can food allergies cause joint pain!

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Penngurl75
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   Posted 12/10/2012 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
hi new to this forum, but experiencing chronic urticaria , since 2009 during my pregnancy. prior to this I never had hives b4. it has gotten really bad this past month, the wort ever. I am currently on Allegra twice a day. it takes 3 hrs for the Allegra to kick in, and I don't always take it on time. it seems to get bad whenever I'm sleepy or feeling hot. if I start to feel old or shiver it gts better. I also started getting joint pains this feb. I recently came off of prednisone for 6 months due to inflamed colon. I thought maybe the prednisone messed up my hormones which in turn maybe the culprit for the joint pains. but I started thinking it could be from food allergies too? does anyone know about this for sure?mhave u heard of food intolerances causing joint pain?
Dx:2000
Current dx:Sigmo- remission,thyroiditis,candida
Current meds: mesalamine tabs 400mg
Past meds:mesal enema, pred 6 mon,budesonide enema
current Diet: greens,no sugar( anti candida diet),salmon, brown rice,trying gluten- free(reduced my urgency)no chocolate,no caffeine,no corn
supplements: L-glutamine,digest enzymes,caprylic

couchtater
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   Posted 12/10/2012 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask your doctor to run an ANA panel on you. You might have an autoimmune disease.
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Penngurl75
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Date Joined Nov 2011
Total Posts : 266
   Posted 12/10/2012 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, I already have thyroiditis and colitis which is in remission. I think I had ANA test done already and it came negative
Current dx:UC- remission,thyroiditis,candida
Current meds: mesalamine tabs,Allegra,levoxyl 25
Past meds:mesal enema, prednisone (6 mon),budesonide enema
current Diet: greens,no sugar( anti candida diet),salmon, brown rice,trying gluten- free(reduced my urgency)no chocolate,no caffeine,no corn
supplements: L-glutamine,digest enzymes,caprylic

Razzle
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   Posted 12/12/2012 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, food allergies can cause joint pain.

But steroids can too. Steroids can lead to joint pain during weaning and after stopping.

To repair the damage done (caused by steroids - they block sulfur metabolism, which depletes the joints of much needed glucosamine sulfate):

MSM, 1000mg/day and slowly work your way up to 6,000mg or more daily. Max dose is 12,000mg. My DH takes 6-8000mg/day for his steroid-related joint issues. MSM is an anti-inflammatory also, so it may help with the gut inflammation.

Fish Oil - enteric coated is best. Follow the label directions. My DH takes Cod Liver Oil because he can't handle salmon or krill oil. This is also an anti-inflammatory and has been proven in studies to help with colitis. But it also helps with joints because joints need the fatty acids to heal.

Vitamin C - antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, necessary for connective tissue health and repair. Start with 500mg/day and increase in 500mg increments until you get diarrhea. Then back off by 500mg/day until the diarrhea stops. This is called "Bowel tolerance." Stay at the max dose that does not give you the diarrhea. We have to get Vitamin C from food or supplements, the human body cannot make it. And unfortunately, the food supply is often very low in Vitamin C due to soil depletion and other factors.

Protein - eat good quality protein daily. The body needs it for repair of damaged tissues.

Exercise - to improve strength of muscles and connective tissue. Consult a physical therapist or personal trainer so that you don't do more damage to the joints that are bothering you.
-Razzle

Chronic Lyme, Bart., Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut dysmotility & non-specific inflammation, Lupus, Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube
Meds: Flagyl, Domperidone, Claritin, Singulair, Andrographis & other herbs, homeopathy, supplements, etc.
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