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Lynsorensen
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Gluten induced neuropathy

Posted by @lynsorensen, Oct 5, 2017

I started a gluten free diet a week ago and most of the feeling has returned to my right foot and leg, plus now I can feel hot and cold in my left foot and the numbness is retreating, too. I didn’t link this as cause and effect until I discovered that gluten can cause PLS and peripheral neuropathy as well as a lot of other dreadful symptoms. Have any of the rest of you experimented with a gluten free diet and gotten positive results with your peripheral neuropathy ?

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Hi @lynsorensen, I only have numbness and not pain associated with my neuropathy. I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral neuropathy but only have numness in both feet and ankles. When I first started looking for something that would work I found Dr. Terry Wahls book Wahls Protocol which pointed to nutrition and cellular health as treatment or at least helps reduce the symptoms for autoimmune diseases. I tried her basic diet of no gluten, no dairy, no eggs, etc. and followed it really close for a couple of months but didn’t notice any effect on my neuropathy but did improve my overall health. I try to eliminate or minimize the amount of gluten and dairy products but still eat some once in awhile. I’ve also greatly reduced the sugar intake which is the hard one for me.

If gluten free makes the feeling return I would most definitely keep doing what you are doing!

John

Are you a diabetic? I am not but I have neuropathy and some years ago I went on gluten free diet but for me it did not work.. I am so glad it’s working for you…

@sevey41

Are you a diabetic? I am not but I have neuropathy and some years ago I went on gluten free diet but for me it did not work.. I am so glad it’s working for you…

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no definitely not a diabetic but I discussed this with my husband and we discovered that my problems started when we got a new bread machine and started making fresh bread everyday and eating a LOT of it, usually with eggs and dairy.

Hi Lynn, I thought you might find this article of interest.
What Is the Connection of Gluten and Neuropathy? https://www.verywell.com/gluten-and-neuropathy-562315

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