Last month I wrote about how Celiac Disease can be misdiagnosed as ME/CFS and why this happens. Just last week I found out that a friend of mine who has been suffering terribly for years and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia just found out that she actually has Celiac Disease. Everytime I would see her she would talk about how bad her migraines were and how daily she was taking more and more pain medication to try and keep the pain at a tolerable level so that she could work.
She had at one time had the blood test done to see if she did indeed have Celiac Disease but that test came up negative. It wasn’t until she had the endoscopy and biopsy that a diagnosis was made. She said the doctor said her intestines were in terrible shape from the severity of her Celiac Disease. Ever since she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and once she was off of gluten products for a couple of weeks the migraines went away. She also said that a lot of her body pain that the doctors said were coming from Fibromyalgia has also improved. Her physician told her that it would probably take close to a year to notice a full improvement; however, the improvement she’s experienced in just a few short weeks has been remarkable.
If you are a Celiac Disease patient who at one time was misdiagnosed with another illness, please comment below! I am still thinking about getting the biopsy test done to see if I have Celiac Disease or not. I have headaches every day and nothing I do seems to help them.