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Sound Like Celiac Disease?

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So last year I went out with a friend and walked around all day shopping at some giant strip mall.  Came home and at night I had a tingle in my right calf.  I stretched it a bit and the next day my ankle was stiff and hurt.  I chalked it up to a sprain of some sort and it was hurting for about 2 months.  The pain would reach up my entire leg.  Then it started to go away and then it spread to my other ankle.  Now I started worrying that it couldn't be an ankle sprain it must be arthritis or something.  So both my ankles ached a bit.  Then my feet and hands would tingle with pin pricks.  Also my muscles would start twitching all over my body.  Little spasms.  That lasted about a week.  Then finally I started getting this pain in my lower rib area over my gallbladder or liver.  It was becoming so intense like this burning ache.  My back around the kidney areas was starting to ache as well.  I did some research and first thought diabetes but stopping all sugar didnt help.  So I tried gluten free and the tingling, twitching, ankle pain, and intestine pain all lessened.  Well the twitching and tingling stopped completely and the ankle pain is only very slight.  But my intestine pain is still there and sometimes it flares up for reasons that I do not know.  I could swear I don't touch gluten but still sometimes the intestine pain worsens and it makes me wonder if it really is gluten after all.  I eat out alot so I don't know if it's cross contamination that's getting me or what.  Does this sound like Celiac to you or something else?  I should have health insurance through obama care very soon so I've been waiting on that to come through for me before I go for a diagnoses.  Should I be stopping all dairy as well just to be safe?

 

 

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Hello: you need basic blood work panels to check your liver and kidney functions and white and red blood counts and they need to do an A1C and other tests for diabetes and many other things. I have researched Celiac and it really is different for everybody and they usually don't test for it unless you ask or they have ruled out everything else.....unfortunately. Good luck. Hope you find your answer but those symptoms could be many different things....

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It is easy to get Gluten contamination in restaurants.  Even those who have Gluten Free menus and do everything they can to avoid it, there's still a chance because accidents happen.

 

If you want to give Gluten Free a serious go, you need to stop eating out for at least a couple of weeks, but before you do so you have to scrub your kitchen completely.  I tried it half-heartedly at first a while back, and didn't get as dramatic a change as I did recently.  I went through a fierce withdrawal, which tells me I didn't do it properly the first time.

 

Just my $0.02 anyway.

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It could be celiac or a it could be something else. You need to start eating gluten again if you are going to be tested for celiac. If you are not eating gluten your body won't have the antibodies that the doctors will be looking for to diagnose you. Hope this gets figured out for you soon. 


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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