I've been gluten free since this Feb. 1, the first week I had major withdrawals and tried to eat gluten 6 days after going gluten free for testing purposes. Prior to going gluten-free I never suspected celiac and started the diet alongside my daughter for support. After trying to reintroduce gluten after only 6 days I got really sick with major D and had to go to urgent care with dehydration, nausea, cramps, etc. I had my appt. with the G.I. doctor last week and they are recommending a colonoscopy and endoscopy the earliest appt is in 2 months. The G.I. doctor was in and out and I mostly dealt with the P.A.
My question is, I know about the gluten challenge but I don't think I can stomach that. Is there smaller amounts I can take. How would some of you recommend I approach going back on gluten for testing purposes. Or should I just go for the test and hope for the best since I've gotten so sick from being glutened. I also learned that I can't tolerate dairy and gluten-free processed foods like cereal. I feel best when I eat soups, vegetables and proteins and limit the amounts of safe grains.
Some of my longtime symptoms of over 15 years have improved in just 1 month like psorasis and hair falling so I know I'm on the right track being gluten free.
Any recommendations on gently reintroducing gluten? Or am I symptoms severe enough that my body wouldn't heal that quickly for the test?
Thanks for the help!