So I’m fairly new to this site and this is my first post but I’m after a bit of advice please.
I’ve been gluten free for several years now; I initially cut out it out because I could tell I was intolerant to it. I have had the blood test done for CD, however my GP failed to tell me (and in my naivety) that I had to have gluten in my system for the test to be accurate, so obviously it came back negative.
After reading on this site (and others) into CD a bit more, I’ve been debating having the test done again to find out for definite if its CD or if I’m just wheat/gluten intolerant.
So I took the plunge and ate some wheat… it completely knocked me out! I had to take time off work because I felt so bad. I only had some measly breadcrumbs, but I haven’t felt that bad in so long! I’m back at work now (a couple of days later) but still feeling rough – headaches, tiredness, stomach pains, mouth ulcers, etc.
So the point of my question is - is it worth feeling that bad and eating gluten for six weeks at least once a day to have the blood test again? Or should I just continue excluding gluten as I have been?
Your opinions are much appreciated.
Oops - maybe should have posted as a question not a blog!