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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Muscle Weakness, Numb Extremities
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Anyone have this, my sister has these symptoms, but doesn't want to get

tested for some reason.

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I am having numbness and tingling in my feet and hands, muscle weakness and pain all over my body, no appetite, and forgetfulness. I thought it might be related to the Lipitor that I have been taking, but my doctor thinks it may be because of the new grains I have been eating. I have been eating rice flour, potato flour, xanthan gum, tapioca flour, garbanzo bean flour, and quinoa flour. I have also been using flax. Can eating these foods cause the problems I have been having? Bloodwork has ruled out viruses, bacterial infections, malabsorption, and allergic reaction. I go to a specialist this afternoon because my reflexes are very slow. Suggestions are very welcome!

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Dessa, I've read that some people have a hard time with quinoa. You might try eliminating that one and see if it helps. By the way, I went to the doc and she said my liver is fine, looks like I may have the beginnings of a gall bladder problem. I'm seeing my new GI guy soon, thank goodness!

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I am glad you're getting some answers! I just learned this afternoon that my liver problems are why my muscles feel so bad. When the liver heals, the muscles will feel better!

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Hi Dessa:

I'd recommend you get a second opinion. The 1998 PDR lists as side effects for Lipitor: "abdominal pain, back pain, headache, joint pain, leg cramps" (which sounds like your 'pain all over (your) body') as well as "muscle aching or weakness" which you also mentioned. It's easy for doctors to blame something in your diet, because they know SOOO little about nutrition, rather than find a better drug than Lipitor for you. <_< You could even check a more recent Physician's Desk Reference for Prescription Drugs to see what side effects for Lipitor are NOW listed.

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hi,dessa, an alarm went off when i saw your symptoms. i agree with burdee, please check into the lipitor asap. my sister-in-law was having the same symptoms for quite a few years---many --many tests,many--many doctors until a new internist questioned lipitor and took her off it. all that suffering for so long and it was the lipitor. talk to your doctor again or get a second opinion. hope you improve.

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