Eight years ago I had toxic liver following does of penicillin for infected dermatitis. The consultant who saw me was concerned about some of my symptoms and did blood test for coeliac which was positive. So had endoscopy and that did not show that I was coeliac. However, the consultant felt that it would help me to a avoid gluten and so I have done so ever since. It relieved many of the symptoms that I had by not eating wheat gluten though did not eliminate completely. However, because I do not get prescriptions for bread etc I find foods expensive. Am not sure why gluten free bread has to be so dear and the nicest one have found is Sainsburys seeded loaf which is not as dear as some.
However I also suffer from reflux/hiatus hernia and so the seeds in the bread can cause me pain at times so end up having toasted cardboard (well it may well be!). I get a bit fed up that I cannot have sandwiches for a snack as the bread you get crumbles.
I am always looking for wheat/gluten free foods and even my dog eats wheat free as much as possible!
So I hope although I am not coeliac you do not mind me joining the forum.
Incidentally when I was a child I always looked like an Oxfam advert with big tummy and the teachers once asked my mother to attend as they did not think I was being fed properly! I also had no enamel on my teeth and they broke easily so had them out in late teens and have dentures since. This history is what made consultant think I had been coeliac and puberty had changed it and then after the menopause I started having symptoms. Not convinced about the change part though as often had stomach problems.