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Kathyl067

Joint Pain/ Appendicitis / Celiac

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Almost died from my appendix bursting and being diagnosed with flu for five days, is there anyone out there that has had Celiacs with the same problem ? This (appendix burst ) happened in 08 just diagnosed with celiac three weeks ago. Also, is anyone with celiac experiencing a lot of joint pain. I have been in a lot of pain lately and seems to be getting worse .

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Hi Kathy and Welcome to the Forum.

 

I had the same with my appendix many many years ago but I have not seen definitive information about the two being connected.  Joint pain is common with un-diagnosed Celiac.  Read the Newbie 101 thread on the Coping Section.  If will provide needed information to start your new Life being Gluten Free and ask any question you need to.

 

Be Well,

 

Colleen

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I also had my appendix out a few years ago. After being told there was nothing wrong with me. And I am just a newbie Dx'd Celiac , My joints are killin me! I always thought because I have had so many broken bones but seems it isn't just that.  And Love the Newbie Thread! Good luck! 

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My appendix ruptured when I was 14 after just a few days of excruciating pain, it was a miracle it was diagnosed correctly because I did not have a high white blood cell count among other things.  A friend of my Dad's was passing by the ER and referred me to a Dr at the hospital in town.  Otherwise they were going to send me home with meds for gas pain...   I had not heard of this connection before.  I found out about being Celiac 5 1/2 years ago.  My major symptom was and still is joint pain.  I can tell within 20 to 30 minutes of eating gluten because of pain in elbows, knees, fingers, etc in the soft tissue and joint, feels like my tendons tighten up... hard to describe.  Other symptoms follow hours later, can last a day or two.  I am pretty careful but have ended up really ill a handful of times since diagnosis.

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I've never had appendix problems (thank goodness - ouch!) but I have had joint pain since my 20's. Arthralgias are a fairly common symptom of celiac disease. They can take months to a few years to improve. It took a good 6 month gluten-free for mine to start to improve.

 

Best wishes.

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