This is a question that I have had as well. I went from eating any and everything I wanted with no problems (although I has upset stomachs a lot growing up). Then I started having mild pain in my hands over the course of 2-3 years (tingling and sensitive), and then in March of 2012 it went full-blown crazy. My hands were hurting terribly, then it moved to my wrists, knees, hips, and other parts of the body. It was then that I realized that the food I was eating was causing much of this pain. After removing dairy, gluten, nightshades, corn, and eggs, along with other foods that came up in a IGG blood test, my pain got better. To this day, I am not sure about the blood test, but I do know that food is causing my problems. I had an upper endoscopy done last summer, and my villi were normal (I'd been off gluten for about 7 months). This makes me think that the other foods I'm eating are causing damage to the villi. However, my stomach lining was reddish and explained as gastritis. So perhaps the foods I am eating are causing inflammation in the lining of my GI tract even though it isn't necessarily damaging my villi? I don't know. I am eating as healthy as possible, and trying to gain weight (which isn't happening). I have a malabsorption issue and wonder if some of the foods I'm still eating are playing a role in preventing healing.
spirit_walkMember Since 09 Sep 2012
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