Knocking on wood

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Wiped Out, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I've been gluten free for about 5 weeks now (with-only 1 cheat meal) and for the last 2 weeks my joint pain has disappeared!!! It had gotten so bad that I could barely move my hands at night and was limping each night. husband was helping me stand from a sitting position. Sleeping was difficult because every time I turned around there was pain. Some mornings I couldn't even straighten out my fingers on my hand. Seriously, I didn't think going gluten free would actually get rid of the joint pain.

    I'm still not 100% convinced because I also have been off of work for almost two weeks (one week due to nephew's funeral and 1 week for spring break) so I don't know if that has a part in it or not.

    Also hoping by posting this that I'm not jinxing myself!!
  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    That is awesome! I have three family members with celiac and everyone in the family has some type of autoimmune disease. I've often wondered if I should go gluten free (joint issues and inflammation). I think I may try it.

    I'm so happy for you!
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    That's great! Now I'm wondering if I should give it a try...
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Jo and Mary-It might be worth a try. Have you ever been tested for Celiac's?
  5. Josie

    Josie Active Member

    Great to hear! You might even notice more improvement in other areas. I had a whole list of improvements when I first started it. It helped me stay motivated.

    If your joint pain comes back, make sure you haven't slipped up on your diet. When I first started the diet, I noticed I didn't need a nap any more. Then I started being more relaxed about hidden gluten and I noticed I was sleepy all the time again. Once I got strict again, my sleepiness went away.

    It is hard to believe that something like gluten can have such a big impact. It felt like a miracle to me.
  6. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    I am glad youare feeling better. I went off dairy for the same reason and have seen an improvement. I have wondered if I should go gluten free also but I am not sure I could do both. Anything that reduces your level of inflamation will improve your symptoms.
  7. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hope-I agree it is like a miracle! I'm simply astonished!

    RM-So glad you are getting relief with the dairy free eating!