Hi, I am hypothyroid and have been diagnosed with m.e for four years. A nutritionist has recently put me on dairy and gluten free diet to see if it helps with my m.e. I have been on a very restrictive diet some years ago for my m.e but found it hard to maintain.
Recently I found some test results an endocrinologist had taken when testing for addisons and cushings and unbeknown to me she had tested for coeliac disease, at least I think that's what the test was. This is what it says:
Tissue Transglutaminase 0.4 U/ml
TTG Comment Providing the patient was on a normal gluten containing diet, this anti-tTG result makes coeliac disease unlikely but does not completely exclude diagnosis.
The thing is if the silly woman had told me she was testing for this I would have told her that yes at that time I was gluten free! Does the result mean anything to anyone here?
My other question is that having been gluten free for three weeks last week a few hours after dinner I was suddenly struck with the most excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen. When I say it was painful, I've Ben through quite a lot pain wise in my time and this was the worst I've ever experienced that didn't involve a surgeons knife. I couldn't stand or move for some time and when I finally did get to my feet I threw up. I thought I might be having an appendicitis, but I had no temperature and about 10 mins after throwing up the pain lessened some what and then abated over the following hours and although tender the next day has now completely gone. I've been wondering if I had accidentally ingested some gluten could this be a possible reaction? Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this that wasn't an ovarian cyst or an appendix?
I'd appreciate any help.