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Chellbell

Numbness in arms and legs?

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I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease this past February. I'm only 27 and its been hard to adjust. I was wondering if anyone else has had times where your arms and legs go numb and even your speech is slurred? It happens at random times and has only started to happen this month. I feel like I go to the doctor every week when before all this happened I never set foot in a doctors office, I never even needed a primary care physician. Does anyone have this same issue or should I go back to my doctor because thsi is unrelated? Thanks alot in advance for any and all advice.

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1 minute ago, Chellbell said:

I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease this past February. I'm only 27 and its been hard to adjust. I was wondering if anyone else has had times where your arms and legs go numb and even your speech is slurred? It happens at random times and has only started to happen this month. I feel like I go to the doctor every week when before all this happened I never set foot in a doctors office, I never even needed a primary care physician. Does anyone have this same issue or should I go back to my doctor because thsi is unrelated? Thanks alot in advance for any and all advice.

I think the fact that this just started, after you have been gluten-free for 4 + months, is concerning.  I would go to a doctor.  It may have nothing to do with Celiac

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I agree you should see your doctor to get checked out. It would be a good idea to have him/her run vitamin and mineral panels including B12. If you are taking any supplements let the doc know. You may need to stop them for a week or two so the panels are accurate. It would also be a good idea to have your celiac panel rerun. Your numbers shouldn't be expected to have gone back to negative yet but they should be coming down.  If not you may be getting CC somewhere.

Be sure to read the Newbie 101 thread at the top of the Coping section. Being gluten free involves much more than just picking gluten free food and misteps are common in the first few months.

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3 hours ago, Chellbell said:

I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease this past February. I'm only 27 and its been hard to adjust. I was wondering if anyone else has had times where your arms and legs go numb and even your speech is slurred? It happens at random times and has only started to happen this month. I feel like I go to the doctor every week when before all this happened I never set foot in a doctors office, I never even needed a primary care physician. Does anyone have this same issue or should I go back to my doctor because thsi is unrelated? Thanks alot in advance for any and all advice.

Sounds like a CC issue, or a nerve/brain issues that could be caused by nutrient deficiency. I get gluten ataxia issues when CCed with motor loss, numbness, and brain fog. This can also be caused by severe deficiency of B-vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and a few other vitamins and minerals that are required for our nervous system to function right. Those of us with celiac commonly have issues absorbing these and gluten-free foods are non fortified requiring a special diet to get them naturally and in many cases supplementation, Go see your doctor, talk about it and get some testing done. I might suggest if you wish to try a multi b-vitamins like the sublingual form from liquid health Stress & Energy and Neurological Support, they are the ones I swear by taking 1 tbsp each 3 times a day. Magnesium is another HUGE one we normally get other side effects that SOME people get of low mag is constipation, crawling prickly, itchy skin feeling when very extreme. Natural Vitality Calm or Doctors Best are the two I suggest. If you have constipation also then Calm version is best and you need be careful with it starting in low doses of 1/4 tsp once or twice a day and upping it slowly over 1-2 weeks to the recommended dose.

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