OK, so this one will be less of a rant (although I can't promise completely rant free). After changing my GP, I recieved a set of blood resutls on Monday and they're apparently all normal, a long with a negative for coeliac. I was met with some familiar questions 'How are your relationships with your parents?' etc. I'm told that I could have depression and IBS and they're just keeping me in a vicious cycle. That's just what my last doctor told me. But you know what they say- if you tell someone something enough- it'll become true. True! I'm so depressed with this brick wall work.
From my Monday app. I came away with a questionnaire and yet another form for a coeliac screen. 3rd time lucky- hopefully. However, if it comes back negative, I won't be referred on to anyone else. And lord knows I'll probably need anti-depressants after that!
I refuse to believe that this is all down to 'depression and IBS'; they are excuses to me, encompassing my symptoms. What I say is that there MUST be a cause for this, depression isn't a disease you catch and get rid of with the neurological equivalent of anti-biotics (which I'd probably be prescribed if I had a broken leg!!).
So, even if my diagnosis is negative, I'll be eating Gluten Free as soon as I can. If this forum has taught me anything, it's that my body knows my body best. And my body doesn't like gluten, end of. When I move away to Uni, my fridge shall be full of fresh fruit and veg, rice, meat and potatoes. I can't wait.
Silent Coeliac x