Hi everyone. I am 31 years old 10 months post partum and have been suffering from a range of symptoms since about 5 months post partum. Previous to my son being born I suffered a miscarriage and I also lost a twin in my recent pregnancy. I have hypothyroidism (Hashimotos), diagnosed about 10 years ago. My mother has celiac, diagnosed about 2 and a half years ago. She recommended that I get tested and I had the immunoglobulin (sp?) tests. Doctor told me I was negative and I felt well at the time (2 years ago) so I did not go further. I began doing some research the other evening and found this message board. It was then that I began to think that maybe I do have celiac.
I have suffered from mild depression most of fmy life. I developed PPD after my son was born. At about 5 months pp, I contacted my ob because I was having those familiar low thyroid symptoms: aches, fatigue, bloating. I was SURE that my blood test would reveal that I needed more synthroid. My thyroid hormones were fine. I couldn't believe it. I chalked it up to exhaustion.
I feel that every day gets worse and worse. I went to a wedding last night and barely made it through the night. I looked into Enterolab and am going to get tested. At first I thought that I would wait for the test resluts before I began the diet, but I am in so much pain that I am hoping the diet will start to heal me. Here are my symptoms:
deep aches and pains in my boes and stiffness and pain in all my joints
pins and needles/tingling in my hands when I wake up
aches and pains in my feet
having to run to the bathroom about 3x per week
dark circles under my eyes
I'm beginning the diet today. What do you think? Thank you very much for your input