Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Found Something For Inflammation
0

138 posts in this topic

Wanted to share this....I have been on a gluten-free diet for 1 1/2 years but for the longest time still having issues.....something in my body was being attacked randomly like a wild fire. I went completely grain free, sugar free 6 months ago and FINALLY after over a year the buzzing in my ears went away. If I did have any corn or rice I noticed my hands would get tight and my feet would hurt. So I tried nettle tea which claimed to help with inflammation.....BINGO, it worked!!!! I drank a cup every day the first week, now I drink a cup every other day and I can now have small amounts of corn and rice without my hands and feet hurting, and no more ringing in my ears!!!!

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Wanted to share this....I have been on a gluten-free diet for 1 1/2 years but for the longest time still having issues.....something in my body was being attacked randomly like a wild fire. I went completely grain free, sugar free 6 months ago and FINALLY after over a year the buzzing in my ears went away. If I did have any corn or rice I noticed my hands would get tight and my feet would hurt. So I tried nettle tea which claimed to help with inflammation.....BINGO, it worked!!!! I drank a cup every day the first week, now I drink a cup every other day and I can now have small amounts of corn and rice without my hands and feet hurting, and no more ringing in my ears!!!!

That's awesome that you found something to help you! I was wondering if you are still having double vision or any of the other symptoms you were experiencing? Did the nettle tea take care of your remaining problems from having Celiac?

I'm so interested to know.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very interesting. Glad you found something to help! :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had totally forgotten about nettle tea or it's existence. It is the only thing that my grammy says keeps her going. It is the difference between her hands being in knots and her being able to knead bread and crochet like she always has. Without it her joints will swell like balloons.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you get that in a tea bag? I thought someone said you get the nettles and soak them or something? How does it taste?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




oh baby, do I need this!! I still have wicked inflammation and I have tried EVERYTHING suggested to me. I mean it. (Even weirdo stuff I would never admit to openly.) :lol:

Ok, I just read this:

"If there's one plant to have on hand at all times that provides a cure for arthritis, an herbal treatment for allergies, relieves hair loss, treats Celiac disease, bleeding, bladder infections, skin complaints, neurological disorders and a long list of other conditions -- it's nettle leaf.

Nettle plants grow wild across the U.S., Europe and around the globe; they are used for both medicinal purposes and as food. Highly nutritious, the prickly plant is often used as a spring tonic. It's a natural cleanse that removes metabolic wastes and is both gentle and stimulating on the lymph system, promoting easy excretion through the kidneys.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036080_stinging_nettles_remedies_arthritis.html#ixzz28dlSHPq3

..did I read that correctly: treats celiac disease? well, it explains it more fully as....helps reduce symptoms.

I'm willing to give it a try for these aching joints and bones. And if my hair grows in faster, it would be a major bonus.

Thanks for sharing, A!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow-- my MIL swears by stinging nettles for allergies. Lately my knees feel like they're 95, I'm trying this. Thanks:)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you get that in a tea bag? I thought someone said you get the nettles and soak them or something? How does it taste?

To answer my own question - yes. I found some at Whole Foods

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in the car (not driving). Gonna stop at Wegmans, hopefully they'll have it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in the car (not driving). Gonna stop at Wegmans, hopefully they'll have it.

They do, I saw it when I googled !! :D

Bummer, we do not have a Whole Foods or a Wegmans--but they should be here by 2014, I have learned.... whoohoo!

I had to resort to the ever-popular "delivery by amazon".

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IrishHeart - Thanks for the link and extra information! It sounds amazing. I'm sooo trying this!!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't wait to try! I hadn't considered it before, but is my celiac disease causing my joint stiffness and my aching foot pain? Geez! I didn't know that too. I have actually been getting ready to call the Dr. about my aching joints. I will first try Nettle tea.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is my celiac disease causing my joint stiffness and my aching foot pain?

probably. Has your doc checked your ANA, sed rate, c-reactive protein etc. for inflammatory diseases?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got it at Weggies:). Brewed a cup when we got home-- tasted nice, not too strong or bitter.

We should all compare notes going forward!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if it will help with dh? Hmmmmm........

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow...can possibly help inflammation for me and allergies for my son - I just ordered some for us as well.

Felt funny buying something that I avoid like the plague on a hike, but I'm in for another experiment that can possibly reduce chronic inflammation.

Thanks for sharing!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's awesome that you found something to help you! I was wondering if you are still having double vision or any of the other symptoms you were experiencing? Did the nettle tea take care of your remaining problems from having Celiac?

I'm so interested to know.

Gary'sGirl, I have not had any double vision in maybe over a year but still having blurred vision. Have done some experimenting and it seems the blur is coming from one eye and not the other so I am wondering if perhaps the two eyes are not focusing together properly??? I plan to go to an optomologist.

I still have issues with my nerves.....numbness below the knees that docs have not been able to pinpoint but my body is no longer on fire. I have not felt this good in a long long time.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you get that in a tea bag? I thought someone said you get the nettles and soak them or something? How does it taste?

Yes, I bought it from Amazon in bag form. It tastes like grass but really if you are having inflammation issues I highly suggest it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oh baby, do I need this!! I still have wicked inflammation and I have tried EVERYTHING suggested to me. I mean it. (Even weirdo stuff I would never admit to openly.) :lol:

Ok, I just read this:

"If there's one plant to have on hand at all times that provides a cure for arthritis, an herbal treatment for allergies, relieves hair loss, treats Celiac disease, bleeding, bladder infections, skin complaints, neurological disorders and a long list of other conditions -- it's nettle leaf.

Nettle plants grow wild across the U.S., Europe and around the globe; they are used for both medicinal purposes and as food. Highly nutritious, the prickly plant is often used as a spring tonic. It's a natural cleanse that removes metabolic wastes and is both gentle and stimulating on the lymph system, promoting easy excretion through the kidneys.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036080_stinging_nettles_remedies_arthritis.html#ixzz28dlSHPq3

..did I read that correctly: treats celiac disease? well, it explains it more fully as....helps reduce symptoms.

I'm willing to give it a try for these aching joints and bones. And if my hair grows in faster, it would be a major bonus.

Thanks for sharing, A!!

IrishHeart, please let me know what you results are if you decide to try it. I have been very pleased!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IrishHeart, please let me know what you results are if you decide to try it. I have been very pleased!

A,

I just ordered some and I will most definitely keep you posted.

I am all for trying things and seeing if it helps.

Just nobody suggest bungie jumping to me. :lol:

I am so happy to see you feeling so well, hon!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A,

I just ordered some and I will most definitely keep you posted.

I am all for trying things and seeing if it helps.

Just nobody suggest bungie jumping to me. :lol:

I am so happy to see you feeling so well, hon!!

It's been a long journey, docs have been very little help and basically I have had to experiemnt and just try to see if things will work, have done alot of reading, this one I was excited about because it actually did something positive for me! Bea had suggested a few months ago but my body was a bit too broken at the time for me to know what was helping and what was not. It's been a slow process but I am getting there!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but my body was a bit too broken at the time for me to know what was helping and what was not. It's been a slow process but I am getting there!

I think we discussed this a few times, too--and I agree--and can totally relate.

When we are first healing, it IS very difficult to see that constant, chronic inflammation and a raw gut makes it impossible to determine what helps & what doesn't and we often think it is "this food, that food, this additive, etc" and we drive ourselves mad with it all.

I know what you mean about s-l-o-w....I am like the tortoise when it comes to recovery, but as my doc says " but, he won the race, remember?" :D

You keep doing what you're doing--it's working for you!

and now you've got a whole bunch bunch of us "achy types" following your tip. :lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm totally sending my mother out to buy nettle tea! Maybe it will fix her arthiritis. She has old elbow, knee, shoulder, back injuries that trouble her, and it's started on her hands now too. Would be nice if something other than corrosive painkillers could help.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW, I'm sending her out to get it rather than getting it myself because we're two thousand miles apart. Just realized how horrible that sounded....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll be picking some up at my healthfood store tomorrow. I read about how to make your own and it doesn't sound that hard, but after the 20 degree temps we had the past few overnights, (combined with my inability in the kitchen) I'll just buy some.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,675
    • Total Posts
      921,694
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Thank you everyone! Good to know I am not alone with this. I am asking for a referral to a new cardio. Hopefully it will all go away the longer I am gluten-free. It started up in February/March after a gluten challenge and mostly vanished until July when I had a lot of shortness of breath. It absolutely was CRAZY just a few days after the glutening. I was gasping for breath and the beats were all over the place just walking through a parking garage and I was only mildy anemic at the time.   But it seems to "quiver" and do funny things for a bit still. I sort of theorized maybe it was inflammation in the heart because after this last glutening, my head felt like it was in a vice and my eyes would sting or get stabbing pain hurt (that is finally going away thankfully...knock on wood).  The head/eye pressure I learned also happens to my sibling who has celiac and his naturopath told him that sometimes the brain gets inflamed. Hopefully I can meet the new cardio soon and feel confident that he is taking me seriously. It is sort of difficult to feel confident in the opinion of a doctor that your ticker is ok when they are not really listening and end up making you cry. LOL. A friend of mine in the mental health field recently listened to my story of doc after doc and test after test and said that it was akin to the folk story of blind men describing an elephant. A group of blind men all feel one part of an elephant (tusk, tail, ear, tail) and then compare notes only to find they all disagree.  In some  versions they argue intensely. In other versions they have to collaborate and listen to each other in order to "describe" an elephant.    
    • Good afternoon! I am new to this board and fairly new to researching Celiac Disease, although I had a general idea what it was. My health has become a huge mystery to me, and it's one that I am desperate to solve. The biggest issue right now is horrible, life affecting fatigue. I have been dealing with it for several years now- as many as 5 to 6. It has gotten progressively worse, and nothing at all helps. Sleep apnea has been ruled out. Intestinal issues are something I have dealt with for almost two decades. I'm 45, but I've already had two colonoscopies as well as two endoscopies. My first endoscopy was as a child for persistent, severe stomach pain. My last colonoscopy and endoscopy was two years ago. The only thing that has come from those is an Irritable Bowel type condition and GERD, which is pretty bad. My bowel movements have always been crazy. They can be very normal and healthy to completely crazy. I've had periods of persistent diarrhea to occasional constipation, which is a fairly new thing within the last year. Last week, I went from having diarrhea that morning to hard, round balls of stool by that evening. My most common stools here lately, though, are not quite diarrhea, but more fluffy, large piles. Gas is an ongoing, daily issue for me. I have copious amounts of gas every day no matter what I eat or drink. Most of the gas in non-odorous but it can be very loud. I am currently on a total of 60 mg of Ritalin per day just to function. I often add energy pills, purchased from places such as GNC, because the Ritalin isn't working. Yesterday, I took both doses of Ritalin and two energy pills, and I passed out on the couch after work. I work from 7:30am to 3:30pm, and my work day is nothing too crazy. I try to keep very consistent sleep hours and could easily sleep to 1:00pm or longer if I don't have to get up for something. I sometimes have short periods of energy in the mornings, but that is usually over by noon. The quality of my life is greatly affected. I don't want to go anywhere or do anything because I am way too tired. I'm trying to keep up with my exercising, but that is also a struggle.  I have a history of clinical depression for practically all my adulthood, but it has been very well managed for the last four years. The fatigue is currently causing a great deal of depression, but it is very different from the clinical depression that I use to deal with. When I don't feel sleepy and tired, I don't feel depressed. When the fatigue sets in, I feel very irritable and sad. I realize that the stimulants can cause irritability, but I don't feel irritable or sad when I'm not feeling fatigued.  I've only recently began to explore that the fatigue and the intestinal issues could be related. I have always accepted that I have a sensitive, cooky digestive track. The increasing, unrelenting fatigue is what has lead me to exploring the possibility that everything could be related. I did have blood work last November. My doctor did not test for anything Celiac Disease specific, but she did do a Vitamin D, ferritin level and overall metabolic panel. All of that is normal. My thyroid level is also normal, and I do take thyroid hormone because I had half of my thyroid removed 11 years ago due to what turned out to be a benign thyroid tumor.  I just saw my doctor two weeks ago, and she increased the dosage of my Ritalin. That has not helped at all. She has never mentioned Celiac Disease to me before. I made an appointment for this Friday afternoon to talk about it, but I keep wondering if I'm even heading in a direction that makes sense. I decided to post here for some guidance. I'm sorry this has been so long. I'm not really into cutting something totally out of my diet just to see what happens. I also feel like that if I have something that is poisoning my system, I need a real clinical diagnosis of that. I feel like maybe I'm grasping at straws now and imagining a correlation that isn't there. I am not looking for a quick fix, but right now I have no idea what needs to be fixed. I am open to any information and/or suggestions. Thanks so much!   Jennifer
    • Celiac disease sufferers or those who embrace a life without gluten can check out Canada's Gluten-Free Market when it makes stops in London and ... View the full article
    • I too have heart palps, flutters, skips whatever you want to call them. Ecg shows nothing. I was told by my doctor it is due to my low iron which is due to celiac. They pretty much went away after being gluten-free. But occasionally do come back. I've actually been having them for the past 3 days. But I was glutened with really severe reaction about a week ago so not sure if its due to that. Or if iron is low right now. I am on supplements but it still goes up and down. I hear you about doctors. It seems if you don't do research yourself or ask questions they don't say or do or test for anything. 
    • For a number of years pre diagnosis I had irregular heartbeats - anything from a fluttering type thing to seemingly skipping one or more beats to rapid beats to something like a short drum riff. I had multiple ECG's which didn't find anything odd. It never did it when I was at the doctors or getting the ECG's. Sometimes it seemed to pound very hard & rapid, at these times I discovered if I just laid down flat on my back, it would restore normal rhythm almost instantly. These things happened at random whether I was at rest, sitting, standing, running or working hard. It was always short lived -- lasting only 1 to several seconds, perhaps the longest was close to a minute. I too have little faith in docs as I've had my share of being blown off, to misdiagnoses. The whole heart thing quit after I had been gluten-free for a while but if I get glutened, it returns.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,670
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    jelefr
    Joined