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Celiac Brain Fog
PCOS, Hashi's, elev. Gliadin Abs, IgA (unconfirmed Celiac). 2 yrs. gluten-free. Still fatigue, brain fog, memory, depression. Still dietary? Adrenal?
In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more
35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?
Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Celiac Disease mimic MS even after being treated with a strict gluten-free diet? Could my untreated Celiac have caused my brain lesions?
Brain fog: Is a state of mind with subtle confusion and lack of mental clarity. Causes can be stress, depression, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, insomnia, hypersomnolence, chemotherapy, lyme's disease, nutritional deficiencies, depersonalization disorder, mononucleosis, blood sugar abnormalities, thyroid abnormalities, severe hypertension, renal failure, anything that can cause low blood oxygen levels such as emphysema, copd, congestive heart failure, and chronically low blood pressure.Best wishes. ...Read more
Savella (milnacipran) is proven: Savella, (milnacipran) one of the fda approved fibromyalgia treatments, has been shown in research to improve cognitive function as well as fatigue. However, it doesn't work for everyone. Stimulants medicines, like ritalin, are often used if patients fail savella (milnacipran). If you sleep is poor, improving your sleep quality can also help. If you are overweight, snore and tired during the day you might have sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Identify the problem: The 1st step is to identify what is causing the brain fog. I would make an appt with your doctor to see if you have any medical conditions that need to be addressed. If you learn that it is psychological, then an evaluation by a psychologist will provide you with treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain fog and itch: The symptoms you describe are usually associated with autonomic (peripheral) nervous system (ANS) function and dysfunction. There are about 100 plus syndromes and causes that impact the ans. These diseases poses a challenge to diagnosis and treatment frustrating the patient and physician. The history and evolution of symptoms will help narrow down the predominant cause via a physical exam and labs. ...Read more