The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Yes beer if fermented from wheat should have caused some stomach upset last night.
Soda also can cause symptoms as it does contain several additives.
Gluten sensitivity is still possible since bread has gluten in it.
Sometimes the stomach symptoms may not be immediate.
You can get some blood tests done to check for gluten sensitivity --anti TTg and anti gliadin antibodies.
My doctor ordered a Celiac panel...I think it's iga?
that should be fine also.
That came back negative - so is that test the same as the ones you mention? Or is one for Celiac and one for just a senstitvity?
look for anti TTg or transglutaminase antibodies
I see something "Tissue Transglutam AB, IGA"
and Gliadin Deamidated AB, IGA
Both of which came back negative.
then your tests were negative.
Now if you already started gluten restriction, then the test can be falsely negative.
I had followed a lower carb diet months before that test - I can't remember how long before that test I started eating bread and carbs again, but I don't eat a lot to begin with.
so there is a possibility of false negative test at least 20-30%
My concern though was if I truely had a gluten intolerance or sensitivity, woudl it flare up every time I had gluten? The thing that's throwing me is that beer doesn't bother my stomach. If i did have a problem with gluten, would it bother me everytime I consumed it"?
That is good question.
The gluten sensitivty may vary.
Some items may cause it, some do not.
The reaction may be vary everytime.
But in general if you see improvement in your symptoms by gluten restriction, you can continue with that.
Or at least keep that in low amount.
Great - thanks. I have to get other tests redone (unrelated). I have since introduced carbs into my diet, so I will ask them to retest those as well. Thanks for your help