James Miller - Coeliac Diary


Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Possible Drug for Coeliac Disease


I found this article on the web. The writer reckons that in perhaps ten years there might be a drug to act against the disease.


Because drugs don’t seem to work absolutely, I would probably not want to go down this route. Also if the drug is expensive, will it be affordable for all coeliacs to demand it from the NHS?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006



I was interested to see that gallstones were mentioned in a survey on the UK-Coeliac Yahoo Group.

About two years ago, I had two very bad chest pains, which were then determined as gallstones by ultrasound. Surgery was recommended, but I am a coward.

But it was about the time I was diagnosed as a coeliac and obviously since then I’ve been on a gluten-free diet. I’ve not had any problem since.

Whether this is coincidence or not, I think it’s best that I hang on, especially as I don’t have any pain. From what I read, there should be some non-surgical method in the next few years. Hopefully!


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Joint Pain and Stiffness


About ten years, I started to wake up in the morning getting stiffer and stiffer, with pains in my joints. I was also very inflexible and needed at least an hour to get myself into gear.

Since then I’ve been diagnosed as a coeliac and have been gluten-free for about two years.

I no longer have the morning stiffness. I particularly noticed it this morning when I got up at four and drove a lorry down to Hampshire immediately. I couldn’t have done that five years ago. I’d have had to have two cups of tea and an hour doing something before I could drive something heavy.