I've been suffering with repeated ill health since May 2010 - throat infections, flu type illnesses etc - initially it was every 2/3 months but over the past year it's been every month or so. I never had the classical (stomach) symptoms of CD and I was told that my repeated illnesses was probably how I was reacting to gluten. I was diagnosed with CD in late November 2010 following gastroscopy/biopsy. However, after being strictly GF since December 2010, the coeliac consultant has now decided that my repeated illnesses are unlikely to be related to CD - my TTG is now down to 3 from over 200. My ferritin and vitamin D levels were low but are now in the normal ranges. I was only diagnosed with CD as I was referred to Haematology in 2008 to investigate a persistent macrocytosis (MCV fluctuating between 101 and 106, and most recently at 105/106) and constant raised platelet count (this fluctuates between 400 and around 520). Haematology have been re-testing my blood every 6 months since 2008 and have found no explanation to date (Folate, vit B12, liver function etc have always been completely normal) - they thought CD was causing these abnormalities but this does not now appear to be the case. Prior to May 2010, I was very healthy and rarely got ill. I have recently noticed that my throat appears to swell slightly after eating certain foods (e.g. yoghurt) and becomes irriitated (itchy) after eating other foods (e.g. coconut). Over the past few days I have excluded all dairy and my throat no longer feels constantly swollen.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar or does anyone have any suggestions of what else I could investigate? Thanks