I have been experiencing some symptoms, which I know can be due to so many different things and I was hoping you all could lead me in a direction to persue.
2 1/2 years ago I was led to a celiac diagnosis because my Alopecia Areata was getting stronger and lasting longer. Going gluten free not only stabilized my hairloss, but it also regulated my hormones(I was told a few years earlier- at 33 - that I was perimenopausal). At the time I had my thyroid checked because I do have a family history of thyroid disease - it was negitive.
Since being gluten free I have felt like a different person and none of those issues have been the least bit of concern until recently. I had even convinced myself that the perimenopausal diagnosis was wrong and it was all part of the celiac.
It seems like overnight everything has changed. I fear what my hair is doing because it feels like it is just falling out all over. I have stiff joints, muscle pain, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, and last month my period was about 2 1/2 weeks late, which I know are all symptoms of menopause and knowing that the Dr used the perimenopausal word 5 years ago......I am 38. This month I am 3 days late but waiting, which is why I am here for help.
Generally my biggest glutening symptom is fatigue and grumpies which ends in a couple weeks. Otherwise I am asymptomatic.
I have been under a lot of stress.
I am not sure if I should persue thyroid testing, go see my gyno, relax and assume it's stress, or try to figure if I am getting contaminated somehow.
I know stress can cause flare ups in a lot of autoimmune diseases, can it cause flare ups in celiac?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.