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Can Celiac Disease Affect One Side Of The Body More?

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Hello Everyone,

I have not been officially diagnosed with Celiac, but I have been on a gluten free diet for approx. a month and a half. I also stopped any dairy products about 2 weeks ago. And I'm taking a whole slough of supplements, which was recommended by my doc.

Anyhow, when all of my symptoms began I noticed a distinct difference. The right side of my body had more swollen lymph nodes and there was significantly more pain on my right side. Especially in my lower back. I had a hard time sitting down sometimes. My pain has gotten MUCH better since going gluten free, however, I still have swollen lymph nodes in my neck on the right side and a strange swollen lymph node in front of my right ear canal. Has anyone ever heard of this before? I also have eye floaters and there seems to be more eye floaters in my right eye compared to my left eye. I still have bad chest pain, which is on both sides. Don't get me wrong I have had lots of pain all over my body, but I have noticed that my right side is much more affected than my left side. Does anyone else have this sort of problem?

Thanks TIFF :D

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Hello Tiff,

Here's something I found a few weeks ago at acu-cell.com

"Trace mineral symptoms of excess or deficiency are generally one-sided, depending on their ratios to other chemical members, and depending which group they are neurologically assigned to. ........"

You may find it interesting. Also it's not unusual for an infection to being on one side of the body and move to the other side. Think of a cold that starts in your right sinus and then moves to the left sinus.

So, I think that what you are experiencing is not about celiacs but just how bodies work.

Hope this helps, RA

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For me the answer is yes. I have strong neuro impact and my right side was much more seriously effected than my left. I even fall to the right from my ataxia. I lost reflexes on the right side before the left and the impact was always more severe on that side. Electromylograms showed a 'dead' right leg but the left was within normal limits. It took about 5 years but I now have reflexes again in my right leg and I don't drag it as much any longer. My arthritis was also more pronounced on the right side with my right hand having more 'deformity'. The funky looking joints remain but the pain has been gone since about 3 to 6 months into the diet. With the lymph nodes it can take a really long time for those to go down, it took about a year for those to go down to normal for me.

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Hello Tiff,

Here's something I found a few weeks ago at acu-cell.com

[snip]

again, sorry to be the harbinger of skepticism...

but,

acu-cell is a scam. while there are certainly examples of asymmetry in the body (and related physiology/biochemistry) -- their discussion of 'handedness' of receptors (as with their so-called 'cellular analysis') is hooey...

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For me the answer is yes. I have strong neuro impact and my right side was much more seriously effected than my left. I even fall to the right from my ataxia. I lost reflexes on the right side before the left and the impact was always more severe on that side. Electromylograms showed a 'dead' right leg but the left was within normal limits. It took about 5 years but I now have reflexes again in my right leg and I don't drag it as much any longer. My arthritis was also more pronounced on the right side with my right hand having more 'deformity'. The funky looking joints remain but the pain has been gone since about 3 to 6 months into the diet. With the lymph nodes it can take a really long time for those to go down, it took about a year for those to go down to normal for me.

Thank you so much for the advice Ravenwoodglass. You don't know how much I need it right now. It sounds like you have been through alot. I didn't realize Celiacs could do that much damage.

I've been kind of freakin out because I've been gluten free for almost 2 months now and I still don't feel 100% myself again. Everyone on this forum seems to feel great after only a few weeks. And although I do feel better. I have back pain almost everyday, chest pain (costochondritis), eye floaters (they come and go), constipation (on and off), and other little things that aggrevate me. I am trying everything that my homeopathic/primary care physician recommends and I'm still not myself. I know I may seem impatient, but I just want to know how long it will take to feel 100% again.

I'm currently dairy free for approx. 2 weeks. And I'm going to try and cut corn out as well. I want to eliminate anything that could possibly be a potential problem.

Once again thank you so much for sharing your information.

TIFFANY :D

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This is only a personal experience based on my own history but for me a big culprit as far as slowing down my healing was soy. Even the slightest amount now that I have cut it out will bring back in the big C and cause my arthritis to flare. It's effects are quite different than gluten, that brings on neuro issues which soy does not. I also have more kidney impact from soy than gluten, ie bleeding and what I call 'beer pee' which is a foaming effect when I urinate caused by excess protein in the urine. If you haven't eliminted soy I would be tempted to drop that first or to drop both then after a bit add them back in one at a time and see if a reaction happens. It does seem a lot of us are reactive to soy but the freqency of CC issues with ground corn can be an issue also.

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For me the answer is yes. I have strong neuro impact and my right side was much more seriously effected than my left. I even fall to the right from my ataxia.

Exactly the opposite for me, my left side is worse. My left hand is much worse with the carpal tunnel, and my ataxia effected the left more. Just as Raven, mine is much better now, although when I exercise, anything on the left is more difficult. I still tend to tip easily. If someone is standing very close to me, like in a hug, if I look up, I tip, always.

The celiac/gluten intolerance is too blame for the problems, but it's the vitamin and mineral deficiencies that cause the actual damage. When you get your body to absorb again, things should start to improve. It certainly does not happen over night...it can take some time.

Good luck.

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