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Cronic Canker Sore Sufferer

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I am going gluten free after a long battle with IBS but i am also hoping it will help with my canker sores. I have had canker sores for as long as I can remember, maybe 5 years old or so. My whole family has them. Everyone just says I have to just deal with them. Well I am sick of dealing with them. I have a mouth full of them all the time. Maybe two days in between attacks. I am a teacher so I have to talk all day with these horrible things in my mouth. AnyoneAnyone else see a correlation between gluten allergy and canker sores?

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I am going gluten free after a long battle with IBS but i am also hoping it will help with my canker sores. I have had canker sores for as long as I can remember, maybe 5 years old or so. My whole family has them. Everyone just says I have to just deal with them. Well I am sick of dealing with them. I have a mouth full of them all the time. Maybe two days in between attacks. I am a teacher so I have to talk all day with these horrible things in my mouth. AnyoneAnyone else see a correlation between gluten allergy and canker sores?

Canker sores are a recognized symptom of Celiac Disease, listed in many publications that I have seen. I had canker sores for YEARS before I was diagnosed, to the point where I had to see a specialist because my dentist thought I had oral cancer...the damn thing would not heal. Talk about one of life's scary moments! :o

Once I went gluten free, they disappeared, never to return and it's been 7 years for me. I think once you go gluten-free, you will be surprised at what disappears. By the way, IBS is not a diagnosis, just a collection of symptoms that they gave a name to.

Something is irritating your bowel and since food is one of a few things that goes through the system, most of the time it's a food problem. Many Celiacs were wrongly told they had IBS and most doctors never go further than that.

I know canker sores can be caused by viruses but you are having tummy troubles too so maybe you should try and get tested for Celiac before you go gluten free? You can always do the dietary trial if the testing comes back inconclusive.

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Welcome krissy, I had canker sores often, back as far as I can remember, that all but stopped after going gluten-free. As Gemini said, they are one of the many symptoms associated with Celiac.

If you want to be tested, it is important to stay on your present diet so the results are not skewed. Best of luck!

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Welcome Krissy!

All three of my kids had canker sores (one started as a toddler and became more and more frequent until he had them nearly every month). ALL stopped having them after removing gluten at ages 25, 15 and 13.

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Thank you so much for the support. I am going to try the diet and see if it helps. I don't need a test right now. I hate doctors:) plus i have a 2yo soon that has severe allergies so maybe if i have a gluten allergy he may?

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