I have a long list of symptoms that go along with celiac disease, and I have had them for awhile, I just always thought they were normal. About 2 years ago is when things started to get worse. The begining of this year I joined a nutrition challenge, so I was pretty much cutting out bread and eating natural foods. I had a few slip ups and then i tried a low carb high fat diet.. Then i had a slip up after two weeks and had a huuuuge gluten binge.. The next couple days I would get random stomach pains and my fatigue just got worse as i continued to eat gluten.. So that lead me to search my symptoms and then I found celiac disease. After going to different doctors for about 2 years, I was extremely happy when my symptoms matched celiac disease.
I went to the doctor about a week ago and he tested me for it (NOT the full panel...makes me angry!) This was only a week into my gluten chalenge and I have been fairly "low gluten" for a few months before the test. THE TEST WAS NEGATIVE, but I had unexplained deficiencies. I was in sooo much pain just a week into the gluten challange that my doctor said im atleast gluten sensitive.
I just can't figure out what I should do! Either way, I will not eat gluten, and as of now i consider myself NCGI, but I just NEED to know for sure!
What should I do?? I was thinking about just going back to my doctor and demanding a DNA test for celiac, that way I can rule it out or not? And then probably trying the gluten challange again, for a longer time period and praying that the test would be accurate this time..
Thank you so much for reading<3 I've been posting like crazy on this website, but I feel like I have to be my own doctor and it's extremely frustrating! I want to figure this all out ASAP because I'm 18 years old and will be going to college in a few months and gluten is ruining my life!