lynne d replied to JenC's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsMy mom was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 20 years ago. She has been under the impression that it was merely a Autoimmune Disease that would eventually completely destroy her Thyroid. The Endocrinologist never told her that it would go from Hypo to Hyper. She has been ill informed of this disease from it's onset. In the last several months my sister is now showing signs of Hashimoto's. Recently I believed that my husband was Gluten intolerant however in the last few months I am CONVINCED that we both have Celiac Disease. The more I read about Celiac the more I feel that my mom, sister and myself all have it! It has effected us in different levels with different symptoms. I have always been told that I am Anemic, I have never been able to have children, I get gas from EVERYTHING!!!! I have horrible sinusitis problems and suffer headaches. The fatigue is awful. When I was reading about Celiac to help my husband I was shocked to see the link to Hashimoto's. My mom has really suffered with this. She has every symptom times one hundred! She is 62 and still working full time. She tries to lead a normal life but she is miserable. I wish that her Doctor would have told her of the connection and made a diagnosis. I feel that her life would have been easier. I have been working on my sister to get diagnosed with not only Hashimoto's but Celiac. My husband is going to the Dr on the 21 and hopefully he will be tested for Celiac. He is 40 and we think that he now has Rheumatoid Arthritis. He is too young to be as old as he feels. That is just one of many issues that he now has. From his lack of memory, ulcers, pancreatic issues, and so on. We are giving 100% gluten-free a real effort!!! Jen you need a second opinion. Get a endoscopy REALLY..I don't how old you are but don't suffer with this!! You owe it to yourself to stay away from Gluten!!