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I really like my GI doctor, in fact he's a great family friend. But I hate tests so much I haven't been to his office in about ten years. I finally had enough and made an appointment which I just finished. They are doing blood workup to exclude Crohn's and Celiac disease. Suddenly I'm getting very nervous that I'll have positive results for one of thosae! I don't believe I have Celiac because wheat products don't seem to be a trigger for me.The good news? He has really convinced me that we can get rid of this. My conversation with him was very positive, he was up-to-date on all the latest informationa dnwas really pleased that I had done my homework (rather than annoyed as some doctors seem to be) because he was able to discuss things more in-depth than he could with most patients. He prescribed Nulev ( a variant of Levsin) as a preventative treatment, first starting me out on some samples and if that works "signifigantly well" then I should fill the prescription. If not, we move on in the treatment plan to something else! I mentioned Questran and he seemed to like that as a possibility for the future. What else can I say? He was very easy to work with and I wish every doctor was as amicable and competent. He seemed to be very confident that we could get my symptoms under control, his clinic has a very good rate of success and is very good at following through with patients to make sure they have had satisfactory help.So now I'm just doing the waiting game, hoping the tests come back normal and that the medication gives me some improvement. I'll keep my progress updated here as things go along.
 

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What kind of IBS?
 

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What kind of IBS?
 

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Not really my interest but we may have some similarity.Ex;trapped gas.
 

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Not really my interest but we may have some similarity.Ex;trapped gas.
 
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