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CassieGF

Seizures And Learning Disabilities

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I found out I have celiacs about three months ago, and a few weeks ago, a close friend approached me saying that she has been having all the same symptoms I was having. If, in fact, she does have celiacs, it is possible her son does too? The reason for the question is because her four year old son has been having horrible seizures and has a learning disability that has set him back at least a year so far. This morning, he was rushed to the hospital after having three seizures. The doctors haven't been able to come up with much of an explanation, nonetheless a diagnosis. I was reading a few posts this morning about a correlation between celiacs and seizures, which might also explain his learning disability. So is this something she should look into?

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Celiac Disease is a genetic disorder so it's definitely possible.


"My experience has been that there is, surprisingly, always hope." - Eleven

Positive blood test & endoscopy / Gluten-free 10-07-10 / Dairy-free / Soy-free

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My sister had seizures that were never really explained. Since, she has found out that she has a list of autoimmune disorders and celiac disease and food allergies. After being gluten-free for a long while and addressing some, but not all of the other issues, she has finally been able to get off the seizure meds. While she was gluten-free and still taking the meds she was seizure free so at least she was absorbing the meds and they were working better. Before she was gluten-free, it seemed that they were not working as well at some point, that's my understanding anyway. She does still have a slight tremor in her hands but you never know, that might be linked with something else.

My son has an ADHD DX and I won't go into his long story but he is gluten-free and the biggest change came when we removed all the food allergens that he tested pos. to and started aggressively treating his environmental load. I had read about that and the allergist(who is a good one) didn't believe that would help the ADHD, nor did I really but we are both believers now and have documented proof, because of data collected by the school because of his IEP. He is not cured and still needs some help but we've uncovered several pieces of the puzzle.

You might want to look into latex allergy as well. That can cause neurological symptoms. That's been another piece of the puzzle for both of us. Gluten does alot of damage to the body that can set us up for other things.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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