I am new to all of this and struggling a bit. I am in the process of being diagnosed. I had abdominal pain in various places for about 6 months, with varying bowel movements (sorry TMI!) I Have a family history of inflammatory bowel disease so went to the Gp.
We did various tests in which the stool sample was positive for calprotectin (inflammatory marker - usually indicative of IBD) went to the gastroenterologist who said the bloods for coeliac had been missed, had those and my TTG IGA came back as positive.
I was referred for a gastroscopy which showed the duodenum as being slightly atrophic looking and they have taken biopsies.
This is where I am at now, the waiting game. I am guessing I have coeliac from the atrophy seen, so have been *trying* to go gluten free (if anything in preparation).
Both my fiance and I are in vaguely medical professions so know about the anatomy and physiology of it, however he does not really understand the psychological aspect of it, I'm struggling with the not quite knowing what's going on.
Any advice or support would be lovely, thanks x