viaggiatrice replied to viaggiatrice's topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Thank you all for writing back on this. After tons of tests and an MRI, it ended up being the gluten ataxia, who would've thought? It always comes back to the gluten!
viaggiatrice posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Hello! I've been a lurker her for several years now but this is my first time posting. I was wondering if any of you have had an issue similar to mine. I was glutened two weeks ago. I'm super-sensitive in terms of what I'll react to, but my reactions aren't what I'd consider the MOST severe... I'll have severe stomach cramping and big D for a few days and be foggy for an extra day or so after that. Anyway, I felt funny and took a 30 minute nap and when I woke up I was completely disoriented and the room was spinning. I had some very out-there conversations with people I knew and I don't actually remember having these conversations. This dizziness continued for a week and a half. After a couple days I began to get a dull, achy headache in the frontal area. One week later, I got a terrible, pounding headache after 10 minutes of running. I'm an athlete and had until then participated in my sport with some extra dizziness and some zoning out but it didn't affect my performance or strength... I was told by my doctor to stop working out after that and the headache became dull again and affected me all over my head (back and front this time). Along with this, I've had short-term memory issues, irritability, and some confusion. My symptoms have cleared up the past two days but I'm extremely fatigued now. My doctor describes this all as post-concussive symptoms but it's confusing him because I never actually had a concussion. My friend just called me and reminded me that I had been glutened a couple hours before I took a nap. Have any of you experienced this? Would gluten be worth considering as a cause of this? It's so strange and frustrating.