I know that it is common place for coeliacs to be lactose intolerant for a while after being diagnosed. My question is how did anyone find out they were lactose intolerant, is it a case of just cutting out milk products to see what happens, or were you tested?
I have read that there is a breath test that can be done to establish whether a person is lactose intolerant, has anyone had this test and if so who organised it, specialist, GP?
When I was first diagosed with CD I was so pleased to find out what was wrong and thought that all of the symptoms I had ( none of which effected my stomach much) would disappear, now after almost a year on the GF diet there are times when I feel really unwell and would like to find what else is causing the issues, I am avoiding codex wheat starch as when I ate that I had a bad rash flare up. But I have had the rash flare up again without the starch so it gets really confusing to work out exactly what is causing the problem. I have started keeping a food diary but after several weeks of monitoring exactly what i eat nothing has flagged up yet, ie I can have a glass of red wine one night and be fine the next day, another day after drinking the same amount I might have a headache. I know it might take some time to see a pattern, but I think if I had the same symptoms every time then it would be far easier.
Just wondering whether all of the people who are aware of all of the different foods that dont agree with them found out by being tested in some way or whether they did some sort of elimation diet.
Thank you for any advice you can provide.