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Question On Bone Bone

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Hi All

I've been diagnosed with Celiac for years now, and have been quite vigilent about my gluten intake for several months now, I was truly in denial for a long time, and would test myself all the time, and dabble here and there.

But my question is this:

Do any of you oldtimers out there still have a lot of pain in your legs...mine is in my shins, just like the old growing pains I remember as a child, but quite intense, and also I get it in my forearms, and down the bones of my fingers and my feet.

This pain normally comes on after I've laid down on the couch for an hour or so...it gets quite painful. I am walking around 45 min. a day, and lifting weights now ( I am 56), and I wonder if I am over doing it.

Do you think the damage that is done from ingesting gluten, the malabsorption damage, stays with us for the rest of our lives...meaning the damage done to our bones. I know I have osteropenia, and going out for another bone density test in January....could this be malabsorption damage...what do you think.

Deb

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Well, it could still be celiac disease damage, it also could be other intolerances, such as dairy, soy, or lectins in general (check the links in my signature). Since you've been in denial for a long time, you may have developed other intolerances as a result, or you may have had them all along.


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Have you had a bone density scan done yet? I am a 55 year old male with celiac disease that went undiagnosed for at least 13 years. When I finally got a dx I had a bone density scan done and found out I have osteopenia. I, too, get bone pain now in my shoulders, hips and mid back. I wonder if its due to the Fosamax I'm taking. I also am finding the pain is worse when I exercise (I jog on the treadmill, use an eliptical stepper and lift weights). I'm evaluting my exercise routine. Maybe its no longer appropriate for my age and medical condtions and maybe I need to change it. Swimming instead?

Steve

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Have you had a bone density scan done yet? I am a 55 year old male with celiac disease that went undiagnosed for at least 13 years. When I finally got a dx I had a bone density scan done and found out I have osteopenia. I, too, get bone pain now in my shoulders, hips and mid back. I wonder if its due to the Fosamax I'm taking. I also am finding the pain is worse when I exercise (I jog on the treadmill, use an eliptical stepper and lift weights). I'm evaluting my exercise routine. Maybe its no longer appropriate for my age and medical condtions and maybe I need to change it. Swimming instead?

Steve

Ya, Steve, you could be right...I wonder if mine is due to the Foxamax I am taking. That is one of the reason's my doctor is sending me out for another bone density...as apparantly there are problems being discovered with taking Foxamax...something to do with the mouth and calcium deposits. She wants to see if my bone density score's have improved any and if I need to stay on the Foxamax.

I too find that since I have been exercising this past couple of months, that my bone pain is worse....maybe our bodies just can't take it at our age what with being Celiac all our lives. I too went undiagnosed for over 30 years..so I'm sure there is some permanent damage done.

And Ursula, you could be right as well, I may have other intolerances. I never eat soy, very little dairy, oh a bit in the form of cheese, and I did have some cheese yesterday.

Thanks guys, appreciate your responses.

Deb

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Ya, Steve, you could be right...I wonder if mine is due to the Foxamax I am taking. That is one of the reason's my doctor is sending me out for another bone density...as apparantly there are problems being discovered with taking Foxamax...something to do with the mouth and calcium deposits. She wants to see if my bone density score's have improved any and if I need to stay on the Foxamax.

I too find that since I have been exercising this past couple of months, that my bone pain is worse....maybe our bodies just can't take it at our age what with being Celiac all our lives. I too went undiagnosed for over 30 years..so I'm sure there is some permanent damage done.

And Ursula, you could be right as well, I may have other intolerances. I never eat soy, very little dairy, oh a bit in the form of cheese, and I did have some cheese yesterday.

Thanks guys, appreciate your responses.

Deb

The frustrating thing to me is I still have most of the muscle strength I d id 20 years ago and enough aerobic capacity left to still exercise vigorously but my bones and joints are beginning to let me down. I pay for it later with osteopathic discomfort. I want to stay in good shape but I'm losing the ability orthopedically to sustain it.

Steve

Steve

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