My apologies if this is a repeat topic--seems like it would have been asked before but I'm not seeing it.
About 12 years ago I saw a doctor who didn't really understand Celiac disease. She advised me to get a blood test for a wheat allergy and when it came back negative, she suggested an elimination diet. When I noticed how awful I felt when I added gluten back into my diet, she said, "Great! Now you know what's wrong--stop eating gluten." So I did.
You all probably see the problem with this plan--when I later learned about Celiac disease and how important it is to be tested for it so you can monitor your progress, I discovered that I could not be tested because I haven't been eating gluten for so many years. I'm told that if I want to be tested, I'll need to eat gluten for three months. !@#$ no! No way will I purposefully invite that kind of misery into my life for the sake of a diagnosis. So I've been going along eating gluten-free, never knowing if I have Celiac or not. But still, I would like to know for sure for various reasons. My family wants to know as well.
So my question: does anyone know of a way around this situation so I could get a real diagnosis? I fear there isn't, at least not with current medical technology.