I'm here without any type of gluten dx (which I have never pursued). I have MS, however, and there is a school of thought which advocates GF diets for anyone with MS, and who believes that having MS (or other auto-immune diseases) is a sign of some type of gluten intolerance.
In my quest to lose weight (Sept 2010 - Sept 2011), I decreased carbs, which, by default, also decreased my gluten. My MS has been under better control since that time, and i decided to experiment, some, with decreasing gluten even more.
I am not willing to go 100% GF, but, I've decreased my gluten consumption, usually, to 3x per week. I also take a gluten digestive enzyme daily, and am particularly careful to take one if I am consuming a gluten meal. I have observed that, if I eat gluten without an enzyme, I tend to have more intestinal (loose bowel) symptoms, so I do suspect that I have some gluten sensitivities, although I don't need to avoid gluten altogether.
The brand that I use is: NOW Gluten Digest www.amazon.com/Foods-Gluten-Digest-Enzymes
, but there are also other brands out there.
I'd suggest taking enzymes for you, too, and being particularly careful to take them when you eat somewhere where cross-contamination (or, being "glutened") is a possibility, in order to avoid spending future weekends in misery.
Co-Leader: Plateau Busters!!!! & Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis
2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro
Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK
| current weight: 121.6