• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Celiac And Migraines
0

8 posts in this topic

Hi. I am new to this board. I do not have any GI symptoms of celiac, but have had migraines for the past 18 years. I have read that not only do a lot of people with celiac disease NOT have the traditional GI symptoms, but also that there is speculation that migraines my be triggered by gluten in some individuals. Do any of you have thoughts about this? Thanks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


I have both migranes and other symptoms. If I think back to when the biggest and worst ones came they were all after doing stuff I usually didn't do and with gluten (which I didn't know then) containing things. So, I do think that gluten is one of my migrane triggors.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the links to the articles. I was actually aware of these studies, but there is very little additional research that I know of. I was wondering if any of you have found a connection between migraines and gluten.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Migraines.....yes, sounds familiar....they run in my family....and I have Celiac

-celiac3270

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I got my first migraine when I was in kindergarten. Years of "classic" migraine with vomiting followed, no attention was paid to the foods I was eating. But I was given drugs, drugs, and more drugs. Some taken daily to prevent the attacks (didn't work) some taken at onset to stop attack (sometimes worked) and some taken during (usually vomited up, unless given by injection.) At age 46, I figured out I had celiac disease, stopped eating gluten, and have gotten only THREE migraines since...when I accidently ingested gluten! This is only one person's story, to be sure, but it is a dramatic example of how gluten sensitivity can mask itself as something else. When I think of the side effects from years of migraine meds, I want to cry. I have had some bad headaches, not migraine, since going gluten-free, from eating soy, and will be allergy tested next week. If only my family doctor had thought about this when I was a five-year -old suffering so much...I can only be grateful that our 11 year old daughter was dx'd and will never have to live with active celiac disease!! Thank God for that! My migraines were my worst symptom, in fact, I actively sought treatment for them and not my GI symptoms. I've read that gluten can inflame the lining of the brains of those typically prone to getting migraines. Sounds right to me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get migraines when I eat honey. I don't know if the bees are pollenating wheat or something, but I do definately believe that food sensitivities can cause migraines!

Connie

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't get a lot of headache-migraines....I had two while on vacation (lol...no, it wasn't a stressful trip :lol: )...in March of this year , but haven't had any since.

However.....

Since around birth, I've gone to the same pediatrician.....then a few years ago he switched insurance plans....and I switched doctors :P . I always thought he was a good doctor, but I guess, looking back, he wasn't as good as my family thought. After all, I had projectile vomiting cause of the formula I was on....and he just switched it (celiac?). Starting in first grade (maybe earlier, but I can only remember back to first grade) I had a lot of stomach cramping and vomiting and bloating...I know that was Celiac....he didn't catch it...he thought maybe it was a food allergy, but said it was expensive, and kinda dropped it. I was born two weeks late, and was a big baby (not fat, but really long and "stout", I guess you could say :) ). Well, over the years I didn't gain a lot of weight (celiac)....didn't catch on or recommend that I see a GI for the stomach issues.

Anyway, when we finally changed doctors cause of his insurance plans, I went to a different doctor....a much nicer guy in my opinion....who heard my symptoms and immediately suggested "Cyclic Vomiting", which is a migraine-related issue. I used to occasionally see "spots" that were kinda like flashing things and blurred my vision for a few seconds when I was sick (not continually, but every now and then I'd get them while i had the cramping and vomiting). He even showed my mom in a medical book how the symptoms of cyclic vomiting matched my celiac disease (gas, bloating, and diarrhea weren't major symptoms, so I hadn't brought them up). However, being a good doctor, he recommended that we see a GI, and recommended the actual doctor who diagnosed me....testing for allergies, celiac disease, and a couple other things with blood-work, and then following up with the biopsy.

Anyway, I've sort of rambled off my whole story here (except for my dealing with symptoms at home :( ), but my point is, I think migraines are a pretty common thing....if anyone else sees flashy things....spots kinda, it could be a migraine manifesting itself in a different way. I don't know if I actually have that Cyclic vomiting thing....but, anyway, it's just a comment to add to migraines. Don't rule yourself out as having migraines just because you don't get splitting headaches....it doesn't have to come in that form. I'm not sure how relevant this post is to the migraine discussion, but I hope it helps someone :) .

-celiac3270

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,758
    • Total Posts
      932,230
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      64,220
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    marcybeaucoup
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Oh. Please get a referral to a large teaching hospital. The specialists there will give you answers.  Take care.
    • First, you are responding to an over 10 year old topic.  Ingredients change over time.   Second from your own link - they clearly state that they DO NOT contain wheat.     LifeSavers Mints Wint O Green - 41 Oz Bag 41 oz bag Wint O Green flavor   Availability: In Stock ITEM # 22734 $8.75 Buy 5 for $7.88 each and save 10%  ADD TO CART Compare | Wishlist MORE VIEWS   Individually wrapped fresh, smooth hard candies. Artificially flavored Available in your favorite mint flavor, Life Savers Wint O Green is refreshing and makes the perfect giveaway mint candy for your customers. Quantity per package: 41 oz bag, approximately 308 pieces. Shipping Weight: 3 lbs Nutrition Facts: Serving size is 4 pieces totaling 15 grams. 77 servings per container. 60 calories per serving size. 0 grams of fat, trans fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, fiber and protein. 15 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of sugar per serving and 0 milligrams of sodium. Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Artificial Flavor, Stearic Acid Allergen Statement: Life Savers Wint O Green Mints do not contain milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Kosher Certification: These Life Savers are not kosher certified. Country of Origin: Life Savers Wint O Green Mints are manufactured in Mexico. These hard candies are distributed by The WM. Wrigley Jr. Company, Chicago, IL 60611.  
    • I forgot to add that I have also had an intermittent dry mouth and coated tongue.
    • I have been having a number of very strange symptoms for the past 7 weeks. It started with upper abdominal pains and discomfort that radiate to the back and sides. I then developed a light-headedness and frequent headaches. I have been having problems concentrating along with brain fog. However sometimes the head symptoms ease but then come back a few days later. My stools have not been right either. Some days they float and appear to have undigested food in them and are generally light in colour. I have also been very tired lately and my legs have been aching and have had some sharp pains in feet and hands. What is perhaps concerning me most is that I seem to be losing subcutaneous fat - my arms are very thin and bony and I am developing depressions on the sides of my thighs. I have had loads of blood tests; liver, kidney function and glucose were all normal. I have also had an MRI and my pancreatic functions and gall bladder were also normal. I have just had some more tests back for thyroid which once again was normal. I am getting increasingly concerned and am desperate for a diagnosis. I only thought of celiacs as my grandmother had it and when I looked up symptoms there were some matches. Does this sound like celiacs? This is literally the only thing that hasn't been ruled out. I am 18 years old and male. Thanks. 
    • For the poster with anxiety - Lexapro paired with a small dose of Buspar has been the only combo that has worked for me recently. I have had biopsy diagnosed celiac for about 12 years and no amount of gluten free food or supplements have helped.    
  • Upcoming Events