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Last June, I started taking antibiotics for acne (Solodyn to be specific), after 13 days I had a bad allergic reaction to it. Long story short the antibiotic also affected my stomach and intestinal flora, causing me gluten and lactose intolerance. I went to a naturopathic doctor who decided to put me on a gluten and lactose free diet and to take several supplements. The treatment really helped, but since I felt better I started eating all those "bad" foods again. Now, about 8 months later I started experiencing the same horrible symptoms (weakness, stomach pain, weird feeling on right arm). I decided to start the gluten and lactose free diet again and I've been feeling better.

My question is: could the pins and needles plus weakness sensation be due to a gluten allergy? When can I expect to feel completely ok? I've been only gluten free for a week.

I also went to the "regular" doctor, who ordered some blood tests. They all came back perfectly (liver and pancreatic function, blood sugar). The doctor suggested I should continue with the diet, since that is most likely the cause.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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You may want to try taking some sublinual B12 and see if that helps those tingles. We often can not utilize B12 from swallowed supplements and the sublingual will allow it to go right into your bloodstream from your oral mucus membranes. You might want to ask your doctor to check your vitamin and mineral levels to make sure you are not low on any.

It can take a while to heal, read as much as you can here and ask any questions you need to. I hope your feeling better soon.

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Last June, I started taking antibiotics for acne (Solodyn to be specific), after 13 days I had a bad allergic reaction to it. Long story short the antibiotic also affected my stomach and intestinal flora, causing me gluten and lactose intolerance. I went to a naturopathic doctor who decided to put me on a gluten and lactose free diet and to take several supplements. The treatment really helped, but since I felt better I started eating all those "bad" foods again. Now, about 8 months later I started experiencing the same horrible symptoms (weakness, stomach pain, weird feeling on right arm). I decided to start the gluten and lactose free diet again and I've been feeling better.

My question is: could the pins and needles plus weakness sensation be due to a gluten allergy? When can I expect to feel completely ok? I've been only gluten free for a week.

I also went to the "regular" doctor, who ordered some blood tests. They all came back perfectly (liver and pancreatic function, blood sugar). The doctor suggested I should continue with the diet, since that is most likely the cause.

Thanks in advance for any help!

I been on a gluten free diet for a year. I felt better in a month untell i got acid reflex desease now i dont fellthat grate anymore. it will probley get better for u though

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Last June, I started taking antibiotics for acne (Solodyn to be specific), after 13 days I had a bad allergic reaction to it. Long story short the antibiotic also affected my stomach and intestinal flora, causing me gluten and lactose intolerance. I went to a naturopathic doctor who decided to put me on a gluten and lactose free diet and to take several supplements. The treatment really helped, but since I felt better I started eating all those "bad" foods again. Now, about 8 months later I started experiencing the same horrible symptoms (weakness, stomach pain, weird feeling on right arm). I decided to start the gluten and lactose free diet again and I've been feeling better.

My question is: could the pins and needles plus weakness sensation be due to a gluten allergy? When can I expect to feel completely ok? I've been only gluten free for a week.

I also went to the "regular" doctor, who ordered some blood tests. They all came back perfectly (liver and pancreatic function, blood sugar). The doctor suggested I should continue with the diet, since that is most likely the cause.

Thanks in advance for any help!

You most likely have Celiac disease, and also a dairy-intolarnce. i would probably look up more info on both of the allegery, and also i know on Celiac, it never goes away, its an actual disease, and you cant just stop the diet. i dont know about your arm...there is no cure for Celiac, i know, its sux.....but i would take Docs advice, and continue the diet.

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Most definitely sounds like coeliac disease. I had mouth ulcers and just looked awful. Parents were POISONING me with foods I hated and never liked. NOW I KNOW WHY I NEVER CARED FOR gluten-laden foods. I have never been a bread person and have never really been a food addict myself but accidental exposure is devastating. There needs to be s lot more advice with Doctors and Nurses, and the whole thing is sooo understudied! :angry:

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Hey,

All the symptoms you mentioned, including the pins and needles feeling, are symptoms of celiac disease. I suggest you Google celiac and see what other symptoms come up.

Also, the meds you were on couldn't have caused you to have an allergy... If you have the gene than it gets triggered by stressful or traumatic experiences. It sounds like you had the gene already and the antibiotics triggered it into effect.

It does suck, but it is better to follow the diet and feel good, then not and feel crappy all the time.

Hope you feel better soon!

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Sounds like Celiac Disease to me. I know that I was constantly feeling that in my arms, then my legs. My doctor had no idea what was causing this though, she refused to test me for vitamin deficiencies, anemia or even Celiac Disease. :angry: I started a gluten-free diet because all doctors refused to test me and all my symptoms went away. I went to a different doctor told me if all my symptoms went away like that I have Celiac Disease. Now I no longer have the pins and needles but it did take close to a month to see a noticeable difference. :)

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