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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. 1 year?! Did the hairloss start immediately? Because for me it only started a few months later. Did your endocrinologist recommend any steps to facilitate the process? Not patchy thank God! I'll ask my nutritionist what she thinks. She was going more towards copper deficiency, which didn't seem to fit the timing of events. I'll ask if there is a risk of getting to much B12, since I am still taking injections. Just met with my OB/GYN, she didn't seem to see a connection, so I'll ask. If I wasn't a pain in the *** with the doctors, I would still be without a celiac disease diagnosis. Thank you both for your help, now I have clues to follow up on. I am so tired of not understanding my body sometimes..
  2. I am new to the forum and I was wondering of anyone can help me. I have been diagnosed with celiac disease 6 months ago. In the past 2 months I have been experienced many random NEW symptoms. They are mostly classic celiac disease symptoms, but it is strange that I am experiencing them for the first time after going gluten free. I have had nausea and abdominal pain after eating, little blisters all over my hands, etc. Most of these I was able to control by restricting my fodmap intake. However, since a month now, I have been losing a LOT of hair. It is at least down to half I used to have and I have no idea what is causing it. The only other symptom that appeared more or less at the same time and has not gone away concerns my skin. The skin on my chest became rough and now it even has little pimples. I initially thought it might be related to summer sun or me going off the birth control pill, but now I wonder if there is a common reason behind the hairloss and skin issues. When diagnosed I had rock bottom iron, b12 and folic acid, low vit D and normal vit A. I had iron IV and still having b12 injections. Iron and folic are back to normal, b12 almost normalized. I take vit D, folic acid, vit C and cod liver oil supplements, occasionally primrose oil as well. I stopped birth control pill shortly after diagnosis and do not wish to go back on. I am really worried about the hairloss, any ideas?