Pins And Needles
Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:37 PM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:03 AM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:43 AM
the odd thing is though, I've been gluten-free for 6 months and never had this before I am v tired though (cos of the thyroid problem) so maybe its that
i also only got tingling in my feet and hands AFTER going gluten free....not sure why
years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)
Posted 14 November 2006 - 03:36 PM
Thanks for all the info here - was beginning to think I had diabetes!
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 05:18 PM
I did used to get pain in my right knee, prior to diagnosis but since I was gluten free for a few months that went away and I don't think it happens much.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:36 AM
Dx with IBS 5 years ago
Dx with Celiac and gluten-free since 6/17/05
Posted 16 November 2006 - 04:37 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:04 PM
I have peripheral neuropathy caused from diabetis and dietary neuropathy due to my body's inability to absorb the B complex vitamins (certainly related to celiac disease). The pins and needles are a symptom of the neuropathy....hands, arms, feet, legs, and even my TONGUE are affected. I have been doing some research on the web about neuropathy and it seems like there are a lot of neurological disorders that are related to the celiac disease. Be sure to have your vitamin B's checked as this is sometimes related to the tingling. By the time, the docs diagnosed me, my villa were really flattened and even tho they did a biopsy, they could tell by just looking at the villa that I had celiac disease, so I have some permanent damage to the villa. I am on monthly B12 shots and take supplements for the other B vitamins. The neuropathy meds that are usually prescribed do not work for me. Currently, the neurologist has me in aquatic therapy and acupuncture. I am not sure that it is helping but at least, I feel like I am doing something for the neuropathy. Good luck to you. Be sure to have your doc run the entire B complex screening. Sometimes, the B12 supplements work but in a lot of cases, it is necessary to take a monthly shot!!
I realize that this is an old thread, but I really need some answers and hope that some of you will read my post and respond. I have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease with numerous symptoms that were misdiagnosed for years. I have had intermittent neuropathy for quite a while, but since adhering to an absolutely gluten free diet (with a possible cross contamination or two), my symptoms seem to have increased exponentially. I had endured undiagnosed dermatitis herpetiformis for over a year which worsened with a gluten free diet, but the absolute worst is this increased neuropathy. Does anyone have any suggestions for improvement other than having a thyroid test and taking B vitamins? Please let me know your thoughts.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:36 PM
I was in a car accident a few years before my celiac diagnosis. I began to have "sunburn" feeling and red-shading on my feet at first. Then my legs. Then my abdomen.
Ultimately, after nerve conduction studies, many exams (including docs who either said nothing or I should seek psychiatric help, ha!), my wife diagnosed me using Google.
She (and my acupuncturist) indepedently concluded that I "may" have something called Celiac Sprue. Longer story, short, I finally got properly diagnosed.
My symptoms are still evident, even being 100% gluten-free, but I am on a medicine that helps a good deal (effectively masking my symptoms). I take 50 mg of Lyrica, 3 x per day. It's expensive, I've gained weight, but my life is so much better.
Alternatively, there is a generic of a related drug "Gabapentin", but I started to have blurry vision after a couple of months. The Lyrica vision side effects are minor (I might just be getting old).
Anyway, there MIGHT BE relief through pharmacology, if nothing else. Wishing you luck....
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