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   Posted 4/28/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
at my last appointment the doctor was looking at all of my "medication sensitivities" and asked me if I have ever been tested for a gluten allergy.  she said that if I was not willing to change the foods that I eat though it would not make any sense to test for it.  Was just wondering if anyone else has been tested for gluten allergy that is senstive to a lot of medications? and does this contribute to the pain.....
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   Posted 4/28/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Melisana, I have pretty much been gluten free, no one is perfect, since the end of July and it has helped the horrible cramping I was having but no it hasn't helped the pain or any other fibro symptoms one bit.
I really didn't think I would be able to stay on a gluten free diet since they made up a great deal of what I was eating but when I seen a difference in the horrible cramping that was causing me to pass out or all most passing out it has been easier than I thought it would. There are a lot of gluten free products online and in some stores.
I don't know about the sensitivity to meds. I have tried a couple of pain relievers since being gluten free but they both caused side effects.
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   Posted 4/28/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Melisana. Yesterday I woke up with a rash, which we all assume is from an antibiotic I just finished. This is the second time since I've been feeling poorly that I have reacted to an antibiotic... my other allergies are through the roof, and I have started allergy shots. Is it all related to how I feel? I wish SOMEONE would know the answer. lol. I have also been gluten free for ten days and noticed no difference in my pain levels, though I do seem a bit peppier. Unfortunately, this rash was the last straw, and I just don't have the energy to worry about the wheat right now. I may try again later. My allergist was emphatic that she thought I fit both gluten and dairy allergy/intolerance, but I tested negative. There is a lot of interesting information on the web. The allergist also suggested looking up "leaky gut syndrome". Check it out.

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   Posted 4/28/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Melisana!

I was tested for celliac disease a few years ago but for a different reason. I have a very rare type of dermatitis and about 80% of those with it have gluten allergies. Luckily I tested negative. It sure is an interesting thought though. Looking at all of the other things that fibros have in common it makes you wonder even more what is going on with this darn disorder.

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