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HI ALL

First of all i wanted to say i have just moved back to uk after living in u.s.a for 8 years and i went to my doctor and said i have been following a gluten free diet now for 3 years, so she tested me for it by blood test and came back negitive. i said that i would have expected it to cos to show positive results you need to be eating alot of gluten for a positve result. she dosent agree with me. so i thought i would put it to you all and see what responce i got back.

my nuroligist because of this test also believes that my symptons got better by coincedance and i should be totally better where as am still showing nurolical problems. and on friday i went to see my doc with some strange spots ( if you can call it a spot, dont know how else to explian it) to be told i have now got skin cancer.

any remakes werlcomed so i can go back to her with a responce from the right people who know what they talking about thanks

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I know its hard to get a GP but you are probably better to try and find one already educated.

If your GP doesn't know the basics and doesn't know you need to be eating gluten for a positive blood test then convincing him/her might be an upward struggle.

They didn't listen the first time so going back and saying "these people on an internet message board said" is unlikely to change that ...( in my experience )

They have sent you for test without reading about the test... it doesn't seem they are likely to want to read up ??

It seems you have enough on your plate without trying to reeducate your GP ?

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Thanks for your reply. my husband gets so cross with these gps who dont understand what there saying, i saw another who was just a stand in and he said the same about my negitive blood test and my husband said you didnt see my wife when she was so sick and the responce to going gluten free and how i got results of getting better in a week. the doctor just shugged his shoulders and said well if it courses gas and stomach upset i suppose you could leave it alone . my husband was about to pop, but i said leaveit, and lets go home. we know better .

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If you make a seperate post requesting anyone who has a Dr. even half close to you then someone might be able to help out.

Once you see a UK Dr. who agrees and puts it on your records then the other Dr.'s are not likely to disagree.

You can request an emergency Dr. and say you are visiting to get an appointment ...

With a bit of luck you might find a Dr. willing to put celiac disease on your records without putting you through eating gluten for a test.

Unfortunately getting a half decent GP is somewhat pot-luck (as you will doubtless have realised).

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If you are not eating gluten, your body is not going to be producing antibodies. After three years, any antibodies you once had will be gone. You doc doesn't have a clue what she's talking about.

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Can you get your medical records transferred from IL?

I would also make sure you get a second opinion on the skin cancer...

If you do have skin cancer, I would go grain free & check into the vitamins that you should be taking in addition to the treatment that the doc recommends - although the vitamins needs to be co-ordinated with the doc - just do evertyhing you can to make sure you get a good doc.

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Can you get your medical records transferred from IL?

I would also make sure you get a second opinion on the skin cancer...

If you do have skin cancer, I would go grain free & check into the vitamins that you should be taking in addition to the treatment that the doc recommends - although the vitamins needs to be co-ordinated with the doc - just do evertyhing you can to make sure you get a good doc.

HI thanks for your reply,

i take vitimins and have done since i stopped eating gluten and i make sure they all gluten free. as for the skin cancer it is what it is with out a doubt and i have only myself to blame for it as i have always loved being out in the sun and have sunbathed endlessly. we all listen to what sun damage can do to you but like anything else you dont think it will happen to you , until it does ,

my doctor says i will have to have a tan out of the bottle from now on no more direct sun for me.

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