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Member Since 09 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2012 06:13 PM

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Arcade Fire

16 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

Do the poll, talk about the band.

If you haven't heard of them, do not vote until you have heard atleast these songs:

*Wake Up
*Keep the Car Running
*Rebellions (Lies)

Vertigo, Ataxia After gluten-free

02 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

I've been Gluten free for 3 and a half weeks. In my opinion, I've been pretty careful to only eat gluten-free products.

Just this past week, I've had vertigo a couple of times after sitting down/sitting up. I am also a college student and just during this past week have I noticed a couple times where I feel very uncoordinated and it feels as if my body is wobbly and with each step I have to additionally reassure myself to keep myself "up straight" so as not to fall over (left or right).

I had vertigo and ataxia a couple times before going gluten-free, but they were sporadic and few (maybe twice a month for vertigo but nearly daily for weird unbalanced walking).

Why do I still feel like I can't walk a staight line? I actually can walk a straight line but I have to focus on not teetering to the right or left.

What about the vertigo? Could it just be from vitamin deficiencies since going gluten-free? I think I'm eating a pretty balanced diet still.

Numb Tongue, Excess Saliva

22 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

So, I've been on a gluten-free diet for just over 2 weeks now.

The most frustrating symptom I've had all along (for at least a year now) was having my tongue go numb. It's been difficult to talk, and to me it seems like I'm slurring my words. It also seems that at other times my mouth has an excess of saliva (so basically it's the opposite of Sjogren's).

Is Celiac the cause of the numb tongue/excess saliva that I'm sensing and that's been making holding out conversations hard?

How much longer do you think it should be before these annoying tongue/mouth related symptoms clear up? 2 weeks in and it's hard to tell if there's a great difference.

Does the numb tongue fall under "neuropathy"? If it is neuropathy and that means I have damaged nerves, then that will mean that the numb tongue will take a while to heal?

Red Heads

13 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

I was just diagnosed a week ago, so as of today, I have not met a single other person with Celiac's in real life. I have no idea what they look like! I have heard, through the grapevine of the internet, that there seems to be a high frequency of red heads in the Celiac population.

Is this just because of the two gene's common European upbringing?

Who here is a red head? I am!

What do you think of this odd coincidence?

"borderline" Celiac

09 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

I was finally diagnosed with Celiac on Monday after having several tests come back "borderline" positive. My symptoms haven't really been digestive (though somewhat they have been), for the most part my symptoms were neurological (twitches, numbness, ect).

My endoscopy results were fuzzy, with an unusual concentration of lymphocytes but barely any blunting of the villi.
My tTG antibody test was a 10, whereas the cutoff is 8. (In other words, it's barely positive)
The DNA Test came back heterozygous for DQ2 (if I remember correctly... I don't have the sheet in front of me, but the doctor said it have me a moderate risk of Celiac (1:35))

With all 3 of those tests coming back "borderline" positive, he went ahead and told me I was most likely positive for Celiac.

What do you guys think of the results? Is the doctor right? I personally believe he is right, but the tests are so... fuzzy. I've been on the gluten-free diet only since Monday now, so I can't tell a difference yet. Hopefully in the next few weeks or months I'll know for sure if gluten was the culprit behind my annoying neurological symptoms.

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