It’s not uncommon to suffer from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in addition to celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. And while some physicians still don’t acknowledge the connection (and research hasn’t proven it), people with fibro or CFS increasingly are going gluten-free in an effort to ease their symptoms.
Does it work? In many cases, yes, while in others, no.
My About.com colleague Adrienne Dellwo, who guides the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue site, has pulled together a terrific guide to gluten and fibromyalgia/CFS: Gluten Intolerance in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Is Gluten A Problem For You? In it, she explores the potential connections between the conditions, and also details her own experiences on the gluten-free diet. If you’ve been diagnosed with fibro or CFS (or even if you just show some symptoms), I highly recommend Adrienne’s article.
By Jane Anderson, About.com Guide