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So, I've been gluten free for many years and I am very strict about it.

 

Recently--for the past month I'm guessing--I've been having trouble with blurry vision, eye pain, and strain headaches.

 

This was a pre-celiac symptom every single night that went away slowly when my diet changed. I used to have this problem every night, but now I only have it like once a month or so.

 

My last known glutening was a minor exposure about two weeks ago. We aren't sure what it was exactly, but I had, about 12-24 hrs later, crushing depression that lasted a single day, and then vision troubles, headaches, and acid reflux that's still lingering.

 

Does anyone else have this eye problem? Yesterday I was fine; day before yesterday I had to leave work early because I couldn't read anymore. I don't want to have to leave work early today by losing my vision!!

 

Is this a symptom of glutening for anyone else? is it a sign of another sensitivity? vitamin deficiency? why would it happen some days and not others? my computer usage, amount of time spent on my cell phone, and amount of time spent reading small print & books remains unchanged between days where I have blurry vision and days where I don't.

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Hi Strawberry!  It's been awhile since we have heard from you.  I hope things are going well but for this eye problem.......

 

Do your eyes feel overly dry?  Do you have mouth dryness?  I ask because Sjogren's Syndrome is common with Celiac and it can cause vision problems and eye pain.  I have Sjogren's myself so thought I would start there.  I don't mean a little dryness......Sjogren's will give you extreme dryness.  Do you have more dental problems than usual?  That's another symptom of Sjogren's, as it applies to your mouth.

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I got diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome recently.  The reason I went to the eye doctor was that I had blurred vision and I was afraid that I was losing my eyesight.  She said that we tear up more with dry eyes and that was what caused the blurring.  At that time I was suffering from a relatively long term accidental gluten ingestion period.  Later, when I got my diet under control again, the symptoms went away.  I hadn't started taking the prescribed medication yet because I was waiting to get over the glutening first.  I don't like adding anything when I am glutened because then I might not notice if it causes problems.  I ended up not taking it since the symptoms went away on their own.  Since then I do notice them coming back again if I have a long accidental gluten ingestion period.

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Hi Strawberry!  It's been awhile since we have heard from you.  I hope things are going well but for this eye problem.......

 

Do your eyes feel overly dry?  Do you have mouth dryness?  I ask because Sjogren's Syndrome is common with Celiac and it can cause vision problems and eye pain.  I have Sjogren's myself so thought I would start there.  I don't mean a little dryness......Sjogren's will give you extreme dryness.  Do you have more dental problems than usual?  That's another symptom of Sjogren's, as it applies to your mouth.

 

Things are actually going really well, otherwise!

 

My mouth and eyes don't feel *dry* really. And my mouth is fine, other than the occasional canker sore (which I cure with probiotics, and sensitive teeth.

 

How is your thyroid? Feeling hot, muscle fatigue? Wacky vision, muscles aching around eyes, were an indication that I was running hyper. Then I would run hypo and the vision issues would go away and hypo symptoms would emerge.

 

I've had my thyroid tested in the past, and it was always normal, altho' I couldn't tell you any more than that. I do have muscle fatigue but my general fatigue levels have gone way, way down since I got my diagnosis of dysthymia (chronic, low-grade depression) and have been treating that. I will have muscle fatigue and pain on occasion, however. It seems a little random. It used to be daily. 

 

I didn't know you could go back and forth between hyper- and hypothyroid. I should look into that.

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