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I Love My Doctor

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Boy do I love my doctor.

My daughter (age 25) just had a visit with our doc this week, mostly for follow-up of her annual thyroid testing. DD has a goiter, and is on thyroid meds to prevent growth of the goiter. She was never hypothyroid though TSH was high "normal", and DD tested negative for thyroid antibodies. Still, Doc believes that suppressing TSH will keep goiter growth down, and so far that has been successful. DD is not iodine deficient.

Well, DD has been having a lot of digestive trouble over the last couple of years (actually, she's had lifelong issues off and on), and she finally narrowed it down to eating wheat. She went back on it and did a 6-month gluten binge with me so we could get tested earlier this year, though we didn't get our tests through the doc's office we went on our own. Hers actually came out negative, which surprised the heck out of me!

DD took her test results with her to this recent visit and the doc looked them over. Doc expressed surprise that my daughter had gotten the deamidated gliadin peptides done, because she has been unable to get them through the lab in our health system! She told DD that she's going to start sending her patients to Labcorp for celiac tests.

Not only that, she told my DD that it would be a good idea for her to remain gluten free because even though she does not yet test positive for celiac, the likelihood of her getting it is very high given my history and her thyroid issue. She still wants DD to get the gene test when we are able to afford it.

What a lucky family we are...having a doctor who believes in keeping us WELL, not waiting till we are deathly sick and throwing drugs at the symptoms.

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Sounds like you have one of the good Docs? I'm glad your DD was told she'd be best being gluten-free. It seems to have "more weight" coming from a Doc? :D

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It's so wonderful to hear good news about docs! We just need more of them like yours!

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