I've been sick for over six months now-- constipation, bloating, severe intestinal cramps, D, etc. I had the Celiac blood panel test come up positive, my uncle has Celiac disease, and I also had the Prometheus genome type test come up positive. However, I just had an upper endoscopy/biopsy done the other day that came back normal.
I was on the gluten-free diet for about two months and felt noticably better. Then I reintroduced gluten back into my diet for 3.5 weeks before having the endoscopy/biopsy done. During this 3.5 week time period I began having GI symptoms that I had not had since going off gluten.
My doctor says that because the endoscopy looked normal that I don't have Celiac. However, I feel much better when off gluten (so I'm planning on staying on the gluten free diet anyways). Is it at all possible that I am Celiac, or that I could develop Celiac (I read something about positive bloodwork indicating a strong possibly of developing Celiac later on in life)? Or is it possible to just be sensitive to gluten?
Are there any other food allergies that I should be tested for? I'm a vegan (no dairy, eggs, animal products). I would really appreciate any advice or input anyone might have to offer.