Hello, I'm 22 years old and I've recently started wondering if I may have celiac disease. There's no history of it in my family that I'm aware of. I remember being sick a lot as a kid, my parents often thought I was faking stomach aches to get out of school, because I had them so frequently. I also have/had excruciatingly painful periods ever since I was a kid, it would be hard to get out of bed. I recently had my baby, 3 1/2 months ago, and about
a month after having her I started getting these symptoms that continue to worsen. Stomach cramps, sometimes randomly, sometimes after eating. Constipation and diarrhea, it goes back and forth. A lot of weight loss, while I do want to continue to lose weight, I have not been trying to and I'm dropping about
3 pounds a week. Frequent dizziness despite drinking a lot of water. Ie always had thick hair, and it's started thinning, I think it's lost about
half it's thickness. I feel exhausted all the time, no matter how much sleep I get. Recently I have trouble waking up. I seem prone to getting infections, I've had a throat infection twice in the past few months. Poor memory, I often start saying something or going to do something and forget what it was. I've also suffered from depression for as long as I can remember.
I have trouble going to the doctor, because of social anxiety, I know I'll probably have to go, but any insight would be appreciated!
Just remembered, I've also been having dental/gum problems but I take good care of my teeth. I always have dark circles, but I always chalked that up to how tired I feel constantly. My joints crack a lot too, ever since I was a child, I shift positions or stand up and my knees/ankles/elbows/back/wrists crack.
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