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  1. I found that nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) caused joint pain for me. When I stopped eating them the pain stopped. I actually had confirmation a few nights ago when I ate a gluten-free pumpkin pie (yum, pumpkin pie!) that had a bit of potato starch in it. I thought it wouldn't be a problem because the potato starch was quite far down on the ingredients list but that night the pains came back. If your wife was interested in finding out if that's her trigger she could try cutting them out for a few weeks. I don't think it takes long to find out if they're the problem.
  2. Hi Sandy, This is my first post too. I also have lymphocytic colitis (so you're not alone), but I don't actually have celiac disease. I have been controlling the LC by sticking to a gluten free diet and cutting out nightshades. I found that it took a while for the GI symptoms to settle down and for a while I started getting abdominal cramps that were worse than before I started the diet (so much pain I would almost pass out). But luckily those symptoms have settled down too and I think my LC is in remission. The only thing I'm still struggling with is extreme fatigue. Andrea LC - diagnosed Oct/06
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