RA and coeliac disease.

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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has Rheumatoid Arthritis and also Coeliac Disease? I've read people with RA may have greater risk of having or developing Coeliac Disease, any thoughts.

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    Hi Martin

    I don't have celiac but have inflammatory arthritis and crohn's. and both doctors tell me that bowel problems can occur with RA. It's difficult trying to treat both. Several medicines have failed for me. I see the gastroent. tomorrow to try and come up with a new treatment. I have been tested for celiac and I don't have it.

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    Hi Martin.I dont know of a direct connection with coeliac disease. I do have gluten sensitivity and he gastro consultant thought it likely I had sensitised my git so to treat it s coeliac a. The coeliac test f eating tons of gluten, high i frankly couldn't face s o I dont eat gluten or dairy o(apart from goat) and I keep well gut wise! The book entitled "inflamed" the author s a ioung American woman ywith RA ho is a dietitician is definitely worth read about aood intolerance . If you direct em me i will check the author or you .

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      thanks for the info on the book. I will look into it. Restarting biologic Cimzia tomorrow Helps RA symptoms but not gut issues thus far

      I tolerate it OK compared to Humira, methotrexate and sulfas. drug


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