Hi, I'm very confused... I've been poorly for over 7 years since the birth of my second baby, stupidly I've never done anything about it until recently because the symptoms of wheat gluten were just getting silly. Constant unbearable Migraines, bloating, weight gain, cramps, aches pains, tingling in hands and feet, blisters and sores in my nose, unbearable tiredness.... Just generally feeling rubbish all the time.
Anyway, after speaking to a friend who has CD she suggested I try a GF diet (I'd already cut bread and pasta out as best I could because of the stomach pains)
So... After doing some googling I found I've got near enough every symptom for CD or Gluten intolerance.
I started a very strict GF diet 9 weeks ago and have seen an unbelievable difference!
But now I'm confused... My blood test results came back this week and it was negative for CD - I'm happy about that, but now I've been given some Mintec tablets for IBS and practically told to get on with it! I was so upset... There was no help there for me at all!!
The dr said I've probably got gluten intolerance but its 'most likely' just IBS!!
I KNOW this problem is due to gluten... I'm on beta blockers for my migrains and since I've stopped eating gluten I've not had one single headache let alone migraine!!
I've read that some tests come back negative if you've been avoiding gluten (I don't WANT CD... I just want to know now - do I just forget the diet and take Mintec!? Or do I carry on with my GF diet? I just don't know what to do... Feeling very let down and upset about the whole thing
If anyone out there has any ideas please let me know...