My name is Katie and I have been gluten free since August 2011. I have gone through many different doctors and test to find out what was wrong with me and I finally read a book about gluten free diet (hasselbeck). I went gluten free and surprisingly most of my symptoms were gone. Surely this can be true, I said, so id go back to eating gluten. Each time I have done this I have said "BIG MISTAKE!" and gone back to eating gluten free.
Well the problem is my mother and family. My mom thinks it is stupid (she has not said this, but, my her remarks I can tell she thinks so.) It makes me feel stupid and I feel like maybe its in my head. Which everyone seems to want to tell me. Well the remarks have gotten the best of me again and I went and ate gluten today. Does anyone else have this problem with feeling silly? It is so aggravating that they don't know what pain you go through and cant just accept it. I also have found out I am intolerant to soy, dairy, and yeast also to make matters worse. I have tried to get the testing to verify I have celiac or gluten intolerance but I can not afford the testing. I think that unless I have that written on a piece of paper, I will be taken as a "joke" or "hypochondriac". Has anyone else had this problem or have some advise for me? Also, has anyone diagnosed themselves because they have simply given up like me?