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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. That's good information, thank you. Have any of you experiences muscle twitching with celiac?
  2. Is it possible to be nutrient deficient and yet have normal nutrient blood samples?
  3. I  also have undiagnosed HBP. never before in my life before about six months ago.
  4. Hi all. Glad to be here and to have this forum. Thanks in advance for all replies.   June 2013: Sudden fever, swollen glands, white spots on tonsils, fatigue --went to doctor to test negative for strep, given antibiotics anyway. Two weeks goes by and throat is less sore but still covered with white spots. Extremely tired. Back to doctor, given stronger antibiotic. Weeks go by. No improvement.   July 2013: --Second doctor. Tested positive for Mononucleosis. Given an oral steroid to help tonsils (prednisone). The curious thing about this visit is that my blood pressure is, for the first time in my life, high. 155/95.   August 2013: Still very fatigued but other symptoms gone. Mouth ulcers begin to appear constantly. 3-5 at a time and constantly my companion. Blood pressure remains high.   October 2013: Mouth ulcers constantly, and a new symptom appears. I have almost constant muscle twitches. All over my body and random. These will twitch a few times then move to a new spot. No weakness or anythingelse. Blood pressure still high.   December 2013: Fatigue is gone for several months now. Have seen the doctor 5-7 times with no explanation for my constant mouth ulcers that still persist. Kidney panels and blood tests all normal. My blood pressure remains high and I am now on 5mg lisinopril to control it.   At this point I developed a new symptom, Geographic tongue. Bald spots on my tongue will appear randomly and migrate. I went gluten free and the spots were gone in 8 days. Over Christmas I ate "normally" and the spots returned in about a week. I have tested negative on the blood panel for celiac disease and all of my nutrient tests were normal.   The two constants right now are the mouth ulcers and the muscle twitches, as well as my high blood pressure. Could these symptoms, as well as the geographic tongue, be caused by nutritional deficiencies due to celiac? The gluten free diet seemed to help the mouth ulcers and the geographic tongue, but these could have just been a mere coincidence in timing.   Has anyone experienced anything similar and could my symptoms be a sign of celiac, or do I need to continue my quest for an alternate diagnosis?   Thank you so much for the replies!