Hi, i'm a newbie here and just wanted to get a bit of advice if possible...around 2 years ago i started suffering from extreme mental and physical fatigue, and was put on iron tablets by my GP, then magnesium and then B12 but nothing worked. Last summer i started having symptoms typical with a wheat/gluten allergy, ie. stomach pain, bloating, constant need to go to the toilet, anaemia, hair falling out, tiredness, mouth ulcers, etc. I went back to my GP (and another GP at the same surgery) and both said it was 'emotional' - stress or depression. I was recommended to a kineasiologist, i know alternative therapies are debatable but i was willing to try anything at this point. I cut out everything and when i reintroduced wheat my symptoms came back. Since i cut wheat out fully my stomach problems have cleared up and he says i'm allergic to wheat not gluten. I went back to my GP and asked about a diagnosis, he sent me for a blood test but told me i don't need to eat wheat beforehand (even though i've cut it out fully for the past 3 months), is this normal? I've read other posts on here and people have all had to eat wheat/gluten before a blood test. I've also read that wheat and gluten allergies and IBS all have similar symptoms so any advice would be much appreciated. Sorry about the long post!