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Migraines and new "celiac-like" symtpoms

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I have been a migraine sufferer for 20+ years; since a teenager.   Mine have luckily been controlled by Inderal as well as a diet eliminating MSG and artificial sweeteners. 

However, in May I had a major round of migraines including 4 terrible headaches, aura, nausea, and the works in 4 days.  In the weeks after I experienced random numb hands and feet; occasionally just one side and other times both at once.  Then it would go away.  In addition, I experienced a lot of brain fog, fatigue, and random mild headaches.   I have also had minor tinnitus for years.

Looking back on my previous episode of migraines, they were accompanied by what seemed like the stomach flu for a couple of days.

Something is going on so I've done some research and I'm looking towards celiac or gluten intolerance as a possibility.  My senses have been heightened and I now notice that when I eat certain things I experience some symptoms.  For instance, yesterday I took my kids to McDonalds and about 2 - 3 hours after I had stomach pain and a bout of diarrhea.   I didn't notice these in the past or just blew them off, but it seems to be a sign of something.

I guess my question is does or did anyone experience migraines as part of celiac's? 

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2 minutes ago, jeremyr said:

I have been a migraine sufferer for 20+ years; since a teenager.   Mine have luckily been controlled by Inderal as well as a diet eliminating MSG and artificial sweeteners. 

However, in May I had a major round of migraines including 4 terrible headaches, aura, nausea, and the works in 4 days.  In the weeks after I experienced random numb hands and feet; occasionally just one side and other times both at once.  Then it would go away.  In addition, I experienced a lot of brain fog, fatigue, and random mild headaches.   I have also had minor tinnitus for years.

Looking back on my previous episode of migraines, they were accompanied by what seemed like the stomach flu for a couple of days.

Something is going on so I've done some research and I'm looking towards celiac or gluten intolerance as a possibility.  My senses have been heightened and I now notice that when I eat certain things I experience some symptoms.  For instance, yesterday I took my kids to McDonalds and about 2 - 3 hours after I had stomach pain and a bout of diarrhea.   I didn't notice these in the past or just blew them off, but it seems to be a sign of something.

I guess my question is does or did anyone experience migraines as part of celiac's? 

Migraines can be associated with celiac disease, but the only way to know is to get tested as there are as many as 300 possible symptoms.  Learn more:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

I wish you well!  

 


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I used to get migraines. Someone mentioned them as a symptom of celiac disease, and I realized that I had not had one since going gluten-free. Seventeen years and counting...


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

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