My 20 yr. old son is gluten/casein intolerant. Apparently he started with a slight hand tremor around age 15, which has become more pronounced since he has been in college. I know that ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, and migraines are the typical neuro. manifestations of celiac disease/GI, with s/s of peripheral neuropathy being numbness and tingling sensations, pain? in the extremities...mostly the feet. Does anyone with GI have hand tremors and what has been your experience with how it responded to a gluten-free diet? My son is in Landscape Architecture and has to do a lot of fine free-hand drawing and he now even has trouble putting his pencil point on a dot and drawing a straight line. He can't even give a presentation which requires his pointing to his project design because his hands shake uncontrollably...so he grips a pen to point with--which seems to help. He has to keep his other hand jammed in his pants pocket so no one sees it shaking. My mother had the same thing...they called it an essential tremor/unknown etiology. She was never dx with Celiac/GI. But I know she had it, because I have it...and looking back she had so many of the s/s including Derm. Herpetiformis. Any insight would be most welcomed. Thanks. Link
I have a right hand tremor that doesn't respond anymore to being gluten-free. Have you had an MRI done to check for lesions or a good neuro work-up to make sure there aren't additional problems?
I'm trying the b12 route myself, as well as high doses of vitamin D (I have a diagnosed severe deficiency); I'll let you know if it works.