I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis but only by the questionnaire, not by a chemical test.It seems that my bladder issues only flare up when I am glutened, so I am not sure about whether it’s a celiac symptom or true IC.
I heard “it’s just menopause”, fibromyalgia, the catch-all “IBS and GERD””…and my favorite, “it’s just stress” because my father had just died.Homeopath tests came back positive for 30/40 different food allergies. From late 2007-late 2010, I tried to find out why I was in so much debilitating pain and dropping weight so quickly. One doctor told me “congratulations on your weight loss”. I lost it…took my life in my own hands and kept that appointment. Since then all the pains – guts, joints plus fatigue etc.I did get a diagnosis after biopsies were done and got cut loose.The instructions I got were “Don’t eat wheat, barley or rye; there’s the door.” Years of being miserable, too sick to hardly do anything but drag myself to work and lay on the couch.