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amejia111

Diagnosed W Both Celiac And Anklyosing Spondolitis

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Hello, I'm new here and my first post. I was wondering if anybody else has Ankylosing Spondolitis also? Just diagnosed w Celiac but have had A.S. for 15 years now. Trying to figure out what symptoms are what now. Great site.

 

 

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Welcome! I do not have A.S., but I would encourage you to check out our Newbie 101 section under "Coping":

https://www.celiac.com/forums/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

It includes valuable tips for staying gluten free as cross contamination is huge issue for those with celiac disease.

I wish you well!


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Welcome to the board, Angie!

 

A lot of us also have autoimmune disorders along with our Celiac Disease.  I have lupus as well as Celiac, and the advice I can offer is to let you know that you have to take care of all your conditions at once to be healthy.  So, dive on in to gluten-free eating and take it seriously, and you may see improvement overall and in things you thought were from your AS.  It will take some time to tell, but you are on the right path to healing :)

 

Feel free to ask any questions!


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I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.

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I do have arthritis in my spine which is thankfully in remission. I have to expand my diet restrictions to beyond just gluten. One of my biggest offenders are tomatoes. I also have to avoid dairy, potatoes, most vinegars, most legumes, citrus, most corn chips and corn (there is still one brand I can have, yay) high sugar, soy, fermented foods, and a few gluten-free grains. I am hoping to reintroduce these but after eliminating for 6 weeks I noticed once reintroducing they are bringing back cervical pain so they are off the list again. I have been gluten free for three years and it took a long time to really see results and I do elimination diets here and there. Nothing was immediate but it results were certainly there so I am glad I stuck it through. I hope it is just a gluten thing for me and maybe in another year I can reintroduce some of these foods I have to avoid.

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Thanks for input everybody! I'm hoping as I get completely gluten-free the rest will settle too. I've had my arthritis for almost 15 years now and meds never work for me so I've gotten off all meds to see how things shake out, and sadly now that I'm off everything I feel no different which kind of irritates me becuase I have taking all of these horrible meds for nothing but my $.

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I know what you mean about the meds not working. I used to go to support groups (online) before the diet change and many of us were/are in the same boat. Just take one step at a time, be aware and research other avenues, and you will notice results. I was gluten light for the first year before I gave it up completely. It just takes time and commitment and then habit change will happen.

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