Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Anyone Else Experience Temple Pain And Chemical Sensitivity?
0

14 posts in this topic

Hi all. New to the forum here and I was really curious if any of you experience throbbing temple pain if you ingest foods that are offending to a celiac diet.

I also have a problem with scented products, cigarette smoke etc. The same sort of throbbing temple pain on both sides occurs.

I had an endoscopy done and the doctor told me I had stomach lesions that look like ulcers. I had been consuming food that was not good for someone with celiac.

I was fine for 27 years of my life until one day I woke up with excruciating temple stabbing pain on both sides. It's been 3 years later and it still happens. I'm getting very tired of it as its a daily thing and nothing but avoidance of foods and chemicals relieves it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Hi Ryan, I too am sensitive to cigarette smoke and especially certain scented and cleaning / bug spray type products. ..I get sharp temple pains, can't breathe and go into a sort of panic attack mode.

Not sure its anything to do with celiac for me as I didn't seem to get it when I digested gluten.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ryan,

I don't get those symptoms myself, but posters on the forum have talked about getting migraines before. Some have said they get migraines after accidentally consuming gluten or being cc'd. I know you didn't mention migraines but it seemed like it might be related. We have also had discussions about allergies in the past. Usually it seems like there is a mixture. Some people say their allergies became less of a problem after going gluten-free, and some say their allergies got worse. But it seems like often their is s change of some kind when going gluten-free. In my case my allergies became much less of an issue after being gluten-free for a while.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ryan, I too am sensitive to cigarette smoke and especially certain scented and cleaning / bug spray type products. ..I get sharp temple pains, can't breathe and go into a sort of panic attack mode.

Not sure its anything to do with celiac for me as I didn't seem to get it when I digested gluten.

Hi VeggieGal,

Did your temple pain and chem sensitivity start one day out of the blue or did you always sort of have it? I'm trying to figure out why mine started at 27.

Hi Ryan,

I don't get those symptoms myself, but posters on the forum have talked about getting migraines before. Some have said they get migraines after accidentally consuming gluten or being cc'd. I know you didn't mention migraines but it seemed like it might be related. We have also had discussions about allergies in the past. Usually it seems like there is a mixture. Some people say their allergies became less of a problem after going gluten-free, and some say their allergies got worse. But it seems like often their is s change of some kind when going gluten-free. In my case my allergies became much less of an issue after being gluten-free for a while.

Hi GFinDC,

I did meet with a neurologist who told me "welcome to the world of migraines" I'm just not sure how at age 27 it started and most of my life I had no such pain or chemical sensitivity. Maybe my body had enough after a while and snapped or I built up too much toxicity not knowing I had celiac.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi VeggieGal,

Did your temple pain and chem sensitivity start one day out of the blue or did you always sort of have it? I'm trying to figure out why mine started at 27.

Never really thought about it but I'm pretty sure they did just start out of the blue in my early 20s . Never really considered them as migraines because when I get migraines which is usually caused by a reaction to red cheese and I get zig zag flashes or vision blackouts followed by an headache but could be.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Never really thought about it but I'm pretty sure they did just start out of the blue in my early 20s . Never really considered them as migraines because when I get migraines which is usually caused by a reaction to red cheese and I get zig zag flashes or vision blackouts followed by an headache but could be.

I feel your pain there :( I wonder if my stomach ulcers just had enough over time and brought on some kind of inflammation. Have you ever had an endoscopy or just blood diagnosis? Since our symptoms are sort of similar. I've also read up that our immune system might not be the greatest and sometimes exposure to mold can affect the body in this way. It may just be purely celiac too though. The disease is complex!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel your pain there :( I wonder if my stomach ulcers just had enough over time and brought on some kind of inflammation. Have you ever had an endoscopy or just blood diagnosis? Since our symptoms are sort of similar. I've also read up

that our immune system might not be the greatest and sometimes exposure to mold can affect the body in this way. It may just be purely celiac too though. The disease is complex!

I really don't know much about it but slightest bit of mould or damp and I react. I also seem to have a radar for gas leaks too where I sense them and others dont lol. I'm just a sensitive and strange person!! I've been for two biopsys (the last on 3rd Jan) unfortunately I grabbed the tube on both occassions so the procedure was stopped. They had supposed to have given me sedation but it seemed to have the opposite effect (I said I was strange!). So consultant has dx me on symptoms of eating gluten, blood tests and reactions to a gluten-free diet.

Hope you start to heal soon...yes its all very complex.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have problems with perfume, cigarette smell, and mold. I get a painful feeling in my neck glands, sometimes dizzy and abdominal bloating.. This began about the same time as I began to notice celiac symptoms many years ago. Back then my lungs would hurt too when exposed to the noted smells.

Diana

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi VeggieGal,

Did your temple pain and chem sensitivity start one day out of the blue or did you always sort of have it? I'm trying to figure out why mine started at 27.

Hi GFinDC,

I did meet with a neurologist who told me "welcome to the world of migraines" I'm just not sure how at age 27 it started and most of my life I had no such pain or chemical sensitivity. Maybe my body had enough after a while and snapped or I built up too much toxicity not knowing I had celiac.

Hi Ryan,

Well, that was nice of the nuerologist to give you a welcome! :) There is another member who avoids cheese for some condition that I don't recall the name of. Adelaide. She might have some info for you. Some people also react to food colorings, especially reds. Maybe that is related to the red cheese, not sure. Hard cheese are mostly casein protein, and some of us react to that. I do, but it is a gut issue for me. I seldom get headaches. That doesn't mean other people don't get headaches from eating casein though, some do.

If you can stick to the gluten-free diet 100%, your body should stop attacking itself after a while. That auto-immune attack can do a lot of damage, and it can affect any part of the body. The damage in celiac is usually in the gut, but some people have gluten ataxia which is a brain attack by the immune system. Inflammation can cause a lot of bad effects throughout the body. Staying away from gluten is the only way to stop the auto-immune reaction. Often people report their symptoms in other parts of the body improve, but not always.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GFinDC, interesting..its the first time ive heard of gluten ataxia so I googled it http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/GlutenAtaxia/a/What-Is-Gluten-Ataxia.htm

and it describes me to a t! and my 11 yr old son for that matter (hes been dx with dyspraxia but looking at gluten ataxia, im thinking it maybe that). I best get him tested but do you know if there is specific tests for gluten ataxia?

I have a definite problem with cheese and milk but not worked out if its casein or lactose or both. Thanks for that info :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GFinDC, interesting..its the first time ive heard of gluten ataxia so I googled it http://celiacdisease...uten-Ataxia.htm

and it describes me to a t! and my 11 yr old son for that matter (hes been dx with dyspraxia but looking at gluten ataxia, im thinking it maybe that). I best get him tested but do you know if there is specific tests for gluten ataxia?

I have a definite problem with cheese and milk but not worked out if its casein or lactose or both. Thanks for that info :)

Hi VeggieGal,

I don't know of specific tests for gluten ataxia, but they do find something called UBO's (unidentified bright objects) in brain scans of people with gluten ataxia sometimes. There are some members on the forum who have had it. The 2nd link below has an overview of gluten related nuerological affects.

https://www.google.com/search?q=nuerolgical%20impacts%20gluten&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&source=hp&channel=np

http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/72/5/560.long

http://www.celiac.com/articles/22040/1/The-Correlation-Between-Gluten-Intolerance-and-Neurological-Disease/Page1.html

I had problem with lactose at first and eliminated that. But later found I was reacting to casein also. I like Daiya brand cheese like shreds.

If you search the forum for ataxia there quite a few threads about it with more info. It can affect children as well as adults. You can also search on Purkinje cells and gluten to find info.

And you are welcome! :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hiya GFinDC

Ooooo good, thanks for some more info, thats great, I'll have a read :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sensative to all chemicals, perfumes, scented items that are not all natural, etc. My temples throb, my throat gets all scratchy, and then it moves to behind my eyes.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sensative to all chemicals, perfumes, scented items that are not all natural, etc. My temples throb, my throat gets all scratchy, and then it moves to behind my eyes.

Thanks for sharing. I get the temple pain with scented stuff, but before it happens my nose throbs and it moves behind my eyes too! Same thing happens if I eat something with gluten or dairy. Did you have this all your life or did it just start one day? For me it started 3 years ago and has not let up since.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,090
    • Total Posts
      920,307
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi, No, I do not have celiac  disease. I have an ankylosing spondylitis which is an auto-immune disease provoking an inflammation of the joints. Under the advice and supervision of my doctor and the professor at the hospital I follow a gluten free & casein free diet, which is extremely successful in preventing inflammatory events. And I've been doing so, strictly, for more than 6 years. So I'm not Celiac, but I can tell you that I react strongly every time I take gluten even in small amounts. Even soya sauce, which according to this website has an almost zero dose of gluten, is a lot too much for me. Nevertheless I allow myself to eat food which has been processed in a factory which processes gluten. To conclude, I would say that when you are travelling, especially in a country where celiac disease is scarcely known, you should be twice as careful as when you're going out at home. In the end you can never guarantee that the cook has cleaned his pan after using soya sauce and so on... You can only bet
    • Along those lines, many Americans are now pursuing gluten-free eating. Gluten ... Diagnosis of celiac disease typically requires a history and physical ... View the full article
    • No!  Once you fill the tub, if you sit in it for 3 minutes or you stay for 10... It doesn't change the amount or cost of the water.  That's only relevant if you have 3 kids to cycle thru that same water.  Is your hub bathing in the same water after you? Lol  And even if you add some more hot and stay longer....well...it's much cheaper than perscription meds, vodka or a substance that is legal in a few states.     Of course this only pertains to those of use with running water.... If you make your hub haul water from the creek or well and heat it over a fire....
    • Whether it is bona fide dermatitis herpetiformis, or severe eczema or hives or what have you, we all want to know how to stop the incessant itching.  Through all my research, the solution comes down to one thing: a good long soak in the tub-- with baking soda or Epsom salts or some kind of herbal tea, followed by a rub down in thick expensive lotion.  I don't know about you, but I was brought up to "get in, get done get out."  A long soak in the bath was a frivolous luxury, and a waste of time and hot water.  So now I'm having this awful breakout from forgetting to read a label and got wheated.  And every night I've been soaking in a baking soda bath to relieve the itching and aid my recovery.  And it's been hard! (But it's been very helpful too)  It has been hard to reconcile this "frivolous luxury and waste of time" as medically necessary!  Fortunately I've had no judging, and only support from my husband, who has had a similar upbringing.  Does anyone else struggle with this?
    • His son, Eli, had been misdiagnosed with celiac disease, so the family tried some gluten-free foods. After adding quinoa (KEEN-wah) to their diet, ... View the full article
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • HappyMom623

      I have Tangled problem! I want all the things Rapunzel Related....including Flynn Rider 😂 but seriously. I have like 8 shirts I want.
      · 0 replies
    • AprilBeth2013

      RT @MarkDever: “But the work is God’s and we do not fear the final results. ‘The heathen shall be given to His Son for His inheritance,’ .…
      · 0 replies
    • silk

      I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for almost 10 years.  I am extremely sensitive to gluten, noting that I react within 15 minutes of contact and in fact the doctor suspects that there may also be an actual wheat allergy at play but have never bothered to be tested since I avoid it like the plague!  I am curious to know if anyone else reacts to flax or inulin?  My symptoms with those two are almost identical to gluten so I have to really watch for that in gluten-free breads and baking and recently discovered after the fact that flax was in the juice I was drinking. I know that people with gluten issues can have other problems as well and in fact I also avoid milk products.  Even after 10 years, and although it has become a way of life, it's still frustrating to have to read every ingredient on every label.😞
      · 2 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,117
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    cdliac3855
    Joined