After over FIFTY years, I'm being tested for celiac disease. Over the years, I have emassed so many symptoms and diagnosis's that would make anyone groan, let alone question my sanity.
Until someone recently started putting the pieces together, I would never have considered this. However, one of the longest and worst symptoms (that goes all the way back to infancy/toddlerhood), is my inability to sleep.
Lately, people were blaming my "other" problems on sleep deprivation, but didn't seem to realize (or hear) that I had been living like this my whole life. There is a difference between having a life-long sleep disorder and suddenly feeling exhausted and unable to continue through the day.
I've been considering having a WHY THE HELL DIDN'T ANYONE LISTEN TO ME? day ... where I can bitch and scream and everyone and everything.
At first, I thought it was the last 25-30 years; now I realize it's far more than that ......
My sleep problems were passed on to my son; but not the gluten intolerance.