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Anyone ever have sore calves. Mine are sore 90% of the time, weather I am active or not. I have had my Blood Sugar testes and don't believe it is diabetic neuropathy.

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Anyone ever have sore calves. Mine are sore 90% of the time, weather I am active or not. I have had my Blood Sugar testes and don't believe it is diabetic neuropathy.

Among many sore things on me ( :huh: ) my calves are BRUTAL! TIGHT and sore...despite stretching.

No explanation for me, either....I have TIGHT hamstrings too...nasty. I have lots of neuropathic pain...and I have heard others talk of sore calves, too. Maybe they will post...

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Anyone ever have sore calves. Mine are sore 90% of the time, weather I am active or not. I have had my Blood Sugar testes and don't believe it is diabetic neuropathy.

Yes, my teenage son has suffered from what he describes as "deep aching in back of calves" for no particular reason (not linked with sport or anything) and all sorts of other aches in legs and lower back. He has used Magnesium Oil in the past which has helped.

Lola

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Gluten can cause inflammation pretty much all over the body. At times it seemed like I was bathing in Ben-gay. I find Tiger Balm helps a bit now along with a hot shower or bath when I get that achey tight feeling or muscle cramps. I recently started taking calcium and magnesium supplements and that seems to help also.

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That was one of my first symptoms. Maddeningly painful and tight calves. It effected the way I walked.

Thankfully it has gone away, either with gluten free eating or because of the vitamin supplements.

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Unfortunately I still suffer from this. It makes me walk like a little old lady sometimes. I have only been gluten free since January and at least it is not everyday anymore. I suspect I am still ingesting gluten through cross contamination or possibly other food intollerances and maybe once I get those figured out it will go away completely.

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Wow from the comments it looks like many get muscle aches. I too get calves aching from time to time. I just figured it was over or under use of muscle or calcium deficiency. It will wake me up at night. Banana

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Among many sore things on me ( :huh: ) my calves are BRUTAL! TIGHT and sore...despite stretching.

No explanation for me, either....I have TIGHT hamstrings too...nasty. I have lots of neuropathic pain...and I have heard others talk of sore calves, too. Maybe they will post...

Me, too! I have attributed it to a severe back injury I sustained three years ago but since I was diagnosed with celiac disease a few weeks ago am beginning to re-think it. My calves are so painful that my massage therapist has a very difficult time working with them. Same with my chest and rib cage. She said last week she is convinced there is something wrong other than my back injury. I cannot kneel, squat, cross my legs, etc. as they are too tight. Have to get up several times at night just to walk around and stretch. Will definitely be buying magnesium this week! Have only been gluten-free a short time so am curious to see what happens with this. I eat lots of bananas and take potassium, calcium and vitamin D3 already (but am not on B12). My last bloodwork showed no deficiencies at all, though...

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You know I just noticed in the last few weeks that my calves especially my left one are tight and sometimes sore. I walk on my heels for a few minutes and then on my toes and it eases. I had so much pain before in every part of my body that I tend to ignore the calf ache but now that you mentioned it.. I have that too!!

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I also had sore/tight calves. It started after I had been gluten-free for several months. I thought it might be stress because my daughter was having so many stomach issues and newly pregnant. Even when I felt calm and had no stress it seemed to still happen. The tightness would start at my ankles and work up to below my knees and I just could not shake it. Did some reading and thought it might be calcium and magnesium so I started on a daily multi and I have not had any more issues with it.

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Me, too! I have attributed it to a severe back injury I sustained three years ago but since I was diagnosed with celiac disease a few weeks ago am beginning to re-think it. My calves are so painful that my massage therapist has a very difficult time working with them. Same with my chest and rib cage. She said last week she is convinced there is something wrong other than my back injury. I cannot kneel, squat, cross my legs, etc. as they are too tight. Have to get up several times at night just to walk around and stretch. Will definitely be buying magnesium this week! Have only been gluten-free a short time so am curious to see what happens with this. I eat lots of bananas and take potassium, calcium and vitamin D3 already (but am not on B12). My last bloodwork showed no deficiencies at all, though...

You sound like me!! Chest, ribs, back...neck..even my jaw..ouch...and I have had chiro, PT and MT and I am still in agony. Plus, it causes me to BURN as well. (3 years of this, lots of $$$ spent trying to get out of pain...)

This was BEFORE Diagnosis. Now, I realize nothing will change as long as I am in gluten inflammation. The nervous system is on hyper over drive.

I also supplement plenty and all my vit levels are fine.

I am curious to see what happens too....praying for relief! Many people talk of pain relief and the "fibro" they had disappearing....so...maybe it will for us, too !! :)

You know, I have read that some people w/celiac do not have gastro symptoms at all.... but muscle/joint pain is the indicator for them....or fatigue...which makes me wonder how many people are DXed with "fibro" when in fact, it is a gluten issue???? :unsure: (yeah, I heard that word in doctor's offices myself as I got the brush-off and the push out the door ...)I KNEW it wasn't that causing me all these symptoms...

Let me know if you see any changes in your tight muscles as you progress!! :)

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