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Please Tell Me About The Link Between Lisinopril And Celiac


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#1 WitsEnd

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

Hi. I am new here. I've been struggling with an undiagnosed illness over the past year and a half and been to every specialist in town without a firm diagnosis. Actually, every time a see a new doctor I have a new diagnosis: migraines, high blood pressure, anxiety, IBS, severe Vit D deficiency, slight anemia, and so on, but nothing seems to really be the right diagnosis.

My symptoms: sharp headaches, migraines, diarrhea, chest pains, stomach pains after eating, dizziness, vertigo, swollen lymph nodes, blurry vision, tingling in jaw, foggy head, heavy chest, severe gas, tight/painful stomach when I wake, pain in sides/kidney area/sides, sore throat.

I recently heard of a connection between Lisinopril and Celiac, and it just occured to me I started taking that about the same time the symptoms started. I stopped taking it for about a month and still felt bad, but I was still eating gluten during that time. I am back on Lisinopril again but now I'm concerned that's the problem. I can't seem to find much information on the internet though linking the two.

I did have a celiac blood panel, but in reading other threads I think I may not have received the full test. My results:
Anti Endomysial, IgA Negative
Anti Gliadin, IgA 6
Anti Gliadin, IgG 3
Anti tTransglutaminase, IgA 5
Anti tTrasglutaminase, IgG Negative

I have not yet had an EGD. That was the plan but it has taken a while to have this done and in the meantime I decided to try eating gluten free. I have felt remarkably better and most of my symptoms have gone or at least been greatly reduced. I now realize being gluten free will affect the EGD, but I started it on a whim and it was so successful I'm not sure I want to go back on gluten to get an accurate test.

I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Thanks!
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#2 mommida

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:01 AM

By removing gluten from your diet, you may have eliminated your chances of being diagnosed Celiac or Eosinophilic Esophagitus. Your symptom list fits both disorders.
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#3 roxieb73

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:00 PM

As far as I know there is NO link to lisinopril and Celiac. (I work in pharmacy) Celiac is a genetic disease. However your symptoms do sound a lot like Celiac. How long have you been Gluten free? I might or might not have an impact. There are folks with much more experiecne that will chime in. Sorry still new here and figuring it out myself.

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#4 WitsEnd

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:42 PM

Unfortunately I have been gluten free for 6 Weeks. I had already had the blood test and I honestly didnt think the diet would be that successful in eliminating my symptoms so I thought it was ok to try. Now im not sure I want to try gluten again for the testing.
However, I would like to stop lisinopril if that's a problem.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

Unfortunately I have been gluten free for 6 Weeks. I had already had the blood test and I honestly didnt think the diet would be that successful in eliminating my symptoms so I thought it was ok to try. Now im not sure I want to try gluten again for the testing.
However, I would like to stop lisinopril if that's a problem.



Oh no you have a bit of a delima. :( You need to get your doctor to change your lisinopril to something else. As far as the Gluten free. It is not fun AT ALL to go back on it. How important is the testing to you?
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#6 Bubba's Mom

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:18 PM

I was at the Mayo clinic in May. I talked with Dr. Murry the head of the GI/Celiac dept. He said they're looking into what medications Celiacs have been on in the past to see if they can find links to Celiac-certain meds.

I had been on Lisinopril but it made me cough and clear my throat a lot. I went off it because of that. My sister had even more severe reactions to it. He said a lot of people don't tolerate it well. It's one that they are looking at, but so far they are still researching it.

Another thing that could be a possibility for you with migraines,etc. is a small intestine bacterial overgrowth. (SIBO) I was tested and was told I had a severe overgrowth. When bacteria is where it shouldn't be it grabs the nutrients from your food and emits toxins that get into your blood stream. Dr. Murry suspected it when I didn't improve much on a very strict gluten-free diet. He said reacting to additional foods is a tip-off too.
If you've taken acid reducing drugs, or PPIs, it's a good idea to ask for hydrogen breath test for SIBO. Acid is one of the things that helps keep bacteria in check. Be sure to take probiotics if you aren't currently. They crowd out the bad guys and aid in digestion. Very important to a distressed gut.
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#7 WitsEnd

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:54 PM

Thank you for the info. I am not sure how important the testing is to me. I think I accidentally ate gluten yesterday or today because I'm feeling really sick right now. All the symptoms are coming back very strong. And I was doing so well! Finally feeling good for the first time in months, I almost forgot how sick I was. There's no way I could go back to being sick every day...this is miserable!
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