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Hello Everyone,

I had an appointment with my doctor today. I told her that I had not started the antibiotics for Lyme Disease because I believe I could have Celiac Disease. I told her my symptoms (again) and how they are also symptoms of Celiac Disease. I told her that I had taken the home celiac test and received a very faint positive result. She was not familiar with this test so I showed her the "Dear Doctor" letter supplied with the test. I don't think she was totally on board but she said testing would not hurt so I have my requisition for blood work for the Celiac Panel. She did not feel the need to retest my vitamin and mineral levels because she said they were "fine". She said very casually "Maybe its cancer." :blink: and added Calcium and LDH to my requisition! Let's hope it is Celiac disease she said. The doctor also mentioned that if the blood work does come back positive, they would only give me the diagnosis of celiac disease with a positive Endoscopy result.

So I am off to get blood tests tomorrow.

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Glad you got the lab slip and I hope she ordered the full panel as well as a total IGA.

Your doctor sounds like a real jerk. With a bedside manner like that I would be looking for a new one.

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Maybe its cancer. Seriously? I would never go to that jerk again!

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Maybe its cancer. Seriously? I would never go to that jerk again!

That was my thought when I read it.

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:( I think doctors forget they are dealing with real, live people. How insensitive! :angry: Maybe she just didn't like the fact that you might be doing a better job of doctoring yourself than she is...

Good luck with the blood tests. :)

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