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I have continual left side pain that runs from under my ribs to my hip. I do notice it gets worse if I have been glutened but I really don't understand why I have it all the time. Does anyone have this at all?

Also does anyone know if drinking alcohol makes this worse or does any extra damage? I have had to quiet drinking altogether because I noticed I was feeling drunk after only 2 drinks and the pain got worse on my left side and I was sick for weeks after.

Has anyone also tried Amberen for perimenopause or menopause? I have been thinking about giving it a try but wanted some input if anyone has any.

Thanks Everyone!

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Whoa baby, alcohol just isn't worth it for me, anymore.

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I have continual left side pain that runs from under my ribs to my hip. I do notice it gets worse if I have been glutened but I really don't understand why I have it all the time. Does anyone have this at all?

Also does anyone know if drinking alcohol makes this worse or does any extra damage? I have had to quiet drinking altogether because I noticed I was feeling drunk after only 2 drinks and the pain got worse on my left side and I was sick for weeks after.

Has anyone also tried Amberen for perimenopause or menopause? I have been thinking about giving it a try but wanted some input if anyone has any.

Thanks Everyone!

I've just diagnosed myself with gluten intolerance, but I did have an issue about four years ago with severe pain on my left side. At the time, I was in such pain that I wasn't drinking, so I'm sure that had nothing to do with it. The more I read in these posts, the more symptoms I'm linking to gluten intolerance.

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i have the pain a lot too- mostly on the left side... also from under the ribs down the hip... but i also have muscular pain/issues too... my diaphraghm, iliopsoas, and mostly every muscle in my trunk is WHACKED from being a massage therapist and gasping for air from my thyroid breathing issues.

sometimes im not sure tho if the pain is starting from my muscles and then pinching my intestines... or if the pain is starting from my Descending colon, and then referring to my muscles... its BEYOND ANNOYING & TOTALLY INTERFERES WITH MY QUALITY OF LIFE..

i wonder too if it is a seperate issue from being glutened???? i only say this- cause when i DO get glutened, i get a specific pain where my small intestine is....

i wish it would go away ... :(((

hope others have some helpful suggestions

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It took a while to figure out my cause of pain... I was taking HYOSCYAMINE SUL 0.125 MG for Spasms till I figured out that dairy was causing the pain...

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It took a while to figure out my cause of pain... I was taking HYOSCYAMINE SUL 0.125 MG for Spasms till I figured out that dairy was causing the pain...

thanks for the tip!!! i would not be surprised at all if you're right... just not sure how i'd ever give up dairy :/

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Thank you all for your input, it has helped me alot. I don't drink anymore because it just isnt worth the pain. I am going to make a doctors appt and get checked out and also talk about the natural way for hormone replacement.

Thanks again everyone!

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Thank you all for your input, it has helped me alot. I don't drink anymore because it just isnt worth the pain. I am going to make a doctors appt and get checked out and also talk about the natural way for hormone replacement.

Thanks again everyone!

Hi Kiki! I just thought I'd add my 2 cents real quick. If what you were drinking was beer, or whiskey, or bourbon, that will most definately trigger the pain. All those drinks contain wheat and or barley or rye. I've had to kiss my fav booze goodbye. Anything that is in the rum vodka or tequila familys, in moderation should be ok. Also I've noticed that early in my dealing w/ Celiac I am experiencing lactose intolerance as well, so anything w/ milk is not advised either, at least not much. Good luck! :)

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pain in my left rib cage is the first sign for me that i have been glutened. headache follows (step two and confirmation that i have, indeed, been glutened) i drink, but only beer (redbridge) as even wine knocks me on my a$$.....

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I had pain on my left side constantly for years before going gluten free. It comes back when I eat gluten. I'd even get a hard knot on the left side of my abdomen if I wasn't regular with BM's. All alcohol except tequila makes me sick; I guess because tequila is derived from Agave.

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I get that type of pain when I have been glutened and when I get constipated (which for me is the major problem I have when I have dairy).

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