Can Celiac Disease Be a Cause of Joint Pain?

Does anyone else with Celiac disease have joint pain? I know it can be part of the disease, but here’s what I mean: if I were sitting in a chair by a good ole campfire and a man with a hatchet came up behind me, I wouldn’t be able to get up quickly and run…I make light of it because I’m used to the pain. It gets better after I stand and walk some. What the heck is wrong? (I know…I need to see my doc!)

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    Definitely see your doctor and have a good discussion. After years of doctors telling me I was "too young" to have the hip and joint pain I'd had all my life, I finally found a doctor who'd listen and actually work on figuring out what's going on. …ended up being diagnosed with the degenerative joint disease (which is autoimmune), and fibromyalgia (which some believe will eventually be proven to be autoimmune), and my inflammation markers were way too high.
    With Celiac, you're more likely to have other autoimmune conditions show up.

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    Celiac is an autoimmune disease that gives you chronic fatigue joint pain along with intestinal issues. Have a blood test for Epstein Barr virus many times associated with gluten intolerances… ask the doctor to check for EBV (Epstein-Barr virus)…..

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    My fibro symptoms started out exactly like that. The soles of my feet would hurt so badly that I couldn't even put weight on them first thing in the morning. I couldn't climb stairs and my knees were making grinding, clicking sounds. Shoulders were locked up too. It sounds like an autoimmune. Avoiding sugars and white potatoes would help you for a while.

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      My shoulders are horrible too. What is that? And I think I have like restless legs at night. I went through the feet thing too.

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        Sounds like fibro to me. I could hardly turn my head. Get to your dr for bloodwork to rule out some other things. Fibromyalgia is basically diagnosed through a process of elimination, although it's easier to diagnosis now than it used to be. Most cases involve an intolerance to wheat and dairy. If you can find a holistic practitioner, it can be treated/managed with nutritional and lifestyle changes instead of medication. But find out first what is that you're dealing with.

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    The only thing that makes my joint pain bearable is drinking warm lemon water with honey on an empty stomach every morning if I miss, the pain is bad enough to prevent me from sleeping at night, it also keeps the acid reflux away.

    It reduces inflammation throughout the body on a cellular level, must be fresh lemons, not bottled juice, turns your system alkaline, great for your skin.

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    I have positive ANA for RA and Lupus but have Sjogrens symptoms and had chronic "idiopathic " severe constipation, joint pain and fatigue. No one told me about gluten, and no one tested me for it. They should have! Going gluten-free has greatly eased my constipation issues, reduced my joint pain, and I feel better! All of these autoimmune diseases are intertwined in their symptoms, and they really don't know enough about them!

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    The severe joint pain is how I first figured out I had gluten issues. All autoimmune is considered silent celiac, just manifesting in different ways depending on what AI issue one has. Now oats and dairy give me joint pain, so those two are out now as well.

    My husband also has horrible joint and muscle pain. If he gets gluten, his stomach hurts for a couple of days, but his body suffers for weeks. It's horrible.

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    I had sudden, unexplained low back and hip pain. I didn't injure myself, and it was horrible. I eliminated gluten, and it virtually disappeared. I still have some stiffness and pain if I eat something that bothers me, and I'm still working it out, but joint pain was the biggest issue for me. I'm 34.

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    It’s the food. Yes, it can be different food for different people, but the basic concepts are the same… it’s causing inflammation in your body. Exercise helps, but it will never get better without cleaning up your diet. My entire 30’s I felt bloated, older daily, creaky, and would it hurt just to get up off the floor. I went Gluten-Free and switched to grass-fed/pastured animal products, mostly organic foods esp the dirty dozen, lots of fruits and veggies, cut out most processed foods, LOW sugar (mostly honey/maple syrup) and lots of good fats (Avacado, nuts, olive oils, grass-fed animal dairy) ...

    A couple of months later, I started Women’s Flat Track, Roller Derby…at 40 years old. It. Hurt. Lol. My joints hurt almost as much as my muscles and my bruises, but it all quickly disappeared. Five years later, I am still playing B level roller derby, along with a top 10 world-ranked team. I feel AMAZING at 45, and it’s all due to what I eat, don’t eat, and I exercise/move weekly.

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