Yes, it appears that I am a fake, although not intentially to deceive you all! A new consultant last weeks confirmed what I have suspected for a few months now - I do not have DH and am not Coeliac. My original diagnosis was made by guess work and the fact that when I went on holiday to coastal resorts and laid off the bread, my tummy issues got better and my skin cleared up. Now it turns out that the reason my skin gets better when going abroad to very hot places is because I do one very sensible thing, which I don't do when out in the UK sun - use a strong spf!
The new diagnosis hasn't been 100% confirmed but a biopsy was positive and am now waiting for bloods to come back. My new consultant is being very thorough and is even testing my DNA, stating that as I have insurance we might as well go crazy! He has given me medication for what he suspects it is and it is working like a dream. A very weird, slightly psychotic dream, but a dream nonetheless. Results on 28th, so I will let you all know then so that you may sleep easy.
until then, I will be deciding where I can go from here, in terms of my posting on the boards and boring you all senseless with my blogging. I am thinking about maybe writing as an auto-immune disease sufferer, which we all are, only I have a different one, but from a view to cross referencing ideas on how to deal with them on a day-to-day basis, what they all have in common, what are the differences and how we can all learn from each other. Whether I will stay GF, I don't know as I was starting to get frustrated with it all, even though I feel a lot better generally without gluten in my life.
Let's see, shall we?