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Audiori J's Activity
Audiori J added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsMy StoryHeres my symptoms, in order by when they started;
Bad tooth enamel (cavities)
Aches and Pain in my legs at night
In my Teens add on;
Insomnia (When I finally get to sleep, I have a hard time waking up)
Angioneuroedema (allergy to aspirin causing facial swelling)
Lack of weight gain
TMJ or jaw popping
Occassional canker sores
In my Twenties add on;
Periods of Depression
In my Thirties add on;
Cramps after eating
Then lately add to the list;
Intermittant Lactose Intollerance
And lastly and this is a weird one, I have what I thought was a skin allergy. I would go outside and put my arm through a fence to pet my dog and anywhere my arm touched the wire fence I would get about 5 minutes later red, itchy welp lines. Then it started happening at night if I scratch my arms or back, the welps would form where I scratched. And it would cause more itchiness. I was thinking this may be in association with dermatitis herpetiformis. It even happened on my thumb and finger the other day when I opened a bottle. I can actually slightly run my fingernails across my forearm and sit and watch the welps appear.
*** Turns out this is Dermatographism.
I went to an allergist to get tested for specifically food allergies, they did the 135 pin pricks in the arm test; woohoo. But they chose to do all airborne allergies instead of foods, found I had a slight allergy to mold and grass and thats it. (Which I already knew, I wanted tested for foods. pffft doctors.) But while looking into why I had severe sinus issues they found out I had a maxillary sinus cyst that required surgery, I was put under and they did the surgery through my mouth. This caused a dislocated jaw on the side where I have the TMJ. This caused extreme severe joint pain. I was in more pain than the doctors acted like they thought I should be in. It was severe 24/hr a day pain, I couldn't think or sleep. I went to a TMJ specialist and now wear a splint that alleviates that issue.
Long story short, I believe most of my issues are caused by Gluten. I believe my TMJ and dislocated jaw issues were made more severe by just an already present sensitivity to joint pain. The Angioneuroedema may not be related but I didn't always have that issue it came on around the same time as the sinus issues because I used to take aspirin for the sinus headaches.
I was planning on having the blood test done, but because I am pretty convinced Gluten is the issue I have started to change my diet already. I used to crave Pasta, Bread and Cereal. I've tried to avoid Gluten starting this week.
One last thing with my Migraines, I usually start burping before the Migraine comes on, after it comes on I get nausea which is followed by vomitting bile. The doctor I go to for Migraines says this is normal for Migraines. Which is true, but its not normal for humans. It tells me its digestive related.
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