I am still waiting to find out if I am actually coeliac or not but in the meantime I wanted to see for myself if going gluten-free made any difference to my IBS-type symptoms that have taken hold since earlier this year.
I have not eaten gluten-containing foods for just over two weeks now and there were some immediate differences that I noticed such as stomach bloating going right down and diarrhoea almost disappearing overnight (which seems to have brought on its own problems i.e. now I've got piles . . . great!)
What hasn't changed though is the fact that I'm still getting abdominal pains - at the moment lower abdo pain/discomfort that radiates through to the back. It feels as though everything inside is very sore and tender. I was wondering if there was such a thing as withdrawal symptoms from gluten and wheat products or if it just means that it's probably something else that's been causing the aches and pains and not gluten . . . or is it too early to say?
Really interested to hear what people think - thank you!