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AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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I hope you don't mind me jumping in on this thread. This is something I have been considering for a bit too. There is some anectodal records that imply that gluten free can help with MS. I was wondering how did you feel better? Does that make sense? I do have GI problems but it is in the form of chronic constipation. I am not thinking gluten free will help with that. I am already totally dairy free - that is a bit more of a mainstream diet change for MS. So, anyway, tell me how exactly you felt better so I can decide of this is something I should consider.
Thanks for your consideration! Good luck to you all.
Post Edited (jhmom) : 6/4/2008 6:07:40 PM (GMT-6)
Hey AlwaysRosie and jhmom,
Thanks for your reponses. My thyroid is fine. The constipation is caused by the MS. I have multiple spinal lesions and they have caused some paralysis in my small intestine. Things just move really slowly and too much water is absorbed. It is thought that there are some proteins in gluten that may cause the t-cells to go on the move causing more damage in MS. It is just a theory but I have no way of knowing if this is something that may help me.
I take freakish amounts of fiber both supplemental and through fruit and veggies. So going off gluten won't make things worse for me. I was just wondering what made you think you were better off without gluten. Like jhmom said, joint pain, fatigue or any other reasonably measurable results. I am sure there is no easy answer here for me lol.
This is a nice board! Thanks again for your help.
NO NO NO not tmi at all!!!! It is very interesting!!! Thanks so much. On a lighter note, I had an appointment with my neuro yesterday ( I go very 6 months for a check up) and all seems to be quiet on the lesion front!!!! It has been a good year for me with very minimal progression. She is even going to let me skip my yearly MRI until next summer unless I flare between now and then. I don't mind MRIs but I had the thought of that die being injected! It is pretty nasty stuff.
Anyway, thanks for all the responses and help. Is that the name? Tummy spiral? I would love to know more if there is more to know lol.
Love and prayers,
Wow! Thank you so much! This is so helpful. I am going to try this. AlwayRosie, thanks again for all your help and support here. Stacie/jhmom, I love, love, love your quote. It is so beautiful and such a good reminder.
Love and prayers to all of you.