It's very sweet of you to worry! I am really very touched
I did rule out gastroparesis for the folowing reasons. I have no evidence that my stomach is emptying slowly. Insulin absorption very much seems to deal with what I eat in a reasonable time frame. The pain is in my very low gut and I have a known diverticular condition, it's common for the pouches to get inflamed from time to time and it is the same pain that I've experienced when this happens, except this time it's gone on longer.
The reason I suspect that it may (or may not - no results yet) be coeliac is because of the other symptoms I have:
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Ataxia - poor balance, poor muscle co-ordination leading to a number of falls.
Hair loss, not in patches so much, it's pretty thin all over - to near baldness in places.
Fatigue (after a good 8 hours sleep)
Diarrhea alternating with constipation and a general feeling a lot of the time that I've not emptied my bowels enough.
Skin rash, though that may be Rosacea - I am on 12 weeks of antibiotics for that.
Still, if it's not Coeliac the Dr said he felt it needed investigation and knowing the lovely people at my surgery, it will be! I'll ring tomorrow to see if there are any results and post in the forum.
Thank you so much for your concern Plumb