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Tummy problems

hi everyone its been a while . I do read all the posts tho ...just wondering if anyone else with lupus and sle plus the extras !!! . Have suffered from tummy problems . Whatever I eat seems to upset my tummy pains and well the other ..my family have a history of coeliac ..my mum has had it for years .i am just hoping it clears itself up ...i do know I always feel better when I avoid bread .. Just think us with lupus suffers enough .without the extras ...thanks for reading .

hugs Barbara .

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Barbara, yes I do suffer from stomach issues, just recovering from a perforated stomach ulcer, which was medication induced. Thankfully healing now, but it has been a miserable 3 months. Like you, I have developed an intolerance to dairy and wheat, I tested negative for Coeliac, so have rearranged my diet to gluten free, and stopped dairy. Interestingly I tolerate Goats Milk better than Soya. I should add, I have made the changes with the support and watch of my GP.

If your symptoms are miserable for you, I would advise seeing your GP.


Hi! I have SLE/RA and also have tummy problems I was diagnosed with coeliac disease 18months ago. Had no Idea that I had this before a major episode that landed me in hospital. Then a year ago I was diagnosed with IBD/colitis which is bowel related but gives awful stomach cramps. Both are autoimmune conditions so I assumed it was my amazing immune system going into overdrive again.

My gluten free diet helps both problems and as much as I hate the diet I have to say it really helps.

Good luck hope your feeling better soon.


I have SLE, RA and Crohn's disease. They are all autoimmune disorders so get them to check your cal-protein level and CRP xx


thankyou for all your reply's .it is so good to chat with fellow sufferers who understands ...dont feel on your own ..x


Yes, I have been diagnosed with SLE and Coeliac disease. If your mum has Coeliac it means you have a higher chance of developing it as well. It might be worth while to mention it to your GP or rheumatologist, it is not uncommon to have multiple autoimmune conditions, unfortunately.



Yes yes yes. If I eat right good clean unprocessed foods and stay away from dairy and chocolate I do better but not a day goes by that I am not reminded where my stomach is with a pain or food backing up or heartburn. It goes along with the slow digestive motility. Also I have to eat small amounts and not right before bed. It's a struggle every day but if I eat right it helps. My best to you.


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