340.Gluten intolerance and Pain Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 2

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from emma on 2005-05-15

hi ive just been diagnosed with intollerency to gluten and wheat and finding it extremely difficult to find a mars or snickers web page with dietery needs, according to a fellow friend with the same problem both these products are fine but im a little unsure, if anyone could help me out most appreciated. Cadbury Nutrition is a very good web and has a list of products that are free from this if any of you are interested, thanx hope to hear some feedbk em x

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Peter on 2005-05-16

Mars - all sizes
Mars midnight
Bounty - Milk Dark
Milky Way all sizes
These are all gluten-free in the UK in 2005

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from emma on 2005-05-16

thank you for the information great help x

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from P Johnson on 2005-05-21

Please send infomation on recomended restruants that cater for people with this condition

With thanks

P Johnson

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from j chambers on 2005-06-15

Hi, my daughter has not had an endoscopy done, but through other eliminatory tests has been determined to be gluten/lactose intolerant. she's only 11 and has a lot of pain and bloating. That's my problem because she suffers so and I cannot help. I live in the Caribbean and there is not a lot of help here in terms of product availability. She is on a herbal aloe drink that helps a little. My question is, how long does it take for the pain to go away even when u are not ingesting wheat ?

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Brenda on 2006-03-23

I'm trying to find any information on joint pain after the diagnosis of celiac. I have been gluten free for almost three months and for the last few weeks I wake up with extream pain and stiffness in my joints; especially in my hands. I'm just trying to find out if this is related to going gluten free.

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Peter on 2006-03-24

I can locate two papers related to Coeliacs and joint pain - both in relation to the relief of joint pain on the gluten-free diet. I don't have any information on the development of joint pain.


Arthritis as presenting symptom in silent adult coeliac disease. Two cases and review of the literature.
Source Scandinavian journal of rheumatology. (Scand J Rheumatol) 2000; 29(4) 260-3
Additional Info NORWAY
Standard No ISSN 0300-9742 (Print); NLM Unique Journal Identifier 0321213
Language English
Abstract We report 2 cases of adult silent coeliac disease (CD) presenting with arthritis of a knee and a sacro-iliac joint, respectively. In both patients the arthritis was relieved on a gluten free diet. The literature on arthritis in adult CD is reviewed.

Arthritis and coeliac disease.
Source Annals of the rheumatic diseases. (Ann Rheum Dis) 1985 Sep; 44(9) 592-8
Additional Info ENGLAND
Standard No ISSN 0003-4967 (Print); 1468-2060 (Electronic); NLM Unique Journal Identifier 0372355
Language English
Abstract We report six patients with coeliac disease in whom arthritis was prominent at diagnosis and who improved with dietary therapy. Joint pain preceded diagnosis by up to three years in five patients and 15 years in one patient. Joints most commonly involved were lumbar spine, hips, and knees (four cases). In three cases there were no bowel symptoms. All were seronegative. X-rays were abnormal in two cases. HLA-type A1, B8, DR3 was present in five and B27 in two patients. Circulating immune complexes showed no consistent pattern before or after treatment. Coeliac disease was diagnosed in all patients by jejunal biopsy, and joint symptoms in all responded to a gluten-free diet. Gluten challenge (for up to three weeks) failed to provoke arthritis in three patients tested. In a separate study of 160 treated coeliac patients attending regular follow up no arthritis attributable to coeliac disease and no ankylosing spondylitis was identified, though in a control group of 100 patients with Crohn's disease the expected incidence of seronegative polyarthritis (23\%) and ankylosing spondylitis (5\%) was found (p less than 0.01). Arthritis appears to be a rare manifestation of coeliac disease. This relationship may provide important clues to the role of gastrointestinal antigens in rheumatic diseases.

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Diana Fernandez on 2006-09-28

I have had several pain in my stomach during seven months, in the first month after conducting an endoscopy drs. have found the helicobacteria and it was eliminated with some antibiotics. After this happened new problems in my stomach and colon appeared, at that time I was having only fresh food and less processed food, drs. told me it could be colitis so I had to change my diet for bread, rice, and pasta -among others-, one week later after having changed my diet pains in my joints, bones in hands, knees, and feet appeared to the point I could barely walk and type, since two months the situation hasn't changed that much, drs. took to the hospital and conducted all kinds of tests but they haven't found anything so far, at this point and with the several change of my diet I am wondering if this could be related to gluten intolerance, I appreciate any advice. Thanks

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Peter on 2006-09-28

If your symptoms have got very much worse after increasing the amount of bread and pasta in your diet, then there is a possibility that the symptoms that you describe could be caused by the gluten in the diet. This is not always apparent from an endoscopy.

It would do no harm to try a completely gluten-free diet for a couple of months.
Since you are at present discussing your medical problems with your doctor it would be wise to discuss this with your doctor.

The intense course of antibiotics needed to eliminate helicobacter can also trigger latent intolerances to become apparent.

Re: Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Emily Baxter on 2007-03-09

Hi, I work for the prescribing team in east kent, one of my GPs has asked if there are any hypertensive medications that do not have wheat or gluten used in the excipients available.