I've read that doing a rotation diet is a good idea as you can develop other food intolerances if you eat them regularly. I've thought about trying this diet but can't figure out how to make it work just preparing food for one person. Good for you for taking so many other things out of your diet besides gluten. I want to try that eventually.
Best to see a good doctor who will give you some tests. They really should be ordering some tests before they tell you IBS. I was told I had IBS years ago but they didn't test for anything. Years later I asked for the celiac blood test (thinking I didn't have it of course but wanting to rule it out) and I came out positive with lots of damage showing up when they finally did the biopsy. And even if they want to order a seemingly scary test like a colonoscopy or endoscope, turns out these really are not as bad as they seem. I am the BIGGEST fraidy cat of anything like that but I have to admit the endoscope I had did not hurt or anything. I've heard colonoscopy is the same. You'll feel a lot better about things if you have someone run tests and tell you your fine. Then you will know for sure. Good luck.
I've heard some people gain weight after being on a gluten free diet and others lose weight. From what I've heard it sounds like people change so that they are more average instead of extreme in their weight. So if you are underweight there is a good chance that being gluten free will help you gain weight. Good luck!
Although it is disturbing to have a disease, I'm excited that being gluten free may do wonderful things for my body (kind of like a fountain of youth). Can others tell me what great things have happened to them since being gluten free? Like will my wrinkles go away? I've lost facial fat and I'm hoping that my face might fill out again. Or what other good things can happen?
I've read that you should continue to consume gluten until after you've had the biopsy otherwise you could have a false negative result. I figure if I'm going to go through with doing the biopsy (which I'd rather not as it sounds kind of scary but figure I better) I should make sure I do what I can so they can get an accurate result.