I had a negative biopsy last December after an 8 week gluten trial that triggered a whole host of new symptoms for me. I went to see a new gastro last week because I'm still having so much stomach pain and he was the absolute worst. He made some confusing comments to me that I was hoping for some insight on.
Me: "What should I do about the stomach pain? I never, ever had upper stomach problems before the gluten trial."
Him: "Well, you absolutely don't have celiac but you've changed the way your digestive system works."
Him: "Maybe you just can't eat quite as much gluten or other foods as other people can."
He said a lot of ridiculous things during our appointment and went on to diagnose me with IBS (shocking!), but I was really baffled by the "you've changed your digestive system" comment. Is that a legitimate claim? What does it mean?? I couldn't get him to clarify...