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My sister has been having chest pains for several months. She has no digestive complaints, but she was diagnosed with diabetes 22 years ago. 5 1/2 years ago she had half her thyroid removed. She also takes antidepressants. A couple of months ago, she underwent a stress test which found nothing.

Our grandfather has celiac disease. Because I've been looking into my own symptoms, it has been on her mind lately, and she feels that the pains tend to coincide with eating gluten. Has anyone ever had gluten related chest pain?

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I've never linked it up to gluten before but I used to get sporadic heart murmur style hurting heart/ chest pains. Don't get them anymore. Except for earlier this week when I decided to try a soy drink for added protein while I work out. So, it would not surprise me that gluten and/or soy could cause chest pains.


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Suspecting soy and milk as of June 2011

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I tend to get esophageal spasms from time to time, and the pain is in the center of the chest--very intense. I've never linked them to celiac, but the last time I had one, it was about an hour after I ate at a restaurant...and soon I felt as though I'd been glutened.

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Is it costochondritis? It's a terrible rib or sternum pain that can resemble chest or heart pain. I get it pretty bad and find that gluten is a definite trigger. It's technically not dangerous, but it really pins me to the chair sometimes and it can be brutal.

I've lived with it for years but only very very recently realized it happens the night I've spent all day binging on gluten.


glutenfree since 6/2011. sick for 30 years.

borderline blood test, negative biopsy.

SEVERELY sensitive celiac with DH. sensitive to contact and ingestion.

asthma (was severe; improved exponentially after 6/11)

spina bifida & childhood SCI at L4/L5 (possibly complicated by weak bones)

countless fractures and infections.

i once listed over 100 symptoms or conditions that improved or were eliminated after 6/11.

very vegan. and, of course, i've also discovered some other food allergies.

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My sister has been having chest pains for several months. She has no digestive complaints, but she was diagnosed with diabetes 22 years ago. 5 1/2 years ago she had half her thyroid removed. She also takes antidepressants. A couple of months ago, she underwent a stress test which found nothing.

Our grandfather has celiac disease. Because I've been looking into my own symptoms, it has been on her mind lately, and she feels that the pains tend to coincide with eating gluten. Has anyone ever had gluten related chest pain?

Hello, I am currently waiting for my results for celiac testing. I have had the chest pains and told the doctor that I feel that it is linked to the gluten. After I finish eating, I get chest pain, short of breath, couching, and then comes the bloating and bathroom. My sytems aren't always the same when i eat foods with gluten, but I have noticed that it is worse with pasta, and breads (chest pains).

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Simple answer is yes and bad enough to make them think in the ER that I was having a heart attack. I still get them when glutened but a dose of Pepto Bismal liquid stops it pretty quickly.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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Hi , I currently get mild constricting chest pains minutes after eating Pasta and Pancakes. This was my tipoff to go gluten-free. Since going gluten-free last month, they have completely disappeared. It wasn't so much pain as a constricting feeling.

It was just a little tougher to breathe but not alarming.

My sister has been having chest pains for several months. She has no digestive complaints, but she was diagnosed with diabetes 22 years ago. 5 1/2 years ago she had half her thyroid removed. She also takes antidepressants. A couple of months ago, she underwent a stress test which found nothing.

Our grandfather has celiac disease. Because I've been looking into my own symptoms, it has been on her mind lately, and she feels that the pains tend to coincide with eating gluten. Has anyone ever had gluten related chest pain?

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Yes. I've had heart palpitations and chest pains in the past. Enough to get me a referral to a Cardiolologist who of course found nothing wrong with my heart :rolleyes: It's only recently that I've suspected the link to Celiac and from what I've read on here, others have it too.

Oh, and once I had chest pain really bad and was told I had pulled a muscle in my chest when I sneezed!

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Is it costochondritis? It's a terrible rib or sternum pain that can resemble chest or heart pain. I get it pretty bad and find that gluten is a definite trigger. It's technically not dangerous, but it really pins me to the chair sometimes and it can be brutal.

I've lived with it for years but only very very recently realized it happens the night I've spent all day binging on gluten.

I feel your pain. My costochondritis was caused by severe bronchitis that turned into pneumonia and actually pulled muscles from my rib cage. Have had horrific daily pain ever since as a result. I found no link between that pain and gluten, though. Each week I have massage for chronic back/neck/shoulder/hip/calf pain and the therapist also massages my ribs and chest. Very difficult for me to get comfortable at night to try to sleep. :(


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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