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Welcome to the forum Lakme!
You can find a lot of good info on celiac testing at this link.
You do need to eat gluten for 12 weeks before the blood antibodies test. A single slice of bread is enough gluten. Since you have been avoiding gluten the antibodies in your bloodstream may have dropped to a point they can't be measures now. But it's impossible to know for sure. The celiac testing process is a celiac disease antibodies panel followed by an endoscopy to check for damage to the gut lining. I suggest you at least get the blood antibodies tested. If you can afford the endoscopy that is good to do also.
Another important test is for vitamin and mineral levels. Celiac disease can cause malabsorption and deficiencies in various vitamins etc.
I am not clear on your skin issues? There is a skin rash associated with celiac disease that can also be tested. It is called dermatitis herpetiformmis or DH. A diagnosis of DH is a diagnosis of celiac disease. DH can be very itchy.
There is also a celiac condition called gluten ataxia where eating gluten causes affects on the brain or nerves. People with gluten ataxia may have trouble walking and coordinating muscles. Since it affects the brain that can cause various symptoms. I'd be guessing if I tried to describe all the possibilities there.
It can be much harder/more unpleasant to get tested for celiac disease after being off gluten for a few months. once you start feeling better and your body starts healing, the switch back to eating gluten can really knock a person down. So it's better to be tested before stopping eating gluten.
Been wondering about these also, I been personally just using frozen ones from Trader Joe's. But I also have a thing with the salt, thinking a good rinse and soak in some water for 15mins should help pull it out. Would be great in omlettes, sautes, and in my pasta dishes.
That is the brand I use, screw all the other stuff he says. The fact is the pure pumpkin powder protein is really high in zinc, magnesium, and several key amino acids, fats, and various other nutrients. But it on amazon btw. the double or the 5lb are the best deals. It is one of the few proteins that help me to put on weight. Also a few tsp before bed makes you sleep quite deep when taken with a bit of almond milk. You might also look into Hemp Protein, NOTE Jarrow is the only one that still makes gluten-free hemp protein. Everyone else says they might have blow over contamination from wheat. Oh if you need bars and also have issues with whey like I do Julian Makes some paleo bars. Flavor/texture can take some getting used to. Oh and if your alright with rice protein Nutrabiotic makes a full spectrum version enhanced with sprulina.
If you need links to places on where to find these at the best price message me I will see if I can track down some deals.