I've never heard of "gut disease" - can you provide a link to the article you were reading?
www.rainbowminerals.net/digestive disorders fibromyalgia.htm or google leaky Gut Syndrome. Thanks Mustang Hottie
yes - i have cfs with fibromyalgic symptoms, and also leaky gut. both auto-immune conditions. the leaky gut then causes food absorption to be diminished. so i'm taking bile salt and pancreatic enzyme supplements.
Did you say that you have Leaky Gut? If so how did you find it and did it cause your CFS and FM?
not sure which caused which, but seems there is a leak. i guess i got cfs diagnosis first, then with some digging, dr also found thyroid problem [now normalised], and this leaky gut. they're related, in that when one system goes down, it places a strain on the next one, and it follows. so i can't say which one went down first. my gastro system has always been less than ideal.
the leaky gut test was a urine test. dr added a reagent, then another reagent a few minutes later. and a few minutes later the test sample discolours to shades of green tinge - which also indicate severity. she did the mixing and testing while i was there. mine was definite but not severe. for that, i;m on slow-release glutamine capsules [and the digestive enzymes] which help the gut lining.
what i've found recently that has really helped reduce the sheer muscular pain, is cutting out dairy - milk and cheese. hate to, but it's a good deal to trade that for reduction in pain. the proteins in the milk completely inflame the auto-immune system. i'm also largely off wheat, but for me, IT WAS THE MILK!!
good luck with i and take care