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#91 AVR1962

 
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:13 AM

Here's my unscientific results so far:

I have had 1 cup a day (from tea bags). I was noticing that some stiffness in joints seemed less. Yesterday, I didn't have any. Woke up several times with pain in hips and shoulders. My feet and fingers are stiff this morning.

I'm drinking some right now!

YAY!!!!!! My daughter also has trouble with inflammation especially from corn. Recently she ate something with corn, started feeling the inflammation, drank the nettle tea and it went away!!!
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

Trying to follow the thread best I could. It's good to hear some of you all have had good results. I ran out of my initial box I bought from the US and found a couple diffrent types here in Germany. Neither were as strong or as effective. My husband noticed the same, his cramps in the arches of his feet came back. So I have more from the US on order. Glad some of you are getting some relief from symptoms, and I will try the ginger tea myself.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

Hi everyone. I've only just picked up on this thread as I haven't been active for a while. I'll be shortly heading to the store to pick up some nettle tea to test out...

Inflammation is definitely a problem for me. Before I went gluten free I had no celiac antibodies, but did have a very high ESR (100), and a few other blood abnormalities including a highish TSH. Going gluten free brought the ESR and TSH down to decent levels, and the worst of my symptoms (frequent episodes of migraine, vomiting and D, skin rashes, itchy and burning skin) improved, some quickly and some gradually over about 6 months. However I did still have lingering abdominal pain, head and muscle aches, fatigue and brain fog. An endoscopy after 6 months on the diet confirmed ongoing gut inflammation.

8 months further on with these dragging symptoms, despite eating a strict diet mainly free of unprocessed foods I finally understood a way to manage the problems (although I don't really understand why this should be so). I realised that the brain fog was caused by the paracetamol and codiene painkillers I was frequently using to control the head and body pains (I had not been taking more than the allowed daily dose, but did take them on most days). My brain fog cleared within about two weeks of stopping the medication, and the headaches and body pains also reduced significantly - a sure sign of their overuse!

Once that was out of the way, I could see that the headaches or body aches started only if I ate grains, with rice being the major culprit. Going grain free (with a little corn now and again) has stopped the headaches and body pains immediately, my gut was more comfortable and behaved better, and within a few weeks my energy levels soared. Evidence of finally getting the remaining inflammation under control.

Finally, for me, the inflammation may be allergy-related in some way. Since ditching the painkillers and the rice, I have discovered that any headache or gut pain is alleviated by taking an anti-histamine. It doesn't seem to matter which one, I take either Zantac (and H2) or Piriton (an H1). They both work extremely well for me. I would be really interested to hear if this works for anyone else.

Thanks for reading. I'm now off to buy some nettle tea!


Antihistimines can suppress AI symptoms.

It could also be an allergy...

Antihistimines give me relief after a glutening, and I don't appear to have an allergy to glutenous grains.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:30 AM

No supplements, teas, or herbs (or making sacrifices to the gods) seem to help me.
I have decided to just do it full throttle --after doing is "sort of", I went full paleo 4 days ago.
No grains, dairy, legumes, sugar , soy (those last three were easy--I don't eat soy at all, sugar whips me up like a 3 year old
on Christmas Eve and causes insomnia and except for chili and soups, beans are not a big part of my diet. Hate peas. Peanuts are not a big deal to me either). Cheese, rice, white potatoes--these are tough to sacrifice. sigh.

But anyone who has gone full paleo --AVR included--has reported a reduction in inflammation, so I have to do it. The pain is maddening.

I'll keep you posted. (..........but cavemen drank gin, right? :unsure: )
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:32 AM

Thank-you i'am going to try!
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Well IH, I am sure cavemen must have at least eaten juniper berries, so maybe that counts?

I had to give up alcohol (and survived). Gin was my fave too.

Well done on going paleo, let us know how it goes. I am thinking about it...

Mw
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

Well IH, I am sure cavemen must have at least eaten juniper berries, so maybe that counts?

I had to give up alcohol (and survived). Gin was my fave too.

Well done on going paleo, let us know how it goes. I am thinking about it...

Mw


I can give it up, no prob.....I had to do it for almost 3 years when I was sick, but I am not going to like it much, I am sure. :lol:

yeah, Mw.... I used the juniper berry excuse in my head, then I tried potato vodka yesterday (it's a tuber, right), but let's face it, I'm just making excuses.... and come off sounding like a boozy tart at this point.
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#98 Adalaide

 
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

I keep doing the on again off again tea. I get out my pot, get my nettles in it and pour in the water. I'll have a cup and have a cup left for the next day to warm up. Then, I'll forget for a day or two to make some. I'm so absent minded lately. Of course, now that I pretty much can't eat anything maybe I'll just make the tea and then eat the warm soupy nettles. At least I can have those.

Some days I'm less achy, some days more. I don't know if it helps or not, I suppose maybe I should try harder to drink it every day.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:56 PM

I LOVE Nettle!! I drink it in an infusion. I get the leaves from a local herbalist, then dump about half a cup in a mason jar, pour boiling water over it, then let it steep in the fridge for at least 24 hours. Then I strain out the leaves, and drink a gulp of it every day. Infusions are more potent than teas. It always makes me feel great! :)
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

. Then, I'll forget for a day or two to make some. I'm so absent minded lately. Of course, now that I pretty much can't eat anything .


Oh honey! you were accidentally glutened recently, right? You are not absent-minded! it's just damn "gluten head" I am so sorry, Addy, ((hugs))

Some people think drinking this tea helps with that gluten head.

I usually double my probiotics, drink extra water to hydrate, take digestive enzymes with meals for a few days, some B complex with coenzymes (Country Life is gluten-free) and wait for it to pass. Hope you feel better soon!
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#101 Adalaide

 
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

I totally LOOKED at my teapot tonight! I almost even put water on to boil. :lol: Maybe later, when I'm not trying to cook 600 things.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

I totally LOOKED at my teapot tonight! I almost even put water on to boil. :lol: Maybe later, when I'm not trying to cook 600 things.


600? babes, how many burners does your stove have?? :lol: take care of you right now. xx
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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#103 Adalaide

 
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:54 PM

Okay okay, I was cooking 3 things. Taters, green beans and a burger. But it felt like a 600.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

Started my nettle tea today! Will see what sorts of things happen.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:14 AM

I will have to add this to my cabinet. Thanks for the tip.
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