Re: Coeliac plus IBS: from Peter on 2007-07-19
You have to stick to a completely gluten-free diet. Once you are completely gluten-free then there should be no pain caused by gluten.
You may find that symptoms of IBS also start to reduce as your gut starts to heal itself. The IBS may have been caused by the reaction to gluten.
You may also find that the arthritis starts to improve as this can also be a symptom of gluten damage.
Your anaemia may also simply be the result of the damage that gluten has done to your gut.
So provided that you stick to a completely gluten-free diet you should see a reduction in your problems, but it may take several months for the full benefit to become clear.