I'm new to the website, so I don't know if anyone has heard this before. About six months ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I have suffered from migraines for just about my entire life. I didn't get a diagnosis until I was in my late thirties, I am fifty seven now, that was a long time not knowing what was wrong, but that's a story for another day.
Little more than a year ago I developed a terrible rash, extremely itchy and at times painful. Many nights I could not sleep the itch would kept me awake often. In short it took a third dermatologist I visited before a biopsy was done and it was determined I have what is called dermatitis herpitiformis. It a condition that only 10 15% of celiac patients will get. An endoscopy was performed as well as blood tests that confirmed it is indeed celiac. I was prescribed dapsone and placed on gluten free diet. The first month was rough, its quite an adjustment. I had terrible migraines more often than usual, but after six weeks or so I noticed the attacks occurred less frequently than ever before. It is truly amazing!
So I want to share with everyone that if you have frequent gas, upset stomach, heartburn a terrible rash that no one can figure out or any other symptoms of gluten intolerance, celiacs it is worth investigating with a doctor. My gastroenterologist told me there is a connection and was happy when I reported the dramatic reduction in migraine attacks.
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