I tested negative for coeliac in 2009, but was still advised by an endocrinologist to be gluten free. I never felt any different doing this, but as he was Head of Department, no-one on his staff would contradict him, spo I’m sort of stuck with it.
As I am not apparently coeliac, I don’t stick to it absolutely, but eat home made bread and cake from time to time, usually without any reaction. Bought bread and cakes give me eczema within about half an hour of eating, so I dumped them years ago.
Recently, I had a longer gap than usual between eating bread and then had a shopping crisis, which resulted in me taking my husband’s home made bread to work three days running, for my lunch. There followed three days of stomach cramps and constipation, followed by eight hours of severe diarrhea.
I then went another eight days without eating bread, but had a sandwich last night. Within an hour I had stomach cramps and constipation again (wanted to go but couldn’t). It’s the same today, but I fear that I know how it will end up.
Is it possible that this could be a reaction to gluten?