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I recently visited my GP as I had been feeling incredibly tired & breathless. I had a blood test which showed I was very anaemic.
I am nearly 50 & have suffered from 'IBS' symptoms (diarrhoea, bloating, wind) since I was 15. I've mentioned this on numerous occasions to GPs over the years but they've just told me to calm down, & eat more fibre!
Anyway following this blood test result the GP referred me to a Gastroenterologist who has now considered the possibility of coeliac disease & I had a blood test for this today. If it is positive she said I will have to have an endoscopy to do a biopsy.
My main question is, could I really have had coeliac disease all this time? Surely I would have had More symptoms (apart from wind/diarrhoea) before now?
I've got to wait 3 weeks for blood test result, to begin with.... Is it worth me trying to cut out gluten straight away, to see if it helps? If the test is positive, & I need a biopsy (which I'm really scared of), How soon would I need to re-introduce gluten, & how much?
Really worried about all of this - not about cutting out gluten, but more about why I feel like this & the Tests involved to find out .
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