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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    Gerri - Are you seeing an MD or a DO? I switched from a medical doctor to a doctor of osteopathy because my medical doctor wouldn't diagnose me with anything and just gave me LOTS of medicines for each individual issue. I was gaining weight while exercising and eating properly (I thought). I had lots of gastro issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines, hot flashes, night sweats, and depression. I really thought I was going through menopause, although I'm only 40, and I felt like crap all the time. I was taking Nexium for acid reflux, Zocor for cholesterol, Maxalt for migraines, Celexa for depression, and Cozaar for high blood pressure, along with a whole host of supplements for the menopause-like symptoms. My DO figured out I was insulin resistant (which was causing menopause-like symptoms), and he suggested I delete all gluten products from my diet (because I'm type O blood and because of my gastrointestinal issues). He suggested cinnamon and tumeric for glucose control, and acai for general well-being. He also suggested acupuncture. I have lost only 7 pounds (slowly), but I feel so much better. My DO has taken me off of all my meds except the blood pressure medicine, and my cholesterol and insulin seem to be under control. I don't have the migraines, hot flashes or night sweats anymore, and my mood has increased dramatically. I guess my point is - find another doctor for another opinion if you can afford it. Look for a doctor of osteopathy because they treat the whole person, not just individual symptoms. I know you are miserable, but perhaps the right doctor will make the right diagnosis and you'll get your body back under control. Best of luck to you.