against this. I wonder how my special food needs are going to be met when I am older. I just had to turn down a 15 day Hawaiian cruise because my food needs cannot be met. I told my husband we need to win the lottery so we can purchase our own ship......and everyone on this forum will be invited to join us :D

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