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Wasabi added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsNeed AdviceI have been experiencing some severe symptoms for many years & in the last 5 years they have become more serious. I've gone to doctors but they've never tested me for celiac disease but I am beginning to believe that is the problem.
I have the following symptoms:
malabsorption - to spite taking supplementation (the doctors have verified I do have this issue but haven't determined the cause)
diarrhea (have been treated for IBS)
severe hair loss
mouth lesions (which have improved with B12 shots)
finger nails have many deep Beau's lines particular thumb nails
I have had some testing- intrinsic factor which came back normal. I have one of the genes for MTHFR, I did think that was my problem and have been supplementing with folate & B12 but the hair loss & other symptoms haven't been eliminated although the fatigue is somewhat better. I also have been tested for thyroid & anemia (iron) both came back normal. I also was treated for GERD because the doctor thought the mouth lesions were from acid reflux, the medication made my symptoms worse.
I also had H. Pylori and was treated. I've had IBS for many years and after the H. Pylori was treated it improved but I still have problems with cramping & diarrhea.
My symptoms have been at their worse for the last five years. I was in the Caribbean and came down with a sinus infection. I saw a physician and was treated with a heavy dose of Augmentin which caused me to have severe diarrhea. Afterwards my symptoms worsened. Afterwards I saw a physician (that has a nutritionist in his office) and was given probiotics as well as other supplements.
My symptoms improved for awhile but now I feel very ill again and my hair loss is worse (I've lost about 60% of my hair). The nutritionist suggested that it was possible that my problems were due to celiac disease but I was never tested. I moved across country and now am living in Orange County CA. To be honest I've worn out with seeing doctors and trying to find out what is wrong. Not sure what to do or where to find a physician that can help me. Any advice would be so very much appreciated.
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