Over the last two years I have lost 30 lbs. suddenly on three seperate occasions, for no apparent reason other than constant diarrhea. I was under tremendous stress during those times and the first episode was attributed to IBS and stress.
My mother and her sister were recently diagnosed with Celiac. After hearing their symptoms, I stopped eating gluten. This promptly reversed the second episode and the weight came back quickly. I have a small frame and normally weigh 115 so this is a huge impact. Also, when I quit eating gluten I felt better than I have in years. Although I desperately craved a pizza, I would never have eaten it because it made such a difference in how I felt.
I felt good for about three months. Then the third episode occured. This time there was no diarrhea. I lost 30 lbs. in a matter of two weeks and fell into a deep depression. I was not eating gluten when this occured. I did ask my Dr. to test me for Celiac though. The test showed no anitbodies to gluten. The Dr. said I definitely did not have it and I should try to eat the breads, etc. to help with the weight gain. Against my judgement, I did begin to add gluten back to my diet. I felt horrible almost immediately.
Can the blood test be wrong?
Thanks in advance for any advice