Gluten-free diet

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

g*reed
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 7/6/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
has anyone  tried a gluten-free diet? does it make a big difference in flare ups and lupus symptoms?
g*reed
28yrs. old., lupus,


MJLD
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1048
   Posted 7/6/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! I haven't tried the gluten free diet, but it seems like someone was recently posting about that. Maybe they'll come along and see your post! Anything's worth a try!!! Judy

FW
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 477
   Posted 7/7/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
YES! Gluten free, soy free, nightshade free, etc. have really reduced the severity of my flares. The lupus continues to progress but it has slowed down. Gluten free, etc. helps a lot with the overall swelling, as we as the abdominal problems! Hope this helps.
Take care,
Fran

Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR.
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.


g*reed
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 7/7/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Fw,
Thank you for responding to my post. Why soy & nightshade free? (sorry i'm new at this).
g*reed
28yrs. old., lupus


Bsime
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1298
   Posted 7/7/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
The answer is that it probably has no effect on lupus itself.  Some patients with lupus also have a gluten sensitivity/allergy or even celiac disease.  In that case, a gluten free diet would alleviate those conditions.  If you suspect you are gluten intolerant you should get tested for it.
 
Here is an answer to your question on a Lupus Foundation Q & A this year from one of their invited rheumatologists.
 

Kerry
Nutrition -- I've read about and talked to several people with autoimmune disorders whose symptoms improved, sometimes dramatically, when they switched to a gluten-free diet. Several of these people said that their doctors (rheumatologists/primary care doctors) didn't think that the gluten-free diet played much of a role in the patients care. What are your feelings on this? I am considering trying to go gluten-free. It would be a very difficult thing to do, but worth it, I believe, if it improved my health.


Dr. Thomas
Kerry: There is no good medical evidence that a gluten free diet helps significantly for autoimmune diseases such as lupus. However, there is a possible link between celiac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy) and lupus ... in other words some patients with lupus can also have this disease ... and their celiac disease definitely improves with gluten free diet. Of note, there is absolutely no diet proven to change the course or to help lupus. However, eating extra fish regularly may help due to antioxidant properties of fish oil. Stay away from bean sprouts as a mold that grows on them can flare up lupus.

http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_communitywebchats.aspx?articleid=1845&zoneid=93

Bill

 


MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis).  Diagnosed 2005.  Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005.  Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf.  Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 50mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
 
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.


FW
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 477
   Posted 7/7/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Bill is right, many people suffer from multiple autoimmune problems. The gluten free diet is essential for me because of Celiac. It helps reduce my systemic swelling, as well as abdominal issues. I also avoid many other foods (such as soy, nightshades, etc.) because of additional intolerance issues. So, I can't say that the gluten free diet has really had any effect on my lupus, other than the fact that overall I do better while on the diet.
Take care,
Fran

Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR.
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 11:16 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,692 posts in 300,951 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151123 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Joyce Apuzzo.
337 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
JayMot, tickbite666, mtm3461, ArtAngel, Girlie, reminder, panicgirly, Duffykani, ks1905, ChickenArise, Mustard Seed, Nosila, straydog, Lisa-Dionne


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer