Having recently seen your special BRAINCHANGE, and finding it very interesting, I wanted to share my story and the long road to my diagnosis of celiac disease.
As a teenager, I experienced migraines with visual aura, which became more frequent as I got older, and with no root-cause found. I had some occasional stomach/GI problems, but nothing indicating celiac. In my thirties the migraines became more frequent, almost a daily problem, and I also had become anemic, and diagnosed with ataxia. It wasn’t until I saw a liver specialist, who did a large number of blood tests, that I was tested for celiac disease tested. In March 2010, I was diagnosed with celiac.
So I’ve been on a strict gluten-free diet for over 3 years now, and those migraines with aura haven’t occurred, my balance is fine, and my liver enzymes have been normal.