I think I have a gluten intolerance, and i'm looking to get tested by my doctor. However I find it really difficult to get referred by my doctor, as they're very good at sending me away to try a new pill/to "go home and rest" etc.
I want to make a doctors appointment but I want to go armed with all of the information I need so I can't be turned away and I can finally be referred to a dietitian or testing. I was thinking of writing a food diary, and I wondered whether it'd be better to cut gluten out to show how I have had none of my symptoms since, or whether it'd be best to contain gluten in my diet to show how frequently my symptoms occur. Could you give me any advice on what you needed to present to the doctor when you were diagnosed?
FYI - my symptoms are - headaches, migraine, stomach cramps, tingling sensation in both arms, fatigue, irritable bowels.