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#127 - Gluten.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I think I spoke too soon.

Day 1 (Tuesday) of gluten back in my diet produced no reactions. However, on Wednesday morning, I woke up with a sore throat. It wasn't more than I could handle, and really, it went away fairly quickly. Throughout the day, though, I had a lite headache. When dinner rolled around, I decided to try gluten again. I did have a smaller reaction after supper - feeling out of it and a little more tired than usual. This morning has confirmed that I most likely have a gluten intolerance. My sore throat is worse, and I'm stuffy like I have a sinus infection. I still have the lite headache and all I want to do is sleep.

Even though this cleanse was tough at times, I'm really glad I did it. I would have never known that I was gluten intolerant which explains a lot of the symptoms I had been experiencing. I'm thinking about skipping gluten for tonight's dinner (this would be my 3rd day). For the next 4 days, I will come off of it to see if these symptoms go away. If they do, it's an intolerance. Next Tuesday is dairy!

Are you gluten intolerant? If so, how do you live with it?
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  • v GOOBERIFIC1
    my hubby and my son are both Celiac. being gluten free is hard at first.. learning how to cook for yourself all over again, but in the end, it's worth it! because of the boys being Celiac, my daughters and myself eat alot less gluten than we used to (i cook gluten and dairy free for everyone, the girls do have gluten bread/crackers/cereal). i think i feel better when i eat less gluten too, but i'm happy that i don't have an intolerance or allergy.
    1160 days ago
  • v BREW99
    I'm not intolerant but do love to try different types of flours instead of gluten filled ones. I wish you the best of luck though. I've read a lot about it and thankfully there's a lot of information out there.
    1165 days ago
  • v SEPPIESUSAN
    Thank you for your incredibly sweet comment on my page! My husband thought he was gluten intolerant right around the time we met - when he had just finished college. Turns out that he'd just been drinking too much beer and eating too much pizza. Once he took a little break from that stuff, he was fine. I hope you don't have a gluten intolerance!
    1165 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    I don't think I'm gluten intolerant, but I have read "Wheat Belly" and am officially off wheat for good. Have you read it? Pretty interesting!
    1177 days ago
  • v PAPER_WINGS18
    i read an article on NPR recently that basically said most people don't have gluten intolerances and that it's mostly just small reactions in most cases. I hope that you don't have a gluten intolerance.. that would stinK! emoticon
    1177 days ago
  • v FEDGIRL4
    I think I am either wheat or gluten intolerant. Each time I eat flour products, I seem to suffer. That is one reason why I gave up "most" flour (and sugar) products.

    I currently know two people with celiac.

    I am lactose intolerant so I take the chewable pills when I consume dairy. The milk I drink is almond milk.
    1177 days ago
  • v CHODGES83
    I have a friend with gluten intolerance (and I suspect I may be as well). She buys gluten free breads, cereals, flours, beers, etc. If she's being strict about it she doesn't have much of a reaction when she does have gluten. Maybe just an upset stomach. If she isn't being strict and pigs out on gluten filled foods she vomits. Just a matter moderation it seems. Good Luck!
    1177 days ago
  • v POOKASLUAGH
    Ugh, sorry to hear about the potential intolerance! :(
    1177 days ago
  • v C8TSON
    I have known of people to be gluten intolerant. I actually knew someone with Celiac Disease and she could barely even go out to eat anywhere for the fear of the unknown where gluten was concerned. We have taken gluten out of our diet before and felt better--more energetic. I'm glad you did the elimination diet. They are not fun, but so helpful! Keep us posted on how it goes with dairy next week! emoticon
    1177 days ago
  • v CAGMUAHFO2
    I am not gluten intolerant but my cousin is. She buys specialty products or she used too. She was diagnosed with it about 20 years ago, before they really knew about gluten intolerance. Now she buys gluten free stuff at the grocery store. She doesn't eat out much. Her and her husband tend to eat at home a lot so she can make sure she doesn't eat anything with gluten.

    My brother had celiac disease before he passed away. That is also a gluten intolerance but it is much more severe. And he found it easier to go to restaurants that did gluten free meals. He was single and didn't enjoy cooking. Outback was were he eat mainly. They have a gluten free menu.
    1177 days ago
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