Hi! I'm a 30 year old young woman who started having "tummy issues" about 9 months ago. It started simply enough - just a bit of tummy upset now and then. Over time, it became much more common - I now pretty much always have a stomach ache.
On top of that, despite being outside a ton last summer (much more than usual - I was training for a triathlon), my vitamin D levels started coming back low. I've also been anemic for years. At first we thought it was due to normal female blood loss, but as that "loss" is only a day or two a month now (it used to be a week a month) and I'm severely anemic, the doctor considers it idiopathic - basically, we don't know why I'm anemic.
I started reading about Celiac and realized I have almost every symptom - even the less common ones! I finally asked my doctor about it and he didn't even blink about the test. He ordered it...and it came back negative.
I literally almost cried. I was so sure that this would be the answer. I was NOT GF before the test - I know better than that - so that couldn't be a cause of a false negative.
That said, is it possible I still am? He said we'd wait a month (we're also changing a medication he thinks might be causing the tummy issues) and if I was still feeling yucky, we'd do a colonoscopy and, if they found anything, a biopsy. However, that would probably be *scheduled* in a month, so it might be March or even April or May before that happens. My GI books pretty far in advance. I don't want to feel yucky till then just to prove I have it, so should I try GF on my own?
I'm sort of at a loss now, so any advice would be great. Thanks!
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