Fibromyalgia and gluten free diet

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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 Has any one had success with a gluten free casine free diet? We are about to try it under the support from an integrated medical doctor and dietitian. Does any one have any good result stories or otherwise?
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 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 I don't know if it's the antibiotics or gluten free diet (let me rephrase that - gluten 'decreased' diet). I haven't taken it out of my diet. I just attempt to reduce it and eat gluten free products in place of other glutenous products when I can.
Avatar f tn Have all of your symptoms resolved ? I was on a gluten free diet myself for awhile because many people with CFS cannot tolerate gluten very well.
1607251 tn?1304605741 In the little time I have had lately to really dig deep on the diet changes (particularly gluten-free and zero sugar) I was thinking WE could try this as a forum community and track our personal results. Maybe both weight and thyroid results. This would be a long haul of diligent work - about a 6 mth commitment but offering ourselves in diet changing to see if weight loss and thyroid wellness could be achieved with this may be something we could try.
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 or the Lyrica Survivors group on Facebook.
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).
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.. scroll halfway down 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 I have stopped eating bread but have not started a strict gluten free diet. Im scared to eat as I have no clue why foods make me soo nautious and uncomfortable. Have I been misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia as celiacs can cause alike symptoms (joint pain)? I think my dad may have had it celiacs but he has passed. I am waiting for an appointment for a endoscopy which im scared of I hope they put me too sleep.
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 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.
Avatar f tn htm My husband and boys all deal with autism spectrum disorder issues. We decided to try a gluten-free, cassein-free (GFCF) diet to see if it helped any of us. I think it helps the guys somewhat but REALLY helps my Fibromyalgia. It is a difficult diet to follow but you might be amazed at how much better you feel. I have come up with some of my own recipes so I don't have to buy the expensive GFCF foods. It is definitely worth trying for at least a few months to see if it helps you.
Avatar f tn 2.Consider going on a very low carb diet (no grains, no sugars) for 2 weeks, if better, go on a gluten free diet.for the following 2 weeks. If not better, then, discontinue as there's no benefit. If not better on the gluten free diet, then there's possibility of Candida overgrowth or other issue with general carb intake. The last step would be, to see the Rheumie for further exploration. Oh, just thought about this. Look into Hypothyroidism type 2, as many of your symptoms match.
Avatar f tn My suggestion is to do Dr. Mercola's free metabolic typing test, to see if you are suited for such a diet and if you are, please be very vigilant to ensure that your body is getting everything it needs in order to function well. Knowledge is power! Note that this is not intended to replace medical advice. Best wishes!
Avatar n tn I followed the protocol in KT's book and began my diet on the third day but Dr. Simmeon's protocol says to gorge for 3 days and then begin the diet. I don't know why there is a day difference in the protocols. Also I noticed that DR. Simmeon says to eat white fish but in KT's book he is specific about the white fish being halibut, Chilean sea bass, flounder or sole. Is anyone following just Dr. Simmeon's protocol and if so are you eating other white fish like orange roughy or tilapia?
Avatar f tn Yes it makes sense why some respond with great success to a gluten free diet and others don't notice much of an improvement. I'm not sure what blood tests are available in Australia to test for gluten intolerance. I wouldn't mind having a Intestinal Permeability test done. However, tests are available in American may not be available in Australia as i've found out!
Avatar f tn But, carrots, beets and golden sweet potatoes are wonderful for the gluten free diet. They're just out for me temporarily. I brought it up, because I do agree with the original post. And, people need to know how all of this is connected.
1852058 tn?1320162300 myself wiht that one because I do like to drink Diet soda, so I completely eliminated it from my diet for about 4 months and noticed absolutely no difference, and also didn't notice any difference when I added it back in. I do sometimes have trouble with caffeine if I've had too much - one or two cups of coffee in the morning is usually ok, but if then I also have tea or soda later in the day that has caffeine, I usually will end up having more problems.
Avatar f tn Anyway, I recently decided to begin an elimination diet to rid my diet of allergens (gluten, soy, dairy, sugar, caffeine, unfiltered water etc. ) in hope that i can find a possible solution to this headache. ;) I am wondering if anyone else has found relief through this method? I eat mostly vegetarian, occasionally eating fish, but i consume a lot of soy and dairy products. I'm fairly active and would love to find a solution through diet and exercise.
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 One simply must avoid nay sayers on that one who assume that going gluten free and dairy free is some fad. If one's doctor wants to rely solely on the blood test for gluten intolerance, which has a high rate of false negatives, and won't also consider the resolution of symptoms when eliminating gluten from the diet, then it's time for a different GI doctor for that issue. Besides, gluten intolerance is actually a part of Tyramine Intolerance.
1550026 tn?1299339682 And I tried Gluten free for a week and it seemed to have absolutely no effect and had a test done to see if I had gluten intolerance, and No I didnt, but I want to try something that will help me, and I dont really know where to start, but I suspect food could be the culprit, so I am open to any ideas, that are not so expensive, and something more than a gluten free diet/and or something different than a gluten free diet.
Avatar f tn I'm a 29yo female. I want to find out if i have fibromyalgia and would like to hear someone describe the feeling of the pain that comes with it? I am nervous about asking my doctor that he will think i'm a hypochondriac or brush me off. I have had chronic, heavy fatigue for the past 8 years or so. Headaches all the time, brain fog and memory problems. I have kind of just assumed that this was just me but it is extremely frustrating. I've never had a diagnosis.