I've had a really odd weekend where I had a horrible migraine and could barely stay awake, I slept for over 40 of the 48 hours. Followed by a rotten week of suffering upset (really awful) stomach, bloating to the point where I feel like I'm going to burst, and so fatigued.
In Spring 2013 I had a scan, an endoscopy & a colonoscopy - not my first I might add, but after paying to see a nutritionist we figured out that gluten is my trigger (or at least of them!), so back on it before having tests I felt rotten, tests/biopsies etc showed nothing, other than a hiatus hernia, and gallstones. My consultant concluded that it must be intolerance rather than coeliac. That's fine, GF diet for me then. I've since had my gallbladder removed and that's got rid of those pains.
Anyway, I've been GF since then, with the odd lapse in frustration, but have been GF for 6 months+ For the last 3 weeks I've been on a very healthy, practically vegan diet. Then came Friday, very hungry and emotional I had a doner kebab! WITHOUT THE PITTA I might add. Not ever been a problem before, but I'm now wondering if that could be the culprit?
Either way, I think IF this was a gluten reaction my reactions to it are getting more extreme each time. I mean, being practically passed out for 2 days really isn't ideal! My doctor just said it must be flu...
I've had no help with being GF at all, other than the initial nutritionist that paid for, and I cannot afford to do that again. I really think there might be more to this than gluten but I don't know how to keep on approaching the doctors, they seem to find ways to fob me off all the time, IBS, stress etc etc.
Can anyone give me any kind of advice on what to ask them? or how to get some help with all this?
I'm sick of never having any energy and looking pregnant! I'm so uncomfortable and it's so hard to make people understand how bad it makes you feel when you look fine from the outside (well, apart from the "pregnant" belly!)