I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better, and am glad I saw this posting so I could write you. I, for years, have had symptoms similar to celiac, but have recently tested negative for the disease (both blood and endoscopy). With the doctor's help, I self-diagnosed myself with gluten intolerace. I have been gluten free for 4 days and nothing has really changed, which is extremely discouraging.
As you think back on your experience, how did your first couple of days go? I realize that everyone is different, but am trying to put things in perspective for myself.
Thanks for your message
Just wondering if you're able to tell me what your symptoms are? Its important to remember that celiac symptoms are similiar to a few other conditions also. For example, lactose intolerance has similiar side-effects such as gas, bloating and diarrhea.
Whilst your tests came back negative, the only real way to work out if you cant tolerate gluten is to eliminate it from your diet completely for at least a month. Be mindful of foods that you wouldnt necessarily think contain gluten such as some soy sauces, soft drinks etc.
In terms of nothing changing in the last few days for you, dont be discouraged! Depending on the damage to your small intestine, it can take a while for the healing process to begin to show. Have you tried doing a food journal? I found this really helpful, i wrote down not only what id eaten but also any symptoms i could think of that could possibly be related. it really helps to look back over it and see when and where i had a reaction.
Im actually going to see a naturopath this week to work out if there are any other things going on in my body that im not aware of! whilst being gluten-free seems to help, i do have other symptoms going on that seem to occur regardless of not eating gluten.
but just give it time, and try to be as disciplined as possible, thats the only way you will know for sure what the problem is.
godd luck, and keep me posted!