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Well, I am self-diagnosed. There are two reasons for that. 1) I don't have insurance, and 2) I have, not an IRrational fear of doctors, but what I think is a RATIONAL fear. It was medical error that killed my father. It was medical incompetence that killed my beloved Grandmother. And I'm pretty sure Mom's "leukemia" was actually a vitamin B-12 deficiency brought on by her Celiac.

But, I finally went to a doctor! I have this jaw pain that flares from time to time. This has been going on for years now (about 5), and I DID go to several dentists and MD's when it first started. Not one of them could tell me what it is. They all said I need an MRI. Once again, no insurance.

But with all of these food intolerances (gluten, corn, salicylates, and possibly nickel) there is not one over the counter pain med I can take. So I asked this doctor to write me a prescription to have some "clean" Tylenol made.

I was pretty impressed with this guy. He took time to talk with me, even though I didn't have an appointment. (Walk-in clinic) He gave me a couple of things to try in the meantime, to ease the pain. (Alternating hot and cold compresses, epsom salt poultice, that kind of thing.) Then he told me to call him the next day to see how I was feeling. AND, the regular clinic he works at has a nutritionist on staff. He has set up a telephone consultation with her for me on Monday. I'm not getting anywhere near the nutrition I need right now and have not been able to find vitamins that don't have at least one of my "poisons" in them. He thinks this lady might be able to help.

I have another appointment with him on the 6th of January, and I'm going. This walk-in clinic is a once every two week deal that they hold at a local church. It is free. This doctor knows I'm about broke so I think that's why he set this nutritionist talk up over the phone - no office visit fee.

But even though his regular office is about 40 miles away, I will now know who to call if I ever really NEED a doctor. And I won't be afraid. I hesitate to speak too soon, but I think I trust this guy!

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Glad you found somebody you trust...and the price is right!!!!!!

I asborb liquid vitamins way better than pills... I wish you luck with the nutrition consult, I never found or had much luck with them or a dietican when it comes to celiac....

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Excellent news! It is encouraging to hear about your new doctor. My dietitian is absolutely amazing - jam packed with correct and current information. All the best! :)

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