I only went gluten free for 12 days and then started eating gluten again thinking I wasn't noticing that much of a difference. I was focusing so much on my joint pain that I didn't realize that my headaches, nausea and heartburn had gone away. Within 12 hours of re-introducing gluten I had heartburn and liquid diarrhea. My doctor agreed that we could do blood work for celiac disease if I want.
Do I really need to eat gluten for 6 months before I can get tested even though I was only off for 12 days?
How long should I wait before having the tests ordered?
What specific tests should be ordered?