Wanted to ask about the aches and pains associated with celiac. My aches and pains are getting worse and I am worried I may have something else in addition to it and Hashimoto's. Have always had general aches and pains (I call them zingers...the sharp pin prick type of pain) that I have associated with my celiac, but it has really gotten much worse lately, instead of better:
It started with much greater stiffness and aches in my hips and feet in the mornings for a longer period of time. Then, my right elbow started aching and it is visibly inflamed. Both thumbs ache and are stiff at times (I know it sounds crazy). Now, the right forearm aches and feels tight...sometimes down into my wrist and the top of my hand can feel that way as well. I've even had sharp joint/tendon pain where my leg attaches in the front, as well as almost daily headaches and neck stiffness. I have had some facial tightness on my right side as well, although I am used to having this off and on with a migraine headache...you know, where you feel one side of you head is in a vise grip with tingling and numbness. I'm used to pain in the right TM joint at times too, but it has been almost constant of late to some degree. I seem to be retaining water as well, particularly in my hands. I also have some dizziness and gait problems at times.
Does this sound normal for celiac, or should I start checking on other possibilities?