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Why Is Dizziness A Symptom Of Cc

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Okay I know for me (panic disorder) dizziness is my first symptom of a panic attack. People have told me it can be a symptom of CC....Is that because of panic when you read you have been contaminated or is it a symptom that the gluten creates in your body?

I hope that was understandable, I know I didn't word it well.

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I've been pretty dizzy today and i've been blaming it on panic, because I feel like I've had 3 panic attacks today, which is rare for me but I am about to make a big move so i'm sure I'm stressed. Anyway I don't know what I could have eaten last night to contaminate me, but I've just been so dizzy and been going in and out of stomach aching/cramping. Had a little nausea this morning. But then I will feel fine for a while then it comes back.

I'm sure it's not a bug because I have been checking my temp and it hasn't gotten any worse.

I've only been gluten-free for 2 weeks so I don't really know what contamination feels like, esp because I didn't have diarrhea previously, I had constipation and burping.

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I am guessing that it is mainly due to a sudden change in blood pressure (and/or blood sugar in rare cases like mine) due to gluten exposure. For me, my body almost goes into a state of shock. Note that I am scheduled for allergy testing, as I may have a wheat allergy in addition to Celiac. I would think the vast majority of Celiacs do not develop this kind of reaction. But I could be wrong!

Some people also notice a change in heart rate (I do). That may be due to upcoming diarrhea (which causes a change in the ions of the intestines just prior), or a state of "allergic" reaction. If you are dehydrated from vomiting and the big D, this can also cause dizziness.

Lastly, there is likely also some sort of neurological connection here, if not additional reasons as well. But these are all guesses. I don't know if this has been studied or not.

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CC makes me dizzy/light headed and can give me heart palpatations/mixed up heart rate. Sometimes that's my first clue, esp. if it's just cross contamination (low dose of gluten). Before I knew anything about gluten issues, the heart palpatation thing really scared me ! It was like missing a beat here & there and then a couple of quick ones trying to catch up. I used to get tingling in my arms, foot, or my head (and that really freaked me out). Fortunately, the tingling doesn't happen anymore.

The other day I had a couple of toffees from my kids stash from a recent parade. I felt ok, a bit dizzy but didn't think much of it. The next morning I woke up and felt like I had a hangover - groggy, body sore & achy, sinus headache, gut unsettled, ugh. Delayed reaction I guess. I had chalked the evening's dizziness up to tiredness. :rolleyes:

For the most part it's my sinuses that go nuts & alert me to gluten and then the rest of it - nausea and D with more gluten or out and out gluten ingestion.

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Okay I know for me (panic disorder) dizziness is my first symptom of a panic attack. People have told me it can be a symptom of CC....Is that because of panic when you read you have been contaminated or is it a symptom that the gluten creates in your body?

I hope that was understandable, I know I didn't word it well.

You get this because for many of us gluten is a neurotoxin.


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I am guessing that it is mainly due to a sudden change in blood pressure (and/or blood sugar in rare cases like mine) due to gluten exposure.

Some people also notice a change in heart rate (I do). That may be due to upcoming diarrhea (which causes a change in the ions of the intestines just prior), or a state of "allergic" reaction. If you are dehydrated from vomiting and the big D, this can also cause dizziness.

Lastly, there is likely also some sort of neurological connection here, if not additional reasons as well. But these are all guesses. I don't know if this has been studied or not.

This is my experience and belief also.


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I exercise every day and when I am done is when I feel the dizziest. But I definitely have that "dizzy" problem. Some days it's worse than others.


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You get this because for many of us gluten is a neurotoxin.

Hello.

DIZZYNESS is what made me go to the dr. It was strange cause you dont hear much about the neuro. effect. Once I started digging, I knew. I found out in June and have 3 accidents since then and within that day the dizzy spells come back and IM VERY TIRED like OUT. all i can do is lay down.

Crazy.

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You get this because for many of us gluten is a neurotoxin.

Hello.

DIZZYNESS is what made me go to the dr. It was strange cause you dont hear much about the neuro. effect. Once I started digging, I knew. I found out in June and have 3 accidents since then and within that day the dizzy spells come back and IM VERY TIRED like OUT. all i can do is lay down.

Crazy.

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I get VERTIGO and the dr. gives me RX kind of dramamine, but finally a new Dr. said I have fluid in my ears. Now I have an appt. with Ear/Nose/Throat specialist. So much to worry about. Sometimes I can't believe how hard it is to just take care of myself!!


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I am freaking out here because I am newly diagnosed with Celiac disease and have read so much on this website today that describes Many and most of the symptom I have been suffereing with for years and chalked it up to just getting old! I am a product of the 60's hippie scene so am probably a lot older than most of you are, but we still suffer the same problems and symptoms which are not age specific.

I've had dizziness for the past 2 years which seems to coincide with what I now know was probably the worsening of my celiac disease.

I never would have thought that now when I get the dizziness that it could be due to Cross Contamination. Cripes, I have a lot to learn with this I can see that right now.

Thanks so much for posting about this.

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