Hi there, I'm new to the board but have been reading for a while. Just wanted to ask your opinion on my experience with the doctor.
As a bit of a background. I'm currently seeing a rheumatologist as I've been having problems with my nerves, pins and needles, nerve pain in hands, feet legs and thighs, brain fog, incredible fatigue. Have had numerous blood tests, some have shown rheumatoid arthritis positive, others haven't so they have no idea whats wrong really. Am currently on hydroxychloroquine, feel slightly better but not as i should.
Anyway after coming back 3 weeks ago from another rheumatologist appointment and still having no proper answers I did a bit more googling and came across coeliac disease.
Ive obviously heard of it before but never knew it caused nerve problems. Also a lot of others things ticked the boxes with me. Ive suffered for years with horrendous mouth ulcers, have had problems for years with my tooth enamel, also have numerous vitamin deficiencies for no apparent reason, and have had stomach and bowel issues too.
Seeing all this i decided to see the doctor and ask for a test, well he wasn't very enthusiastic. he said apart from a bad stomach none of the other symptoms had anything to do with coeliac disease, even though i got that from the official Coeliac UK website after filing in the assessment and getting the form to give to the doctor advising i should be tested.
He did agree to me having the blood test in the end as i pushed for it, but I was wondering what everyone else thought. Do the above symptoms possibly indicate Coeliac or am i wrong?