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  1. Oh, it definitely struck me as very odd! It also says "no significant increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes". That's their favorite word I guess! My blood work pre-biopsy also showed increase lymphocytes and my primary doctor said it usually means increased inflammation. Doing all the...
  2. Thanks Frieze, I'm planning on filing a complaint in the next few days.
  3. That's great, Gertrude! I'm glad your doctors sound more competent than mine. And that you're starting to feel better. I haven't had any abdominal or joint pain in the last few days, and I feel like I have more energy for sure. I've been feeling a little off/dizzy but that might be from gluten withdrawal...
  4. By the way, I got my biopsy pathology report and the doctor took 2 biopsies, not the recommended 4-6. It says no "significant villous blunting not seen." I don't know if I should laugh or cry---so frustrating.
  5. Thank you, this does feel helpful and reassuring. Did you end up getting blood tests again after going gluten-free? Do you have to worry about cross contamination as much as with a celiac diagnosis? How do you explain it to friends and family? Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity sounds...
  6. I just got a call from the Kaiser GI department. The doctor who performed the endoscopy was supposed to call me with the results and instead the receptionist did. She said "Dr. X says your biopsy was normal and you do not have celiac disease." Word for word, that's it! So not only did I not get to...
  7. A quick update: I emailed my primary doctor and she is on the same page as the GI doctor, saying the Endoscopy looks normal. Even before we've gotten the biopsy back. By the way, I should mention I'm dealing with Kaiser in the Bay Area, CA and everything I've found about Kaiser on these forums...
  8. Gertrude, Sorry to hear you're going through the same exact thing. It makes me feel less alone to know you are experiencing this at the same time as me. It's a horrible feeling, and I'm already an anxious person so waiting just makes it worse. You are so right--it feels like a total bias on...
  9. My current blood test from my regular only included the tTG, but I'm not sure why. More questions, but I feel prepared to ask both my regular doctor and the GI doctor. I agree with you, I think gluten is the culprit...I do feel ready for the challenge of going gluten-free, and I'm already daydreaming...
  10. Hi, I'm new here. I'm a 30 year woman, also a professional baker/pastry chef, I'm working with flour 40 hours a week, and I suspect I have celiac. I just had my endoscopy yesterday and I seriously need to rant because I had a horrible experience. A few weeks ago...
  11. oops, I meant to post this in Pre-Diagnosis and i'm not sure how to delete a post! Sorry, I'll post this there now...
  12. Hi, I'm new here. I'm a 30 year woman, also a professional baker/pastry chef, I'm working with flour 40 hours a week, and I suspect I have celiac. I just had my endoscopy yesterday and I seriously need to rant because I had a horrible experience. A few weeks ago I finally...