Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:20 PM
And, for those who are curious, my symptoms are:
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Loss of Appetite
Edema in lower extremeties
Difficulty swallowing/feels like air bubbles
Pain in upper abdomin/right side
Extremely chapped lips
Bumpy, flesh colored & intensely itchy rash that comes and goes
Increasing numbers of Boils & Skin Tags
Frequent upset stomach (uneasy, gasy, noisy)
Occasional loose, mucusy, malodorous BMs
Slow & steady weight increase despite concerted efforts
Extremely painful, irregular menses
Geez, I sound like a mess! But in all honesty, I feel ok most of the time. Mostly just exhausted (constantly) and annoyed with the other symptoms.
Any thoughts out there?
Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:29 PM
Celiac has over 200 symptoms and you sure have quite of few of them. From what you have described, it is very likely that you have Celiac, although I cannot DX you.
My suggestion would be to read every thing you can on this sight and see "if the shoe fits".
There are many many very informed good folks here that are always willing to help.
The hickups?...don't know about that one
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:53 PM
I'm glad you're being tested--in the meantime, I also get hiccups--mine usually come on for no apparent reason. Sometimes they will start when I stand up after laying down. Very strange.
Anyway, best of luck on getting to the bottom of you health concerns.
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"
"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou
"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev
Posted 22 October 2006 - 12:32 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I have been doing much reading on the message board especially and it's great to know that you all are so compassionate and friendly.
I have my endo and ultrasound on the 31st (a miracle that managed to get them scheduled for the same day!!).
So until then...
Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:43 AM
I am currently being tested (blood, endo, and GB ultrasound) for the cause of numerous symptoms and so decided to do a little research on my own. When I came across celiac disease, I began to wonder if my hiccups are related.
My son was only diagnosed last week with celiac disease but he gets 'the hiccups' alot and they last for hours (really loud too!!)
As he's only been gluten-free a week it's a bit early to say whether being gluten-free has stopped it but so far so good! .I'm sure it's related to his celiac disease somehow.
I see on your list of symptoms you get boils-that's another of my son's symptoms!!
Good luck with the endo- keep us posted
Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)
Posted 23 October 2006 - 08:48 AM
And welcome to the forum!!
Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:50 AM
Gluten free since May 2004
Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:31 AM
I also have teeth with insufficient enamel. It was thrilling to read this is a symptom, as I get no end of speculation from dentists when I see a new one. Celiac was never among the speculations, however.
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