I don't! Since celiac is autoimmune, if you have it, you should have some inflammation, right? That's why I asked. Sorry for the confusion...these are complicated subjects.
I did some looking at the Fibro Mialgia and in the past it was considered to be part of the auto immune spectrum so there is a lot of controversy about that. As you said it is complicated because it involves the conective tissue. To me though this really sounds like it is related. anyway what ever you decide to do I do hope you find a way to have some relief.
And regarding the inflamation indicators... I don't know, I don't know what they use as their determination as to what is an indication of it... but since you have considerable pain... you may want to just try eliminating the gluten.. Like I said it is actually easy to do and you would know right away.
This is what I do know once I eliminated the gluten there were things that I didn't realize were tied to it.
IT is one of those things.
For me being pain free, itch free and considerably healthier was worth the giving up of the gluten. I did not do the medical test... I just quite eating the gluten. ANd as I discovered what went away when I quit eating it I realized I had been having issues my whole life.
Being sensitive to gluten doesn't make Fibromyalgia an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia involves the nerves, the central nervous system, brain chemicals and such, not connective tissue. There's no change in tissue, no inflammation, no rash, no physical changes in the body to detect. There are tender points, but the tissue is normal.http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/w ... 0076_2.htmhttp://chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2010/ ... mptoms.htmhttp://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/copi ... ondiet.htm
If gluten intolerance caused fibromyalgia, then a gluten-free diet would be the prescribed cure. It doesn't, and it's not. That doesn't mean someone who has fibro might not also have a gluten sensitivity that's creating other problems that could exacerbate fibromyalgia flares. But I think there would be inflammation markers of some sort that would show up on a test if gluten is the problem. Individuals can have different food sensitivities, but one size does not fit all.
What diet does Dr. McDougall recommend for Fibromyalgia? A plant-based, low-fat diet. I agree. I saw that he listed fibro under common autoimmune diseases in one of the star stories, maybe for simplicity's sake. http://www.drmcdougall.com/stars/star03.html
I think a combination of factors come together and create fibromyalgia. Frankly, it would probably be easier to be diagnosed with diabetes. Less confusion all around. http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide ... connection