So, was it the gluten causing all your problems?
I was blown away by your comment that your doctor friend has NEVER heard of celiac disease!?!?!? What kind of doctor is he?
I had a similar problem with gluten. Constipation and spasms and trapped gas. I stayed off of wheat and noticed an improvement. Some of my other physical symptoms took 2 months to go away. So I wonder if 2 weeks is long enough for some persons to figure out the problem?
To eliminate yeast I would recommend going to a Naturopath who can give you some supplements to kill the yeast and put you on a diet that totally eliminates the sugars and yeasts in your diet. I did this - no sugar, alcohol, wheat, gluten, corn, dairy for about 2 months with the supplements and made a huge difference in how I felt.
You can have a gluten intolerance instead of Celiac which reacts similarly but will test negative. You might also want to check out SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Your doctor can do a breath test, or, you can try a lower fat Atkins diet and if you feel better you know this is your issue.
Wow. that is how I feel. I have ringing in my ears, joint pain, shakes, chest-breast-shoulder- pain heat.., always tired, stressed, and so many other things. I was concerning that I might have celiac, diabetes or cancer. After going to the doctors and they always say everything is normal, you go crazy saying it isn't.
Just be sure to eliminate ALL grains from your diet if you're removing gluten from your diet. Glutenology.net has newer information than even most doctors are aware of. If you go on an anti-Candida diet, you really have to be strict. No carbohydrates, no root vegetables, no winter squash, no bell peppers, no peppers of any kind, no tomatoes, no fruits--except lemons and limes, and no dried beans. Green beans are "okay". The phase one of this diet is very strict and is down to the nuts and bolts with green leafy vegetables, broccoli and meats for protein. In later phases, after the yeast is killed, the other stuff that is healthy for you is slowly added back.
NOW brand has a supplement called Candida Clear. It's not exactly inexpensive, but it's not the worst. It helps with the die-off symptoms that people experience when the yeast starts to die. This strict of a diet will help most people lose weight, too.
I don't have any major problems associated with either gluten or wheat that I know of, but I have been thinking about trying to go without them and seeing if my energy level is higher. However, I'm not sure whether to go without wheat, or gluten, or both. Should I just start out with one at a time?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!