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Parkinson's Disease to Celiac

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  • Posted By: deb309
  • November 6, 2006
  • 05:59 AM

Hi all. My story is long, and depressing, so I will be as brief as possible.

Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1989. I had a tremor in my right arm, primarily, and I was losing even gait in my right leg. I took standard medication, as prescribed by the Chief of the Neurological Clinic at the Univ. of Fl.

Due to increased physical symptoms, along with memory loss, lack of concentration, and insomnia, I slowly decreased, and stopped the medication. Having moved North, I went to another "foremost" Doc. in the area. He labeled me to have Essential Tremor. That was in 1994.

By 2000, associated diagnoses were: depression, generalized anxiety disorder,(which explained the diarrhea and stomach aches), lactose intolerance, irritable bowel, acne and/or contact dermatitis, cervical disc compression, thorasic outlet syndrome, fibroids, chronic fatigue and arthritis.

I went on disability in that same year, giving up a 30 year nursing career.

I self diagnosed in Dec. 2005, and my G.P. sent the blood which confirmed the diagnosis of Celiac Disease.

Almost one year now. The rigidity in my muscles is gone. My tremor is slight, and only in my right hand. It continues to wane. The intestinal issues corrected in about a week, and each day I am better. My nails have begun to grow, my hair is shiny, and my outlook is to the future.

Don't give up. Try the diet, as you have nothing to lose. I never expected my neurological symptoms could be coming from a food toxin. With absorption of vitamins, the ole' body does what it can.

Debbie, KY

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  • What diet would this be ? Alot of people have these symptoms and tests are negative, I guess the only way to know is try certain remedies...Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
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