So, last time I came on here, I was bombarded with confirmation that something was really not right. Since, I've been prescribed laxatives, anti-acids, cognitive behavioural therapy and been referred 'urgently' to a gastroenterologist. Which although the latter provide a huge sigh of relief, actually seen a little jumbled; laxatives for instance, most days, I do not need- more so the opposite! My step-mum was convinced I had an eating disorder and actually convinced my body that it was intolerant to gluten, which inconclusive tests only solidified her conspiracy- she's also convinced my dad of the same thing- then my doctor, who subsequently sent me for this therapy. When I went for my consultancy with the therapist, her ending words were 'from today, i don't think you really need to be here'. But still my family think I need it (apparently, they're health care professionals!). I did find out that my step-mum struggled with anorexia, could she be hung up on this? Hopefully my appointment with the gastro will back me up and will continue to make myself Ill with wheat to prove to everyone that I'm not just being stubborn and it's my in my head. However, if it doesn't, I will still talk to a dietician about being gluten free, as my symptoms are becoming so frequent that I'm having to adapt my life to them- I'm 18 an havent been clubbing, partying, because of 1) being too ill 2) fear of being embarrassingly ill at someone else's house! My college have been so brilliant and are letting me take an extra year, as my poor attendance doesn't match my potential and work ethic. It saddens me. What is everyone else's experiences with gastroenterologists? Im not quite sure what to expect. Oh, and also whilst I'm here- I've been speaking to Dr Stephen Wangen on Facebook, who's making me feel sane! I'd recommend his boil 'Healthier Without Wheat' if you haven't read it, it was enlightening! Oh, and one last thing... Has anyone else experienced a sore, aching roof of mouth? It happens only when I eat bread, I'm curios if it's just coincidence? Okay, so babble, babble, babble. Hoping to be joining the gluten free community very soon- my horoscopes say that im 'due the answers to those long unanswered questions, so fingers crossed. X
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