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Can food intolerances and/or allergies joint and muscle pain mirroring neuropathies?
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Thank you very much for responding. This was helpful to me. Lee339
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If I understand your question correctly, you are asking if food intolerance and/or allergies mimic the  pain of various neuropathies.  Food intolerance, only if it contains gluten. The association that I am aware is that of neuropathy secondary to gluten sensitivity.  The following is excerpted from a report in the medical literature and is illustrative of this phenomenon.  
            Sensory ganglionopathy due to gluten sensitivity (CME) Hadjivassiliou, M. MD; Rao, D.G. MD; Wharton, S.B. PhD; Sanders, D.S. MD; Grünewald, R.A. DPhil; Davies-Jones, A.G.B. MD
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From the Departments of Neurology (M.H., R.A.G., A.G.B.D.-J.), Neurophysiology (D.G.R.), Neuropathology (S.B.W.), and Gastroenterology (D.S.S.), Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou, Department of Neurology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, UK S10 2JF m.***@****
Received January 18, 2010. Accepted in final form May 18, 2010.
Neurology Issue: Volume 75(11), 14 September 2010, pp 1003-1008 Copyright: ©2010 American Academy of Neurology

“Gluten sensitivity is a systemic autoimmune (allergic) disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Neurologic dysfunction can be the presenting feature even in the absence of an enteropathy (gastrointestinal disease and symptoms) .  
The 2 commonest neurologic manifestations are gluten ataxia) (an inability to coordinate voluntary muscular movements) not due to muscle weakness —called also incoordination and a number of neuropathies.   In some instances, these neuropathies may regress with gluten avoidance.

If you are desirous of further information on this subject, you would do best to consult in a gastro-enterologist

Good luck

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