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      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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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Hey Everyone!

I just had a celiac blood screening done on Monday I haven't received the results yet, however I was wondering if anyone else has experienced any issues with balance. I find at times (more often at night) I have a real problem with balance and find myself sort of swaying or feeling like i'm going to fall.

Has anyone else experienced this???

Thanks

Danijela

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I used to get dizziness and ringing in my ear ..... seemed to be associated with my headaches, which, I now know, were caused by a gluten reaction. I'd like to see what others have to say as well. I hope it clears up for you!

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I believe that there has been a reported connection between balance issues and the central nervous system manifestations of celiac disease in some people. Others on the board have discussed this before, and I'm sure they'll have some useful information for you soon! :-)

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If it does turn out that I have celiac disease, then balance would have been my first, most obvious symptom. I had an incident of heat exhaustion and then I got mono in the same 3-4 month period, then after that, I could only stand a certain way if I didn't have someone to hang on to. I thought it was secondary to the heat exhaustion. My balance got a little better over time, but it's still pretty bad.

Nancy

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Yes,my husband definitely had a problem with his balance.

After standing he would have to stand and 'sway' for a minute while he waited for the dizzyness and nausea to pass.Sometimes though it would come over him out the blue.My husband compared it to 'almost fainting'.

Now that he seems to be recovering on gluten-free diet he hasn't had any spells for ages.

Good luck with your results!

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Hey Everyone!

I just had a celiac blood screening done on Monday I haven't received the results yet, however I was wondering if anyone else has experienced any issues with balance. I find at times (more often at night) I have a real problem with balance and find myself sort of swaying or feeling like i'm going to fall.

Has anyone else experienced this???

Thanks

Danijela

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Yes, It is called gluten ataxia, this was my main symptom other than constipation and learning problems as a kid. It got so bad with me that I was thought to have MS. It is also the first sign that I have gotten into something I shouldn't have. The ataxia hits within minutes of injestion, depression and DH blisters the next day then the GI symptoms the next. Being gluten-free stopped the ataxia within a very short time. I was able to give up my canadian canes within 2 months. They are now a sculpture of sorts in the corner of my bedroom. And the best part is no one thinkds I drink anymore, people (including one neuro) thought I was hiding an alcohol problem. They never believed me when I told them I didn't drink more than 2 non-alcoholic beers on a Saturday night. Of course now I know I was geting drunk effects from the gluten in the beer. I can drink half a bottle of wine and not have the same hangover and drunkenness I used to get from 2 non-alcoholic beer.

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