I read up on celiac disease. I have many symptoms that could be celiac disease. However, I think that I have other symptoms that are not on the list for celiac. I may have both lupus and celiac. What I know is that I tested positive, at the moderate level for an allergy test for gluten. Egg. soy and dairy were also positive.
I have a genetic family tendency towards autoimmune diseases. So I can't say for sure that it is lupus. In my family we have MS, Chron's disease, diabetes 1 and 2. Addisons, Lupus, Rhematoid Arthritis,shogrens disease and at least three more, I don't know what they are called. I know that my fingers are all ways cold,,,Raynauds? I was told that I have possibly antiphopholipid syndrome... no clots thrown yet. I also have anti cardiolipin syndrone but it is not very severe now I was told. I also have had positive ANA tests, the last one was negative. I also had six different labs which were abnormal and one of the possible reasons for that was lupus in each case.
What I know is that as long as I stay out of the UV radiation, eat foods that are not inflamatory, avoid stress? and not expose myself to germs, I usually do fairly well. I just can't make it go away entirely and occaisionally it can get pretty bad. Thanks for caring and listening. I hope you have found some things that work for you.
By the way I am trying something unusual. It is called a Rife Machine. It utilizes audio and radio frequencies and is supposed to cure lupus. It has been three months now and I have been feeling better, but I think that it might be due to staying out of the UV radiation. I will need more time to see if it really helps me. I will let you know. Andrea