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Excellent Peaches!

I am learning more and more about Ortho-Molecular medicine. I respond well to the theories and incorporate many of the nutritional solutions that lead to a cure not just mask symptoms and cloud true healing with poor attempts at pain relief. I seem to respond better to abstaining from my food no-nos by knowing their many names and filling the void they caused with a food I can eat as a replacement.
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12/31/09 5:32 P

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Margie100%pure,

My OB/GYN has Nutritionists on staff and they have been life savers! I lucked into finding this practice and am just grateful that they have wonderful experience and knowledge in Celiac as well as other autoimmune diseases.

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12/31/09 2:15 P

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My family doctor gave me the blood test first. Another one insisted on the biopsy.

Not being happy with either of those folks, I called around until I found a family practice doctor who actually finds celiac to be "quite common" and has several patients who are diagnosed with it.

If you go to the www.celiac.org website, they have a list of gastro docs. Other celiac sites have the same, varying degrees of fullness on those lists. I haven't found a regular doctor that specializes in celiac disease but trial and error plus calling around provided me someone who has a network of specialists, is close by, and doesn't look at me like I grew two heads when I ask about gluten-free medication.

Nutshell version, for me, finding someone has been a challenge. Luck to you!


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MARGIE100%PURE's Photo MARGIE100%PURE Posts: 1,514
12/29/09 6:00 P

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I see an endocrinologist and a naturopath and a nutritionist with experience in many aspects of Ortho-Molecular medicine.

The greatest love story is your own.
If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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12/20/09 10:00 P

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I see an OB/GYN who has an integrative medical practice where they mix eastern and western medicine and focus heavily on nutrition. They've saved my life and certainly improved the quality of my life.

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12/20/09 5:16 P

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If you have never had a colonoscopy you should have one no matter what. An endoscope is need to get a biopsy for CD.



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AIMINGFORGOAL's Photo AIMINGFORGOAL Posts: 28
12/20/09 3:15 P

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Thanks for all the info and suggestions. I've never had a colonoscopy. Can they find CD through one? Or more likely I'd need biopsies, right?

Maybe I should go in for a colonoscopy...I am 57...

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12/20/09 11:40 A

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I was diagnosed by my family practice Dr. She is a D.O. (http://www.osteopathic.org to find out more about D.O. and to find one in your area) and her husband is Gluten intolerant. For sure going to her was a God thing. I can into her office with a list of problems, some were minor and some not so minor, I never suspected Celiac Disease. I really didn't have stomach problems. I had blood in my stool. I had a colonoscopy, they told me it was internal hemorrhoids. I would have never guessed. I think the best thing to do is ask around and pray. Maybe there is a Celiac group in your town and they could suggest a Dr. Good luck.

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12/20/09 10:12 A

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I, too was diagnosed by accident by my gastro DR. I had been having a lot of stomach issues and he felt it was because of the pain meds, which it was the cause of the problem I was having at that time. I had ulcers from them. While at it he too the biopsy because he knew I had the big D all the time.

Hope you can find a DR. you like soon. I think they are hard to find and know what CD really is.



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12/20/09 1:51 A

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I was diagnosed by accident by the gastroenterologist. My primary doc sent me for a colonscopy cause of low ferritin (iron deficiency w/out anemia), but I asked him for endoscopy cause of something I'd googled - he found scalloping/celiac).

He did blood labs after the endoscopy (positive), then I had a followup at month 6 gluten free to see how the diet was working. I've had annual checkups for celiac panels for three years, then this last visit he checked my fat soluble vitamin levels. I think those should have been done at the first visit though.

A specialized 'celiac' doc might be a tough order. The gastro referred me to a nutritionist (the experience wasn't as helpful as I'd have liked, but that's only my experience).

I would suggest, if you can, to go to a celiac support meeting in your area and talk to people for their suggestions/referrals. You might also talk to the health food store manager. Oftentimes the support groups have classes there, so they might have ideas, too.

Just google your "city/state celiac support" to see what comes up.

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AIMINGFORGOAL's Photo AIMINGFORGOAL Posts: 28
12/19/09 10:30 P

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I'm a newbie here to SP and to possible celiac also. What doctors do you see and who diagnosed you?

I live in Indiana and can't find any doctor on our insurance who specializes in celiac. Is that the norm? If so, where do I go?

Thanks!

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