I often get ulcers in my mouth, particularly if I don't use a specific type of toothpaste. I have a ton of them in my mouth right now, so I was looking up reasons for them yesterday and I came across a LOT of interesting information. First, I learned that Celiac Disease can cause them. Then that lead me to find out that since I have Addison's Disease, that puts me at a higher risk of developing celiac disease. THEN, I found out that celiac disease can cause seizure disorders. A couple years ago, out of nowhere, I started having partial complex seizures, but nothing showed up on my EEGs, strobe tests, or anything that pointed toward epilepsy, and medication does not control them at all.
Now I am really worried that I have celiac disease.
The other symptoms I have are:
-Almost constant diarrhea (which is often fatty/greasy), but when it isn't it is constipation.
-Abdominal bloating. I'm a thin person, but my lower abdomen sticks out more than it really should, and I can't suck it in. I look like I did when I was around 5 months pregnant with DS.
-Recently lost almost 20lbs, and made no change in my diet or lifestyle
-Dental enamel problems
-Osteopenia, diagnosed right as I was diagnosed with Addison's about 7-8 years ago (I'm currently 34y/o). Have not been tested since then so I'm not sure if it has progressed to Osteoporosis. It probably has, as I have been on corticosteroids since then. The Osteopenia was not attributed to that, b/c I hadn't been on it long enough at the time it was discovered.
-Joint pain and swelling
-Long term infertility (been TTC for 12 years) and multiple miscarriages
-Almost constant terrible fatigue
What do you think? I'm really worried b/c everything I love to eat is on the prohibited list. *cry* That should make it easy for testing, though. LOL
If you or your child has Celiac Disease, would you mind sharing your story with me? How was your process of getting diagnosed?