Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Gluten Sensitivity

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by:  Aimee Reese

You will find many articles, forums, and blogs on Fibromyalgia and Gluten Sensitivity out there.  Those of us that have Fibromyalgia may also develop a sensitivity to gluten.  We may not in the beginning, but it could develop later down the line.

The first thing to understand is that there is a difference between a gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease.  A gluten sensitivity can be helped by just making some diet changes, but Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.

I developed a bit of sensitivity about six months after I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  At first, I was not sure exactly what was causing my issues, but I soon started taking note of what I ate.  Once I realized what was causing the issues I was having I began to change some things that I had been eating.

The great thing now is that you can find so many things that are gluten free, so it is not like you have to stop enjoying bread, pasta, etc.  There are alternatives now.

I stopped eating bread and went to a sprouted grain bread that way I could still enjoy a sandwich or some toast.  I love pasta so I now use the gluten free, and you can’t tell the difference at all.

I do still have some things that may contain gluten, but I have made some changes to different things so that I don’t have any issues.

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