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Why did my head fullness go away after taking vitamin B and cutting out Gluten?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2012
  • 07:24 AM

I won't go into my background or I'll be here forever, but I have had strange symptoms over 10 weeks now, one is of head pressure, others are weird pressure sensations behind nose (no cold symptoms), ears ringing, eye disturbances (big hazy floaters), a few little bumps on scalp, itchy scalp all over, dry cough, neck muscle aches....

....which all but left me when I just happen to start vitamin B supps and then stopped eating anything with gluten and sugar in it.

Is it the B or the gluten?

I thought the former but today I have the pressure back and realised I had eaten bread for the first time last night.

Ideas? Seems a bit far fetched bread could do this but what do I know.

Tests done: head MRI, sinus CT, normal blood work (incl. liver tests, ESR, allergy, B & D deficiency), chest x-ray (pending results)
Seen by: ENT (checked throat and ears), 6 docs, 2 Optometrists (dilated eye exam, OCT, retinal photography), chiro (slight curvature of the spine), remedial massage

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  • It probably is the gluten. I have celiac disease, I was told that it can cause neurological issues, ??? ADD type stuff maybe? I can't remember. Anyway, in celiac, the immune system attacks the gluten in the small intestine and causing damage that results in malnourishment. I have not really looked into whether the attack could occur somewhere else. I am thinking I was tested for an actual wheat allergy, but I don't have that. I wonder what symptoms people have when there is a wheat allergy? Maybe you have a wheat allergy and it is causing swelling? Anyway if it helps, go gluten free. It is expensive, but feeling better is worth it.
    tracylee3124 2 Replies
    • September 15, 2012
    • 01:53 PM
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  • I wish my doctors would have told me that. I only figured out what mold can do after experiencing major intake of mold. There is no mold-free diets for black mold but there is for candida fungus which is also a mold. So I have a lot less worse symptoms but still have some because if I had known earlier to avoid mold I wouldn't have reached this point to having more than just mold allergies.I placed another post on it under abdominal pain section an hour ago. Just say your Dr did you a major favor. Since you really never got mycosis the disease of too much mold in your system you are free from having a pre-existing disease on your insurance too. Plus you don't want any anti-fungals anyways its better to just control the intake of mold, which bread is made of yeast and gets pretty moldy fast which can't be seen with the naked eye until they have created a colony of billions in an area and that is when you can see some of the types of mold. Leave an onion out long enough and see what mold thrives manily on that one put if you place it under a microscope you would see more than one type. You can read all about it on the internet. So the less any type of mold you intake the less damage you are doing to your body. There is mold everywhere and can't be avoided so controlling how much you intake or are subjected to it is a major start at least your body won't send signals (to have your system protect that area) to where the inflammation that comes with that causes pain.Be very thankful your Dr did that for you and now just read about what foods to avoid in the Candida diets and you will do great.I wouldn't recommend all the flushes they do because it might overwhelm another vital organ like liver or kidneys, but you can learn a lot which foods cause inflammation... usually the higher acidic foods because molds thrive in it.Good Luck and hope you feel better soon.
    eatfresh 2 Replies
    • November 21, 2012
    • 10:44 AM
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