I'm not even really sure to start. I tested positve for DGA IGG and IGA so my doctor said she believes I have celiac disease and it's up to me if I biopsy. I had critically low (which is what she called it) Vitamin D, Vitamin B, iron, and an elevated CRP. My sed. was low normal and I did have a positive ANA a while back. I already have thyroid disease - hypo.
I have been on an elimination diet for 2.5 weeks now and although I feel better I am still plagued by stiffness in a few fingers. About 1.5 months ago I was pulling a blanket over my daughter at night and felt severe pain run down my palm. Two days later in my right hand my middle finger and ring finger in my right hand were purple and swollen. The pain in that hand is gone but now my index, middle, and ring fingers are always stiff. Since this is from an injury, I am assuming it is injury related. However in my left hand my index finger is sometimes stiff and swollen. No other fingers are affected. Could this be celiac disease related?
I also have plantar faciitis which is being fixed now and feels pretty good but as a result now both of my knees hurt when going up and down stairs and getting up. My chiro told me it was because my knees turned in and the muscles were weak causing the knee caps to pop out of place. As long as I'm not doing stairs or getting up they're fine. I've been taking ibuprofen for them for about a month. I was told that this was a symptom of my flat feet and pregnancy but that my body isn't clearing the inflammation properly and strengthing the muscle is the only way to make it better. So not directly celiac related but a symptom of my body being sick and not recovering correctly.
I am taking Vit D, Vit B complex, fish oil, evening primrose, iron, my synthyroid, I try and drink Nettle tea 3x a day, Ginger tea 2-3x a day, Dandelion if I can fit it in once a day. I ordered some curcumin and will get it next week.
Even though I feel better (even after only 2 weeks) has anyone else suffered with stiffness of fingers that resolved? I feel one of my biggest problems is my body isn't clearing the inflammation the way it should and I know it will take some time but I just feel as if I've been in pain so long - I have 3 small children and I want to be rolling around on the floor with them.
Has anyone had anything similar and how long did it take to resolve?