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Doctor`s Appointment Today

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Hi, Today I have my first Dr`s appointment and i`m very nervous. I feel like I don`t know what to expect,.

Could anyone please help....what shall I ask,what shall I say?

I wrote a list of things that I eat and my reaction words it.

Example: pasta, as soon as I eat it I have to go to the bathroom same with milk and so on.

Should I hint that I think that I might be Celiac or let him tell me? Some times I feel like i`m imaging things and maybe exaggerating ?

Help i`m very confused and depressed! :(

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There are many, many doctors who don't know a single thing about nutrition or celiac disease. You can start out with just describing how you react to certain foods. Then, if this doctor suggests that you may be gluten and dairy intolerant and wants to test you for celiac disease, happily agree and be glad you found a doctor who knows what he is doing.

If, on the other hand, he wants to tell you that you have IBS and wants to put you on pills (unfortunately, this scenario is more likely than the first), gently suggest that you think you may have a problem with gluten, and would like to be tested for celiac disease.

If this doctor is adamantly opposed to testing and treats you like you are mental for suggesting that, find another doctor.

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Open your mouth and let your mind suggest what YOU think it may be and if you can print out anything for symptoms etc bring it with you........

Dr's are 90% stupid and the other 10% is more worried about the insurance check not getting here in time to pay for his next round of golf

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Just came back from the Dr`s. I explained my symptoms and suggested that trough the research I made I might be celiac.

He has suggested blood tests and I am having them on Saturday.

I feel so relived that he seems to know what he is talking about.

Here in Malta we can have everything done free at the local hospital, so I shall first have a blood test then he will see if I need a endoscopy.

Thanks for your replies it has been a great comfort to know that I can just post and some one will answer back :D

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