I have Colitis, IBS and tested negative for Celiac. The doctor felt I might be gluten intolerant and so I went on a GF diet. I had bloating, doubling over pain in my belly and extreme fatigue. Now if I strictly follow the diet I am much better. If I slip, I pay for it. I don't slip often, and when I do, I am finding I can recover in about a day or so. Overall though, it has definitely made a difference.
We were on holiday a couple of weeks ago and it was difficult finding the right foods in restaurants. I stuck to grilled shrimp without sauces, plain baked potatoes and grilled salmon. Trust me, it was hard watching others eat what I really wanted. Breakfast was the most difficult. I nibbled on some orange slices, one egg and bacon. Still got some tummy pain, but not what it could have been.
Eating out is difficult, gee... eating in is difficult. What I really want is a juicy, greasy hamburger, fries and onion rings. Instead I'll have some rice noodles and shrimp.