Gluten sensitivity is a spectrom disorder ranging from gluten intolerance to celiac disease. It has a wide range of symptoms, which can make it hard to diagnose.
Countless people with the disorder have been misdiagnosed, or undiagnosed. A friend of mine, told me that gluten intolerance was causing the swelling of her spleen and because of it, her Doctor initially thought she might have HIV. Someone else said she was told she may have Leukemia. Another woman claimed, her Doctor told her that, her test results indicated she was healthy and that she may want to seek counseling.
My Doctor wasn’t concerned about finding out what was making me throw up on a daily basis. She just kept insisting that I take more drugs and insinuating that I’d be taking said drugs, for the rest of life. I had a feeling that it was wheat that was making sick. I finally did get tested for celiac disease but it came back negative. It was my own decision to try going gluten free, and it worked. I felt better and got off the drugs the first day. My symptoms went away completely.
Some of the symptoms of gluten sensitivity are – bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, heartburn or acid reflux, constipation or diarrhea, muscular disturbances, bone or joint pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorder, and diabetes.
Most people said it had taken them many years to figure out, they were gluten sensitive. If you’ve been feeling ill or just feel off and can’t explain it, you could be sensitive to gluten as well. There’s no cure but following a strict gluten free diet can help manage symptoms.
Are you Gluten Intolerant or Celiac? Were you misdiagnosed? How long did it take you to figure out it was gluten making you sick? Share your story, it could save someone else from the pain that you went though.