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I've had gastro/intestinal problems for many years and thought I had found the answer by going gluten free and lactose free. My historic symptoms (IBS according to GPs) of stomach pain, diarrhoea/mucus, severe gas, low energy, either disappeared or were greatly reduced. I didn't test for coeliac as I was reluctant to restart gluten for the necessary 6 weeks or so, with all the discomfort that would have meant.
But after 8 months of what seemed to have been a really successful diet which seemed to prove that my problem was gluten intolerance if not coeliac, all the original symptoms have come back over the last couple of weeks. I'm at a loss to understand this. I've always been pretty careful in checking everything I eat for GF, but say something had sneaked through - in a restaurant for example even if the meal was ostensibly GF, through maybe cross-contamination - how long would the effects of that diet lapse last? Could that still be causing problems a week or two later? It seems unlikely to me, but can anyone help on this? Has anyone had a similar experience? Will much appreciate any assistance.
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