Well, if you have celiac disease, you will usually have a positive gluten blood test. Other than this you can opt for gluten free diet and see if it helps. Usually, if you have gluten ataxia, there will be some brain (cerebellar) damage, so MRI usually detects brain lesions. Epilepsy like symptoms are seen in individuals who have vitamin B 12 deficiency, have peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes, hypothyroidism, Lyme’s lupus, have neurosyphilis or Friedreich's Ataxia. It can also be due to ear infections. Please discuss these possibilities with your doctor. Take care!
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I don't normally visit this forum but for some reason decided to do so today. I have gluten ataxia. This may or may not show up on the Celiac blood test, it all depends on whether or not you also have bowel damage and whether you react to the particular peptide of gluten they test for (gliadin). There are 10 peptides of gluten by the way and most doctors don't know anything about this.
I also don't have cerebellar degeneration, I believe because I picked up my GA early enough, but I do have a lesion in my cerebellum and multiple lesions in the periventricular matter.
A gluten free diet can literally change your life. I was heading for a wheelchair fast, couldn't speak properly, had lost the feeling in my whole body and was utterly miserable. I was also in horrific pain. With the change in diet most of these things have improved/resolved.
There are a number of researchers putting out some good material on gluten ataxia and non celiac gluten sensitivity that you may want to look up. Prof M Hadjivassiliou, (particularly his article "Gluten sensitivity, from gut to brain"), Frank Fasano and Dr Perlmutter.
Hope this is of some help.