Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:05 AM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:14 AM
I had costochondritis about 3 years ago. I'd never heard of it before. I started having this weird pain around my ribs on my left side, just under my breast. I thought, that's strange, and figured it would go away until one morning I'm sitting drinking my coffee and STAB! Ooh, it was bad. I managed to get myself to emerg and actually got bumped up the priority list because the pain was right over my heard. Many hours and tests later, the doctor announced it was probably this costochondritis thing, which is an inflamation of the cartiledge between your ribs, and all you can really do is take lots of anti-inflamatories and wait for it to go away.
I've never heard that it could be associated with Celiac. I, of course, always consider that, but I'd just had a mild cold and aparently it can be caused by a virus, though there's no clear-cut explanation for it. Just a weird thing that happens. It's never come back.
That said, bthack, if you have Celiac or are on the gluten-free diet, then eating (or drinking) gluten can increase your chances of getting weird things like this because your immune system is affected.
I miss beer too, but yes, there are several decent gluten-free beers out there, and they're getting better. It's not quite the same, but better than nothing.
Hope you get better soon!
~ Be a light unto yourself. ~ - The Buddha
- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice
- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:28 AM
It has completely gone away since going gluten-free (unlike my other symptoms ).
Diagnosed with wheat hates me 4/13
Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:01 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:22 PM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:53 PM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:18 PM
That was some of the worst, annoying, troubling pains out there since it "travels" across the area looking for nerve endings.
I'd never heard it was related to gluten (perhaps mine wasn't). It did go on for YEARS...and once it popped loose and sounded like a freakin' gun shot. Knocked me over like one, too.
I can honestly say if I'd have known it was triggered by gluten I'd have stopped gluten immediately.
It hurts THAT BAD.
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
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