Hi, I'm new to this team and I have a few questions. I haven't been diagnosed with celiac or wheat intolerance, in fact my doctor couldn't be more unsupportive if he tried! I'm pretty sure the problems are caused by wheat but it's been a year or two of 'playing' with my food to find out. I started a new job at the beginning of this year, and the only food available was cheese sandwiches (I'm veggie) I had no problems to begin with, but the last few weeks I have been so tired I feel like I'm walking throught treacle all the time, but far less symptons than before. I've cut the wheat out again from today, and even after a day I'm starting to feel a little better. So could this be down to wheat, or something else? and how do I get friends and family to take me seriously without a diagnosis from a doctor, and not think I'm just being picky with my food again (history of disordered eating)
I also believe my mum has a food intolerance, she has rheumatoid arthritis and a host of other symptons. She doesn't believe a food intolerance could be exagerating these things for her and won't try changingher diet. She is the reason I ask how to get people to take me seriously.
Sorry for the long post, and if you've got this far thanks for reading