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Member Since 06 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 04 2010 10:14 PM

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In Topic: Muscle Twitching

22 December 2009 - 10:48 AM

So, as I understand it, Celiac Disease causes inflammation throughout your entire body. I have a lots of fluid in my joints. Lots of popping. I don't know if it is related. Does anyone take any anti-inflammatory products while detoxing? Garlic pills, ginger, turmeric, etc... Any magical elixirs I should be aware of?


In Topic: Muscle Twitching

19 December 2009 - 08:50 PM

Along with the twitching in my calves that I feel... I also have twitching that I can see, but that I do not feel. Anyone experience something similar to this?

In Topic: Muscle Twitching

17 December 2009 - 03:15 PM

Srthomas21 - Primarily muscle twitching and stiffness...throw in a dash of buzzing and some pain. My right leg ached pretty badly last night. That was a first and kept me up for awhile. I haven't noticed problems with motor control, clumsiness, or gait.

CarbQueen - How long did it take for your symptoms to subside after diagnoses? How intense/often was your twitching and when did it go away? Did the healing process take a longer period of time after diagnoses compared to isolated incidents of ingesting gluten?

Jean'sBrainonGluten - Your theory certainly makes sense. If indeed gluten is causing brain damage I would assume some sort therapy would be in order. I've been taking 400mg - 600mg of magnesium daily for nearly a month. I try to ensure that I at least have one banana a day. I've began some light stretching and leg lifts. Also, I've been using a heating pad on my calves which seems to do some good.

Thanks for the feedback.

In Topic: Muscle Twitching

16 December 2009 - 02:26 PM

I'm reducing everything to very clean foods; fruits, vegetables, meats, rice, and that's about it.

I notice exercise exaggerates the twitching, but only for a short time. I was doing lots of walking and calve raises up until recently. The extra twitching it invited was starting to get annoying, but it did seem to work out the kinks and decrease stiffness.

How does this promote healing? Can you break down the science?

Is it the excess blood flow in the effected extremities or a muscle/brain stimulation thing?


In Topic: Muscle Twitching

15 December 2009 - 03:04 PM

Thanks for the info.

I just read an editorial called "Gluten Sensitivity as a Neurological Illness," which explains that "peripheral neuropathy is the second commonest manifestation of gluten sensitivity."

Hopefully my issues are related to my celiac diagnoses and I will improve shortly.

20 days and NO relief yet.

I hope this post will catch more eyes. I agree with Jean, there needs to be more attention brought to the neurological implications of Celiac disease. If muscle fasiculations (twitching) and cramping is indeed the result of antigliadin antibodies at work than I would imagine that there would be more of you who frequent these forums who have experienced this. The more of us who come forward the better.

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