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I know that peripherial neuropathy can be related to Celiac; however, in my case, the numbness and tingling didn't start until after I was gluten-free. I have no history of having it except about two years ago I had it as a side effect of a medication. My next thought was vitamin or nutrient difficiency. I thought it was B-12 related so I started eating eggs everyday and it seemed to help. Now it is back. I did have a lot of vitamins and minerals tested, but am waiting on the results. By the way, I didn't start eating the eggs until after I had the blood drawn.

Anyone have peripherial neuropathy as a result of the gluten-free diet? Any advice on how to make it better?

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I know that peripherial neuropathy can be related to Celiac; however, in my case, the numbness and tingling didn't start until after I was gluten-free. I have no history of having it except about two years ago I had it as a side effect of a medication. My next thought was vitamin or nutrient difficiency. I thought it was B-12 related so I started eating eggs everyday and it seemed to help. Now it is back. I did have a lot of vitamins and minerals tested, but am waiting on the results. By the way, I didn't start eating the eggs until after I had the blood drawn.

Anyone have peripherial neuropathy as a result of the gluten-free diet? Any advice on how to make it better?

do you have any blood sugar issues ??

the B vitamin deficiencies and blood sugar issues are the first two things I am considering as possible reasons this is occurring for me. I didnt notice it until after being gluten free, but to be honest I was so ill before going gluten free I might not have singled it out from everything else going on.

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I recently read an article that said that iron anemia can also cause peripheral neuropathy because of lack of oxygen to the cells. Could that be a possibility?

I've had peripheral neuropathy since I was 15 from celiac and it worsened during chemo when I was 50, but it's a lot better now--still there, but better.

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Anemia---iron deficiency, B-12 deficiency or Folate (B9) deficiency--can all cause neuropathy. Since it is quite common amongst us, it is wise to have all those checked. All are remedied by certain foods and/or supplementation if necessary.

Hope you find the reason!!

It's maddening , isn't it?? I burn and tingle and go numb everywhere---like crazy.

I am hoping that it resolves as I have just begun supps. for the folate deficiency I just discovered after I requested the testing. I knew my B-12 was fine, glucose normal and thyroid perfect...then, I read about folate levels in celiac.....go figure. It was B9!!

We have to be detectives..... :blink:

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So from what I have read so far, you need to make sure your iron, b12 and folate levels are where they should be. Does anyone know if ther are certain foods or drinks we should avoid if you have this? In the last two months I have experienced a burning feeling on my calf. as if i scrapped my skin or have a sunburn No other symptoms and it goes away within 24 to 48 hours. I was experiencing a few months ago that my legs would feel like they were going to give out if I was on them too long, which was weird bc I hadn't felt like I had been on them that long but now I know. I also experience a slight tingling/ numb feeling when I rub lotion on my ankle and top of my feet in the morning, but other than that I don't feel it unless putting on lotion or rubbing my hand over the area. Is it necessary to see a doctor or do we just need to lead a healthy life? I'm tired of doctors!

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I was diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy they believe was caused by the gluten and vitamin deficiencies I had. Going gluten free and taking D helped quite a bit and gave me a lot of my mobility back. I also take monthly B12 injections to help with the tingling. After still having some pain(burning, tingling), I decided to look into other food intolerances and took a test. Cutting out several other foods I reacted to helped enough for me to get off my pain medicine I was taking daily. I do still communicate with the doctor that diagnosed me but she is across the country so I do not see her. I am hoping my neuropathy was caught early enough for a possible reversal once I get my diet right. I know how frustrating the neuropathy is and hope you find some relief soon.

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I know that peripherial neuropathy can be related to Celiac; however, in my case, the numbness and tingling didn't start until after I was gluten-free. I have no history of having it except about two years ago I had it as a side effect of a medication. My next thought was vitamin or nutrient difficiency. I thought it was B-12 related so I started eating eggs everyday and it seemed to help. Now it is back. I did have a lot of vitamins and minerals tested, but am waiting on the results. By the way, I didn't start eating the eggs until after I had the blood drawn.

Anyone have peripherial neuropathy as a result of the gluten-free diet? Any advice on how to make it better?

Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet? Are these the only neuro issues you are having? Any burning or pins and needles poking feeling?

I'll attempt to answer this from my experiences. I was having a pins and needles poking feeling between my toes, between my fingers and in my eyes off and on for 2 years before my symptoms came to a head. I went to the eye doc, I mentioned this to my doc, no one had an answer. It wasn't all the time, just occasionally.

When I finally got real sick the pain in my feet was bad, at this point I was still on gluten. My feet were burning, I was having tingling and numbing, the pins and needles poking in my feet were constant. I have been off gluten now for 7 months and while the ataxia did go away, I can only keep all the other symptoms away by supplementing with a fair amount of B complex and L-carnitine.

The ataxia I related directly to the glutens. I think though the neuro issues are related to a deficiency. My labs showed very low marks before I started supplements, and doc wants me to keep doing what I am doing as it does work.

What I have questioned though, and maybe this will help you too, is am I having this because my system became so wrecked that my body was no longer absorbing nutrients OR have the nerves been damaged from something else. I honestly felt I was going to be diagnosed with MS, read about how an MRI can show stroke or MS by the location of lesions on the brain. Patients with MS and diabetes have many of the same symptoms due to nerve damage as well but I am assuming their issues are not due to a deficiency. The complex I take is recommended for people with problems with MS and diabetes. I have been tested for diabetes and nothing in my MRI to be concerned about.

I have had plenty of questions myself. I odered a book about neuropathy and another book on diet for nueropathy and I am hoping to learn more.

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I have had plenty of questions myself. I odered a book about neuropathy and another book on diet for nueropathy and I am hoping to learn more.

Please keep us posted on what you learn. I'm just on the verge of asking for something to help with the burning at night. Still hoping that the nerve damage will heal and wondering what I can do to speed it along.

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Please keep us posted on what you learn. I'm just on the verge of asking for something to help with the burning at night. Still hoping that the nerve damage will heal and wondering what I can do to speed it along.

Will do!

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