Fibromyalgia and gluten free

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Avatar f tn Lots of nuts and nut butters and olive and coconut oil. Point is gluten free for 13 days and no change in Fibro aches and pains. Do u find when u wake in the morning getting out of bed and up is difficult and so painful, legs arms body hurt so much...?
Avatar f tn speech and language/social communication, sensory differences, therapies etc etc this will enable a child with autism (or indeed any child), to be able to access learning and process information to a greater degree. I have fibromyalgia and have less headaches/nausea etc on glutein/dairy free diet. My son is on the autistic spectrum and I have had him on the diet then took him off it. I haven't noticed a huge difference to cause me to want to put him back on it.
Avatar f tn I try to stick to organic food as much as I can with my daughter. And although we don't go gluten free, I am diabetic, so our house usually eats stuff that is not high in gluten already. Stuff like sprouted grain breads are not made out of flour, but made out of whole wheat, but not whole wheat flour. The gluten level of sprouted grain breads is really really low. Spelt flour is also very low gluten. Rice doesn't have gluten in it either. Though it does have a lot of carbs.
139792 tn?1498589250 Imagine a life in which your favorite comfort foods, such as pasta, bread, cereal and cookies, could cause you to become violently ill. This is reality for an estimated 3 million Americans who have been diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that involves a severe reaction to foods containing gluten. Growing awareness of the condition, combined with consumer demand, has brought an increasing number of gluten-free products to store shelves in recent years.
Avatar f tn I had mono/EBV and was told I had CFS and Fibromialgia. Years later I found out I had Celiac all along. Now I'm not sure about the Fibro. I do have pains, and I failed some kind of test where the Dr. checked pressure points. Still I also could have been misdiagnosed with Fibro when it was really Celiac. Maybe it's both! No matter, the gf diet really helps. I wish you luck. So many people are never diagnosed. It's a starting point, right!
Avatar f tn Have you tried a GFCF (gluten-free, cassein free) diet? I went on one primarily because I wanted to try it with my boys who have autism spectrum issues. I found that it helped my fibro symptoms. It can be hard and expensive to follow but may be worth it for you. I was on Lyrica for a few days and have had asthma ever since. You may want to check out http://www.prescriptiondrug-info.com/threads/lyrica-lawsuit-D77155.htm or the Lyrica Survivors group on Facebook.
1607251 tn?1304605741 In conjunction with the Thyroid Disorders Community, and any other interested members or Communities, let's see if going gluten-free can, in fact, help us lose weight and feel better. Some members have chosen to go Gluten & Glucose free. Others prefer just Gluten Free. This group is open to everyone - not just thyroid patients. (* Please check with your physician.
551343 tn?1506834118 Well he did lots of research and found the MS Recovery Diet and decided why not follow it, in for a penny in for a pound. Basically you go Gluten Free, and dairy free. And within a 12 months he has thrown his stick away. Well I would say that it isnt a miracle cure BUT it seems to help some people perhaps without knowing it are gluten sensitive. (Something that happens more as you get older).
4437322 tn?1354574957 Nutrition is SO important, too. Doing Gluten free... big help with digestive issues and tons of vitamins and supplements. Lots of good info out there! God Bless...
Avatar n tn I am only 25 and have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, CFS and MCS. I am unable to get out of bed some days but because of my young age my doctor is not seeming to take me seriously. He tests my thyroid and iron levels and many other things, but has not sent me to a fibromyalgia specialists. Also I have not been able to get disability cheques, so I am on government assistance:(. Does anybody more experienced have any advice for me? This can be quite stressful.
Avatar f tn Hi Anna,i can relate, i live in oz, i was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 20 yrs ago but it was quiet mild then as time as gone on it has worsened, i also suffer with GORD, IBS,Osteoarthritis,Osteoporosis in my neck n left shoulder and lower back,chronic pain and chronic fatigue, i am alergic to Rye,yeast,wheat, and Codiene ,so gluten free diet too.
Avatar f tn i also read that a diet free or dairy and gluten , no processed foods, MSG etc is supposed to help calm down the pain receptors.. http://hepatitiscnewdrugresearch.com/prevalence-of-fibromyalgia-among-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c.html scroll halfway down http://www.myalgia.com/Bennett%20Mayo%20article.pdf so the above article was in 1999… how is it that not a single doctor in 3.
1943833 tn?1349280189 D to the bones, teeth and joints instead of soft tissues!) and taken 3x daily with a meal containing some fat. Have you ever have been on a gluten-free or elimination diet? Gluten just keeps coming up as an "offensive substance" in many cases, with the ability to affect any part, system or organ in the body. I hope this helps, however, please note that my comments are not intended to replace medical advice.
5586759 tn?1370438872 Artificial sugars have been a culprit to increased fibro problems. Prior I went Gluten free for 6 months, and that was not a trigger, but I keep very careful of my grains sticking to complex ingredients. (I often make my own bread, pastas, etc anymore.) I'm pretty lucky to live in an area that gives me easy access to communities of natural food items. We have a heavy Amish community here finding organic and naturally raised meats are very easy to get to.
Avatar f tn A good source of affordable and gluten free vitamins is at Swanson Vitamins. Just Google it and you'll find it. A good one to try for chronic pain is boswellia. It's one of those that either works really well for someone or it doesn't, but it won't hurt most people. You just have to make sure you tell your doctors that boswellia has blood thinning properties similar to NSAIDS, because most doctors don't have the first clue what boswellia is.
Avatar f tn they sa not to start gluten free untill and endoscopy is preformed. I am avoiding obvious foods like bread but im stilll sick. I wish I could afford a naturopath I need help.
209591 tn?1267418314 Also, different countries have different labelling standards and some places, even developed countries like the UK, can label certain items as gluten-free where other countries do not consider them to be gluten-free. Be aware as well that some of your medications may be gluten-contaminated. You'll either have to consult with your pharmacist or call the companies directly to be sure. If you go the diet route, you should know that most doctors don't consider this definitive of Celiac Disease.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been told that I have Fibromyalgia and that massages will help, I have also tried a gluten free diet with no significant improvement. I also have Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Hemochromatosis(high iron stores) i give blood regularly for the Hemochromatosis. i take Plaquenil tablets (of 200 mg), and Endep (of 25 mg) for inflammation has anyone else got any other ideas, i have constant pain. thanks.
280418 tn?1306329510 she lives in new york her LLMD put her on a gluten free diet and she improved GREATLY. do you have trouble with not eating sweets? that's my downfall, keep me informed if you try the diet.............
Avatar m tn Wishing you well. Niko PS Have you completely ruled out gluten and dairy intolerance? GAPS and SCD, both incorporate grain-free and dairy-free diets, I believe, as these 2 food groups are usually the most offensive.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I am 25 years old and it is almost crippling for me. Right now I am on Ultram and zoloft. My dr wants me to go see a rheumatologist. I am so upset about the diagnosis because I am so young. I have little kids that I want to chase around at the park and play with but it is a struggle just to get out of bed.
Avatar f tn A couple things you may want to try on your own, to rule out magnesium deficiency which is a good possibility as Red Star mentioned and gluten intolerance. 1. Do daily Transdermal Magnesium Oil treatments. Non-invasive, safe and your body will love it! Look it up - let me know if you need details. It will help regulate your heart rhythm over time if indeed Mg deficient. The beta blocker was prescribed for this (elevated heart rate)?
Avatar f tn Hey, unfortunatly FMS is something that cannot be diagnosed that easily, its a process of elimination, so get them to test for EVERYTHING before they try & use FMS as a DX, it is a shame that you're having all these symptoms, just because it isn't Celiac doesn't mean that your body likes wheat, my boss has menieres & i got him to give up wheat as i'd read it on here & it has really helped!! Most supermarkets sell wheat & gluten free stuff! Its worth a go!
Avatar f tn Hi, as a fibromyalgia sufferer myself most of your symptoms do sound like fibromyalgia, however as it is part of an auto immune disease spectrum you need to eliminate MS, Lupus and Kidney problems. Vitamin D deficiency is common with fibromyalgia and kidney failure. My Vitamin D deficiency is caused by kidney failure and I take Adcal daily to replace what my body doesn't absorb. A side effect of VitD deficiency is bone pain, mild to severe.
Avatar f tn Would you mind posting your actual antibody results "before and after" going gluten free? Also, did you have your antibodies retested following eating food with gluten (pizza or donuts)? Have you had them (antibodies) tested each time you fell off the wagon? If not, how do you know they went back up? Once autoimmune damage has been done, going gluten free won't repair it.
Avatar f tn net explains that gluten intolerance is the cause of multiple issues and not just Celiac. Fibromyalgia is one of the many things that gluten intolerance causes. I strongly suggest going to the site. Or, as an alternative, go to YouTube and use their search engine to look up "glutenology.net". There, you will find several videos posted. Look for the one that in the preview shows a chart.
1852058 tn?1320162300 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia over 12 years ago. I had every Lyme and tick test there was through local labs and all were negative. I went to 2 Rheumatologists, 2 FM specialists who are speakers for The Fibromyalgia Association and professors at a highly accredited Univ., 2 General Practicioners and a Neurologist. All concurred that I have Fibromyalgia. After years of suffering and a test, early on for EBV testing positive we chalked my FM up to that.
Avatar f tn i The diagnosis of thyroid insufficiency, and the determination of replacement dosing, must be based upon the patient’s symptoms first, and on the free T4 and free T3 levels second. The TSH test helps only to determine the cause. Even here, “normal” may not be good enough. The labs’ reference ranges for free T4 and free T3 are not optimal ranges; but only 95%-inclusive statistical population ranges. The lower limits are below those seen in studies of healthy adults. They define only 2.
Avatar f tn Also you must rule out Candida (you can do a self-screening by doing your own saliva test for candida-just look it up and repeat twice at least), Hypothyroidism type 1 and 2 (ask for Free T3, Free T4 and Reverse T3 tests ), wheat and gluten intolerance (you may want to do an elimination diet starting with wheat and gluten). Lastly there's the possibility of low methylation.
Avatar f tn I have recently been diagnosed with an allergy to wheat and gluten and came across research stating that a Gluten-free diet may slow down the progression of ALS. I don't have the energy to get into specifics right now - but thought I'd share this information. It is fairly new info. and a lot of physicians probably don't know much about it.