I am going to the doctor on Friday and hopefully my test results will be in. My doctor only tested for IGA and tTG. He said we would start with those first. After I did those 2 test on Monday, I started on a gluten free diet. Since being on a gluten free diet I have been feeling worse not better. Although, I am embarrased to admit I started to drink diet coke again, after having quit for well over 4 years. So I may have answered my own question. I started to drink diet coke again, because I have been so tired and thought it would give me energy. I can't tolerate coffee or tea, and obviously diet coke or pop, either.
My main symptom is unbelievable gas build up. It gets so bad it feels like my ribs are being cracked and my stomach bloats out so bad, I look pregnant. The only time I get relief is when I belch. Not very attractive I know.
Is it common to feel worse when starting the gluten free diet? I am feeling very tired and down, not to mention I also feel like a big gas balloon.
If you are wondering why I am being tested, well........, I asked for the test after my sister got diagnosed through a biopsy. And that is only because they were going to put a lap band in her for being overweight. I had told her years ago to get tested, but the doctor she went to, told her she was to fat to have celiac. But she does, and I know I need to be tested as well. My only other problem is I have herediatary hemochromatosis, which can confuse things. I know that hemochromatosis and celiac go together, meaning if one family member has celiac another family member could have hemochromatosis and vice versa. Some science research has stated that hemochromatosis may have started because of celiac. Anyways I will get into that much later. My main question is , Is it common to feel worse when starting on the gluten free diet.