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Hi was just wondering if celiac effects the eyes, have bad allergy and very bad dry eyes , been under eye speclist for two years and no luck with all the drops I have had and and also had eyes pluged . My eyes burn and water all the time and feel like just want to close them as they make me feel tried all the time . Thank you for reading this and wondered if anyone has the same a m RanceRance

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    I was diagnosed with dry eye syndrome after being diagnosed with coeliac disease. Are you on any medication which could be drying your eyes out? I

    was taking bendroflumethiazide at the time. Strangely I had to come off it because of my low potassium levels and the dry eye problem also improved. The drops the hospital gave me seemed to be derived from wheat and gave me stomach cramps, so I now use Blink intensive tears instead.

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      Hi thanks for getting back to me, so glad your eyes are better too. Do yout think having coeliac is the reason for your eyes to. I know I have to have preservatives free drops but hospital told me that coeliac is not my eye problem but I think it is xxx
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    I think it's possible. They don't know everything that there is to know about coeliacs, in my humble opinion. Plus, it was suggested to me by a doctor I saw about the dry eye, that it could be Sjögren's syndrome and as that is an auto-immune disease too, who knows for sure? (Not that I'm saying we have Sjögren's syndrome though). Does it help if you blink a lot? I understand that a lot of people with dry eye syndrome don6realise that they are not blinking enough. There's actually some software you can upload on to your PC/laptop which reminds you to blink when staring at a computer screen.

    I know the burning you speak of, that is why I use the Blink intensive tears, they also do a longer acting one, which improves viscosity.

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    Anne, this in and of itself, does not sound like Celiac.  If, however, you are experiencing other digestive side effects, then I would say that indeed any bodily deficiency can be the result of the disease.
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    Hi Anne,

    One thing can be said about Celiac Disease, it does not care what part of the body it attacks, when it attacks it, whether or not it is consistent or it changes with each episode. The fact that you do not comment about other digestive challenges causes me to think that Celiac is not the issue here.  HOWEVER, no doctor prescribes gluten for anyone!  Stay away from it or minimize it and enjoy life.  I KNOW Celiac disease.  Mine is a very unusual case; there is no brag here. I state this to let you know that the very best of Celiac doctors at Stanford University are working with me in our endeavor to learn more - to help more.  Believe me, If God had asked my opinion about having the disease I would have voted a resounding, "NO!"  However, my goal now is to be an encouragement to individuals suffering from the disease.  I trust you soon discover the source of your challenge!  Loads of love and prayers, Laurie

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      Hi thank for replying. I started of with like labour pain that would last the all day and even with stronge tablets like cocodamol and tranadol didn't touch it , buy next morning I was back to normal but still had mucus in toilet and wind , then I would have these pains more often . So had blood test for celiaic and it was very high , had first biopsy come back fine then had to eat more wheat had another biopsy and they then said I had celiaic . But I could eat bread and have no symptoms after eating it , so this is why hard to keep to diet . But the  problem with my eyes is getting to me saying I have very dry eyes chronic allergic gland blockage and caninctivitis chronic  . That's why I thought wheat maybe is the allergy xx
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