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Lower Left Abdominal Pain/eye Twitching/causes?!

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I made a startling discovery last night. I've been looking over the past few months of me recording what I eat/my symptoms. Well, when I went back to symptoms from when I did a detox in last January, I noticed that I had recorded how "weird" it was with my excessive eye twitch...and then after detoxing a bit it went away. The eye twitch + this recurring lower left side ab pain are random symptoms I get (in addition to my mouth problems, alternating c + d, fatigue, aches, ect.).

One thing that always preceeds both of them is vodka, sugar and dairy! I found information stating that the left lower ab pain is and can be derived from wheat/gluten/yeast/grains/lectins/lactose. In addition to this website(http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html) does anyone have anymore information on lectins? What do I need to stay away from?

And is vodka a huge culprit here?

Does anyone else have the eye twitch/lower left side ab pain?

Can anyone relate and offer up suggestions?

Thanks!!!

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I can tell you that the eye-twitch is a symptom my mom gets when she gets glutened. She also can only tolerate Vodka made from potatoes.

-Sarah

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I made a startling discovery last night. I've been looking over the past few months of me recording what I eat/my symptoms. Well, when I went back to symptoms from when I did a detox in last January, I noticed that I had recorded how "weird" it was with my excessive eye twitch...and then after detoxing a bit it went away. The eye twitch + this recurring lower left side ab pain are random symptoms I get (in addition to my mouth problems, alternating c + d, fatigue, aches, ect.).

One thing that always preceeds both of them is vodka, sugar and dairy! I found information stating that the left lower ab pain is and can be derived from wheat/gluten/yeast/grains/lectins/lactose. In addition to this website(http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html) does anyone have anymore information on lectins? What do I need to stay away from?

And is vodka a huge culprit here?

Does anyone else have the eye twitch/lower left side ab pain?

Can anyone relate and offer up suggestions?

Thanks!!!

Some vodka is grain based. Originally, vodka was potato based, but it's cheaper (here in the US) to make it from grain than potato, and most people can't tell the difference. So, if you need your vodka, find one that is potato based, and you might be ok. You also may have problems with dairy, lots of celiacs do. Is there a specific beverage that contains vodka, sugar, and dairy that seems to bring these symptoms? Or do you always eat ice cream with your vodka? :D

I used to have eye twitches... and now that you mention it, I haven't noticed any since I went gluten-free... as far as lower left ab pain, mine was never that specific... I'd have pain from my pelvis all the way up to my ribcage...

Hope I helped!

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Some vodka is grain based. Originally, vodka was potato based, but it's cheaper (here in the US) to make it from grain than potato, and most people can't tell the difference. So, if you need your vodka, find one that is potato based, and you might be ok. You also may have problems with dairy, lots of celiacs do. Is there a specific beverage that contains vodka, sugar, and dairy that seems to bring these symptoms? Or do you always eat ice cream with your vodka? :D

I used to have eye twitches... and now that you mention it, I haven't noticed any since I went gluten-free... as far as lower left ab pain, mine was never that specific... I'd have pain from my pelvis all the way up to my ribcage...

Hope I helped!

Thank you so much. Dairy and sugar are actually 2 other culprits that I feel might be aided the wheat/gluten intolerance. I do not believe I had any dairy last weekend, but I did have lemonade and hot tomales (candy). The other culprit I wonder about is yeast? It's just so hard for me to go through my journals to pinpoint because I think all of the intolerances are delayed.

Thanks for your thoughs!

PLEASE...if anyone else has any other thoughts post them!

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I get the lower left ab pain...sometimes right as well. For me its mainly moldy foods which trigger it.

I've gotten the eye twitches before but its pretty rare....it doesnt happen enough that I've tried to link it to anything.

Is vodka the only alcohol you drink?? Are you ok with any other alcoholic drinks which are gluten-free??

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I get the lower left ab pain...sometimes right as well. For me its mainly moldy foods which trigger it.

I've gotten the eye twitches before but its pretty rare....it doesnt happen enough that I've tried to link it to anything.

Is vodka the only alcohol you drink?? Are you ok with any other alcoholic drinks which are gluten-free??

Yeah...I know I MUST be intolerant to other foods as well, I just cannot put my finger on it. I keep a very, very detailed food journal, but there are a few "questionable" foods. I'm not sure what the most common intolerances (combined with the wheat/gluten intolerance) are?

Vodka is typically all I drink. Sometimes margaritas. Sometimes Bloody Marys. I'm ok with whatever, as long as it would be "safe" for me. (Note: I only drink once per week, if at all.)

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Its frusterating...I know.... I went through all that with the food journals. It was hard for me....I would literally spend hours trying to figure it all out. It took me a couple years but my situation was pretty complicated.

Keep at it...you will eventually figure it out. Since you've been able to narrow it down to these 3 things...the next step would be to try one at a time. Totally avoid the other possibilities for several days...its gotta be one at a time. Eat only the foods which you are know are 100% safe while you're doing this.

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Its frusterating...I know.... I went through all that with the food journals. It was hard for me....I would literally spend hours trying to figure it all out. It took me a couple years but my situation was pretty complicated.

Keep at it...you will eventually figure it out. Since you've been able to narrow it down to these 3 things...the next step would be to try one at a time. Totally avoid the other possibilities for several days...its gotta be one at a time. Eat only the foods which you are know are 100% safe while you're doing this.

Thank you, Rachel! It is very, very, very frustrating. I've spent so many hours with journals, symptoms, comparing, not comparing, ect. I feel like I mostly have delayed reactions, otherwise it might be easier to pin down.

My situation is very complicated as well. I have all of the "normal" systems with gas, alternating d and c, stomach growling, dizziness, ect. BUT for me I have a mouth issue that is almost always with me...like a pain on the sides of my tongue and the sides of the roof of my mouth. It's nothing that's visible to the eye...which is why the doctor's even brought it to my attention that it's probably food related. I have very few days where my tongue will pulse, tingle and pull...and I can talk normally. Those are the days when I know somewhere in the previous days I did everything "right." And then I go back to my journal and spend hours and hours trying to figure it out. And I can't. And it's so frustrating. Been this way for 2 years. I just wish I could find someone on here with the same "side symptom!"

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For me it seems that anything that is going to hurt/throb/ache/tingle/swell/annoy me in or on my body will happen on my left side. This is true both pre & post gluten-free.

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For me it seems that anything that is going to hurt/throb/ache/tingle/swell/annoy me in or on my body will happen on my left side. This is true both pre & post gluten-free.

The eye twitching came back...I think I was glutened again!!! uggghhh...

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My eye twitches were caused by supplementing too much calcium in my diet. I have osteoporosis so had been told to supplement with calcium. However, I was getting enough calcium in my diet from food sources, so didn't need the extra. I went off the calcium for a month, reintroduced it and got the eye twitches right away. Many celiacs are Vitamin D deficent; once I supplmented with that my aching joints & muscles went away. Are you sure you're not getting gluten or lactose inadvertently? Whenever I do I get diarrhea and gas. I had been on a calcium supplment for months before realizing that it was wheat free, but not gluten free. I just read that someone's Dr. told them that celiacs should not eat soy; that it had the same components of gluten; perhaps that is your problem.

Good Luck,

Dee

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I used to get eye twitches and different wierd pains. Mine, I believe, were caused by a candida overgrowth in the gut. I had an eye twitch that literally lasted 2 months. I went on a anti-candida diet and it cleared up. If I eat too much sugar (feeds yeast) then it will come back a little but never as bad as it was.

I also got mouth sores, bloating, gas, c & d alternating, itching, yeast infections, tingly sensations, brain fog and many more I have probably forgotten.

I think my situation is complicated too. But I can say that most of those symptoms cleared up with the anti-candida diet and by healing leaky gut.

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I have the left side thing, too. The eye twitch thing has been coming and going my whole life, but like the last month or two it's been hanging around. There was a post on here yesterday that suggested B12. I started taking my multi-vitamin again which has b12 and it's been progressively less.

Not too sure about the left side abdominal pain though. But that's where I feel it too.

Hope that helps!!

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