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Does anyone else suffer from edema/swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet? I've suffered for over 10 years with edema and taken various meds for it, and since being diagnosed and gluten free for less than 3 weeks, the edema is RESOLVING and I'm off all the meds! Has anyone else suffered from edema as a symptom?

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I had that in the feet, ankles, and hands. It went away when I gave up gluten. Later it came back, but after having given up dairy and wine, I'm again free of it.

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I had that in the feet, ankles, and hands. It went away when I gave up gluten. Later it came back, but after having given up dairy and wine, I'm again free of it.

wow. I know everyone is different, but what was the timeline? How long before it came back? And did you try an elimination diet to figure out about dairy and wine? How long have you been dairy free and wine free? I'm glad you're better, by the way!

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I had horrible edema and finally found out that I have a kidney disease (NOT kidney failure). The doctor said that my diet had nothing to do with it. I realized on my own that eating gluten was affecting me (first symptom of my kidneys acting up is edema) and cut it out completely. (I had been wheat-free, but cheating with spelt occasionally and didn't know all about hidden glutens for 8 years before this.) My kidney disease is in remission, 2 years now, and I only get a little edema when I eat too much salt.

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wow. I know everyone is different, but what was the timeline? How long before it came back? And did you try an elimination diet to figure out about dairy and wine? How long have you been dairy free and wine free? I'm glad you're better, by the way!

It took about 3 years to come back. I just eliminated those two as soon as I started to feel they were causing problems. Hopefully I've got it under control now for the duration.

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