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livvie2sha

Seizures And Migrains

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I was wondering if this just concerns us and my family , my daughter has celiac and recently developed severe migrains that seems no meds will help and as of 2 weeks ago seizures all throughout the day even in her sleep , she is 12 .....

is this just her body or does anoyne else with celiac know of or also go through anything like this ????maybe it's not related but I thought I could ask????

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They could be related.

Quoting Peter Green, head of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia, Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic:

p 86-87

"The well-defined neurological associations with celiac disease include the following:

- peripheral neuropathies (numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet)

- ataxia (balance disturbance)

- epileptic seizures, with and without intracranial calcifications (calcium deposits in the brain), particularly in children

- migraines

- brain atrophy and dementia

Any one of these complications may affect as many as 8 to 10 percent of people with celiac disease."

On p. 87-89 he talks briefly about epilepsy & seizure, and migraines.

One thing on p88 "The relationship between epilepsy and celiac disease may be simply be the occurrence of two relatively common diseases in the same patient. For others, especially in children, the connection is more clearly defined."

There are definately studies on celiac and migraines, and celiac and seizures, but I don't have access to medline now. Someone may post links to some in the this thread.

I have severe migraines that weren't resolving after years of drug therapy-no meds would help. (I've tried all kinds of things, including anti-epileptic drugs). That and a B12 deficiency were what caused my primary care physician to test for celiac.

I've been gluten-free since the end of May. I had a set of bad migraines right before going in the hospital and getting treatment for 'celiac complications' which including severe vitamin and mineral deficiences. Since then (in the past month) I've only had one (lasted 2 1/2 days though) and it was mild. It was clearly triggered by having gotten only about an hour of sleep and allergies.

Has your daughter been dx'd with celiac? Most important, has she had vitamin and mineral levels checked lately? If she's deficient, that could definately be causing or adding to her condition. B12, potassium, and magnesium are just 3 that are related to migraine; other nutrient def. also have severe effects on the neurol. system.

It's definately not just you and your family. I hope your daughter's health improves.

I was wondering if this just concerns us and my family , my daughter has celiac and recently developed severe migrains that seems no meds will help and as of 2 weeks ago seizures all throughout the day even in her sleep , she is 12 .....

is this just her body or does anoyne else with celiac know of or also go through anything like this ????maybe it's not related but I thought I could ask????

Thank you .

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