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    RA and Celiac
    DIYSTER posted:
    Anyone here with diagnoses of both RA and Celiac? How have your RA symptoms changed since addressing your Celiac issues? Any unique tips or advice for those of us who have both?
    3collies responded:
    I was tested for celiac and while I waited for the test results I went on the gluten free diet and even though my test results came back negative for celiac, I stayed on the gluten free diet because I feel much better. Celiac, as I understood from my dr. can cause RA symptoms. Worth looking into.
    DIYSTER replied to 3collies's response:
    Yep, I have both. I was never tested for Celiac however I was tested and diagnosed 2 years ago with RA. But I still had issues that seemed related to Celiac so I asked my Rheummy to test me this past summer and bingo!

    Hope you do well on the gluten-free diet! It's hard but so much worth it!
    celiacFacts responded:
    Here are a few articles about the connections between RA and Celiac. One suggests a gluten free & vegan diet will help symptoms of RA.

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