I'm trying to decide what to do here, so perhaps thought I'd ask if anyone had been in a similar situation.
Through process of elimination, I worked out on my own that I was having a reaction (typically GI symptoms) whenever I ate products containing wheat. I put myself on a Gluten Free diet, and inside of a week found significant changes in sleep patterns, energy and a complete absence of athsma symptoms I had suffered from for years. After a particularly bad couple of weeks of what I thought was gluten cross contamination (I eat out a lot), I decided to get a blood test done, just to see if anything showed up. I just got the results today, and it came back as a "1", which is within normal.
Now, given I had been trying to eat gluten-free for ~ 2 months prior, this could be a meaningless number. On the one-hand, a non-zero number makes me think it's a positive although week. On the other hand, I thought it'd be much higher since, based on my symptoms, I'd had a pretty bad couple of weeks.
As my doctor said, getting some numbers on a piece of paper, or a biopsy isn't going to tell me anything I don't already know -- gluten, or at least wheat, makes me sick. What I don't know, however, is what value there is in actually having that number in the first place.
Should I make myself sick to get a positive diagnosis?
Should I just concede that I likely am coeliac and just continue doing what I'm doing, knowing I won't ever get a positive diagnosis?
Really not sure what to do here...