So I am about to order my first private, comprehensive Thyroid test from BlueHorizons, and I came across their Gluten/Coeliac Evaluation with Genetic Test.
I have suspected for many years I had a gluten intolerance, several years before I developed Hashimotos. I now am aware of the gluten/autoimmune connection.
Many years ago (pre-Thyroid problems) I had a conversation with my then (lovely) GP about getting properly tested for Coeliac etc. At that time I was already avoiding gluten because of digestive problems. He said to me, I would need to eat gluten everyday for 6 weeks for the test to be effective, and if by eliminating it you are seeing improvement, why not leave it as that, rather than put yourself through six weeks of hell, for something that may or may not show up.
So that is what I have done for the last 15 years. However not having a medical diagnosis at times has made me feel like a bit of a plum when I ask for GF alternatives, and has sometimes made me doubt myself and occasionally fall of the GF wagon because I tell myself I'm not really sure I have a problem!!
Anyhow, the test on the website also says I should eat wheat for 4 weeks before the test. This is quite off putting. I am going on holiday for 2 weeks, so it would be easy to do, but can I face all the symptoms??
Has anyone else been here, done that? Got any advice?
as always many thanks...