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Are Chills On The Scalp A Symptom Of Gluten Withdrawal?

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I've been gluten/dairy free since June 3rd and once or twice a day (usually after eating a meal) I get brief chills on my scalp. Have any of you experienced this or heard of it?

I know chills can be a symptom of opiate withdrawal, and gluten has to do with these same opiate receptors right?

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Hi Eric,

I can't say I reember chills on my scalp. But I did have muscle twitches aand spasms for no appreant reason. Celiac can cause daamge to the villi of your small intestine, and that can lead to mal-absorption of nutrients, including vitamins. That can lead to nerve damage and other non-fun stuff. Some of us take extra B-vitamins to make up for a lack there, and vtiamin B-12 is often reccomended as a supplement for people with nerve issues. Just something to think about. That may not be related but could be.

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Interesting - I sometimes get the same thing on my scalp. It's like a shiver going across the top of my head. My main issues were not gastro but nerve damage. I also get tingling up the spine sometimes and in my hips...I call it buzzing. I've be gluten-free for almost 5 months and things are improving.

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I have noticed an increase in getting the chills, or shivers running up and down my spine. I never connected it with going gluten free though.

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I didn't listen to somebody who advised me to make sure my Dr. monitored my Vitamin D level early on in this ordeal.

It turns out that I have an abysmally low Vit. D. My doctor says the tingling cannot bet attributed to low "D", but I'm feeling better and less buzzing (and hair loss) since adding Vitamin D-3 supplements daily. I shoot for 4500 to 5000 IU daily, while living in the subtropics (where you would think I get plenty of natural Vitamin D, since I don't use sunscreen.)

I don't know if this is relevant to you, but it might be worth a blood test. It can just be a phone call to your doctor's office and picking up the prescription. And by the way, if you don't live in a state where you can get a copy of your lab results from the lab, ask them to write on the prescription "provide patient with lab results upon patient request" or something similar. I was never notified by my doctors office that my Vitamin D was below normal limits. I picked it up from Medical Records. You have to watch out for yourself. That's probably tough for you, since you watch out for people everyday, and you count on the medical profession to watch out for you.

I'm not saying Vitamin Di s the answer. You could have other food issues occuring. Wish you good luck and health thoughQ

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