I was diagnosed coeliac a year and a bit ago (borderline bloods, but biopsy showed "sub total villous atrophy", which I assume means fairly conclusive).
I'm very VERY careful re gluten and am sure as I can be that I'm not getting cross-contaminated. I don't eat out, and take my own food to mates houses if eating at theirs.
I am lactose-free.
However, I reckon 50% of the time I still have symptoms (basically diarrhoea and stomach pain - enough to have to take imodium and buscopan, so probably 3 times a week). While this is 50% better than it was before diagnosis I'm struggling not to feel a bit disheartened.
I eat mainly whole foods, cook my own bread etc. There seems to be some definite triggers (lentils and pulses, which breaks my heart as I love them, I'm wondering also about cornflour but have yet to really put it to the test).
I've got an appointment with gastro consultant in a few days (annual check up thing, I think - though it might be due to pressure from the dietician at the hospital who I've seen a couple of times). Any suggestions as to what I should ask of him, how to go forward?
And can anyone reassure me that it's just taking time ?