I'm new, and I have not been told I have a gluten intolerance. It was more an assumption I made myself.
I have afib and, in that community, the gut/heart connection is well known. 18 months following ablation, my heart became really irritated again and it coincided with some bad gas/bloating and IBS like issues. I dived into a FODmap diet and quickly scaled back to gluten, dairy and wheat free.
I'd never been tested for intolerances for any though, I was just terrified of upsetting my heart again. Heart gradually settled but lately, with a lot of other health issues, it's playing up again and I'm wondering whether it's time to find out for sure.
Obviously, the only problem is, I haven't touched gluten (well, at least, knowingly) for over 2 years and I've only recently started to reintroduce lacto-free cheese into my diet. Somewhat successfully at first, whilst also using gut bacteria or enzyme supplements.
Last few days have been rough with gas and wind, it's almost constant and so embarrassing when sharing a small office with somebody.
As I haven't eaten anything containing gluten for a long time, I'm guessing it's possible that my symptoms are simply IBS or other gastro disorder related. So I'm tempted to try gluten again and see how that goes. Then possibly just get a general intolerances test at some point in the near future so I can know for sure.
Last time I ate a small piece of normal wholemeal bread, I had cold like symptoms for a few days, so it totally put me off. But I suppose it could've just been coincidence.
Any thoughts or similar experiences here?