Hiya Jerry, you were kind enough to advise me to get my GP to follow up on my concerns about my other health issues & to see if there is an under laying cause/link to the Coeliac Disease.
As have Arthritis, Moderate to Severe Asthma, Continual low hb count _ hovers between 6-10. Ferritin has hovered between 4-8. Impaired Fasting Glucose Tolerance, Chronic Fatigue/Fybromyalgia symptoms. Concentration issues & Anxiety/Depression(this last 1 over the last 2 years)
Was the victim of a serious assault/handbag snatch gone wrong end 2005. Over the 2 years following the fractures to my nose, collapsed airways,cheek bone, eye socket
Have had 4 facial operations to repair damage to Nose. Eye. & extensive dental work done
To replace the 6 teeth I lost- Crowns. Root canal work. Bridge & numerous fillings to repair chipped teeth.
Have nerve damage to face/mouth. Neuralgia type constant pain.
Have had GP councillor support-referred onto Condition Management Programme- who in turn referred me for a Pain Management course.
That was particularly beneficial- as understanding the bodies pain system ; pain gates & pathways. Has helped me cut medication down.
Another factor in all this, was the fact my previous GP, had mismanaged my medication.
New doctor, did a medication review. Taking into account my other health issues. Found out 3 of my meds- shouldn't be taken together. Known warnings. Contra-indications. Combination had stripped my stomach & bowel. How nice eh, Not!
Tests my GP has requested I go for, after Christmas, are:-
PGPC. - is this the- Pernicious anaemia screen?
ANA. - - Antibodies test?
FBC. - know this is a full blood count test
But is it full enough for us CDer's?
Not that I am a hyperchondriac (don't laugh at my spelling!)
Just want to have as much info on my body as I can & hopefully manage my health with a better understanding of what I can do to help myself. Rather than having more pills thrown into the mix.