What other illnesses/diseases/etc have you also been tested for? Where would a doctor even begin? How long has the inflammation been going on? The malabsorption of vital nutrients? Could there be something else along with the Celiac not yet tested for symptoms are similar?
How much time, money - blood can you spare?
A non gluten diet is by far the most helpful for those with issues dealing with gluten. All forms of gluten must be eliminated. (Actually, I am to believe no human should digest any gluten. For there is no benefit and it is just a matter of time before a problem shows in tests)
For instance - my daughter was found to have nodules on her thyroid and the left lobe was removed. She was placed on thyroid meds. Her health began a decent downward. She became ill and I insisted that she get tested for mono. Her doctor tested her and found she had an "older" case of mono - but she will always have the Epstein Barr virus showing (which is caused by mono). She was placed on antibiotics and steroids. Never felt 100%. No other tests for anything.
She came back home after finishing school and a new doctor tested her for sensitivities. Positive for Corn, Soy, Gluten, Casein, and a few others. This began the gluten free lifestyle. Then a different doctor she was seeing for problems found her to have Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome.
Which one happened first? Each new diagnosis was months/years in between. No new illnesses/symptoms to date after going gluten-free around 2009/10.
What is in her future? Who knows. By gluten free she is eliminating as much inflammation as she can that will help immensely. We are also organic. Lots of Juicing and Raw Fooding going on. Medicinal TEAS, too Herbal remedies. Homeopathy. SUNSHINE. But we do supplement with Iodine, B-12, etc. We try to find Genetically Modified FREE, too. Our water is filtered. Our air is filtered. Our linens and clothing is organic. We use NO chemicals in the home or on our body.
Her doctor recently began treating her for YEAST in her stomach. Hmmmmm - could this be the original culprit? Is cancer simply fungus? Remove all those items that get moldy: grains for sure and keep one step ahead, I suppose.
With each new set of symptoms or complaints come the tests and hopefully the CORRECT diagnosis and treatment.
Which came first tho - the celiac or the others that symptoms took longer to appear? Who knows. Diet will help. Always. Not just for celiac sufferers. But diet is the cure for Celiac. Maybe for other diseases/illnesses as well.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales