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Possible Gluten Reaction And Weird Vision Issues?

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     So about 2 years ago my twin daughters (non genetic) were diagnosed with Celiac disease. I thought that it would be a lot easier if I went gluten free along with them to avoid cross contamination and just because it made me feel like I had a more active roll in the whole thing. A lot of stuff has changed for me over time that I think might indicate that I have some sort of gluten sensitivity so I thought I would run it by you guys to see what you thought.

 

     First off the changes have not been huge. Some of it is hard to quantify and might be related to other stuff. For example I seem to get colds a lot less and for a shorter duration. Also my depression seems to have decreased and I have less stomach issues and less joint pain. One clear change is my eyes have changed color. It's as if the brown part you saw before turned transparent to reveal a grey/hazel color.
 
     ....and then this happened....Yesterday I ate some potatoes that were cooked in the same dish as a (gluten containing) tofurky. Later that night I went out in the dark and there was a big white spot in the vision of my right eye. It was like I had been looking at a bright light but it didn't really go away. I also felt a little sick. this morning I woke up and felt very sick and my vision has been cloudy all day. this afternoon I was feeling much better and when I went out in the sun I saw quite a few "floaters" in my eyes. 
 
     So I guess what I would like to know is if any of this means anything. (I haven't heard a lot about gluten's effects on the eyes) or if it is more likely psychosomatic or related to just not eating gluten for so long. 
thanks.

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That sounds a bit like a migraine which can be related to Celiac disease. So, your Celiac tests were negative when the kids were diagnosed? Its possible you have developed Celiac since then, however, the only way to know would be to eat gluten for an extended time and get tested.


 

 

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That sounds a bit like a migraine which can be related to Celiac disease. So, your Celiac tests were negative when the kids were diagnosed? Its possible you have developed Celiac since then, however, the only way to know would be to eat gluten for an extended time and get tested.

Thanks for the response! The migraine thing never crossed my mind. Also I was I never was tested for Celiac. 

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My eyes also changed color. They went from a dark brown, to a startling light brown and then very soon after that to a green hazel. I have no idea if that is related at all to celiac although I was a young celiac at the time. However you should see an eye doctor to be on the safe side. There are times when changes in eye colour can be significant and an indication of a serious issue. Excess copper in somweones system is one example that comes to mind.

As far as the floaters go I used to get them constantly before diagnosis and haven't even had one now in years. I also get blurred vision when glutened.


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OMG! I didn't know anyone else had eye issues with celiac. My vision becomes really weird. The images become like a kalidescope - the colors stay what they really are, but the images break up into angular pieces that move around exactly like a kalidescope. Or, any lines actually in the image change direction: horizontal lines become vertical, and vertical lines become horizontal. My doctor suggested migraines, but I just don't think they are. I don't really even have pain with them. These events last anywhere from 1 minute to hours.

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