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What Is Causing The Numbness

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I have been having numbness and weakness in my legs,feet,arms,and hands. What is causing this tingly feeling? Its kind of scary. Any info. I dont have any nutritional deficincies. My tests all looked good. I got glutened about a week ago.


28 yr old Male

Diagnosed Celiac in February 2007

Gluten-free/Casein Free

HLA DQ 2,3 Subtype (2,8) I have both celiac genes!

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Yeast/Bacteria overgrowth

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It could be from getting glutened. That went a way for me when I went gluten free. I will get the tingling if I get glutened. I hope it goes away for you soon. Wendy

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I know how you feel I was having this for about a year and finally figured it out. I started taking 500 mg of B12 letting it melt in my mouth. About a month it has all gone a way. It was bad it would wake me up in the middle of the night and I would be shaking my hand trying to get the feeling back in it my husband thought maybe I was loosing it but he under stands . He is just so happy I finnaly found out what was causing it . I am 55 and found out I celiac 3 years ago lot of suffering. Hope this helps I dont go to a lot of Drs. I try to figur it out on my own since I don't have insurance any more since it went to a $ 1,000 a month could't afford that. But I will be fine and I hope you start felling better.

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I have been having numbness and weakness in my legs,feet,arms,and hands. What is causing this tingly feeling? Its kind of scary. Any info. I dont have any nutritional deficincies. My tests all looked good. I got glutened about a week ago.

This is a result of your glutening. The suggestion to start taking sublingual B12 is a good one. It should help. If your B12 levels are down, and different folks feel this lack at different levels, mine was still over 200 but I was having severe symptoms at diagnosis. My doc considered this an OK level but by looking through my old labs I discovered that it had been dropping from about 500 steadily over a couple years.

Also if your celiac presentation has neuro features often these will show up full force when glutened. These neuro features can mimic symptoms for disease like MS, in fact many of us go through a lot of tests for MS and some are misdiagnosed with it from the symptoms alone. It will resolve once the neurotoxin is out of your system.

Hopefully this will pass for you quickly. Try to eat as much whole unproccessed food as you can for a bit while you heal that will help. Feel better soon.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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When doing bloodwork, you must ask for a B12 count or they don't even check it. Then, if the doctor tells you it is in the normal range, then you probably need more. The normal range is much lower than your B12 should actually be. You can't really get too much B12, your body eliminates what you do not need daily. I take 2400mcg daily, the recommended daily 100% value of B12 is 6mcg, which is nothing. I take 40,000% of the daily recommended value. I do have neuropathy and I honestly think the additional B12 has slowed the progression.

Once you have a B12 deficiency, you will always need to take additional B12. I started out at 1200mcg and my B12 level at testing was 1237 with the ranghe being 200-1100. No one told me you must stop taking your B12 several days before testing to get a true level.

If the numbness and weakness continues, ask your doctor to order a nerve conduction test, or a doppler for neuropathy. It's fairly painless, just some little shocks.


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

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