My gastroenterologist wants me to reintroduce gluten for at least four weeks and then put a camera down my throat to take a biopsy. When he first told me, i started crying as i was scared. Its quite sad but yes im scared of the effects of reintroducing gluten.
I have hashis and have been gluten free and mainly grain free for over a year...a lot of my symptoms have reduced greatly but im still having issues. The main thing is a pain in my right side for well over a year. Other things are low testosterone, no sex drive, cow pat stools and some other symptoms which could be due to low testosterone...but he thinks the stools and pain in side could be related to celiacs. Pre gluten free symptoms included bloating, extreme anxiety, brain fog, sweat hands, heart palps ect.
Im concerned it going to come back negative as it might not be celiac but an intolerance due to hashis. Also why would pain in side be due to celiac if i havent touched wheat or gluten.
Im really worried about reintroducing gluten so much its causing me sleepless nights. I guess i would love to hear your thoughts on reintroducing gluten, have you done it?....what were the results? Were you treated differently with diagnosis? Consult said he would check my bones and more if positive.
If i do is there any gluten foods i should introduce first to help with the transition.
Any help or guidance would be appreciated.