The list is endless of all of the misdiagnoses that the celiac community has suffered.
It’s complete and utter BS that this still goes on.
The following comment was left on my “Hey celiacs…we’re trendy” blog post and I thought the closing question was very, very interesting.
So here’s my question to you…
Have you learned to trust your doctor again??
I was just recently diagnosed with Celiacs and as an added bonus, was told I had lymphocytic colitis on top of that. Hmmm, a common theme among Celiacs is simply trying to get someone, anyone to believe that they are truly ill. Going through the years in my mind now, I think I’ve had CD for more than 20 years and didn’t know it.
The last 10 years have been especially hard…all of the humiliation, anti-depressants, being told there is nothing wrong with me and then finally, like Ms Esposito, begging and pleading for help.
I had really mixed feelings when the diagnosis did finally come in. On one hand, I was relieved that I wasn’t CRAZY or a hypochondriac. On the other hand I was really, really pissed at all of those doctors that labeled me nuts and that I had to suffer so many years and wondering myself if I was indeed crazy.
I want to call all of the doctors I’ve seen over the last 10 years and tell them FO, or go right to their offices and give em the bird right at the front desk. I don’t guess that would serve any good purpose other than to make me feel better.
Hey guys…do you ever get over your feeling of animosity towards the medical community and how in the hell do you learn to trust doctors again???