Sunday, January 25, 2015

I found this article that mentioned a book called "Misdiagnosed" written by and about Jody Berger's search for her medical problem, which ended up being gluten sensitivity.  It took her 2 years and at least 12 different doctors to figure out her diagnosis.  Originally, she went to the doctor because of tingling in her hands and feet, an ignored symptom of gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease.  The doctors told her she had many different autoimmune diseases, but she knew it wasn't adding up.  After 2 years she eventually got her diagnosis.  It seemed like forever to her, but most people wait and search for 10 years or more! In ten years, a lot of damage to the body can be done! Most people are told that they have other diseases and go through multiple treatments that could potentially cause more harm, considering they may not even have these diseases.  Many doctors nowadays want to treat the symptoms rather than finding the root problem and going from there.  In many cases, like Celiac, the only thing that will help will be a lifelong gluten free diet.  If doctors give people with Celiac medications for each of their symptoms, all it is doing is masking a problem that could be potentially life threatening.  But many doctors don't give you the time of day until permanent damage is done or it becomes so bad it is life threatening.  Why not figure out the problem before it gets too bad.

8 comments:

  1. Keep being awesome! I hope you feel better soon. I love that you keep blogging. Keep it up and we will all keep reading.

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  2. I wish you the best of luck and hope you feel better soon!!

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  3. We miss you Emma!!!!!! Keep up the good work on the blogs and your project. Please get better so we can see you again soon!!!!

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  4. Hey Emma!! Your 29 Time is so cool! I'm so inspired that you won't give up hope of a diagnosis! I'm so proud of you! Keep it up!!!😄😄😄😄

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  5. I meant to put 20 Time, by the way.

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  6. You're so inspiring Emma!!!! Your drive and determination is amazing even through a tough time. We all hope to see you soon. :)

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  7. We miss you so much in class, Emma! Your 20 Time blog is so cool and inspiring---I love reading it!! I hope you feel better soon. :)

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  8. Thank you all so much!! It means so much to me that you have all been so supportive!

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