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  1. I’m the parent of a nearly 15 year old daughter. 5 years ago we finally found something that made a difference in her pain. A natural doctor did a blood test showing her to be severely gluten intolerant. Regretfully, we did not know to test her for celiac before removing gluten from her diet. Without that diagnosis, many doctors have made us feel gluten intolerance isn’t that serious. Very long story. Anyway, after 5 years of strict gluten avoidance, we were on vacation and let our guard down. Served what we thought was rice, she ate a portion. It ended up being ORZO. Pasta that looks like rice. That night she was dizzy, faint, even developed a fever. She slept most of the next day not eating much at all thinking she was coming down with a cold. Then, severe stomach pain and headache. Then, she threw up everything she ate for a few days. Ready to take her to the ER, we realized it was gluten! Picked up some digestive enzymes, anti-nausea medications, ginger, peppermint, tea, you name it. Today was the first day she could eat proper in a week. Still having some discomfort. Joint pain starting now too. My main question is: Is this typical for just gluten intolerance or does it sound more like celiac? She has been severely vitamin d deficient taking as much as 10,000 iu a day in liquid D and never bringing her levels to normal and menstral cycle never regular although she started at 10. Goes for months without and then when it does come, crazy heavy lasting weeks. Doctor still wasn’t horribly concerned. Just exhausted trying to be our own doctor. Insurance constantly changing making us look for new doctors. I wish I was rich. So expensive and frustrating having to try to get enough bedside time with each new doctor to reexplain her whole journey. Any information appreciated. She was doing much better by strictly avoiding gluten all these years but this last episode has me researching again to do what I can. Again, what do you think? My gut says “Celiac” but I guess we might not ever know for sure.
  2. Hi fellow celiacs! I have been diagnosed with celiac disease when I was 19 years old, 13 years ago! I have always face my diagnosis with optimism and a positive mind but as I grew older I started to feel a little hopeless sometimes about all my health issues that may or may not be related to celiac disease. I have always consider that I had a good health overall but now, at 32 I have a diagnosed celiac disease, I take mild medication for anxiety/depression, two years ago I started to have a hormonal imbalance and digestive disorders like ibs (maybe ¿?) and I often suffer from brain fog. I have always have high myopia, runner's knee, seasonal allergies... I am very careful with my gluten free diet but with the years If I accidentally get some gluten I get itchy blisters and one month ago I got something similar to eczema. It is my first time in a forum since I have started wondering if there is something else that I should be taking care of. I don't want to get to obsessed with my health but the truth is that I feel that I am young to have all this little health concerns. I am exploring alternative medicine solutions, specially related to nutrition to ease my different issues and heal my gut. I don't know any professional in my country that can take a holistic look at my health so I have done most of the research by myself in the internet which can be a little confusing and overwhelming at times... Any word of encouragement or advise will be much appreciated : ) All the best to you,
  3. Iron: 17 mcg/dL (Low) November 11, 2016 Ferritin: 1.8 ng/mL (Low) November 11, 2016 RBC: 4.05x10^6/uL (Low) November 11, 2016 Hemoglobin: 8.5 gm/dL (Low) November 11, 2016 Vitamin D: 25.7 ng/mL (Low) February 22, 2017 ANA Profile : February 27, 2017 FANA: Positive FANA Titer: 1:640 FANA Pattern: Homogenous Gliadin IgA: 2 units June 29, 2017 Gliadin IgG: 3 units June 29,2017 TTG Ab IgA: <1 units/mL June 29, 2017 TTG Ab IgG: <1 units/mL June 29, 2017 Immunoglobulin A: 59.1 mg/Dl (Low) July 10, 2017 Immunoglobulin M: 44.2 mg/Dl (Low) July 10,2017 Immunoglobulin G: 1010.0 mg/Dl (Normal?) July 10, 2017 Immunoglobulin E: 5 KU/L July 10,2017 My RBC and Hemoglobin have come up and are normal. My iron levels will get high (too high) when I take 65 mg elemental iron twice a day for several weeks but my ferritin has never gotten over 42 ng/mL. When I stop taking my iron supplement my iron and ferritin plummet in just a matter of weeks. My hair is falling out, I get rapid heartbeat when I get too low on iron and if I get my iron too high. My whole body hurts especially my finger joints, back , knees and really all of my joints. Going to the bathroom at least 2 times day and sometimes up to 5 times a day. Extreme fatigue, Brain fog, extremely emotional and irritable. I just went gluten free July 1, 2017 and am starting to feel better. Joints feel better, I can sleep better, my mood is better. Celiac or maybe just gluten sensitive? Any thoughts? What do my labs say about me?
  4. hey does anyone else have really bad joint pain? and could describe what their pain feels like or experiences with joint pain? i've been going round in circles with doctors all year about my joint pain. none of them think celiac disease could be causing it. i just dont know where to turn anymore i've had mild pain in both knees since 2012, had xrays and an MRI with nothing significant showing up. was told it was patellofemoral pain syndrome saw a Physiotherapist in october 2015 doing the exercises for one appointment made it so much worse i have not been able to work, drive, walk up stairs since. i started getting the same pain in both elbows in january 2016, now i can't even beat an egg or do the dishes without being in terrible pain for hours afterwards. every doctor i have seen says it is just tennis elbow. i tested negative for Rheumatoid factor in july and dont have swelling or typical arthritis symptoms so they won't give me a rheumatologist referral. i've seen a sports physician and done physio exercises for a year now with no progress at all the more i do the exercise the worse it gets. going for a walk every day has helped a little. i tested positive for celiac in july and have been gluten free for 4 months with no improvement but my levels are still very high so i'm really hoping the joint pain is celiac related and will start to get better, although i am now getting mild pain in my hip.
  5. I have been on the run for a diagnosis for the past three years and have reached nowhere as most doctors I have met so far have either said that I have psychosomatic symptoms arising from a depression I once had or irritable bowel syndrome ( I'm not depressed anymore, I will be again due to the lack of not knowing what's ruining my life). I have severe migraine headaches which increased progressively over the years and have chronic rhinitis since a small age ( I am currently 21 yrs old). Over the last three years, my health started deteriorating. In February 2013, I started suffering from depression ( bouts of uncontrollable crying, extremely low and worthless feeling, sensitive to small unreasonable things, lack of focus and generally like i was dropped into a pit and trapped). I have always been a very strong person who is not generally sensitive. But from that particular point things have just changed. Now I believe I'm not depressed anymore, though I have been diagnosed as having an anxiety problem. Since then I have had other symptoms recurring ( they come and go and there are days I feel slightly better) including joint pain (everywhere) , dull annoying aching pain on the entire right side of my body that gives me a numb, extremely weak feeling, muscle spams and tightness (mostly in the thighs), severe brain fog ( I am a very ambitious person and it kills that I cannot concentrate or remember anything that I am studying anymore), migraine headaches ( pain in the right eye during the attack), cycles where I have acid reflux like symptoms, constant vomiting after every meal, alternating constipation and diarrhea. I always have mild stomach ache after eating and then have to use the bathroom. During these cycles, I have gone to doctors who said it was IBS and put me on medication that never worked on me. I have gone up until three weeks where I could not eat anything but drink ORS. I also have cycles of excessive sleeping where I sleep almost 15 hrs a day ( increases or decreases from 15) and still wake up extremely tired. Throughout the sleep I am constantly dreaming and get very unrefreshed sleep. I also have shortness of breath,nausea, chronic fatigue and exhaustion and can not do anything mentally or physically stimulating. There have been points where my hands were weak enough that opening bottles became a challenge. Also have a history of incessant hair pulling since I was a child and vitamin D deficiency ( from a blood test done in December 2014). My thyroid tests came back all normal. This summer I started NAET treatment and according to the muscle testing response I have been shown to be "allergic" to almost all food items and also deficient in vitamins and minerals. The treatment so far hasn't helped me and I came across Celiac disease and asked for me to be tested during the period while I was undergoing NAET. I suspected celiac due to the fact that including all these symptoms, I also have tooth discoloration and brown stains on my teeth that I get cleaned every 3-4 months. Dentists do not really know what causes them so far and the last one i spoke to said it may be due to enamel hypoplasia which occurs in gluten intolerant cases. I did a ttg-IgA and total IgA test but came back negative/normal. I have done IgE test in the past and have results that are sky-rocketing high ( as i have chronic rhinitis). But this time my IgE too came back normal as well despite having allergies. Again, this blood was drawn for testing in the middle of my NAET treatment. Should I trust this result? I hope to find some answer or diagnosis to what is going on with me. I cannot function properly and I am extremely exhausted with no energy all day. Life is crumbling at a very important age. If it may be helpful, my family has a history severe joint pain, spondylosis, migraines and couple of symptoms similar to mine. They all just deal with it. My sister who is 14 have been showing weakness on one side, tooth problems and keeps fracturing herself along with very irregular menstrual cycles. I too have noticed that my menstrual period has reduced to less than 3 days from the normal 5 over the past two years, and they are light. Is anyone facing similar health problems or am I a hypochondriac who is not "thinking positively enough" to get better? Sorry for the extremely long post.
  6. Hi All Just wondering how many of you suffer joint pain when you breakout? I still haven't had a dx of what is going on with me and if any have read my story - I went gluten-free on my own suspisions and now would have to challange to find out for sure/ I just saw an allergist today and he thinks maybe Lupus bc based on my joint pain and areas he thinks Lupus may be it. I was just wondering how common Joint pain is on the topic/DH? Is pain in the joints/tissues commone when you get outbreaks? When I get itchy bumps I also get joint/tissue pain with them on my elbows knees I got one on my collar bone a few days ago and then my chest plate area and the area in between my breast (sternum maybe?) was so tender and sore I could barley pick up my children - it was like I pulled a mescle feeling but I didn't. That lasted for 3 days and now its gone. Now when I breakout they raise itch for seriously one second and then don't bother me again but just hand around for a few days and look like a little pimple....is this consistent with DH on a gluten-free diet to come up itch and then leave you alone?? Thanks so much btw - @squirmingitch....how are you these days? Did you ever use Dapsone? I saw your old posts about your rash getting way worse after going gluten-free that is so scary What is your current status? Sending HUGS!!
  7. Hello, I have been recently diagnosed w/celiac (blood tests and endoscopy). It was a complete surprise, I have no digestive symptoms at all. I have had untreatable anemia for at least 15 years (I'm 43). I have had "bad knees" for as long as I can remember. (I also developed asthma and allergies when I was 31 years old.) I started gluten-free on March 1st and have been VERY VERY strict. Cleaned out the house, and have made all my food at home. My question is, is it possible to start treating celiac, and then have your symptoms get WORSE? My knees have never hurt for no reason, just while exercising and going up and down stairs. I haven't done either of those things for 2 days (did elliptical machine 2 days ago) but my knees hurt way more than usual! It's not normal for my knees to ache for no reason. Could it be because of some kind of detox or something??? Thank you for your time. Julie
  8. So my son, who is nearly 4, has been having migratory joint pains for about a year and half. He also gets headaches and aches in his chest area, and of all places, his boy parts. He has unexplained rashes that look sort of like very small hives to me (not itchy). He is very irritable, has disturbed sleep when his symptoms are "flaring", and from time to time runs very high fevers with no explanation (like 105+F). Our doctor thought maybe it was Juvenile Arthritis, and we have had him checked by a pediatric rheumatologist, but there is no sign of arthritis whatsoever. We were back to the drawing board this week with our doctor, who is very supportive, and our next step is to run a Celiac and food allergy panel because I have had joint pains with my own gluten/ other sensitivities (unknown if iI have celiac or NCGS b/c I was originally advised to go on a GFD after positive Anti gliadin antibodies test w/o biopsy. I'm too chicken to do a gluten challenge to find out as my health had become so poor before the GFD.). Our son has never had any GI issues other than lactose intolerance and lots of gas all the time. He does go through periods of being very, very thirsty if that is related, but really, my oldest child has way more GI issues than our little guy. It was the rheumatologist who suggested we test for Celiac. It's all very peculiar to us. I am wondering if anyone else's children have presented with joint pains like this?
  9. Hello Everyone - I am hoping for some feedback and answers. I have a 12 year old daughter who is having blood work done to look for possible, Crohn's, Celiac, and/or Colitis. Tests ordered include CBC w/DIFF, ESR, ALKALINE PHOSPHATE, ALBUMIN, AMYLASE, BUN, CALCIUM, CREATININE, LIPASE, PROTEIN (TOTAL), SGOT (AST), SGPT (ALT), T4 (FREE), TSH, IMMUNOGLOBULIN; A, TT6 (or might say TTG), and IgA. I really don't know what most of those are looking for, but hoping that they are sufficient. Back in November she started complaining of low right abdominal pain. The pain would come and go, and range from mild to so severe that she would feel like she was going to pass out, couldn't walk, and would be woken up from sleep. After a few weeks of this continuing with no vomiting, or fever, doctor sent us for an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound. Results were normal. About 2 weeks later pain returned to the point of not being able to get out of bed. I took her to the ER where they did another ultrasound, which showed nothing. Blood and urine tests showed no sign of infection. At this point her pediatrician referred us to GI, but said it could also be anxiety related. Some health history: She had 8 ear infections in first year of life. She had tubes put in at 16 months and went 10 years without an ear infection. She suffered from asthma pretty badly up until the age of 3, at which point it became resolved and has not used inhalers or breathing treatments since (though I am starting to think she might need it for exercise). Besides a few cases of strep throat in kindergarten, nothing too remarkable went on with her for the next few years. In 2011 she got swimmers ear for the first time, and now gets it any time she swims more than twice. She has always been a bit of a drama queen, and would complain a lot about aches and pains that usually resolved themselves. In February 2012 she broke her foot during dance class. In January of 2013 she came down with mono, but didn't present typically and took 8 days for a diagnosis. She ran a fever for 12 days. From there things seem to have continued to be problems for her. A week later she got her first ear infection in 10 years. Then in beginning of February she was diagnosed with patellar tendonitis. At the end of February she developed posterior tibial tendonitis so severely that she was in a cast for 5 weeks and physical therapy for 3 months after that. In March she got another ear infection. In September she fractured her foot running and was casted for 11 weeks on and off. She also had a 5 week sinus infection. In October she developed another ear infection, this time so bad she perforated her ear drum. 2 weeks later the other ear was severely infected, despite antibiotics. She just had tubes put back in her ears yesterday, as well as her adenoids removed with hopes of clearing up her ear issues. In December we were back at orthopedic doctor for her knee pain being so severe she could barely walk. She is in physical therapy now 3 times a week to try and get that under control (and even tonight could barely walk because of pain). Despite being a dancer for 10 years, she has quite significant muscle atrophy in her thighs, especially the one with the bad knee. She complains a lot about back and hip pain, as well as random other joints, but mostly knee, back and hips. She has also been having more frequent headaches, and a couple weeks ago complained of her vision suddenly being blurry. Turns out her vision changed 4 points (from .25 to 1.25). My question is, could any of this be related to Celiac? From reading on the forum, it looks like joint pain isn't unheard of, but wasn't sure if that would include tendonitis. Her digestive issues besides the recent abdominal pain are severely gassy (seriously the gassiest kid our family has ever seen) nausea, and frequent bowel movements (two to three times a day, but not diarrhea). I know I won't know anything for sure until we get the blood work back, and I am really hoping that it is all negative. But the more I read on here, the less I am sure. Sorry this is so long, I am just at my wits end on what to do with my child. It seems like something is always going on with her. Any feed back, ideas, or suggestions are welcomed. ~Melissa~
  10. I have been having joint pain for about 7 weeks and have been gluten-free for 6, Dairy Free and Nightshade free for 2. My Joint pain came out of nowhere one morning. I woke up with an achy/burning feeling in my fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders and feet. Within a week it was also in my hips and knees. After going gluten free the pain seems to have gotton better. It rotates around but tends to stay in my hips, fingers, wrists and feet. The first week of the pain (before going gluten free) I could barely move. Now it seems to be more of an annoyance than a disabling pain. Sometimes it burns, sometimes it itches, sometimes it feels like knives going through my joints. I have no swelling, fever, redness or any other symptom. Just the pain. I don't have insurance so am hoping the gluten-free solves the problem. Has anyone else had this happen for this amount of time? How long did it take being gluten-free for you joint symptoms to improve and then go away. Did you have good days and bad days or did it just stop quickly once eliminating gluten? I know there are many posts out there similiar but if anyone can offer any advice It would be greatly appreciatied.
  11. Hi everyone, After 22 years of living with my gluten allergy symptoms, I was finally diagnosed at 27 with a gluten allergy/intolerance. Unfortunately I have to wait a year until I can be tested for Celiac disease because I am in the process of immigrating from Canada to the UK to Ireland. Nevertheless, for now I am on a strict gluten-free diet and it has made such a difference in my every day life. For this post, I want to share some of the major symptoms of my gluten allergy as the doctor's have not been able to make a connection until now. Major Symptoms: - Constant, debilitating, stomach aches: my grandad, dad, and brother all get stomach aches, so when I used to complain of them when I was little (started when I was 5) they just wrote it off as a "sensitive" stomach and never took me to the doctors. Over time the stomaches became worse and worse and finally at 18 I went to the doctor. He told me I had an ulcer (never actually checked for anything; just guessed). After months of pills without any results, I went to a new doctor for a second opinion. Without testing (again!) this new doctor guessed I had lactose intolerance. I went off dairy, but I would still get stomach aches after eating. I went back to this doctor who basically said, "I don't know." I gave up and just dealt with it for the next 8 years. - No energy: A constant feeling of being tired. I would wake up in the morning feeling tired. After eating, I would have to take a nap because I just felt so exhausted. - Infrequent BMs: It was not unusual for me to go every 2-3 days. After going gluten-free, I have gone once and sometimes twice per day. - Allodynia (skin pain): Since around the age of 20 I developed a new symptom. I began getting what I called "skin pain" on my legs and arms. It started with small patches that would hurt for no reason for a couple minutes, into massive patches over my legs or arms that would last for days. The pain felt like someone was randomly jabbing needles into my skin. It hurt to touch - even a slight breeze would be excruciating. There was no rash or obvious physical sign. I went to the doctor for this and they said I had "Allodynia" (which means skin pain) and I had to get an MRI. They couldn't find a cause and told me it was just something I was going to have to live with. - Migraines: Since being a teenager, I would get migraines all the time. My mom would just give me a tylenol and make me go to sleep. As I've gotten older though, they have gotten worse and more frequent. Finally when I was getting them once every couple of days, I thought I should go see my doctor. This is the doctor that eventually diagnosed me with a gluten allergy. She ordered an MRI (same doctor who was treating the allodynia) and they found a cyst on the pineal gland - which is apparently quite common and according to the neurologist, has nothing to do with my migraines. I was given migraine medication. - Joint Pain: Arthritis runs in my family with almost all of my aunts and uncles and grandparents (on one side) having it. I was told by the same doctor who ordered the MRI that it was probably the beginning stages of rheumatoid arthritis. I was given an x-ray which showed no problems with my bones yet. She also did blood work which found that I had a non-specific "autoimmune disorder." - Weight Gain: Since around the age of 19 I have put on almost 50 pounds. All the doctors told me that it was my own fault and that I needed to eat less and exercise more. Totally reasonable. I began eating very healthily, having a lot of veggies, fruit, lean meats, nuts and seeds, as well as dairy and things like pasta and bread. I kept track of calories and started going to the gym. While I would see some results at first, I always plateaued and then gained it back. This has been the most frustrating symptom because of the pressures for girls to be "thin"; and with thin = being pretty. I felt like no matter what I did nothing worked. All of these symptoms were dealt with by doctors separately. Whenever I went in to talk about a specific one, I would try to tell them all my issues, but they just wanted to deal with "one at a time" not realizing they were all symptoms of one problem. Finally after 22 years, I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy after going on self-prescribed gluten-free diet, charting my symptoms, reintroducing gluten and tracking symptoms, and then giving all the information to my doctor. It sucks that the doctors didn't think of it, but I'm guessing it was because they are not used to diagnosing gluten allergies in overweight patients - usually the major symptom for doctors is being underweight. After reading numerous articles on gluten intolerance/allergies/celiac, I also put myself on vitamin supplements: vitamin d, vitamin b, and a multivitamin. As well as digestive enzymes with food, and probiotics every night before bed. So what has changed after being gluten-free for the past 13 days? Side effects: - no stomach aches since the second day - no skin pain - one migraine on June 5th (possibly a sinus infection) - very little joint pain - more energy - more frequent BM's Crappy (but probably good) side effects: - spots all over back and arms, and one on hand: I've read this is a result of gluten leaving the body. - slight weight gain of 4 pounds: this one really sucks because I'm eating only whole foods, such as chicken, veggies, tuna, almonds, and fruit; as well as some dairy and coffee. I'm hoping this is a temporary weight gain because my body is healing and starting to get better at absorbing nutrients. But I am using myfitnesspal to track calories, so I don't go overeat. Hopefully my experiences can help those of you who are suffering from a variety of seemingly unconnected problems. And while doctors are great, I've found that a lot of trying to figure out what is wrong with me has been through trial-and-error on my own. Doctors are trained to treat symptoms and sometimes it's hard for them to make the connection between a variety of "vague" symptoms.
  12. I am hoping that some of you can help me figure out what's going on. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 6 years ago ( I am now 20 years old). Back then my symptoms were mainly gastrointestinal, such as bloating, gas, diarrehea, and very bad stomach cramps. I felt extremely sick and got to the point that I was afraid to eat anything. I lost almost 15 pounds within 6 months. After finding out I had celiac, all of these symptoms went away and I regained most of the weight I lost. I felt a lot better. For the past year, however, I have been experiencing incredible fatigue and joint pain. The pain started in my hands but recently it has spread to nearly every joint in my body and the fatigue has worsened. I went to a rheumatologist who did some test- all of which were negative. She had a strong feeling it was connected to celiac disease. I went back to the GI and he did another endoscopy. Since I get so sick from eating gluten he decided it was best if I remain gluten-free and he would see if a.) I am doing a good job on the diet and/or b.) if I have refractory celiac. I had the endoscopy done last week and I am anxiously awaiting for the results. I am very strict with my diet and do no cheating. Does refractory celiac disease sound like a real possibility? I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and if they have figured out what it is? I am becoming so frustrated because none of the doctors seem to know why I feel this awful. Could this be related to Celiac? I would appreciate any feedback! Thanks!!
  13. Need some direction here... I was diagnosed about 2 months ago. While I am feeling better, the joint pain I thought was unrelated, is now getting worse. I can barely use two fingers on my right hand. Besides Aleve, what have you found helpful in alleviating the pain? I'm 32 and thinking I am too young to have debilitating joint pain.
  14. I was diagnosed with celiac disease six weeks ago following an endoscopy/biopsy to confirm a positive blood test. Prior to being diagnosed I had never had any GI symptoms whatsoever. My wife used to tease me about how we could set a clock by the time of my daily bowel movements. I had a healthy appetite and was rarely among those who caught stomach bugs when they went around. I was only tested for celiac disease after dozens of other tests failed to turn up any explanation for my persistent anemia, low B12, peripheral neuropathy, concentration problems, and severe migratory joint pain. Even the doctor who ordered the blood test said she was just grasping at straws. Though surprised by the blood test results, I was desperate for some relief and thoroughly educated myself about the gluten free diet so by the time the biopsy was done, I was prepared to give up gluten, which I did that same day. My wife also gave up gluten, we cleared all gluten-containing foods, soaps, chapstick, etc out of our house, cleaned out the fridge, and bought new cutting boards and wooden spoons. Since then, I have not eaten a single thing without being able to confirm that it was completely gluten free. I have also kept a log of everything I have eaten. I was prepared for it to take a while for the diet to have a positive effect. I was not prepared to have numerous and severe new symptoms appear once I gave up gluten. For the past month, I have been nauseous, had no appetite, alternated between extremely severe diarrhea (to the point of being incontinent at the worst of it) and constipation, and had frequent (2-4 x week) bouts of severe abdominal pain that last 6-12 hours before easing up. The abdominal pain is the worst part and--at its worst--is comparable to the level of pain I felt when I broke my arm a few years ago, I've lost 15 lbs in the last 4 weeks. If I had experienced GI symptoms all along, I would understand why they aren't better yet. But why would eliminating gluten cause such severe new symptoms? Is this something others with celiac disease have experienced? Is it possible that the blood test and biopsy were false positives and the damage to my intestines was caused by something else (that gluten was helping to keep in check, maybe?) Any comments or thoughts would be appreciated.
  15. I had my large intestine removed in 2004. Have had 3 blockages since then. In Oct 11 I had over 2/3 of my small intestine removed. As a result I know have what is known as "short bowel syndrome". Since 2007 I have intermittently followed a gluten reduced diet. When I really stick to my plan I do feel much better. However, I believe I have been experiencing many related issues. I am wondering if any one else has experienced Raynaud's, acid reflux, refined sugar sensitivity, joint/bone pain, anxiety and/or cold sores before going entirely gluten free. Beginning tomorrow I am going to go gluten and refined sugar free. Given the short bowel I will have difficulty with too much roughage from fruits and vegetables. Has any one else dealt with this. Thank you.
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