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It's Slightly Official......

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I've been waiting for just over two weeks for the rest of my blood work results. My original round of labs was drawn on 7/16 and those all came back "normal". The GI doc only had the TtG IgA test run, not the others.

I'm really, really glad I pushed for those additional blood tests, even though he didn't think we needed to do them "because the Ttg IgA is the most sensitive."

Today I get a phone call from the GI doc's office. The phone call I've been waiting for.

The MA tells me "It looks like you may have a slight case of celiac disease." :blink: LOL

Again, it is dreadfully obvious that this doctor has not ever dx'd a celiac patient before, nor does he seem to know much about it.

I didn't even ask her to read the numbers to me, I just asked if she would drop a copy of those results in the mail for me.

So, uh............can I join the cool kids club now? ;)


Dx Celiac 08/22/08

Iron Deficient Anemia / Blood Clotting Disorder / Severe Vit D Deficiency / Low Cortisol / Progesterone/Testosterone Deficient

Persisting Sx: bouts of extreme fatigue, dry itchy skin, dry gritty eyes, bouts of brain fog and terrible short term memory, hair loss, hypoglycemic tendencies, low body temps, low BP, cold hands and feet

UPDATE: Began BHRT 9/22/10 and it made a world of difference, for about 2 weeks. Hair loss stopped almost completely, energy levels way up and felt 19 again! Going back for a booster this week....

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I've been waiting for just over two weeks for the rest of my blood work results. My original round of labs was drawn on 7/16 and those all came back "normal". The GI doc only had the TtG IgA test run, not the others.

I'm really, really glad I pushed for those additional blood tests, even though he didn't think we needed to do them "because the Ttg IgA is the most sensitive."

Today I get a phone call from the GI doc's office. The phone call I've been waiting for.

The MA tells me "It looks like you may have a slight case of celiac disease." :blink: LOL

Again, it is dreadfully obvious that this doctor has not ever dx'd a celiac patient before, nor does he seem to know much about it.

I didn't even ask her to read the numbers to me, I just asked if she would drop a copy of those results in the mail for me.

So, uh............can I join the cool kids club now? ;)

I don't know whether to say congratulations or not...haha, but I'm happy for you that you have a diagnosis=]

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HELLO

:D Funny, I hope your not asking permission! Just join in!! Ive asked my GI dr. to put my results in the mail for me. That has been 4 weeks ago. I have a problem with the GI dr. My family dr is super nice. I believe I would of laughed if they told me that... Its like being SLIGHTLY PREGNANT. Either you are or arent. You have already been watching your gluten intake. Maybe its that more productive vein, better flow.

At least your getting somewhere.

What time is it where you are? Here it is6:30pm I can never figure out this time when we post. On the post time it says 2:30pm?????? *&%$

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Is that like being slightly pregnant???......LOL

Welcome aboard!


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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Too funny that y'all mention the 'slightly pregnant' thing. I almost blurted that out on the phone to the nurse, and then when I hung up I DID say that to my husband. LOL

I forgot to tell y'all what else she said. "Go on a gluten free diet for a while and see how you feel."

Yeah, like you'll ever get me to willingly eat that stuff EVER again. No way. And I have no problem telling them where to stick it if they decide they "need" to do an endoscopy. I got what I need. ;)


Dx Celiac 08/22/08

Iron Deficient Anemia / Blood Clotting Disorder / Severe Vit D Deficiency / Low Cortisol / Progesterone/Testosterone Deficient

Persisting Sx: bouts of extreme fatigue, dry itchy skin, dry gritty eyes, bouts of brain fog and terrible short term memory, hair loss, hypoglycemic tendencies, low body temps, low BP, cold hands and feet

UPDATE: Began BHRT 9/22/10 and it made a world of difference, for about 2 weeks. Hair loss stopped almost completely, energy levels way up and felt 19 again! Going back for a booster this week....

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Crystal,

I'm so happy you pushed for the additional tests! You listened to your body and finally got the doc to listen to you. Good for you. Now you know for sure that you were on the right course to begin with.


Jenny

(Texas girl in AZ)

Diag: 2/2008

Bloodwork - positive, 2/19/08

Biopsy - positive, 2/26/08

Colonoscopy - clean as a whistle!, 2/27/08

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What time is it where you are? Here it is6:30pm I can never figure out this time when we post. On the post time it says 2:30pm?????? *&%$

Near the top of this page click on My Controls and then on the left click on Board Settings. Select your Time Zone and save the settings. :)


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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Near the top of this page click on My Controls and then on the left click on Board Settings. Select your Time Zone and save the settings. :)

Thanks for the info.

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