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Jaw Pain?

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I developed a pain in the center of my chest today. Lots of burping and gas. Eventually this created a numbness in my jaw. The lower left hand corner. Of course all searches on this yield heart issues which is extremely scary. So I went to the doctor (urgent care) to get a formalized opinion because I couldn't reach my doctor and the urgent care was right now the road. 

 

I had a chest x-ray and a ekg. They both came back normal and they just told me to monitor and that it was probably trapped gas and acid reflux. Well maybe, but has anyone else experienced these problems?

 

 

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Yes, I used to get that a lot before I was diagnosed. I had cardiac testing (Holter Monitor and Stress Echo) which was normal.

Later, when I had my endoscopy, the doctor found a hiatal hernia. My gas/reflux is much better now, but from time to time will resurface.

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I definitely had jaw pain related to gluten. It would hurt mainly when chewing and start a few hours after eating something that contained large amounts of gluten. But it went away completely when I went gluten-free. I particularly noticed this in the last month before I went gluten-free, when I was starting to become suspicious of gluten.

But TMJ is also closely linked to jaw pain.

Makes me wonder if TMJ is related to gluten allergies. Seems as if everything else under the sun can be linked to gluten and mine seemed to go hand in hand with the phases of my life where gluten was more prevalent.

But I haven't had any problems with TMJ or jaw pain since going gluten free. 

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How long were you gluten free before the relief appeared?

I realize it's different, but I am beginning to wonder if I'm getting CC'd somewhere. I just can't pin it down. I don't buy anything food wise (read the labels) I check all my condiments, medicines, toiletries... etc 

 

The only thing I can think of might be the dog food and I try to be extra careful with that. I'm looking for alternatives which will not hurt my doggy.

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How long were you gluten free before the relief appeared?

I realize it's different, but I am beginning to wonder if I'm getting CC'd somewhere. I just can't pin it down. I don't buy anything food wise (read the labels) I check all my condiments, medicines, toiletries... etc 

 

The only thing I can think of might be the dog food and I try to be extra careful with that. I'm looking for alternatives which will not hurt my doggy.

Dog food can contain it. If you want a good and healthy "dog" food, cook up a batch of chicken and rice with veggies. Boil the chicken, shred. Use the broth to cook the rice. Add some frozen veggies (such as peas and carrots, green beans are good too).

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Relief from most of my gluten problems occurred in the first two days of going gluten free, but I probably wasn't completely successful at steering clear of it for the first month, getting hit from some of the hidden sources like spaghetti sauce and my toaster. But I still had/have plenty of problems related to vitamin deficiencies that I'm just now starting to track down and treat, and some of these problems are much more painful than those that cleared up after going gluten free. Have you had your levels checked? I've read that folate, B12, iron, and vitamin D are high on the list for likely deficiencies.

But I never had the type of jaw numbness or chest pain that you described.

Do you keep a food diary that you could check back to see what you were eating in the days before it happened?

Curious about the dog food, I googled. Here is a link to a thread on the forums about it.

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/89076-pet-food/

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Yeah. I've been trying to keep a diary but nothing consistent is standing out.

I do have slightly low iron and low iron saturation. I've read that the symptoms can be similar. Also slightly low in vitamin d. I think the chest pain is gas. I get a lot of gas and burp all the time. I've been worked up and they say my heart and lungs are fine.

What kind of problems did you have with deficiencies?

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When I have really bad GERD I get that pain in my chest, it also spreads to the shoulder. Are you eating anything acidity? Even coffee can trigger it but I'm not about to give that up!

I'm experiencing the jaw pain the last couple days. Can't figure it out, feels like I've been punched in the jaw! It's the lower left but not in the corner where the joint is

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Yeah, I probably am. I try to avoid the major triggers... but I'm sure I still get a bit of onion and tomatoes, etc. I'm working towards a more alkaline diet. I'm just not a very good chef... so the learning process is difficult. The girlfriend cooks more but she is still learning also. She just decided to go gluten free with me to see how hard it is and I think she is realizing it is no picnic under the sun.

 

 

When I have really bad GERD I get that pain in my chest, it also spreads to the shoulder. Are you eating anything acidity? Even coffee can trigger it but I'm not about to give that up!

I'm experiencing the jaw pain the last couple days. Can't figure it out, feels like I've been punched in the jaw! It's the lower left but not in the corner where the joint is

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