I apologize in advance for my wordy post.
For years I have been blaming my health on being overworked, stressed, eating poorly, etc...but recently I have started to put the pieces together and I think it may be gluten. I am a 25yo female
I am constantly exhausted, and using LOTS of caffeine to teach my fitness classes
I experience really intense painful bloating
I have been in the hospital twice for severe upper abdominal pain/vomiting, the first visit no diagnosis...they just put my on antinausea meds and pain killers. The second time they said Hepatitus A (they said my liver was swollen), but they were vague about it and unsure. Again gave me pain killers.
The hair under my arms has stopped growing, and I have felt on the edge of fainting many times.
My carpal tunnel has progressed to wearing two braces to bed, my arms and legs are constantly numb.
I feel angry and depressed a lot for no reason
My grandmother has hypothyroid
I am not a "Dr." person, so I have never been blood tested, or even examined, but I decided a few weeks ago to give up gluten. I felt a huge difference in my energy level and my happiness level. I screwed up once and was super fatigued and the following morning was having trouble controlling a fork, I also had some really itchy patches of skin and some mild hives.
I appreciate you guys help, I don't want to feel crazy! Do you think a doctor would recommend testing? Also, is their a withdrawel period that any of you have experienced?
Thank you so much!