Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and hoping someone may be able to give me some advice please. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease a few years ago, though I suspect I've had it for much longer. I am not on any medication as my levels have always been 'normal'. I decided to go on a gluten free diet and I did start to feel a bit better. Unfortunately I couldn't stick to it so started eating gluten again. A couple of months ago I had various blood tests done, all of which were normal apart from very low ferritin and a blood test for coeliac which was positive. I was then informed that I would need an endoscopy/biopsy in order to get a proper diagnosis of coeliac. I know that I have to keep eating gluten until this is done, however I am feeling really awful eating gluten again and even if I was to get the endoscopy and it came back as negative for coeliac, I would start eating gluten free again completely anyway, as I now know how much better I feel not eating it. My question is therefore has anyone else been in this position and did you go through with the endoscopy? The way I am feeling at the moment I really want to just stop eating gluten now and not go through with the endoscopy because as far as I'm concerned the blood tests and my symptoms are enough for me to know that gluten does not agree with me.
Any advice on this would be much appreciated!