Hi everyone! I'm new to this part so thought I would also briefly introduce myself. Well I don't know if I actually have celiac disease or not, but I know I definetely at least have a wheat intolerance, and maybe even gluten as well! I've been feeling so sick for 18 months now, and not having a clue why and what was wrong, I've had stupid diagnosis's like IBS (despite me having no bowel trouble). Anyway I noticed for a while now that bread, biscuits etc, all the main wheat based foods seemed to be making me feel sick. I've been cutting back anyway, and a few weeks ago, I finally decided to go completely wheat and gluten free, which lasted for just over a week. By the end of the week, I finally started to feel better for the first time in 18 months. That was such an amazing feeling after being sick for so long! I introduced it back into my diet for a day on Tuesday, at lunch I just ate lots of wheat to test out whether I was having adverse reactions. 2 pieces of white bread and 3 biscuits and just felt awful from about
an hour afterwards. 4 days later, and I'm still feeling awful, I really hope it leaves my system soon.
Anyway, my mum has recommended I go back to my GP, to see if I can possibly get a more firm diagnosis and see if they can run more tests. I suspect it's an intolerance rather than an allergy, as even though I feel really sick, and have no appetite, it's the only symptoms I really have. Thing is, I'm worried that for any further tests, I have to eat loads of wheat again, and I just don't think my body can cope with anymore. I feel I've damaged my insides so much by eating what I did on Tuesday. So basically, my question is, is it possible for them to do any tests without me having to eat more wheat/gluten? I did have a blood test for celiac ages ago, in the beginning of the year, however I may not have had enough gluten in my system for it to be accurate anyway. Plus I have heard you can be gluten intolerant without necessarily having celiac.
Thanks for any help! Looking forward to getting to know people here.