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I'm 17 years old and have long been neglected by my health for anxiety and depression. My mom seems to finally start believing my health condition ( I think) since she mad a suggestion that she may ask if I can have a comprehensive blood test done. I have self diagnosed as being gluten intolerance, and also confirm that I do have candida after doing the spit test ( my symptoms awared me of candida), though I also claim that I'am likely to be malnutrition, thyroid problems etc.... What a comprehensive blood test lead to awareness of any of these things? I always thought if my intestine was looked at with a biopsy that would say more.

Maybe its call Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

This is dire,

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I would think some blood testing would be in order. A comprehensive metabolic panel is a good place to start, but you should also be tested for iron, Vit D, B12, folate, calcium at the very minimum. These are the major deficiencies which tend to result from gluten intolerance and could be likely factors in anxiety and depression.

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As I've asked this question I've looked more into the comprehensive panel test, and it appears there are multiple different ones. Which would be best for health conditions I've mention.

Just read response above, well I'm on medicaid, I guess not the best insurance...

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As I've asked this question I've looked more into the comprehensive panel test, and it appears there are multiple different ones. Which would be best for health conditions I've mention.

Just read response above, well I'm on medicaid, I guess not the best insurance...

A metabolic panel (CMP) and complete blood count (CBC) are inexpensive, simple, standard tests. They check for things like anemia, kidney and liver function, blood disorders, etc... A basic thyroid test (TSH) is also simple and pretty inexpensive. It shouldn't be a problem even on Medicaid.

Unfortunately, for a lot of autoimmune disorders (like celiac disease and Hashimoto's disease, which is a very common autoimmune thyroid disorder) it can take a really LONG time to figure out what's going on :blink: You're never going to find a doctor that will just test you for "everything." Think carefully about what symptom(s) bother you the most and go from there!

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A metabolic panel (CMP) and complete blood count (CBC) are inexpensive, simple, standard tests. They check for things like anemia, kidney and liver function, blood disorders, etc... A basic thyroid test (TSH) is also simple and pretty inexpensive. It shouldn't be a problem even on Medicaid.

Unfortunately, for a lot of autoimmune disorders (like celiac disease and Hashimoto's disease, which is a very common autoimmune thyroid disorder) it can take a really LONG time to figure out what's going on :blink: You're never going to find a doctor that will just test you for "everything." Think carefully about what symptom(s) bother you the most and go from there!

Right, I have long thought about my symptoms.... I heard that a CMP do not need a doctors request, does this mean I can get it throught medicaid also without a doctors request? I also would like to get a candida test ( concluded I did have candida, did spit test and was positive), and with it coming back positive it may lead them awareness to other health problems. It also would be nice to get my thyroid check since my symptoms also relate there. With CMP alone, that will also tell a lot about diabetes, liver, kidney etc....

I would really like to get my health back on track before school starts, let alone the month of August. I will try to start looking up about CMP and medicaid, though I know candida and thyroid needs a doctor request.

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Right, I have long thought about my symptoms.... I heard that a CMP do not need a doctors request, does this mean I can get it throught medicaid also without a doctors request? I also would like to get a candida test ( concluded I did have candida, did spit test and was positive), and with it coming back positive it may lead them awareness to other health problems. It also would be nice to get my thyroid check since my symptoms also relate there. With CMP alone, that will also tell a lot about diabetes, liver, kidney etc....

I would really like to get my health back on track before school starts, let alone the month of August. I will try to start looking up about CMP and medicaid, though I know candida and thyroid needs a doctor request.

It would be best to simply go to your doctor and request the tests. I doubt medicaid would pay for any medical tests without a doctors order.

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It would be best to simply go to your doctor and request the tests. I doubt medicaid would pay for any medical tests without a doctors order.

Good advice. Also... be very careful about "candida." I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but there's a LOT of really nutty (misinformed) advice out there on the Internet :huh:

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I'm confuse since I remember reading you do not need a doctor requet for a CMP or BBP and I can't find the information anywhere now.

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Good advice. Also... be very careful about "candida." I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but there's a LOT of really nutty (misinformed) advice out there on the Internet :huh:

I did the candida self test, spit test, came back positive. My doctors have been ignoring me for just anxiety and depression, only test they did give me was celiac ( was on a two week gluten diet before test) and once it came back positive started to neglect my health a lot more.

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It would be best to simply go to your doctor and request the tests. I doubt medicaid would pay for any medical tests without a doctors order.

I know that would be nice, but I've been neglected by the cities hospital. I'm trying to find a way to work around it, and perhaps come back with test results that will finally put them at alert. ( Such as visible symptoms, to name a few...)The spit test did not work, improvement in hair texture didn't work, my bloating going decrease did not work... it's all just really horrible.

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