I went to a dietitian last year and they ran a bunch of tests and figured out I am allergic to 47 different foods. I was really bummed to lose wheat but it said I didn't react to spelt. I spent a month making sure I stuck to only what I could eat but living rural means no "fancy foods". So I didn't have ANY bread for quite a while.
Eventually, on one of my trips, I bought some spelt bread that I found and made a sandwich. I was so happy... until awhile later. I was in so much pain and I swear I stopped at every rest area on the way home. It felt like someone was running a grappling hook through my intestines. I told my dietitian about this and she said I might be gluten intolerant or have celiac disease.
So I went down the list of foods I can have (not allergic to) and highlighted all the ones with gluten and for the next couple months I would try one or two every couple weeks. I always have the same reaction.
The GI Specialist wanted to run a test for celiac disease and I told the dietitian this. She told me that if I avoid gluten in my diet (like I've done since then) that I could end up with a false negative test.
She suggested that I eat something with gluten before the test OR I could skip the test and forgo eating any gluten since it's obvious that I am gluten intolerant at the least. I told her I was not doing that to my body again. It hurts too bad! So for now on, I am on a gluten free diet.
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