Iv never been tested for wheat allergy, I started the gluten free diet as soon as I had the results of my HIDA scan and they said my gall bladder was not the problem. Iv had an endoscopic ultrasound today and the result was nothing abnormal detected. The Dr asked me how strict I am with my diet and I'm very strict so he said nothing would show on a biopsy and I would have to eat 6 pieces of bread every day for the next 6 weeks to show up. There is no way I'm doing that it will make me extremely ill and as you know I have my young son to care for and his needs come before mine, especially if it can be avoided and when I'm starting to feel better. Iv emailed my sons consultant and he will have the test added to his regular bloods that he has taken every 2 weeks. I think I'm just going to carry on as I am. I'm not bothered about having a Dr sit down and tell me a definite dx. I think I either have coeliac or non coeliac gluten intolerance. As the treatment is the same for both iv nothing to lose, especially as I'm starting to feel better. My joints are no where near as achy as they were and my spots are clearing up already and my head feels so much clearer than it did. I still get stomach pain and feel a bit sick after my main meal in the evening but even then that's reduced from all day every day. As my mum pointed out to me its taken over a year to get to this point its not going to resolve overnight. Its odd that when you cut out these foods, symptoms that you never even realise you had get better. I would never have thought that a foggy brain really applied to me until now. Strange. I'm going to ask my GP to test my thyroid but after thinking about it some of the main symptoms don't really apply to me but no harm in asking anyway so thanks for the idea I would not have thought of it till I joined here. Thanks for reading and replying xx
Celiac can cause children to be short and not grow. So getting the kid tested is a good idea.
Thyroid problems are linked with celiac, especially Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. But I don't know of a reason thyroid would cause your stomach to be irritated. Low thyroid levels can cause slow digestion though.
Have you been tested for wheat allergy?
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