I had my first follow up appointment today with a different consultant. The first consultant confirmed my diagnosis of CD following endoscopy with biopsies, was told yes I am coeliac, join Coeliac UK, I can find all the information I need from there and see you in 6 months to see how I am managing it with a blood test appointment before the next appointment. ta ta. New consultant, younger more eager actually asked more questions, yes I am following the GF diet very well, however I cant understand why I still have the problem with diarrhea, not quite as bad but still causing distress and cannot have quality of life that I am trying to achieve. This doctor actually took the time to ask the right questions, checked my levels, saw that my b12 was low, I am also a little anaemic and from previous examinations saw that there was too much inflamation to not only put my condition down to CD. He also told me that I should have had a bone density scan done on diagnosis and been given an appointment with a dietitian. He has booked me in for an MRI scan as I had a problem with a previous colonoscopy that couldnt be done and he wants to rule out Crohns, he looked at all my info and thinks that I have IBD. My point is, why cant all consultants be that interested in us to look into other underlying factors that may be associated with CD, as he said you cannot put everyting down to CD. He actually restored my faith in the NHS. I would point out that my previous consultant was a bit older so maybe he just couldn't be bothered !!!
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