I've had a growing number of autoimmune symptoms since last fall. The most recent (having persisted for a few weeks now) is a weird discoloration on the back of my left thigh that, based on looking at photos, I'm thinking might be morphea/localized scleroderma.
My laundry list of other symptoms is as follows:
-Eczema, mostly on legs
-Ridged/pitted/brittle/slightly yellowish finger and toenails
-Lightheadedness on standing
-Diarrhea at least once a week (at other times, hard stools resulting in anal fissures)
-Candida infections under breasts
-Frequent mild yeast infections (vaginal/anal itching)
-Other unidentified minor rashes, symmetrical, in crooks of elbows
-Raised, itchy bumps on forehead and arms that go away with in a day or two
Possibly unrelated: I've had lifelong issues with inattentive-type ADD, anhedonia, and dysthymia.
Family stuff: My mom was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago and, more recently, with asthma. She also has geographic tongue, as well as severe ADD that I would characterize as "brain fog" (bad things happen if you talk to her while she's driving or cooking. Mine's not quite that severe, but it's noticeable).
My research has pointed to something autoimmune-related and maybe a vitamin deficiency--which is strange, because I take a lot of care to get my nutrients. I eat a diverse and nutritionally rich diet, exercise regularly, and supplement my Vitamin D, omega 3, and probiotics.
Could I have celiac disease? My online research seems to point to this possibility. I didn't think my gastro symptoms where that unusual (is diarrhea once a week normal?), but apparently celiac doesn't always present with gastro symptoms, while it may present with autoimmune stuff and vitamin deficiency. Can anybody advise me on this? I'm trying to figure out how to get to a doctor soon, but there are some insurance-related obstacles to sort out first.
Appreciate the help!