Hello everyone, I've joined this forum for some answers, and I'm hoping you guys can help me....
I've had trouble with my skin since my late teens and about four years ago,
after spending three months in the gym and becoming slightly more vain, I
decided to speak to my doctor about clearing up my spots once and for
all. So, I was put on a course of Accutane, which I took for four
When I came off the Accutane I found my
self getting extremely tired and needed to go to bed at around 8pm every
night. A day at work would leave me feeling shattered.
So I went back to my doctor who sent me for a blood test. The result was that my vitamin D was low.
When I questioned my doctor about a possible link with Accutane he told me
there was no chance that it could've caused my problem.
Since then I have had all kinds of problems, and have been made to feel like a hypercondriac by my doctors.
Here's a list of everything that I've dealt with between then and now....
Twitching left eye,
Sensitivity to caffeine,
Tingling in left hand,
Tingling on right hand side of head,
Waking to urinate at night,
Low vitamin D,
Regular chest infections,
Low immune system.
Around Christmas time my thyroid was found to be low, then a month later
normal again. My doctor put it down to an infection that had cleared up,
but there was no evidence to prove this theory.
I left the surgery feeling like I had been fobbed off AGAIN!! So I did
some research of my own, by typing into Google 'foods that attack the
thyroid', and what came back was a revelation!!
I found links from every symptom I'd had to gluten. So I went gluten free
from six days ago, and within a few days I felt so much better than I
had for ages.
On Monday I returned to my doctor, told him about my findings, he agreed that I could be right, so I had a blood test yesterday, and I'm now awaiting the results.
Do you guys think I have Celiac? And if I do, has anyone else become celaic after taking Accutane?
P.S. I went to my Dad's place last night, ate pork that had been cooked in gravy,
and woke this morning feeling like I had flu!! Been feeling rough all
day, nose running, sneezing, a bit of pain on the right had side of my
abdomen, and also really tired. Could that be from having just a small
amount of gravy????
Edited by SadPastaLover, 27 February 2013 - 01:45 PM.