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Hi,

I started having joint pain seven months ago and it was all over my body ( hands,feet, ankles,, wrists, shoulders, neck, back, and other places) and couldn't barely even walk for a couple of months. I went to the doctors where I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and hashimoto. After a while the pain did not get any better and I went to the joint specialist and he diagnosed me with celiac disease about three weeks ago. I have been eating completely gluten free but still have flare ups. I also have stopped eating nightshades because they would make it worse. But I noticed that have eating dairy, my joints would get worse throughout the day. Is this common to have problems with dairy? Also, is there any natural medications that I can take to relieve my pain and does anyone have some recipe ideas that are gluten, dairy, and nightshade free?

Thanks,

Jess

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Hi,

Welcome to the board. Read as much as you can here and ask any questions you need to.

It would be a good idea to avoid dairy for a bit. Let yourself heal for a while, especially since you are noticing problems. Some of us have an intolerance to casein, milk protein, but many are able to add dairy back in after we heal. Some find soy to be a problem also. Eliminating that helped me a great deal. It might help you to try and avoid it for a bit in addition to the gluten and dairy.

It will get better in time. I used hot showers or bathtub soaks as well as compresses on my hands. For me asprin worked as well as anything for the pain. I was on a few different arthritis meds prediagnosis but never got much relief but after a couple of months on the diet my joints felt better than in years and within six months I had pretty much full use, with no pain. I hope your pain resolves well also and soon.

You may want to check out the recipe section of the board, there is a lot there and you can ask how to make some of your favorite things gluten free.

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episom salt baths sometime help me for the joint pain

not too many pain meds work - i can't take aspirin or ibuprofen. i avoid acetaminophen except for dire emergencies - especially since it doesn't really work.

i tend to just nap when i can and try to sleep it off - though the falling asleep part tends to be a problem (i keep piles of partly read books next to the bed and try to get lost in them til i nod off.)

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Thank you so much!! Your post was big help to me and I will be taking out dairy and soy out of my diet because I rather feel better then eat those things lol Would it be smart to get a test to see if I have dairy allergies by any chance? Its weird because before this year, I ate everything and one day I just woke up and had problems with food. But this forum is great and glad to speak with people who are going through the same thing!!

Jessica

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I have noticed that pain meds do not work with me, which sucks but thats ok!! I will defiantly try the salt!! thank you

Jessica

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ask your doctor about niaspan er 10000 for the pain. I use it occasional when i have a fibro day. The over the counter stuff never really touches it.

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ask your doctor about niaspan er 10000 for the pain. I use it occasional when i have a fibro day. The over the counter stuff never really touches it.

i'd probably make sure you're not a 'hypersensitive celiac.' (i'd ask a celiac specialist for the details and not a regular doc who may or may not know) but my 3 kids seem to be hypersensitive... that is, because gluten is a sticky protein, if they touch objects (i.e. toys) that were handled by individuals eating gluten, and then eat their snacks without washing their hands, they end up eating the trace amts of gluten which over time is enough to give them joint pain and leg pain to the point they can't walk, along with other stomach pain symptoms. good luck!

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Hi,

I started having joint pain seven months ago and it was all over my body ( hands,feet, ankles,, wrists, shoulders, neck, back, and other places) and couldn't barely even walk for a couple of months. I went to the doctors where I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and hashimoto. After a while the pain did not get any better and I went to the joint specialist and he diagnosed me with celiac disease about three weeks ago. I have been eating completely gluten free but still have flare ups. I also have stopped eating nightshades because they would make it worse. But I noticed that have eating dairy, my joints would get worse throughout the day. Is this common to have problems with dairy? Also, is there any natural medications that I can take to relieve my pain and does anyone have some recipe ideas that are gluten, dairy, and nightshade free?

After 55 years of digestive issues, then figuring out I was celiac, then being relatively free of gluten on and off (but lots of slip-ups due to non-acceptance on my part), my symptoms became more varied, and not just limited to digestive reactions. After a 3 week binge of having some gluten here and there, one morning I woke up with hands/joints so sore I literally couldn't grasp a glass of water. That really woke me up more than the other things did. It took about 3 months of being strictly gluten-free for it to gradually go away. But it came on overnight, like I said. At the worst, I just put a lot of heat on my hands, occasionally took Advil, and slowly it went away. I also cannot eat nightshades at all, and I can't tolerate starches/potatoes. I was diagnosed as sensitive to casein, and went dairy free for a long time as I was going gluten free. After 6 or 8 months gluten-free, I tried dairy again and now find that I can handle LIMITED amounts of it. But I don't eat yogurt (which I love) any more, that bothered me. I really do and feel best on a diet of meats, fish, limited green veggies, very very limited fruit (I don't handle sugar well either). And I gave up on the gluten free baked goods, I didn't do well with all the various gluten-free flour items either, they really upset my entire system.

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