Help!!! I haven’t been diagnosed with CD yet, but I’ve been doing my research and it’s the ONLY thing that makes sense. I live in a fairly remote area and I don’t feel like my dr is giving me proper treatment or advice. Please tell me your thoughts. I already have an autoimmune disease, Vitiligo, and I’ve had eczema my whole life. I’ve noticed over the years that I occasionally get an eczema outbreak after eating wheat but it’s always been tolerable. Until a couple months ago. I started breaking out in weird rashes. My dr says it’s not Shingles and he honestly doesn’t know what this rash is, or the ones I’ve had prior. So he ordered a biopsy. I’m still waiting on the results.
But I’ve been eating gluten free for about a week now and I’ve noticed my symptoms are improving. Skin is definitely getting better.
It all started with bloating. I’ve been bloated for over a month (even after eating GF for a week). The doctor ordered an ultrasound. Still waiting on that. The biggest concern is that I have been having quite a bit of pain in my left side, along with my under arm, near my left breast. My lymp nodes are a little swollen but I didn’t test positive for a UTI or kidney infection. Dr. doesn’t know why I was having the pain in my side and under arm and on top of the ultrasound he ordered a mammogram. I can’t help but think we’re on the wrong track here. Does celiac disease cause pain like this? Or is it mainly in the stomach.
Also does this rash look like Dermatitis Herpetiformis? It started off just red and inflamed, then developed little scabs. (The black spot on the second picture is from the biopsy and stitch). If this is DH, would it be likely that I have CD? Where do I go from here? I’m so desperate!!