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Ask the Doc: Tics and celiac?

Posted on February 11th, 2008 by Alison Read 3 Comments - Add Your Own »

questionmarkgreen1.jpgQ. I’ve seen “neurological symptoms” listed as a possible symptom of celiac and gluten intolerance –are tics one of these possible “neurological symptoms”? My four year old is currently undergoing testing for celiac, but she also has begun to exhibit frequent and significant tics.

A. It is possible that the tics are related to celiac disease. Neurologic involvement in celiac disease is the slowest to resolve, as nerve tissue regenerates very slowly, so be patient with the gluten-free diet. You should also consult with a pediatric neurologist, as there may be symptomatic relief available while you await resolution of the problem.

Health and happiness,
Dr. Aron

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  2. At the same time I was having my son tested for Celiac, we had him seen by our homeopathic doctor. The combination of a gluten-free diet plus a constitutional homeopathic remedy had him symptom free within two weeks. I cannot recommend highly enough finding a qualified, recommended homeopathic doctor. The cure is simple–give up gluten, but the wholistic approach treats the whole child, not just the symptom. My son is now 6, diagnosed at 3, and he’s doing wonderfully! Good luck and blessings!

  3. Has your daughter had strep recently? If so, you might want to look into another autoimmune disorder called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (P.A.N.D.A.S).
    Good luck!

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