Long rant ahead.
I've been really ill for the past year (and on and off for about 5). I've been routinely ill - with short periods of recovery, and then only to be ill again a few days later.
I had an allergy test done 3 years ago where it was stated that I was allergic to gluten. I've been on a strict gluten free diet, which was fine for a year - but now I'm becoming ill routinely again despite this.
I'm in my final year in college, and my studies have really suffered because of this. I plan on going on to doing my masters this september, but if I can't get this sorted - I seriously won't be able to do anything.
My symptoms are basic a terrible immune system. I routinely get colds and fevers. I feel tired. I take vitimin C routinely, excercise, and my diet is otherwise balanced. My eyes feel puffy, and I know when I'm becoming ill as they turn from white to either bloodshot, or yellowish.
I want to get an allergy test done, but I want to get it done correctly. I don't want to have it done with someone unqualified. Could someone advise me, of anyone - anywhere in Ireland. I'm willing to travel, as this is completely ruining my life. I'm just in my final weeks of college and I've a heapload of work to do - but I'm struggling because I'm just in bits.
Doctors are hopeless. When I originally got ill, I was sent to hospital about 10 times - to get blood-test, after blood-test. But they found nothing - so I got sick of giving blood and stopped going because it was the same old nonsense everytime. They said that they didn't find any signs of being coeliac through the blood tests, but that it may be non-coeliac gluten intolerance. Although in fairness, they didn't seem to have a clue what was going on.
Somebody help me. I'm at my wits end. It's getting to the stage where I'm drinking lemsip just to put me asleep so I don't have to be awake feeling ****ty. I'm 27 and I shouldn't be feeling or living like this.