Jumping to conclusions?
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|Tue, 08-17-2010 - 3:00am|
First time posting here...in looking for something to help my psoriasis, I stumbled across a relationship with gluten intolerance. After reading some more about Celiac disease, it's making me wonder. I also just last night discovered that my "perfect" serum cholesterol actually falls just inside the unusually low range and is associated with a number of health issues--and that unusually low cholesterol can occur with CD. The collection of "issues" I have, along with my past response to a low-carb diet and this recent knowledge make me wonder if I may have some form of CD.
My list of issues includes frequent gas and bloating, psoriasis, chronic rhinitis, anxiety/depression, frequent headaches, occasional migraines, and mysterious rashes that seem to be related to the sun. I also tend to retain a lot of water. Additionally, I felt my best during the two years I was on Atkins. At the time I attributed it to controlling hypoglycemia, but now I'm wondering if it was because I wasn't eating much wheat.
Also, my last cholesterol reading (159) came after two years of Atkins followed by three years of terrible eating--I went back to school full-time--which I would think should have pushed my cholesterol up high. 159 is the highest number I've ever had for my total cholesterol.
I hate to sound like a hypochondriac, but I feel like a have this cluster of issues, many of which converge when I look at CD.
Because of the anxiety disorder, doctors tend to disregard my concerns about any non-obvious health issues, so I'm reluctant to bring this up until I have a better sense of how likely it is.
Any thoughts or suggestions?