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I have had IBS for years now but from the beginning of this year I have been getting pains in my abdomen on and off. I went to the doctors and they have done the tests for ovarian cancer which thankfully were clear. I have also been getting hives every evening with no explanation but hayfever tablets keep it at bay. We have never worked out what might be the trigger for the hives and the doctor said we might never find out. So I have tried IBS tablets and they don't seem to have any effect. So i went back to the doctors and she said it could be Coeliac Disease so they have done the blood tests and I am waiting for the results. The aneamia test is ok but it will take another week for the coeliac test to come back. I went gluten free for 4 days as an experiment and felt so much better - no pain, more energy and even the hives didnt seem so bad. So from wednesday evening I started eating normally again and today I am in a lot of pain in my abdomen again and feel very tired and "can't be bothered" again. Does it take a couple of days for symtoms to kick in or should I feel ill as soon as i start eating gluten again? If the results come back negative I am tempted to avoid gluten just because I feel better for it. I am going to go gluten free for a whole week and see what happens.
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