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Bad Knees And Scatterbrian

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I was wondering if a torn miniscus in the knee (or both actually) without an injury could be attibuted to eating gluten. Both knees went bad in about a three month span but there was no injury or fall the person had that it can be blamed on. She thinks it's just her age (63) combined with her being about 40 lbs. overwieght.

Next question - could someone be scatterbrained as a symptom of having undx'd Celiac? I know someone whose hair started falling out due to low seratonin levels in the brain. Lexapro reversed that issue but now she's forgetting things like picking up her son from daycare after saying she was on the way there to someone on the phone.........

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.


Dx'd with anemia - March 2005

Positive blood tests - Sept. 2005

Positive biopsy - Jan. 2006

Gluten free since 1-23-06

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Scatterbrain could definatly be a symptom, although I have several friends with this condition, who are not celiac. :rolleyes: I would lump that into the "brain fog" symptom. I do remember driviing down the road and totally forgeting where I was going. And I would start a sentence and not remember what my point was and stopped in mid stream.

The knee issue, perhaps that could be age related and weight related, but don't think is is celiac related.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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They could, joint pain and brain fog can be caused by celiac.

But don't limit your options. Bad knees and that level of disorientation can also be attributed to Lyme Disease. I regularly battle mental confusion ... my family keeps close tabs on me.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Oh my! Never would have thought of Lyme disease. Anyway, I'll keep an eye on the situation.......just found out some info that would explain some of the scatterbrained incidents. The knee person has been off gluten for about 10 months so gluten won't do anymore damage at least. They want her to have surgery on both knees at the same time next month. Seems better to split them up but I'm sure the doctors like their fees sooner than later.


Dx'd with anemia - March 2005

Positive blood tests - Sept. 2005

Positive biopsy - Jan. 2006

Gluten free since 1-23-06

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Oh my! Never would have thought of Lyme disease. Anyway, I'll keep an eye on the situation.......just found out some info that would explain some of the scatterbrained incidents. The knee person has been off gluten for about 10 months so gluten won't do anymore damage at least. They want her to have surgery on both knees at the same time next month. Seems better to split them up but I'm sure the doctors like their fees sooner than later.

Yeah, my own Lyme affected my knee very badly. Now it's fine. It comes and goes. It's a common joint to be affected. TMJ is another common joint to be affected by Lyme and I have very significant TMJ problems, which is why I currently wear braces .... it's the last stage of about $10k of dental work to fix it.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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I had torn cartilage in both my knees at age 18. I was getting out of a car and I couldn't straighten one of them. I had to have surgery the next day. I never had an injury or did sports or anything. 6 months later it happened to the second one. They had to remove a lot of cartilage from one of them and I have never been able to run. I was not overweight and I didn't have anything to attribute this to. I totally think it was due to gluten.

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hello,

both can be celiac, but brain fog can be caused by many, many, many different things, so it's best to look at other symptoms as well.

sara

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Yes, both could be caused by celiac disease. Hair loss can be caused by it as well.

But both hair loss and being scatterbrained can also be due to low thyroid levels.

And yes, the knee problem could be caused by celiac disease, or an intolerance to lectins, or Lyme disease........ there are so many possibilities.

I have bad knees, especially the left one has been giving me trouble for the past 20 years. Right now it is hard to go up stairs, as that awful shooting pain could hit any time. I don't know what exactly caused it. It's somewhat better since being off gluten.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I've never thought of myself as having knee problems, but I was reminded just this morning that frequently, while walking down the stairs, my right knee feels like it could buckle under me and give out. Also, sometimes, it gets sore if I put weight on it, but I really never connected it to Celiac.

Although Ursula talked about lectins, and I'm intolerant to most of them.

Scatterbrained is a given :ph34r: , and I only have about half the hair I used to. Doctor says my thyroid levels are fine--but now I'm learning that the common testing for thyroid are not always accurate.

This stuff never ceases to amaze me.....


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I've never thought of myself as having knee problems, but I was reminded just this morning that frequently, while walking down the stairs, my right knee feels like it could buckle under me and give out. Also, sometimes, it gets sore if I put weight on it, but I really never connected it to Celiac.

Although Ursula talked about lectins, and I'm intolerant to most of them.

Scatterbrained is a given :ph34r: , and I only have about half the hair I used to. Doctor says my thyroid levels are fine--but now I'm learning that the common testing for thyroid are not always accurate.

This stuff never ceases to amaze me.....

Patti, if I eat rice or eggs especially (or gluten), my knees and ankles will give out on me, and I have to make sure I hold onto the handrail when going down the stairs, as I am afraid of falling. My wrists won't work then, either, and I can't lift anything heavy, because they will give out, too.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Patti, if I eat rice or eggs especially (or gluten), my knees and ankles will give out on me, and I have to make sure I hold onto the handrail when going down the stairs, as I am afraid of falling. My wrists won't work then, either, and I can't lift anything heavy, because they will give out, too.

Ursula,

That's so interesting, because I only eat rice no more than once a week. Any more, and I get GI symptoms--but I didn't link them to the knee issue.

On Tuesday, I made Christmas cookies using rice flour and potato starch. They looked so good, I ate quite a few of them. Ever since, I've had bloating, gas, a sore knee and wrist pain. I would usually just shrug off the knee and wrist pain, but now I really wonder.

Like you describe, in both the wrist and knee, the feeling is that they will give out. Thanks--I'll be paying closer attention to it from now on. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Check out this web site http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com Read the Adrenal info and Thyroid and click the link to DRRIND.com for more info about glandular symptoms.

Low adrenal function can cause muscle and conective tissue weakness. It plays a part in food intolerences and can be brought on by autoimune conditions and ill health in general.

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