Feeling lost and not sure what to do. I am a 35 year old mom of 5 kids. Growing up I had horrible allergies/sinus issues, severe mood swings and difficulty learning. Diagnosed with Grave's disease 12 years ago and underwent RAI therapy. About 2 years ago I started working out and eating better and lost 30 pounds. Then all of my abdominal problems began. One day I started having severe cramps when trying to pass a bowel movement. I sat on the toilet for most of the day with severe cramping and nothing would come out. When to an Urgent Care. They performed an Xray which showed my entire colon filled with stool. That was very odd to me because I had a bowel movement every day previously. It was always a small amount though and mushy. The dr. recommended laxatives and an abdominal CT. It came back showing most of my large colon thickened, fluid in abdomin and gall stones. Went on a month of antibiotics and followed up with a colonoscopy. It showed a perfectly healthy colon. The GI dr. said to use a dose of Miralax every morning and eat a high fiber/grain diet.
Followed what he said to do and my intestional problems continued. I would go 3-4 days between movements and when I did go it was mushy. Started having severe headaches. They were constant and always in the same area of my head. My brain began to feel foggy. I had trouble remembering things and felt like I was going crazy. A few months later my family dr ordered an MRI of my head and blood work. The MRI came back showing a sinus infection (dual maxillary sinus) and one white lesion. My blood work showed borderline low Ferritin, very low Vit D, Potassium low normal, and my Bilirubin was slightly elevated. My Free T4 and T3 were low normal even though I am on a high dose of Synthroid. Started antibiotics for the sinus and felt a tiny bit better. The constant headaches went away, but my my body does not feel good. I stuggle every day with my stomach hurting after I eat and difficulty going to the bathroom with random bouts of diarrhea. My life feels like I am in a fog. My other symptoms for the past few months have been dizziness, tingling in hands and feet, fatigue, hair loss, hard time concentrating/remembering and anxiety/depression. I have itchy bumps on my scalp and hairline. I tired popping a few but only clear liquid comes out. The weird thing is that I have gained 15 pounds in the last 8 months, but my apptitie has been ravenous and I easily consume 2500-3000 calories a day. I guess that combined with my low thryoid could explain it.
Should I even consider Celiac to be a cause? My husband has been extremely understanding but I think he is beginning to think it is all in my head. I am considering doing this self ordered online panel. It is $179 and I have my blood drawn at a LabCorp site with the results sent to me. Is it through enough? Thanks so much!
Celiac Disease Comprehensive Antibody Profile Test Details
Includes: Deamidated gliadin antibodies, IgA; Deamidated gliadin antibodies, IgG; Tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA; Tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgG; Endomysial antibodies, IgA; Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum This test is also known as: Deamidated Gliadin Endomysial IgA Antibodies Tissue Transglutaminase Total IgA