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lol...I remember this one making it way through here a long time ago

 

I'll go see if I can find the thread.

 

The six in my family with AI issues are all righties -- there are two lefties on my husband's side...no apparent AIs there.

 

Edited to add link:

 

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/70541-celiac-and-left-handedness/?p=622042

Edited by GottaSki

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Looks like there may be more righties on here. But I did find a study published in the New York Times from........1985. Page 2 starts off with "lefties are 2 and 1/2 times more likely to have autoimmune disorders"

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/24/science/left-vs-right-brain-function-tied-to-hormone-in-the-womb.html?pagewanted=1

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Yep, I had read this or something similar a while back.

I think the data may have been more accurate if they started with 3000 folks diagnosed with an AI then polled for right/left handed.

Starting with nearly 10% of the peeps confirmed lefties seems to be higher than percentage of left handed folks found in population...yet I haven't researched that figure.

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I'm a rightie and I have 2 autoimmune disorders and an immunodeficiency disorder.  I'm like the layer cake of screwed up... haha!  If I were born 20 years prior I would probably be dead, so horray for modern medicine!  Triple score for right handers?

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Am I the first lefty to reply???

 

Now this is interesting - after I was diagnosed - I encouraged my siblings to get tested.

 

My left handed brother has the celiac gene (but normal antibodies for now) - and my right handed sister does not have the gene.

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TGK, I am giving mommida lefty status because of being forced to be right handed. I am also a lefty. But as for your comment about your siblings, I am tempted to take that to the bank as the first thing I have seen that shows a connection to celiac and lefties.

I would have been a lefty, but was forced to be right handed. :rolleyes:

What about ambidextrous peeps?

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Righty here. Although when I had shoulder surgery (dominant hand) I got really good at feeding myself and getting coffee left-handed! (does that count?)<G>

 

BTW - Got official  diagnosis today... blood tests positive, mild blunting of villa.....

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Righty here. Although when I had shoulder surgery (dominant hand) I got really good at feeding myself and getting coffee left-handed! (does that count?)<G>

 

BTW - Got official  diagnosis today... blood tests positive, mild blunting of villa.....

 

I am completely right handed.  I have to force myself to do things left handed or my muscle tone will be uneven.  When I had hand surgery on the right hand, it took me forever to do anything and it was a sloppy job, haha!  And, welcome to the silly yak club!

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I am truly left handed, I'm just doing stuff with my right.  I write right handed with a left handed back slant.  I can switch to left handed writing if you hand me any writing utensil, and any "new" activity is always approached as a lefty.  (switch hitting for batting, puck handling for hockey is left, but most available sticks are right.)

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I am truly left handed, I'm just doing stuff with my right.  I write right handed with a left handed back slant.  I can switch to left handed writing if you hand me any writing utensil, and any "new" activity is always approached as a lefty.  (switch hitting for batting, puck handling for hockey is left, but most available sticks are right.)

 

I guess that makes me a lefty forced to be a righty...my right handed writing leans over soooo bad to the left!  Otherwise, I seem ambidextrous...I use everything on the body to avoid straining the opposite side!  I have 2 AI's...waiting to see on Celiac, but niece got diagnosed as celiac disease.  Day 5 of non-gluten, and actually feel more awake and less foggy!  Is that possible?

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Righty.

 

married to a lefty, plus a brother who is lefty--both who defied the nuns who tried to make them righties--

and several friends--all lefties and not a single AI disease amongst them. (correction, brother has asthma--controlled)

 

 

Learned to be lefty when I had right shoulder surgery (wiping your bottom and doing buttons are tricky, btw) . but my right hand is still dominant. 

 

i am more left when it comes to politics but that seems right to me. ^_^  

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