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kitkat13

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  1. *sigh* I called the clinic today and got bad news. The doc that opened it passed away and it no longer exists. UPMC had other derms with Celiac and DH experience but they don't take my insurance. I suggested self pay but they said it would be incredibly expensive. I'm going to try WVU tomorrow...
  2. YES! I really did have high hopes. He knew what he was talking about so I hoped he knew how to do the biopsy correctly. He is the best dermatologist in the Ohio Valley. Maybe by some crazy chance it won't be negative, but with how much I was scratching, I doubt it. I am stoked that UPMC saw...
  3. Update! So everything was good and then I mistakenly bought and consumed "gluten reduced" beer. (Why does that even exist?) Anyway, I woke up Memorial Day with some red, itchy patches on my chest and the fold of my left elbow - which in a few hours turned into patches of fluid filled bumps...
  4. I know! I just freaked out at the suggestion. I didn't see anything on the scraping I did except for skin - but my microscope is not the best. Thank you for calming my mind. I will be firm with my doctor.
  5. Thank you for the additional info. This all started with accidental ingestion. She ran a complete metabolic panel on me with this round of testing. Liver enzymes are fine. Only abnormality was extremely low vitamin D (she currently has me on 50,000 UD per week for 12 weeks). I am eating 4 saltines...
  6. Thank you! Those tips are incredibly helpful.
  7. They you both for the replys! As for why I'm seeking diagnosis: 1. To be able to obtain a prescription for Dapsone. 2. In the future should there be medical advances that I can only access with a diagnois. While I have been gluten free the past year, I have experieced A LOT of cross...
  8. Hello folks! I have been reading various topics and so many of you are a wealth of knowledge! I am a 33 year old female. I have been experiencing symptoms of celiac disease for most of my life. I had some testing done as a child, but they couldn't find a reaon for my GI issues. Since then...