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Old 10-31-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Anyone try this ?

Has anyone tried taking gluten out of their diet ? I have been reading all over the place that gluten ( in all breads, flour, grains ) contributes to lupus ? Or even causes it. ( google it ) GLUTEN ALLERGY AND LUPUS It is pretty interesting. I already know that i did a trial test and took it out of my diet for one week and already i feel better !!! I am having allergy testing done for all kinds of stuff in three weeks and have to eat " normally" so the test results are accurate, just to make sure. Its been three days of eating normal and my pain is coming back like before. Interesting...

 
Old 10-31-2007, 06:11 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone try this ?

I have been wanting to try this myself but have not had the willpower to do it. I have read and heard numerous people say that removing Gluten and even Dairy has helped their symptoms. Even if it's not an allergy or Celiac disease it could just be an intolerance which wouldn't show on blood tests. An elimination diet is the best test to see if you are reacting to a food. I think it's worth a shot to experiment with dietary changes. It may not work for everyone but any relief is good and if it's by natural means then even better.

 
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Re: Anyone try this ?

Hi!

I hadn't heard of this before. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease three years ago and have been gluten-free ever since. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a year before that.

In May I was diagnosed with Lupus. However, my new Rheumatologist is not 100% sure that I have it but that something Rheumatic is going on. I can say my health has still deteriorated even after going on a gluten-free diet three years ago. I sometimes wonder if that is because I was not diagnosed with Celiac until my early 30's. I also know that since Celiac is an auto-immune disease and one autoimmune disease can lead to others, being gluten-free cannot hurt. It is a very challenging diet to live by and food can be expensive, but wheat and gluten are like a poison to my system.

If you would like to see if you have it, you should see a gastroenterologist. They can perform a Celiac Panel (blood test to check for antibodies). They will also have to perform an endoscopy and colonoscopy to be completely thorough. If you do, going gluten-free will only help to improve your overall health. Best of luck to you!!

 
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