I sorta bump into walls a lot more, misjudge distances and hit my shoulder on door frames in a sort of totter fashion, catch myself almost falling sometimes on stairs, drop stuff, find I lose heat and cold sensitivity and often burn myself, or cut myself. These stick around for a while and slowly taper off. My ataxia normally hits hard the first day within hours of consuming the offending food I can lose full motor control and end up on the floor.
Thank you so much for your response. Do you get dizzy, well it's not dizzy, it's weird feeling where you feel like you are walking in space. And my skin just feels different, all nervy and more sensitive but not, like I can't feel as much.
It can take months for the reaction to die down, my last incident left me with come and go issues for months. And I seem to have suffered other issues that have not resolved for the past 9months. If you did indeed suffer ataxia damage, those will wean off over months-years.
Just because your levels are "normal" does not mean they are right. Everyone is different in what they need and the "Normal" levels are outdated and just a minimum. Supplementing still might boost you up and make you feel a bit more normal. I think someone else can repost the research on that.
Your body after being gluten-free "hits" much harder when it detects it again. Your "army" of an immune system was always tired and worn out previously and now hits it full strength, you also probably got used to many of your previous symptoms over the years and after finding a new normal got overwhelmed when they all came back. Consider it a combo of these.
Now there is a chance you could have damaged something else, caused a new food intolerance/sensitivity/allergy. Many of us here can attest to collateral damage with an exposure that leaves us with a more limited diet of some other quirk left behind. Keep a food diary and rotate your foods, testing your staples removing a few for a few days to a week. Might find something you were alright with now is an issue, common ones are dairy, nightshades, legumes, soy, peanuts, corn, garlic, onions, etc. Heck, it might just be temporary and you just have to stay away from what is making you feel sick/bogged down.
Peppermint is something a few regulars swear by. it makes me nauseated and I have avoided it for years, but everyone is different.
As it is 4 weeks nearly now I was getting concerned, and was wondering if people had experienced these symptoms for this duration. Maybe it is because I was completely gluten-free and ate so much in one go that it has made it ten times worse. I have been told about peppermint oil capsules, have you tried them before? I have had bloods for all deficiencies and everything has come back normal. It seems to affect my everything, my head, ears, etc.
As it is 4 weeks nearly now I was getting concerned, and was wondering if people had experienced these symptoms for this duration. Maybe it is because I was completely gluten-free and ate so much in one go that it has made it ten times worse. I have been told about peppermint oil capsules, have you tried them before? It seems to affect my everything, my head, ears, etc.
Yep stick to whole foods, DO NOT eat out, it is Russian roulette just bring your own food in meal prep boxes. The numbing could either be from deficiency issues with magnesium and B-vitamins OR it could be like me and have gluten ataxia. If it is gluten ataxia you really need to avoid it as your body might be attacking your nervous system and brain and can cause longterm damage.
If your still having issues with bloat, got to a lower carb diet and avoid sugars, and starches. Simple stews, egg dishes, and sheet pan meals.