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Hi guys! About a year ago I had a positive blood test done for celiacs disease. After cutting gluten out of my diet and feeling 100% better I chose not to have an endoscopy done since I dreaded going back to it and feeling miserable for a month and a half. At the same time I lifted a box too heavy and had pain in my right armpit/upper breast area. Doc diagnosed as coatocronditis. Said it would heal in two months. It never completely healed. Now almost a year later I’m having inflammation in other parts of my same rib side (lower inner) for no reason. I am very strict and check all of my food before I eat it so I don’t think these flare ups have to do with being glutened. But does anybody else have unexplainable chronic inflammation over activities that shouldn’t be hurting you? Docs are brushing me off and telling me I’m sensitive. I’m not a complainer or a whiner but this has been effecting my every day life. Any body in the same boat? 

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People with celiac disease are at a statistically higher risk of developing other autoimmune conditions, many or most of them involving inflammatory processes. Things like chronic pain syndrome and lupus and RA. Perhaps this bears looking into.

Edit: My other thought is that you may not be allowing the injury to heal because of your daily activity level or exercise regimen.

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I agree with Trents.  Since my celiac disease diagnosis, I have added another autoimmune disorder that can not be treated just with a gluten free diet.  I try to eat as cleanly as possible and a recent endoscopy confirmed that my small intestine has healed.

Two months after my celiac disease diagnosis, I fractured two vertebrae doing NOTHING!  It was really hard (not really in the beginning due to pain) to stay off my bike, stop rollerskating and running until I was completely healed and had a chance to help build bone (osteoporosis due to celiac disease was the source of my fractures).   


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6 hours ago, Novagirl33 said:

Docs are brushing me off and telling me I’m sensitive. I’m not a complainer or a whiner but this has been effecting my every day life.


I do not have your condition.

But I did have early onset arthritis.

I found taking Magnesium and Vitamin D helped my joint pains.

I did some  quick googling to confirm whether these conditions are linked and it turns out they have been studied together.

see this research about a Vitamin D deficiency associated with a costochronditits diagnosis entitled "Chest Pain and Costochondritis Associated with Vitamin D Deficiency: .  . .


Vitamin D deficiency is also common in Celiac's.

And might explain your bone pain(s). . . .if low Vitamin D is associated with your Costochondritis.

Vitamin D also has been shown to be an autoimmune regulator of infammation again possibly triggering your Costochondritis Associated with Vitamin D Deficiency.

See this research entitled "Vitamin D and inflammation" cited in the Joint, Bone and Spine journal.


quoting from their abstract

"The immunomodulating effects of vitamin D may explain the reported epidemiological associations between vitamin D status and a large number of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Such associations have been suggested by observational studies not only in rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes; but also in infections, malignancies, transplant rejection, and cardiovascular disease. In animal models for these diseases, vitamin D supplementation has been found to produce therapeutic effects. Thus, vitamin D is a key focus for public health efforts and may hold promise for the treatment of dysimmune diseases."

I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advice.

Also search for Knitty Kitty on the celiac.com forum she has good references/links on Vitamin D or maybe she will come on here soon and comment herself.

I hope this is not too long! I am rushed tonight and need to keep it short(er) than when I have more time to explain things in more detail.

2 Tim 2:7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.

Posterboy by the grace of God,

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