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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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If you have migraines, have they improved since going GF?   25 members have voted

  1. 1. If you have migraines, have they improved since going GF?

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    • Yes, they have gone away!
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I used to get migraines a couple times a week. But since going gluten free I've only had a couple. I'm very excited that I don't get them very often anymore because they interrupt your life considerably.

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Abby and Jcgirl - isn't that awesome? I can't believe how much better my life is without migraines. Or at least I can't believe I'm not having them all the time. I remember crying when I was 13 and Advil first came out as an over the counter med- first one that fixed my headaches. Isn't that a messed up thing to remember - being so happy you cry over a pain med at 13???

At least I know now...

Stephanie

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It is awesome! :lol:

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Just checked this thread, hadn't for awhile. Notice that there was talk of Inderal. I took that for some time and it gave me asthma so bad that my doctor (the same one that was prescribing the Inderal) had me on just tons of medications for it. A specialist caught the problem and got me off all of the meds including the Inderal. I am now on Verapilmil to keep my BP low and Topomax to contol the migraines. I do have to say that I get a VERY occasional migraine which is knocked out by Frova within a half hour. Watch in Inderal, it can be bad.

Barbara

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I'm new to Celiac Disease and have been lurking for about 3 weeks now. Strange thing is, I've had at least 3 migranes with the "flashing lights" before the headaches , since I started my gluten-free diet. I was trying to find out if maybe going on the gluten-free diet triggered them. I've never had them before. I've probably had about 12 headaches my whole life, and they are usually due to the flu, or kidney infections. Sounds like most of you had them before, but going gluten-free made them better, not worse.

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If you are new to the diet some symptoms can get worse before they get better. Took me 3 months to see a difference and then by month 8 I was about back to normal. During the first 3 months though, I got symptoms worse then I had before. I think it was my body ridding itself of those toxins but since my body was so used to it I was experiencing withdrawal symptoms it seemed like.

Hope they get better for you soon

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Mine are hormonolly related and genetic. My mom's were so bad she was part of a headache study.

I take Relpax, it is gluten-free, as is Imitrex. It works really well; Imitrex worked at first then stopped.l

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If you are new to the diet some symptoms can get worse before they get better.

The thing is, I've never had a migrane until a month ago, when I started the diet, so it's a new symptom. Very rarely have had headaches at all. I hope that the drastic change in diet hasn't triggered this, and hope they will stop soon, because the last thing I need is migraines. I'm physically disabled with Spina Bifida, have chronic kidney/bladder infections, neck spasms that they diagnosed as Myoclonic Dystonia, which flares up and makes me miss work because the spasms are so violent I have to lay down to support my head. At this rate, I'll never be at work! :o

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