As of January 2017 I have been diagnosed with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.
Around 6 or 7 years ago I was suffering with a really painful and bloated tummy and swinging between being glued to the loo or struggling to go.
After looking carefully at my diet I noticed that gluten and wheat based products featured quite heavily. I decided to try following a gluten free diet for a while and my symptoms improved dramatically so I stuck with the diet!
Unfortunately it has not been plain sailing from that point. Over the past 2 year my symptoms have returned with a vengeance and I find myself constantly on the loo. This is impacting so much on my life that I went back to eating gluten for 4 weeks to try and find out if I was coeliac. Unfortunately the test results were negative so I am back to the drawing board in terms of a diagnosis.
I do feel slightly better when eating gluten free foods so I have decided to stick with a gluten free diet whilst I try and work out what is causing the problem.
Doctors meantime have diagnosed me as having non-coeliac gluten sensitivity which basically means I have all the same symptoms as a coeliac but when I eat gluten my gut and bowel are not damaged.
It is not an easy road so please do keep popping back and keeping up to date with my gluten free lifestyle and the ongoing investigations into my very strange digestive system!