I am due to go in for a colonoscopy and Gastroscopy at the end of this month. From my symptoms I am almost certain that I have developed Coeliac disease.
I have been running for over 30 years and regularly compete in Marathons and other races.
I noticed that I was struggling on my runs about a year ago but put it down to getting older.
Earlier in the year I caught the flu type bug which was doing the rounds, and this hung around for nearly four weeks.
I started to struggle even to run five miles and was experiencing palpitations, this convinced me to visit my GP ( I rarely visit the Doctor). He gave me an ECG which was clear and sent me for blood tests.
I mislaid the paperwork so it was a month before I had the tests done.These showed that I had anaemia ( macrocytic )
The follow up blood tests showed that my iron and b12 etc were ok ( I am a vegetarian )
So, my question is, is there anyone in the community who is a runner / athlete and can advise me as to what to expect / how long until my training gets back to normal, and any general dos and donts ?