Hi, I've been reading and reading, searching and searching, but I still can't find the answers - well maybe there isn't an answer, but I'm going to ask anyway.
About 2 months ago I got a really unpleasant bitter taste in my mouth that won't go away. I had a gastroscopy and was told to take tablets (2x per day for 1 month then 1x per day for another 2 months) to reduce the acid in my stomach. After 3 weeks the taste is still there but is definitely improving.
Then yesterday I got the results from the hospital saying I have coeliac and need to follow a strict gluten-free diet for life.
But here's the thing, I don't have ANY other symptoms at all. I feel fine, I run/hike/cycle on a daily basis for several hours, I don't have any aches or pains, no skin problems, no lack of energy i.e. none of the symptoms listed on all the various websites I have read about coeliac.
As a teenager I was diagnosed with IBS, and have since learnt what I can and can't eat - trigger foods seem to be sweetcorn, watermelon, cauliflower and high fibre cereals/breads etc.
So I'm asking myself should I/do I really need to go to the extremes of being gluten-free, particularly as I live in Slovenia (I'm British) where the range of gluten-free products is fairly limited, not to mention expensive.
Look forward to receiving some feedback!