No popular authors found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter

Categories

No categories found.







Ads by Google:


Questions? Join Our Forum:
~1 Million Posts
& Over 66,000 Members!



SHARE THIS PAGE:
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Migraine Headaches Linked to Celiac Disease

Am J Gastroenterol. 2003;98:625-629

Ads by Google:

Celiac.com 04/29/2003 – The findings of a recent study published in the March edition of American Journal of Gastroenterology indicate that around 4% of those who suffer from migraine headaches may have celiac disease, and in such cases a gluten-free diet can reduce or eliminate migraine symptoms. According to one of the researchers, Maurizio Gabrielli, MD (Gemelli Hospital in Rome, Italy), if further studies confirm these findings it could alter the current range of migraine treatments to include serological screening for celiac disease and the gluten-free diet for those with positive test results.

Maurizio Gabrielli, MD and colleagues studied 90 patients who were diagnosed with idiopathic migraine, and found that 4.4% had celiac disease compared to 0.4% of 23 controls. The four migraine patients found to have celiac disease were treated for six months with a gluten-free diet and their symptoms decreased or were eliminated. The patients also showed an improvement in their cerebral blood flow on a gluten-free diet that was confirmed by using single-photon emission computed tomography scans.

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



3 Responses:

 
Dr Charles Parker
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
08 Nov 2008 9:38:06 AM PST
Very interested in these articles, well summarized here. I have been blogging about these issues from the clinician's side--Thanks!, cp

 
M.R. Clapp
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on
25 Jan 2012 1:15:43 PM PST
The article, though too brief, provides credibility. My neurologist is treating me for migraines. A recent endoscopy revealed early/mild celiac (serology was normal, but CD3 immunostain supported the diagnosis). I doubt that my neurologist has ever made the connection. Now I can approach him with evidence-based research and hope he'll work with my gastroenterologist to treat both conditions and alter my diet instead of pouring so much medicine down my throat!

 
jordan
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
18 Dec 2013 7:21:47 AM PST
Just stop eating gluten. A gluten free diet alone with symptom relief is enough to achieve a diagnoses. Your doctors won't tell you that because they would put themselves out of a job. It sometimes takes years for doctors to swallow their pride and think outside the box. Best of luck to you!




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


Hi, everyone. I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac disease, so I hope it's okay for me to post here. I'm a 21-year-old female who has been struggling with some chronic symptoms for about a year now. Out of nowhere, I started losing weight. To date, I've lost upwards of 70 pounds. I was ...

Good call - I think a lot more people have issues with oats but don't know it because they aren't doing bloodwork and "feel fine." I knew I had problems with oats from the beginning as I did the oat challenge ~5 months in, and oh boy... did that mess me up. Same level of sickness as from eating ...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC523841/ One study, found a few others talking about people with celiac developing a separate antibody reaction to oat proteins, and only certain varieties of oats at that that was done in Europe, I found countless threads of others reacting. I...

Here is a summary of the information from the FDA, for those who don?t want to read the whole thing. https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/ucm410373.htm?utm_campaign=CDER New 12%2F13&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrack...

Ok so after 6 weeks, here is my blood results: deamidated IgA- 3 (0-19 normal) deamidated IgG- 21 (0-19 normal) tTg IgA- <2 (0-3 normal) tTg IgG- <2 (0-5 normal) endomysial IgA- 111 (87-352 neg) I am going in for a biopsy this month. The doc said it was telling that ...