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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:33 PM
I have celiac disease. I have been symptom free for a long while. My wife and I were so happy that I was symptom free because we struggled with gluten and CC for a long time.
The other day I found myself with terrible symptoms. Of course we immediately tried to determine the cause. We seldom go to restaurants because of frequent cross contamination. And my diet has not changed one bit. There was only a single change we can come up with. That change is in one of my BP medications.
When my wife picked up my Carvedilol/coreg the pharmacist said, "These pills look different, but don't worry, they're the same." Okay, we have heard this about medications before and it never caused a problem.
I take two of these sort of large pills per day. If the binder has been changed to one related to wheat gluten this is the source of my problem.
Thing is, it took ages to get my BP under control using a combination of meds.
Anyone have suggestions? Thank you very much for your assistance.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:43 PM
Another thought i had would be you could be developing a new intolerence to something. It happens ya know?
Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:44 PM
I would call the manufacturer of the pills right away tomorrrow. If you need to call your doctor for a sooner than usual refill, do so. Call around to local pharmacies, find out what manufacturer they use for that prescription or if necessary have your doctor prescribe the brand name. When you go in to drop off your prescription then again before you pay, verify the manufacturer. Paranoid? Yes. But really, is it worth being looked at like you're a weirdo to avoid what you're going through now?
Gluten free January 2012.
Tyramine free June 2012 - slowly getting a few foods back at a time.... scratch that
Low Histamine April 2013 - I swear this better be the last time I have to restrict my diet because giving up chocolate is the final straw
Iodine free briefly fall 2012
If ever you are feeling like you’re tired, And all your uphill struggles leave you headed downhill
If you realize your wildest dreams can hurt you, And your appetite for pain has drinken its fill
I ask of you a very simple question, Did you think for one minute that you are alone
And is your suffering a privilege you share only, Or did you think that everybody else feels completely at home
Just wait.... and it will come -- Just Wait by Blues Traveler
Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:59 AM
dairy free 2/12
soy free 10/12
corn free 10/12
nightshade free 10/12
Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:15 AM
We are still working on a solution. I quit that particular Carvedilol pill. I see my doctor on Thursday. Sometimes things don't work out as we wish, especially down in the sticks where we live.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:39 PM
If you are interested, there are natural ways to lower high blood pressure.
This website is a fantastic resource for nutritional and health information: http://chriskresser.com/perfecthealth
I also found this article on how a study found that a blood pressure medication caused symptoms similar to celiac. Really interesting...
I hope you get it figured out and feel better soon!
Fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2010.
Mild hyperthyroidism diagnosis 2011.
Disc Degeneration diagnosis 2012.
Life long battle with hypoglycemia.
Gluten Free since 2010. On Paleo-type diet since May 2011.
Suffered years of brain fog, back spasms, nausea, and recurring connective tissue pain and injuries. After years of misdiagnosis, I did my own elimination diet and discovered a severe reaction to wheat gluten and casein. After going on a grain free, nightshade free, Paleo-ish diet, my symptoms are nearly gone, and I FINALLY KICKED THE BRAIN FOG!
Cheers to health! <3
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