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    1. jenarella added a post in a topic Gluten Migraine   

      I just posted a question very similar to this. I also get severe migraines and nausea when I accidentally eat something that's been contaminated with gluten. I have had these as long as I can remember, and even got white matter brain lesions from them. I have done all types of treatment including medication, herbal remedies, pain killers, bio feed back therapy and none of it seems to help. The only mild help I get is laying in bed in the dark, drinking lots of water (if i can keep it down) I also do a mix of ibuprofen and imitrex. It does not take away the migraine, but it takes it down to a level that I don't feel my head is going to explode. Wish I could be of more help. Good luck!

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    2. jenarella added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      I have had terrible migraines, gastrointestinal issues and extreme stomach bloating, for as long as i can remember. I have taken pain pills, multiple doctors, been to the chiropractor, had bio feed back therapy, you name i have done it. After many tests, 2008 they found i had white matter brain lesions. This prompted a spinal tap and then a tentative MS diagnoses. I then lost health insurance and did not go back to the doctor until 2 years ago. My doctor retook brain mri's and with lack of significant change thought the ms diagnosis was wrong. At this time, i was having routine migraines, vision problems, balance issues, extreme bloating, chronic diarrhea. My Dr. found that i was deficient in numerous vitamins, and anemic. My blood pressure was off the charts high also. I was 29 years old. Anyway after all this and many new tests, the ms diagnosis was dropped and i was diagnosed in about a two month span of time with diabetes, celiacs disease, and prolonged q t disorder. I have found that after adhering to the gluten-free diet, taking my medications for my heart and diabetes, all my issues are gone. I have also found that if i accidentally eat something that was contaminated with gluten, with in about two hours I will begin to get a headache, with in 4 hours it will become a migraine. This will usually last for about 2-3 days. No medication for pain helps, just time. If you have any suggestions on what i can do to help when this happens, i am all ears!
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    3. jenarella added a post in a topic Brain Lesions   

      Thank you all so much for your feed back. I have been having stomache issues since I was in my early teens and also black out migraines. As time has gone on I have had issues with blurry vision, extreme vertigo causing me falls and broken bones and sometimes a inability to drive, leg and feet numbness, nerve damage found in my arm, sleep walking, extreme bloating in my stomache, stomache pain, heart burn, and in and out of the bathroom constantly. I was also very tired all the time and felt weak. I am 29 now recently got the celiac diagnosis as well as diabetes and borderline heart condition called prolonged QT disorder. Since going gluten free my stomache looks that of a normal person, my vertigo has gotten a little bit better, and the pain in my stomache is gone. I feel better now than I have since I was 13 years old. It makes me feel better knowing that other people have had the brain lesions and it was not MS. My spinal tap 4 years ago had come up inconclusive, as the levels were off but not to a huge degree. Thank you all for the information and kind words. I really do appreciate it!

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    4. jenarella added a topic in Celiac Disease - Doctors   

      Brain Lesions

      About 3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Celiacs. About 4 years ago my neurologist found that I had white matter brain lesions, and thought that I probaly had MS, while undergoing testing for MS, I lost my health insurance. So I did not go to the doctor again, until recently I just got health insurance again. My question is has anyone here heard anything about celiacs causing white matter brain lesions? I would love to be able to rule MS out if I could.


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