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Celiac And Left Handedness

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Just curious about how many left handed people there are here with celiac disease. There is evidence that there are more autoimmune disorders, especially bowel disorders, in left handed people. I'm not sure how to do a poll.

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In my family we are all right handed and all are celiac. But.... I grew up in the generation where it was bad to be left handed. The nuns in school would slap you with a ruler if you used your left hand so if left alone I would likely be left handed. When I had surgery on my right hand and had to write with my left the writing although slow was actually more legible than my right hand script. Go figure. My DS has mixed dominance but writes with his right hand. In my exhusbands family, he is also celiac, he is right handed but his brother who very clearly is also celiac but undiagnosed, (he refuses to be tested) is if memory serves me left handed.

This was an interesting question and I hope you get a lot of replies.


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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

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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Interesting. I am ambidextrous, but write with my right hand. I think I SHOULD have been left handed, but I also went to a school where the teachers would take the pencil out of your left hand and make you use your right. I do some sports with both hands equally well (ex: bowling, softball), but I paint better (as in mural art) with my left hand than my right.


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In my family we are all right handed and all are celiac. But.... I grew up in the generation where it was bad to be left handed. The nuns in school would slap you with a ruler if you used your left hand so if left alone I would likely be left handed. When I had surgery on my right hand and had to write with my left the writing although slow was actually more legible than my right hand script. Go figure. My DS has mixed dominance but writes with his right hand. In my exhusbands family, he is also celiac, he is right handed but his brother who very clearly is also celiac but undiagnosed, (he refuses to be tested) is if memory serves me left handed.

This was an interesting question and I hope you get a lot of replies.

I am also left handed. My teacher tried to make me do things right handed, but she gave up after a while.

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I am extremely left-handed, which is, for the next 6 weeks, out of commission :(


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I'm right handed...


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Positive Celiac Blood Panel - Dec., 2009

Endoscopy with Positive Biopsy - April 9, 2010

Gluten Free - April 9, 2010

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Right hand dominant butcan use my left hand for many things and left footed. Most right handed people are right footed.


 

 

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Just curious about how many left handed people there are here with celiac disease. There is evidence that there are more autoimmune disorders, especially bowel disorders, in left handed people. I'm not sure how to do a poll.

My family is split left/right. Dad, and two brothers are lefty, one sister is ambidextrous, Mom, and the other five of us kids are right. Dad (left), me (right), sister (right) are all diagnosed celiac disease. Two other sisters are not diagnosed celiac disease but are severely gluten intolerant at the least. One is a righty, one is a lefty. We all have DQ8 from Dad (he is double DQ8), and at least some of us got DQ2.5 from Mom (she hasn't had genetic testing).


Undiagnosed for 20 years since first symptoms.

March 2009 - Negative Blood work

April 24, 2009 - Gluten-free

April 29, 2009 - Notably positive response to gluten-free Diet.

May 2, 2009 Dairy Free

May 6, 2009, Soy Free

May 27, 2009 Enterolab Results: Positive Anti-gliadin IgA, tTG IgA, Casein, HLA DQ2.2, HLA DQ8

June 4, 2009 Refined sugar free (except Raw Honey, pure Maple syrup)

June 29, 2009, Dad diagnosed Celiac by GI specialist via blood work and dietary response.

July 2009, Dad's gene test: double DQ8! Thanks Dad - I'll try to get you something nice for Christmas! :)

August 8, 2009 Really Soy free this time - Thanks Blue Diamond for the soy lecithin in the almond milk! :(

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Ambidextrous. I use my right hand for more delicate things (writing, handsewing, etc) but I can still do them with my left hand, it's just a lot slower. My left hand has always been stronger, and I'm left-eye dominant, so I'll shoot a gun left handed. I think I was also a lefty trained to be a righty, 'cause my parents are both righty's, and I am a mimic learner.


Self-diagnosed June 7, 2010.

After some dietary experimentation, I'm gluten-free as of June 28, 2010.

Egg free as of July 1, 2010 for elimination diet testing.

Distinct reaction to dairy July 8, 2010.

Going on full elimination diet to rule out all possibilities.

Dairy, soy, nightshade, fish, shellfish, mushroom, peanut, tree nut, and lectins that weren't specified in the above list free as of July 9, 2010.

Strikeouts indicate re-introduced foods that did not generate a reaction.

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Ambidextrous. I use my right hand for more delicate things (writing, handsewing, etc) but I can still do them with my left hand, it's just a lot slower. My left hand has always been stronger, and I'm left-eye dominant, so I'll shoot a gun left handed. I think I was also a lefty trained to be a righty, 'cause my parents are both righty's, and I am a mimic learner.

Interesting.  Sounds familiar to me as well, except for the parents part, my mother was ambidextrous, but used her right hand around others.


Gluten Free 2012 - Dairy Free 2012 - Acid Reflux Diet 2013

Chronic Gastritis 2013 - Peptic Duodenitis 2013 - Hiatal Hernia 2013 - C-Diff 2013 - Endometriosis 2013 - Uterine Fibroids 2013

Patellar Tendonitis 2013 - Arthritis 2014 - NCGI 2014 - Erosive Esophagitis 2014 - Barretts 2014


I have a long list of physical ailments that were being grouped into age/gender by doctors.

Began Gluten Free and Casein Free after an Allergy Test trying to find answers to health problems that the doctors just were not answering well enough. Looking back through history, I have a lifetime of allergies and gastro issues.


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Mom (who had celiac) was a lefty. I do some things right-handed and some things left-handed. For example, if I am playing softball or golfing, I am a lefty. I can shoot pool either way. I'm not sure if it's because I have left-handed tendencies or if it's because my Dad worked second shift when I learned to play ball - therefore my lefty Mom taught me.


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It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

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4 Celiac

2 NCGI

 

All righties...two that our left sides of our bodies take harder flare hits than our right.


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

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Lucky Lefty here.

 

My grandfather used to tell me to 'write with your good hand' and my mother would tell him to leave me alone - so I didn't get switched thankfully!


Celiac disease April 2013 

Corn intolerance - feels like I get glutened!

 

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