For over a year, I have had nearly every symptom of Celiac Disease (CD). Two months ago, I got tested for CD but the tests showed that I did not have it. It did show, however, that I have a very great vitamin D deficiency. I used to be anemic as well, but doctors told me I grew out of it. Do these things have any relevance?
During Lent, I fasted from wheat products (not all gluten-containing foods, however). I felt SO good. I could run without being as short of breath, I was mentally clear, all rashes were gone, I was "regular," and was happy and full of energy. Shortly after, I got tested for CD. Doctors say this fast threw off the test results. They diagnosed me as "undiagnosable," prescribed a large dosage of vitamin D, and advised me to play around with eating and not eating gluten and wheat products.
I still have every symptom of Celiac. Some of these symptoms occur almost immediately after I consume anything with gluten (wheat products like breads and gluten products like cream-based soups). These immediate symptoms include diarrhea, flatulence, fatigue (falling asleep for hours), and vomiting (if I eat foods like lasagna, spaghetti, or anything made with canned soup). If I have gone gluten-free for a week or more and eat something with gluten, I will get a very bad [and itchy] rash on my stomach and bottom. Sometimes, I will even get short of breath. There are, however, more lasting symptoms.
There are some symptoms that linger as well. These symptoms include irritability, mental confusion/fogginess, depression, and abdominal pain. In addition, something in my abdomen spasms when it is touched. It is very uncomfortable. If my abdomen is pressed on, it is painful (scale=6 out of 10).
I am still eating gluten/wheat products because I want to have further tests done. But from what I've shared, do you think I have full blown Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, gluten allergy, wheat intolerance, or wheat allergy? All, I have read, are very different.
I just want to be healthy! I am rather tired of this mess! I just want to be healthy.