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Inflammation And Bronchitis

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I have been gluten-free since July of last year. Unfortunately in January during business travel I was glutened 3 times and got very sick. (you can't trust restaurants). I recently had a colonoscopy and still have severe inflammation in my ileum. I am hoping in a couple of years that goes away but I understand - because I am almost 51 and I didn't get diagnosed until recently so I have to undo decades of damage.

 

Last year just as I gave up Gluten I got bronchitis/asthma and it lasted 5 months. I was on steroids for 5 weeks. I have been very healthy since that ended, November 14, 2014. I have not had my fatigue and I've been exercising and I thought my only problem was to fix my ileum by continuing to eat clean (Paleo). I even cut out nightshades. I take curcumin and anti-inflammatory teas.

 

Until Friday night when all of a sudden I lost my voice, then I woke up with extreme fatigue and it was hard to breathe. It was bronchitis again. I have not been glutened since January. I did do a VERY intense workout Friday. Bronchitis got worse and worse and I am now on a 6 day steroid pack and it's working thankfully but I cannot figure out WHY this happened. There was no fever. This was just an inflammatory break out of some sort.

 

Does inflammation travel from the gut even though there's no gluten? I do know my ileum is severly inflamed but I do NOT have any digestive issues whatsoever (unless I eat gluten which was in January). If I didn't have that colonoscopy last month I would never have known I had inflammation in my ileum. I just think there's a link somehow between the ileum inflammation and the sudden inflammation in my upper respiratory. I wonder if I need to not workout so hard?

 

Anyone have any feedback for me? Much appreciated!!!!

 

 

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I doubt that your bronchitis is related to celiac at all.

 

I had a long history of bronchitis as a child and young adult. I would get it several times a year. As I grew older it stopped - long before I developed celiac and went gluten-free. I believe bronchitis is much like pneumonia in that if you get it, for the next few years you are more likely to get it again.


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I agree with Barty.  Once you get it you are prone to more episodes.  Try not to let yourself get run down and stressed out as that can lower your immune system and bring on another episode.

 

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I have pretty bad COPD and have never smoked. I was also diagnosed at 51 after I went in and told the gastro guy I wanted an endoscope with my colonoscopy and that I would pay since I had no referral. He knew I had Celiac immediately following the endo then tests and biopsy confirmed it.I had never even heard of Celiac until then. I had been go to a immunology doctor for three decades. Anyway, long way around I think Celiac caused my unexplained COPD. If you have not already, might want to make sure it is bronchitis as emphysema is similar in symptoms. 

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Thanks BJJ....I will certainly keep that in mind. Since I wrote that post I've had two more asthma or bronchitis episodes after a tough workout. My dr. said it's exercise induced and will now use an inhaler before exercise. I don't have the other symptoms of COPD (cough, etc) but I will pay close attention. Thanks for the reply and I wish you the best.

 

Karen

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Thanks BJJ....I will certainly keep that in mind. Since I wrote that post I've had two more asthma or bronchitis episodes after a tough workout. My dr. said it's exercise induced and will now use an inhaler before exercise. I don't have the other symptoms of COPD (cough, etc) but I will pay close attention. Thanks for the reply and I wish you the best.

 

Karen

I will chime in and offer my opinion.....

I love to exercise. You can tell by my name that I love bike riding. I swim, hike, and run too! Plus, I teach exercise and swim classes. But, I really slowed down after my diagnosis. A couple of vertebrae fractures (doing nothing) and severe anemia brought me to my knees. I was forced to do gentle exercises while my fractures healed. At the same time, I was helping my gut to heal as well. Now, I am back to normal (or pretty darn close!)

I encourage you to slow down and allow for full healing. That is just my opinion, but it worked for me.


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I know, CyclingLady...you are probably right. But just know that I have been working out for 3.5 months and feeling fantastic. Then a few weeks ago this started happening. I need to rest and take walks when I feel good and I'll ease back in over time. Grrrrrrr...thanks.

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