Hand Weakness And Reduced Dexterity
Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:33 PM
Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:28 AM
It's called Celiac Neuropathy it's similar to Diabetic Neuropathy with most if not all of the same symptoms. But like any other symptoms one may have to gluten they vary with each person.
Thanks so much! I googled that last night and learned so much about celiac disease neuropathy! My family doctor is running tests right now to rule out MS and I've been pretty freaked out the last few days!! I'm feel a lot better now about the whole thing. Over the last 11 months since I became an "active" celiac I have had symptoms like crazy....the rash, mouth sores, now lactose intolerant, 2 sinus infections, a virus infection that relapsed (don't know if these things are related) and now over the last 3 or more months this hand weakness.
Here's my NEXT question: I've been trying to maintain a gluten free diet for the last 9 months (hiccups from gluten containing prescriptions, can't consumed distilled alcohol such as vodka, scotch) but these symptoms have all occurred AFTER I went gluten free. Why is that? Am I going to continue to get other celiac related problems even though I'm gluten free?
This whole thing is scary and I worry if it's ever going to stabilize or if I'm going to end up really disabled from this thing. I see that you said symptoms vary from one person to another, so maybe there's no knowing...but do you know if this will eventually stabilize?
Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:43 PM
I know aspirin and celebrex (not together of course) help me feel better with the stiffness/pain but they upset my stomach. So if I take 200mg of celebrex I can be normal and open the bottles and use the lotion so I also wonder if it is gluten causing it why would celebrex help in that I don't think it's just masking the pain because the redness from the hot joint goes away too. anyway just thought you might like to know that maybe celebrex might help your discomfort if you wanted to try that path. Just an option for you
Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:18 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:37 PM
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