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Faithperson

Thank You And Migraines

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First of all, thank you thank you thank you to all who are involved with contributing to this message board. I'm recently diagnosed with celiac disease (blood work and upper endoscomy biopsy confirmed) and very much looking forward to healing up and getting better. I was, among other things, a cyclist, karate practitioner, and a generally overall highly active person, and over the past seven years have became weaker and weaker, sicker and sicker, my iron stores depleted and tensions headaches after working out morphed into migraines nearly half the days out of every month. Finally, thanks to the nurse practitioner intent on figuring out what was wrong with me, I have clear answer. Now comes the interesting part, living gluten free. I am hopeful the migraines will get better; the neurologist thinks it's possible. Any testimonials out there?

I am so glad to finally figure out what the problem is.

ae

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Hi,

Welcome to the board. :)

My migraines went away shortly after starting the diet. I was taking perscription pain meds daily for a year. Since the day I started the diet I havent taken any meds at all. :)

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Hello Faithperson, first of all welcome to the site! This is a wonderful resource of information!

Second, I firmly believe that the gluten free diet will assist with your migraines and your iron depletion. Good luck and keep us posted on your status!

Thanks,

Emily

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First of all, thank you thank you thank you to all who are involved with contributing to this message board. I'm recently diagnosed with celiac disease (blood work and upper endoscomy biopsy confirmed) and very much looking forward to healing up and getting better. I was, among other things, a cyclist, karate practitioner, and a generally overall highly active person, and over the past seven years have became weaker and weaker, sicker and sicker, my iron stores depleted and tensions headaches after working out morphed into migraines nearly half the days out of every month. Finally, thanks to the nurse practitioner intent on figuring out what was wrong with me, I have clear answer. Now comes the interesting part, living gluten free. I am hopeful the migraines will get better; the neurologist thinks it's possible. Any testimonials out there?

I am so glad to finally figure out what the problem is.

ae

Hi Faithperson,

Welcome to the board. I also suffered from migraines for many years, haven't had one in over a year. Sometimes I think one is going to start and then it doesn't. I've been gluten-free for 2 years and CF for a year and a half. My Dr. thought they stopped because I went through menopause, but I think it was the gluten. My Dr told me that I could eat gluten because I don't have the gene. All I have to remember is how I suffered with migraines and the urge to eat gluten goes away real fast.I hope you will have the same luck, let us know, we love success stories, it reaffirms what we know to be true.

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Hi and Welcome - glad you found out what was wrong!

My migraines are less and less, and you have half the battle won by knowing that it is both tension and celiac. (or tension caused by celiac - my muscles are so messed up!)

I'm 7 months out, and I have to do yoga and get massages sometimes to keep my shoulders and neck from tensing up so much that I get a migraine. That, along with a gluten free diet has gotten them down to once a month or less. I also take magnesium and calcium at night and my one-a-day for women (extra iron) in the morning. Since being on the diet, I am still short in energy, but my iron stores have increased dramatically.

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I was intrigued by this title. My husband's ex-boss had to go on disibility due to severe migraines after missing so much work for two years. The last time we saw him (Dec. 2004) he kept his leather jacket on inside the house but I knew he was as thin as a rail even with his thick jacket on. To find out what was bringing on the migraines the doctor made him eat nothing but oatmeal and he felt better. The latest evidence suggest that some oatmeals do not have cross contamination issues as you know. There may have been some severe depression going on as well. Does anyone know if someone could have only migraines and depression and possibly have Celiac? We're pretty sure this guy was never tested for it but if there's any chance I could help him I'd like to mention it to him. My husband thinks it can't hurt.

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I used to get migraines occasionally. Certainly not daily, maybe more like once a month. I have not had one since going on the diet over five years ago. With all the other changes, I did not realize for some time that they had stopped.

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Migraines can be caused by magnesium deficiency. Take 200 mg of a good magnesium every hour until the migraine goes away. Should be no surprise since celiac can't absorb. Lots of celiac symptoms overlap with magnesium deficiency symtpoms.

fritzicurls

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