I am gluten free and have not noticed a difference in my fibro symptoms. I also have Hashimoto's and was told by my doctor that I needed to cut the gluten because of it. Still, no difference in my symptoms. I know I need to be gluten free. I was tested and there is no question. :(
I have both fibro and celiac. A gluten free diet has helped me with many issues but my fibromyalga started after I went gluten zero
I wonder @A MyFibroTeam Member. There's a huge connection between what happens in the gut biome and symptoms of FM. The general idea is that if we are eating foods, etc that we are sensitive to (that's most of us with FM) that it leads to worsening fibro symptoms. The bowel sensitivities affect the gut lining and lead to larger than usual molecules slipping through the lining and into the body, where they wreak all kinds of havoc. There is the thought that this issue may be one of the causes of fibro in combination with physical or psychological trauma, viruses or bacterial infections.
If you look at it this way, cleaning up your diet can play a large role in helping the gut and the body by eliminating foods or substances that are harmful to the gut and body, such as sugars, caffeine, gluten for some people and processed foods, night shades, among others. If those 'trigger' foods are replaced by whole and healthy foods that are full of nutrition, it makes sense that the gut and body will be able to maintain and/or heal itself better, therefore making you feel better too.