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Could This Neuropathy Caused By Celiacs Disease, Or Gluten Sensitivity?

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about a month ago, i took diphenhydramine,dxm,phenyleprine, acetomeniphen in a mixture for a first time, and experience drowsiness, and then i noticed i loss my taste and my smell, over the weeks i noticed pins and needles on left side of body, but frequently on my right side as well. The loss of sensations is also apparent, it includes loss of sensations of bowel movement(not knowing poop until its about to exit), full or empty bladder, full or empty stomach(dont know when im hungry or not, just the fact that i still can eat. Other loss of sensation is, unable to feel breath in the lungs, and in the nose as well. I did experienced dry. mouth initially, but it was from the diphenhydramine, i have no idea what this is, could this sogrens? I also have tachycardia. vision issue, the eyes keep trying to refocus on images, gets blurry often (i do have some near sightness, but this was so sudden), as well as sparks, floaters on peripheral vision, increased in floaters.
the pins and needles also are on my left side, but have move all around my face, and now is on the right side. It seems to wax and wane as well. 1 week i have the pins and needles, the next its gone or diminished, but then it comes back with a vengeance and with new areas. mY SENSE of smell and taste never returns to a 100%, 90-95 loss, to 50% loss some weeks.

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This sounds like something you should speak to a doctor about immediately.  It does not sound like Celiac to me.  The sudden onset of these symptoms makes this seem like a very serious issue.


 

 

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This sounds like something you should speak to a doctor about immediately.  It does not sound like Celiac to me.  The sudden onset of these symptoms makes this seem like a very serious issue.

I already went to the doc twice, the day after i noted the loss of smell and taste i went to the ER, they couldnt find anything. a month later, 2 weeks ago i went to my MEDI-CAL PCP, she found i was vit d deficient, i requested to check for more vit deficiencies, but only will do b12, and CBC. I have heard celiacs neuropathy. and a specialist 2 months from now. Is the neuropathy in celiacs because it can cause diabetes. They are going to automatically dismiss an MRI, because i had one 2 years ago, for the cause of tinnitus, but it showed up normal, they will base it off of that. I did have a basic celiacs tests 2 years ago as well, gliadin, endomyosin, were normal. I also have IBS and AA which has been associated with celiacs, How long does nueropathy for celiacs take to happen. I dont know if this is a international forum, but on government health care, welfare plan, so i dont get to chose when and what doctors to see.

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Have you researched the drug for side effects?


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Are you confused with the fact that an artery near the heart is called the celiac artery? Do you have an aneurysm located there? I have not heard about a celiac disease and aneurysm link. There is a link between celiac disease and type 1 diabetes and not type 2.

Both celiac disease and uncontrolled diabetes can cause neuropathies but yours presented so quickly. We are not doctors on this forum. Just a group of folks trying to help those who must adhere to a gluten free diet.

I wish you well.


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My apoligies, i went to the PRE-DIAGNOSIS, forum, under assumption someone might have insight if this is possible of celiacs disease, i have heard neuropathy caused by it, i just want to know if its possible. I have have researched the side effects of the Diphenhydramine ,dextromorphan,aceto, phenyl, and it can cause tachycardia,jerking, but its not suppose to last this long. The only way people can get longer lasting side effect is, if they took massive amounts of it which i dint. When i said AA, i meant alopecia areata an autoimmune condition.

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There are over 300 symptoms of celiac disease. Many overlap with other disorders. The best thing is to get a celiac blood panel and, if positive, then a biopsy of the intestinal tract via endoscopy.

Here is a link to the University of Chicago's celiac website that might be helpful.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/medical-professionals/guide/factsheets


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While this does not sound like the typical onset of Celiac disease-associated neuropathy, given your history of vitamin deficiencies and IBS, it would not hurt to get tested for Celiac disease.  However, in reference to the numbness and changing sides- that sounds like it is something different.  Have you had your neck examined and have the nerves checked or an MRI of that area?  Problems with the neck, nerves, or musculoskeletal system can cause those kinds of symptoms, and can be very dangerous if left untreated, so I would ask to have someone look at your neck and associated areas as well.

 

We are not doctors or experts in this area, so please get back to a doctor ASAP to have them look further into this.  If you do get tested for Celiac disease, do know that you have to be consuming gluten for the tests to be accurate, so don't start a gluten-free diet without talking to your doctor first.


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i also have alopecia areata. i dont think its coming from my neck region as my pins and needles, and my loss of internal stimuli(inability to feel hungry full, full or empty bladder, eye movement, bowel movement. I think it has something to do with the parietal lobe, the only thing i could thing of is soemthing systemic, like an injury, autoimmunedisease,drug induced(dph+dxm+aceto+phenyl) is another possibility. The neck region doesnt explain pins and needles and loss of smell and taste sensations on the facial region

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