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J&Lmomma added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHi Guys, Newbie. My SymptomsThis board is amazing. I've learned so much so far. Thank you.
Here are some things that I think point to celiac or gluten intolerance in my body. Your feedback is appreciated. I "accidentally" stumbled upon the possibility of a gluten intolerance as I did the South Beach diet and eliminated certain foods, specifically gluten and sugar.
-Fatigue. Not just the typical working-mom of two small kids fatigue. I am always tired. Always.
-ADD/ADHD. This is something I have already made an appt. to get checked. It's amazing how this could potentially be linked to celiac and I only learned this after reading these boards. I've struggled with what I thought was depression for a really long time, but I think it is more ADD/ADHD related.
-Lower right stomach pain. Also another symptom I read on the site.
-Tingling and numbness in my lower legs
-Irregular periods. What is strange is that every time I cut gluten out, my cycle will start almost 8 days later. Very odd. This has happened 3 times.
-Keratosis pilaris-small bumps on the back of my arms. I also read this could be related to a gluten intolerance. I also have really acne prone skin, but it is not dry.
-Low body temperature. Typically in the 97's
-frequent lower back pain
-I am of Norther European decent.
-My mother has told me my grandmother has an intolerance to gluten, but has never been formally diagnosed.
Gosh, as I type all these out I know this has to be what's going on with me!
The odd thing is, I don't always have gastrointestinal pain or issues. I have the stomach pains in my right side frequently, but it's not like I am running to the restroom all the time or vomiting. I am constipated more than I have diarrhea usually. A lot of bloating. Lately I have been super nauseous a lot more than normal, but I am transitioning back to gluten free. At this point I am overwhelmed with how to make sure I am completely gluten free. I am doing my best, but learning each day.
Thanks for any replies.
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