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I have an on/off again twitch in my left eye which tends to show up at times when I've been eating a lot of gluten -- these also tend to be higher-stress times because that's when I've been more likely to grab sandwiches and cook pasta than put on a pot of bean soup.

In the process of getting tests done and whatnot, I've been eating a bit more gluten -- at the rate of about one peanut-butter-on-wheat sandwich a day (which makes me feel really really lousy) -- although I've been trying to de-stress and take it easy as much as I can with the awareness that I won't feel sick forever.

The eye tic has come back with a vengeance-- does anyone else have this symptom? Most of my celiac disease-like symptoms seem to be more neurological in any case -- but I'm working with a GI doctor right now. Once I get a diagnosis, should I see a neurologist? Could this just be stress?

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Erica

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OMG! I haven't heard anyone else mention this one before but I get a very annoying eye tic! Used to be really bad before going gluten-free, but I do still get it from time to time (probably because I'm still being contaminated by McD's fries :angry: )

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Is this what you guys are talking about--go here and look at 1st definition: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/c...lid.spasms.html I get those from time to time when I am rundown. I think its another medical mystery like the hiccups :)

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OMG! I haven't heard anyone else mention this one before but I get a very annoying eye tic! Used to be really bad before going gluten-free, but I do still get it from time to time (probably because I'm still being contaminated by McD's fries :angry: )

Me too--exactly! When I get one, it can last 2 or 3 days. And it's always in my left eye.

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thats crazy. I didn't even notice that was gone. I used to get that all the time when I was tired or felt crappy, and I haven't noticed it in a long time. I bet there was a connection. My light sensitivity is getting better too.

Our bodies are really weird.

Elonwy

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I get a twitch in my left temple. It comes when I have been glutened or when I am stressed. It is very obnoxious though!!

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Oh wow, I had forgotten all about that. I used to get a "tic" in my left eyelid quite often - I always called it a "twitch". I haven't had it at all since I went firmly gluten-free a few months ago - and hadn't even thought about it. What weird symptoms we all seem to share!

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I had completely forgotten about that. I had a twitch in my left eye a year and a half ago that literally lasted about 5 or 6 weeks. I've had twitches at other times, but none that persisted for more than a couple days. I would never have attributed it to celiac disease and still probably wouldn't, but it's odd to see this post. I'm pretty sure mine was in my left eye as well.

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Add me to the left-eye-twitch club. Mine started in August 05 around the same time I had a root canal done on my upper left last molar...so I thought it was related. The twitch happens all the time (and I am as gluten free as possible). I haven't been able to pinpoint what makes it worse.

Could you guys all describe your twitch? Mine is in the lower lid and feels more like a grabbing or pulling. It is MASSIVELY annoying.

HAs anyone had this in their right eye? We could be on to something here....

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I must be wierd. My twitch is always in my right eye. I don't know if mine is directly gluten related, or due to a deficiency of something (still somewhat gluten related). I had the twich after going gluten free, but I believe it was due to calcium deficiency. I took calcium supplements for a long time and then seemed to be fine without the supplements once my absorbtion was normal.

Recently I had a bad series of glutenings (starting on Dec.16-Dec.21st) and noticed the twitches started about 2 weeks ago. Still could be a delayed effect from the December glutenings. I am being really careful right now, since I don't want to get glutened again, so I know it isn't a new glutening...

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Me too--exactly! When I get one, it can last 2 or 3 days. And it's always in my left eye.

I can't believe this!!!!!!!! I have had a twitch in my ee on and of for the last year and am still waiting to be diagnosed

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I have an on/off again twitch in my left eye which tends to show up at times when I've been eating a lot of gluten -- these also tend to be higher-stress times because that's when I've been more likely to grab sandwiches and cook pasta than put on a pot of bean soup.

In the process of getting tests done and whatnot, I've been eating a bit more gluten -- at the rate of about one peanut-butter-on-wheat sandwich a day (which makes me feel really really lousy) -- although I've been trying to de-stress and take it easy as much as I can with the awareness that I won't feel sick forever.

The eye tic has come back with a vengeance-- does anyone else have this symptom? Most of my celiac disease-like symptoms seem to be more neurological in any case -- but I'm working with a GI doctor right now. Once I get a diagnosis, should I see a neurologist? Could this just be stress?

Thanks

Erica

Yup I used to get them too. I also started getting them in my sides around the bottom of my ribs. Man those were so annoying. Since going gluten free I haven't had any ticks, but I still occassionally have a prickly finger tip (which is a tell tale sign I've been accidentally glutened)!!

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i have an eye tic too but mine is more of a hard bling, mostly in my right eye. my dr said it is caused by anxiety??!! i was hoping it would get better maybe with being gluten-free

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The timing of this topic is almost scary! I've been having a pretty persistent twitch / spasm in my left upper eyelid for almost three weeks now, ~ most annoying! :( I realized a couple of days ago that it's getting worse, and seems to be at it's peak about an hour after taking vitamins, - so I've cut out added vitamins A and zinc the last two days, and it's seems to have eased up quite a bit, - it went from almost constant to almost gone. I guess I've still got issues with chemical balance.

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I used to have that happen in my left eye also. It is interesting to hear different symptoms. I went on the gluten free diet hoping to get rid of itching. Nice to know there are more benefits.

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i have an eye tic too but mine is more of a hard bling, mostly in my right eye. my dr said it is caused by anxiety??!! i was hoping it would get better maybe with being gluten-free

I know this an old post, but i was so amazed to hear that the eye tic might be related to celiac. i have hed them for years now and they bug the heck out of me, i was told it was from being on the puter and straining my eyes. Mine has always been on my right eye tho. After seeing this i bet it was from celiac not puter strain. I will have to keep an eye on it now.

paula

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I know this an old post, but i was so amazed to hear that the eye tic might be related to celiac. i have hed them for years now and they bug the heck out of me, i was told it was from being on the puter and straining my eyes. Mine has always been on my right eye tho. After seeing this i bet it was from celiac not puter strain. I will have to keep an eye on it now.

paula

New guy here gets the eye tick too!!

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I get these in my right eye. And they are sooo annoying ... Marcia

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When I was having this problem (before going gluten-free) my chiropractor suggested Vitamin B Complex and it helped. Maybe because of the malabsorption? BTW it was in my left eye too and I haven't had a problem since going gluten-free.

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I had twitchy left eye too. It was horrible and dibilitating. It was particularly bad in times of stress and anxiety and now that I look back on it, it was definately brought on by gluten. Since going gluten-free, I haven't had one day of twitching. Thank God!

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