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foxglove

Pain In My Back And Abdomen

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hi-

i just diagnosed a month ago, and have been doing my best to be gluten-free since then. i was wondering, though, because i have had bad pain in my lower back - it feels like my kidneys are being squeezed really hard. it's very on and off. also i get sharp pains in my abdomen. has anyone else had that? is it a process of healing, maybe? i went to the emergency and they did an ultrasound, x-rays, pelvic exam, urine samples, and all the results were negative. i wasn't sure if these were all symptoms of celiac or not.

any help would be great!!

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I had those symptoms before figuring out I am gluten intolerant. But it took a while before they went away.

You might need to eliminate all dairy as well, before you'll feel better, and probably soy as well.

Also, it is possible that right now you can't digest many things yet. Eat foods that are easy to digest. Meaning, nothing raw or fried. Chicken breasts are good, as are cooked vegetables (well cooked) and cooked fruits.

For six months after starting the gluten-free diet I had to cook everything. It took nearly a year before I could handle salad again. I still feel better on cooked food, but I might have irreversible damage due to being undiagnosed for fifty years.

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Thanks, Ursa, that's good to know! I've been worried because it feels something is wrong with my kidneys, but, as I said, all my results were negative. How long did it take for you to have that squeezing feeling go away? The abdomen pain has subsided a lot since being gluten-free for a month, but that back pain (although it's not the actual muscle) continues. That's good to know about certain foods - is that the same with drinks as well? I drank some rum the other night (first time I have had alcohol since I was diagnosed) and the pain was excrutiating! I don't know if it was from that, or just the fact that it was one of the first nights in a month I went out, and was on my feet a lot.

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I too had a terrible back ache, even after I went gluten free. I at on point thought I had passed a kidney stone the pain was so severe! I then read that dairy could be causing the problem. I eliminated all dairy products and within a few days I felt much better.

I found dairy causes me sharp stomach and back and shoulder pain.

Gluten causes brain fog, dehydration, fatigue and low blood pressure and chest pains.

Peanuts, heart flutters, skin flushes, and fatigue.

I hopes this gives you some insight and you start to feel better soone!

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