Posted 5/16/2013 8:37 AM (GMT -7)
Hi! I'm a brand new member and new to the gluten topic.
Here is my story in a nutshell:
Two years ago I was pregnant with my first and only child. I developed neuropathy in my feet and hands starting in the middle of my 2nd trimester. I just figured it was pregnancy related having never been pregnant before. It was a shooting, electric type pain with movement (stretching). That lasted my entire pregnancy. I had my daughter 11-6-11. The nerve pain continued and some muscle sensations occurred. I was referred to a neuro and had an appointment January 2012. All my tests were normal (blood tests, mri of brain/spine, nerve study, EMG). He just said idiopathic probably hormone related from pregnancy. I've work myself up into thinking I have a horrible disease (MS/ALS) even with normal tests. Went back to the neuro Jan 2013 for a recheck. All looked normal again. Had a repeat MRI, normal. Then I saw an article on Celiac and read some about it. I contacted my neuro a month ago about it. Was told to go gluten free and see what happens. I then added gluten in a week ago because he wants to test me. I was gluten-free since March. Some symptoms subsided. He wants to do a blood panel to see. I read that I being off gluten with throw off the results. I guess we'll talk more about that at my appointment tomorrow.
Here are the symptoms I had which leads me to believe this has stemmed from a gluten issue:
-idiopathic peripheral nerve pain with normal nerve study-has lead to buzzing sensation in legs (buzzing could be from excessive anxiety)
-unexplained infertility (took a year to concieve my daughter...ended up successful with Clomid)
-bad skin (redness & acne)
-triggered by pregnancy
-anemic (worse when pregnant)
-mild stomach issues
-constant allergy symptoms all year round
....and probably more.
I guess I just want to know a few opinions. When I added gluten back this week I started having headaches about an hour after eating, bloated belly, and constipated.