I'm just beginning to wonder if this might be an issue for me and not at all certain so thought I'd post and see if my situation is familiar to any of you.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (LADA actually) in 2007 - was initially misdiagnosed as type 2 due to age. I also have Graves disease which I got first. I had my thyroid destroyed with radiation in 1994 and have taken thyroid replacement since.
So in having those two autoimmune conditions I know I am in the at risk group. I have been reading about Celiac and nothing jumps out at me like "oh yes, that's me." but the symptoms are so diverse and some people don't even seem to have an symptoms at all.
Here is what I do struggle with: I had a lifelong addiction to sugar, both physical and emotional and so have not eaten sugar at all for 16 years now.
I have been diagnosed with Acid Reflux disease for years and years but my symptoms never seemed the typical "feeling of food coming back up" description. But I was prescribed GERD medications and did well for many years. Then it started getting worse and the meds didn't help. I also have an arrythmia and that always comes with the GERD symptoms which makes it much more unpleasant. Because none of the usual meds were helping I had an endoscopy recently and nothing notable appeared. My GI concluded that I don't have acid reflux but rather an "oversensitivity of the nerves" in my esophygus. He gave me meds for nerve pain (an anti-depressant that also works for neurological pain) which I take with my anti-GERD meds. It helps some but I still have symptoms on an almost daily basis. Soooooo....I've been looking for answers. No diahrrea or lower abdominal pain.
Do my symptoms sound familiar to anyone?