I have been eating gluten free for 8 days to try to figure out if being gluten free could help with the joint pain and bone inflammation I have in the front and back of my pelvis. My PCP told me that a diet change would not help and that I should just go to a doctor she has recommended and get cortisone injections.....which I will do anything to avoid.
My brother is gluten intolerant (never did medical testing) and gets acid reflux and SEVERE joint pain all over if he eats any bit of gluten. He has always told me to try going gluten free to see if it helps me with my acid reflux and migraine headaches but I never took his advice until now. I also just started taking anti-anxiety medication at the beginning of this year and read that anxiety could be a symptom of gluten intolerance.
Here's my questions:
1) How long should I wait until I stop taking my acid reflux medication as a test to see if the gluten free diet has elimated the acid reflux? Normally if I miss one dose I notice it so it wouldn't take more than a day or two to find out.....I just wasn't sure how long the gluten will be hanging around in my body.
2) Can gluten intolerance cause actual bone inflammation or hardening of the joints? These are the things that are showing up on my most recent x-ray.