Gluten intolerance and Pain: from on 2001-12-01
I believe that I may be Gluten intolerant and have spent alot of time searching the web for information to help me. This past year I began having severe joint pain whenever I ate alot of bread. I was making homemade bread at the time and discovered the connection when I went two weeks without doing this. I always had a mild reaction to MSG in restaurants. Now I am having more and more episodes. I need help understanding the symptoms. I show headaches, congestion and joint pain in my shoulders, elbows,wrists, fingers, knees and ankles.Symptoms show between 1 hour to 24 hours after eating a offending food. I do best when I don't eat bread but I am confused as to why I sometimes show these symptoms when eating other foods. The USA does not have many DR.s who recognise or do tests for this disease. Any help you can give me is appreciated!
Is there any list available for how to read ingredients on packaging to discover Gluten?
Re: Gluten intolerance and Pain: from on 2001-12-02
HTML>Your symptoms are shared by many people who are intolerant of gluten. Joint pain occurs with a moderate frequency.
Variation in time between eating gluten and onset of symptoms is also common.
However there are many other conditions that can produce such symptoms, so do discuss this with your Doctor.
I simply avoid all manufactured foods that may have multiple ingredients and eat rice, potato, maize, meat, fresh veg, fish etc. This can be a very healthy diet and avoids the risk of unknowingly eating gluten from wheat, oats , barley or rye.
If all your symptoms clear after a month on this diet, then you have probably found the cause, but remember that a doctor can do blood tests for some gluten allergy before you change your diet, but not after.