Severe Joint Pain In Several Areas At Once
Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:12 AM
After many visits to doctors (blood tests and X-Rays), specialists and naturopath's they have diagnosed me with Osteoarthritis, Ross River virus and a few more.
They scratched their head for many years and even said it was in my head.
The first few years I took anti inflammatory drugs prescribed then lost faith in most doctors.
Guessing I must diagnose myself when all the professional help has failed to find anything.
I relied on Voltaren, Herron Blue and Neurofen tablets and gel for pain relief, it was extremely crippling and made the every day things hard.
Until the pain relief was not effective at all and the pain was crippling again. The pain is extremely crippling during the night then eases a little when I have bowel movement throughout the day.
I have researched the internet and noticed that gluten products were a major cause of different symptoms, sore joints being one of them.
Over the last few months I have had reoccurring bouts of eczema.
I have been gluten free for 2 weeks now and eczema settled very quickly, joints are still causing problems but it's only early days. I don't feel heavy and bloated and seemed to have lost a little weight.
Today joint pain has narrowed to one joint aching (which I have learned to live with it), normally its three or four at the same time.
Fingers crossed I have finally found the balance for my body...GLUTEN FREE
Would love to hear from people who have similar challenges and would like to read your stories.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:01 AM
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)
celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007
Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15
Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom
Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007
Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)
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