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I have been having this pain in my arms and legs and twice in my head. The pain is a sharp stabbing pain and I started having it when my first child was about 9 months old. The pain will stab my muscle and it might stab a few times and then I won't have it again for weeks or months, sometimes I have what I call a storm of pain and it will hurt both legs and arms, just not at the same time. When the pain hurt my head on the right side, it did it twice and my right arm got weak when the pain "hit" my head. it was very wierd. I have been checked for MS, Fibro, neuropathy, just about everything and no one knows what it is. I was reading these posts and it occured to me it might be from celiac.

I haven't been diagnosed yet. had the blood work done twice, once while I was gluten free and the other time I had been eating a lot of gluten. both times It showed neg.

I want to go on the gluten free diet and just see if it will help, but I need to wait until I get money from my disability from the va first so I can afford the food. I hope I get the money soon, I can't wait to go gluten free.

When I was gluten free before, I did it for 2 months and my swelling in my belly went way down, but I didn't notice if my arms and legs felt any better. I was more concerned about my little girl and how she was doing on the diet.

I also have a lot of other symptoms of celiac, so I truely believe I have it, as well as my dad and aunt. They both keep having polyps removed from thier colon and my uncle had colon cancer.

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I want to go on the gluten free diet and just see if it will help, but I need to wait until I get money from my disability from the va first so I can afford the food. I hope I get the money soon, I can't wait to go gluten free.

I'm just curious as to why you have to wait to "afford the food". Gluten-free doesn't have to be expensive. It's highly recommended that you start by eating a simple whole foods diet...meats, veggies, fruits, eggs, etc. There are a lot of gluten-free prepared foods out there that are pretty expensive and are probably best avoided anyway when you first go gluten-free.

What are you eating now? I'm sure you can get a lot of suggestions from people on this forum to suggest inexpensive foods so you won't have to wait.

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I'm just curious as to why you have to wait to "afford the food". Gluten-free doesn't have to be expensive. It's highly recommended that you start by eating a simple whole foods diet...meats, veggies, fruits, eggs, etc. There are a lot of gluten-free prepared foods out there that are pretty expensive and are probably best avoided anyway when you first go gluten-free.

What are you eating now? I'm sure you can get a lot of suggestions from people on this forum to suggest inexpensive foods so you won't have to wait.

Eating cheap hot dogs and sandwiches is cheaper than buying meat and veggies and fruit. I am working but am not making enough money to buy groceries to cook every day. I tried it and I ran out of money very fast and eneded up not having anything to eat except the pasta that I bought for the kids. My oldest daughter is 26 and she is not going to go on the diet. She does work too but only makes enough to pay her car payment and day care and diapers for my grandson.

I did do well when I had my refund money. I bought chicken and pork and cooked every night. But I just cannot do it right now. I should hear something pretty soon about my disability then it should not be so bad.

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Eating cheap hot dogs and sandwiches is cheaper than buying meat and veggies and fruit. I am working but am not making enough money to buy groceries to cook every day. I tried it and I ran out of money very fast and eneded up not having anything to eat except the pasta that I bought for the kids. My oldest daughter is 26 and she is not going to go on the diet. She does work too but only makes enough to pay her car payment and day care and diapers for my grandson.

I did do well when I had my refund money. I bought chicken and pork and cooked every night. But I just cannot do it right now. I should hear something pretty soon about my disability then it should not be so bad.

I am so sorry you have been waiting so long...guess with the VA or any other gov't. agency, red tape interferes with getting people the help they need fast. Is there any way you could qualify for food stamps? Or is there a food pantry in your area that would be able to help you out?

When I was thinking of inexpensive foods, I've seen stores around here having canned veggies 3/$1.00, fruit for $1.00 a can, 5 lb. bags of potatoes buy one, get one free, some type of cheese on special every week, meat mark-downs on certain days as they are almost ready to expire by the "sell by" date, etc.

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I am so sorry you have been waiting so long...guess with the VA or any other gov't. agency, red tape interferes with getting people the help they need fast. Is there any way you could qualify for food stamps? Or is there a food pantry in your area that would be able to help you out?

When I was thinking of inexpensive foods, I've seen stores around here having canned veggies 3/$1.00, fruit for $1.00 a can, 5 lb. bags of potatoes buy one, get one free, some type of cheese on special every week, meat mark-downs on certain days as they are almost ready to expire by the "sell by" date, etc.

Your right, I could buy canned veggies and fruit cheap, and I could buy meat that is about to expire. Harps has a 5 products for 25.00 I just need to find a freezer to put it in. I may be able to buy a freezer kinda cheap from the want adds. I will start looking.

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Your right, I could buy canned veggies and fruit cheap, and I could buy meat that is about to expire. Harps has a 5 products for 25.00 I just need to find a freezer to put it in. I may be able to buy a freezer kinda cheap from the want adds. I will start looking.

I'd search for all possibilities to be able to have a healthier diet. Even frozen veggies are on sale frequently. Do you clip coupons? Sometimes you can get better buys on name brands than store brands with coupons. There are a bunch of coupon sites, too, where you can print out coupons for various products.

Not knowing where you live, there are some discount food stores...in my area we have Aldi's and Save-A-Lot. Big Lots and Ollie's sometimes have great buys, too.

Do you have a Freecycle group in your area? I've seen people give away a lot of stuff including appliances. And people can post that they are looking for a particular item. In our area I always see a lot of baby and children's clothing listed frequently as they grow out of them so quickly. And for Freecycle, it has to be free, period...no selling allowed.

I'm sure others will probably have a lot more ideas for you. And if you have a crock pot, it gives you all sorts of possibility to make inexpensive meals.

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Thought of a few more things: Rice is cheap as are beans (you can buy a bag, soak them and cook them yourself). Also Mission Corn Tortillas are gluten-free and made on dedicated lines. And who doesn't like Tex-Mex.

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Thought of a few more things: Rice is cheap as are beans (you can buy a bag, soak them and cook them yourself). Also Mission Corn Tortillas are gluten-free and made on dedicated lines. And who doesn't like Tex-Mex.

I am so glad you responded to my post. I got onto freecycle and am waiting for them to accept me. and I will look into the suggestions you gave me.

Thank you.

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I am so glad you responded to my post. I got onto freecycle and am waiting for them to accept me. and I will look into the suggestions you gave me.

Thank you.

You're welcome! I think there are a lot of options for you so you will be able to go gluten-free and be on your way to better health. And be sure to read labels on the things you do buy...we all major in Label Reading 101. :)

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