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3/5/09 2:12 P

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Prunes and Figs!! and lots more water!! that's my cure! it worked!

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3/5/09 12:50 P

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I never considered using a laxative to get it through the body faster. Considering it usually causes diarrhea, laxative has been the furthest thing on my mind.

Some people claim that taking probiotics and papaya enzyme really helps. I think it does for me but not very much.

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2/25/09 1:33 P

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thanks. actually, that should be obvious, but in my state i didnt even consider that option. Shows u!! Thanks. will get my detox stuff out.

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2/25/09 10:04 A

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Clover- I have a thread going about that too; what do you do when you accidentally have gluten. A few people suggested some kind of laxative like Milk of Magnesia or detox tea to move the offending gluten out of your body quickly.

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2/25/09 8:30 A

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I got "Wheated" yesterday and again today! I've "lost" 2 full days - sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, fully blown up and my skin feels like it's on fire!
It was all an accident! I did not label the corn muffins in the freezer!
So we learn, i suppose.
How do i get it out of my system quick???

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2/24/09 12:11 P

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It seems like being tired after eating wheat/gluten is on of the most common symptoms. The aching joints seems to get some people but not a high percentage. It is so interesting how the symptoms varies

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2/23/09 11:30 A

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When I eat gluten over a short or long period of time I just ache all over and am really tired. I can have it once and a while and deal with it, but consistently I just feel so bad.

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2/20/09 3:28 P

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With out a since of humor we would just be wallowing in our own self pity.

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2/19/09 2:09 P

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Nice! Sense of humor is key! emoticon

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2/18/09 1:42 P

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Eiffert. That is a good one. My wife calls it Ed. That is explosive D.

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2/18/09 6:40 A

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Brilliant! - over active in some cases!
enjoy the day!

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2/18/09 2:18 A

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I have a twisted sense of humor with the big D...lol
There is an old Get Fuzzy that ends with Rob saying he had the "power of hindsight" and Bucky replies "Congratulations on your magical butt".
So, when I get hit and questioned on whats wrong I just say "My magical butt is being active".

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2/18/09 1:10 A

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Thank you guys for your compassion & encouragement!

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2/17/09 2:34 P

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I think most of us are past the point of being embarrassed about this dis-ease! It's just a "normal function" that went a bit hay-wire! One day, we will look back and say.... oh do u remember the days....?

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2/17/09 12:46 P

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Sunne- I have the exact same symptoms. Don't be embarassed emoticon

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2/16/09 12:56 P

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Jilli, aches and pains in the joints are very common so you are not alone in having RA like symptoms.

SUNNE4JESS, I do not think you would be grossing any one here out. I think we have all gone through very similar experiences.

EIFFERT1, We are often tempted with things like the fries. Sometimes one can get away with it. Other times we react as you did. I think fries are my biggest temptation. Even though I do not order them, my wife does and I almost all ways give in a snag a few. Usually I have no problems but last time I did I had major problems.


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2/16/09 1:07 A

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I'd been suffering from chronic diarrhea, gas, and bloating. I was just diagnosed a couple of weeks ago. My blood test was negative, so my Doc had me do a stool sample & they found the gluten antibodies in there! Hope I didn't gross anybody out!

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My 1st glutening was accidental with some contaminated flour and my DH came back, but I'm odd it starts on the back of my right hand. Since it was a small amount of gluten I got 2 small spots.
The 2nd time not so good. I ate before heading to bowling(especially since the alley changed its menu and now has 2 things that is safe) but my stomach started growling. My friend didn't finish her fries and I knew they had gluten in them but didn't think a few fries would cause a reaction or much of one. BOY was I wrong!!
Within 30 min. I was light headed and felt like I'd been up for 3 days straight, my balance was off - when I went to bowl I felt my body swaying. By the time I got home my stomach was upset and continued till the next afternoon when the diarhea hit. I was klutzy for several days after.

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2/15/09 12:22 P

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I get easily constipated and my stomach produces too much acid causing near ulcer like symptoms.

But what's worse, I think, is that it helps extra histamine from my other allergies get into my blood stream and into my joints and I end up with sever almost RA type symptoms. Sore joints, exhaustion, light sensitivities, the works.

I also found out I am allergic to corn - and that makes me break out in hives and a blister-like rash very similar to DH but caused by corn and not gluten

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You made a good point. A negative test is very common and unless you have a good doctor who will pursue it farther then you will go undiagnosed for a long period of time. It is important to find a doctor who will follow through. My tests were negative but my doctor continued to check me for different things and finally did the biopsy which showed that I had CD. You need to be persistent with your doctor if he isn't or find a different doctor who will listen to you.

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The first DR I saw did a test for celiac, which was negative, and pronounced me "normal" as well. For the past year, I have had constant gas, bloating, pressure, pain and not had a solid bowel movement in a year. First Dr said take Citricel and Gasx 3x a day. I said that is not a diagnosis and not acceptable. Clearly, this is not "normal".

Find another doctor! Trust your instincts! I found a doctor who was willing to look further and while I'm not celiac I have gluten intolerence.After 2nd Dr told me to stop gluten, the gas has disappeared. BM still not normal but hopefully soon.

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12/23/08 1:51 P

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well, I'm not sure what I have, Dr said still, i'm normal..... but!!!
eat wheat, I blow up, I fall asleep, My heart races, I ache and Pain all over. It must be something!
I also get similar symptoms when ingesting dairy!!
How weird!
I did the elimination stuff for almost a year! and still same symptoms come up every time.... but now I get the stomach cramps as well! Not nice!

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12/23/08 12:12 P

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Abasil,
It all depends if you have a gluten intolerance (Celiac Disease) or an allergy to wheat and other gluten containing grains. If it is an allergy it can be overcome. If it is an intolerance you always have it. As Annette said you might not feel the effects but it can still be causing problems.

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Dear abasil, I am very much a celiac but I no longer have any symptoms.... it doesn't mean it isn't killing you inside. Because of my binging last year and not having any symptoms (diagnosed 5 years ago)I wanted a colonoscopy... my dr. wanted to know why, and I told her because I wasn't due for another 3 years. Well glad I did go... I may have no symptoms but it did it's damage. I developed serated polyps. Look it up.. it's not a good thing.
I now have to go every year for a colonoscopy.
She should get checked... it doesn't go away..
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I have been on GF diet for about 6 months (I'm 21, have always had stomach problems-GF diet has done wonders). I have a friend who told me that her once gluten-intolerant friend was able to eat gluten while pregnant and has eaten it after delivery without problems. Does someone ever get over a gluten intolerance? I'm a bit skeptical about her story. I have heard gluten can interfere with menstrual cycles, so is there some hormonal connection with gluten tolerance/intolerance?

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apology accepted

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Hi Annette,
I am sorry. I did not mean to make it sound like I was aiming my severe warning to anyone in particular. There just seem to be a lot of people who really do not take the health risks serious and continue to eat items with gluten. We are all tempted and some times it can be really hard. Especially during times of celebration like holidays and birthdays. When their are so many good foods laid out in front of us. It is really hard to resist. But if you give into the temptations then you are putting your long term health and risk.

I was not trying to be mean but looking back at what I wrote I can see how it could be taken that way. There are members of other groups that I belong to was well as a couple members even in this group that talk about going for weeks of eating gluten containing foods, then go gluten free for just a short time and say how much they fell better and then once again slide back into eating regular food. It is a cycle and these are the people that could be seriously risking their health and need to open their eyes. They really do not want to end up like me and become disabled because their health problems are so severe that they can not do much at all. It really is not fun at all. So my intention was to get people to think about what they are doing to themselves.

I am sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings and especially yours because just in the short time I have been corresponding with you I feel that you are a really good person and trying to encourage others to do what is best for themselves. I should have not started out heading the message to you. I meant it for the group, not you.

Mark

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Your last paragraph, i am not so sure how to take it.
Are you implying that I said it is okay to cheat because I certainly didn't say that.
I already know that any amount of gluten in your system damages all major organs.. so I am not liking your last paragraph seemingly directed to me.
Care to rephrase.

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Annette. You said some good things for the ears of those who are not strict about following the gluten free diet when they have Celiac Disease.

It took the Doctors 40 years to diagnose me. And as a result I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Degenerative Joint Disease, and Severe Asthma along with other problems that the doctors attribute to my Celiac Disease. So in other words I would be healthy today instead of disabled if I had been gluten free for the first forty years of my life. So if you cheat on the diet and have an attitude that it only causes minor problems you are only kidding yourselves. You are risking your health completely. It is not something to be taken lightly.

So stop thinking that it is okay to occasionally cheat and have nothing to worry about. Just a small amount of gluten in your system can cause problems for the rest of your lives.

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Everyone has different symptoms... My were in my joints and I used to get Charlie Horses in my thighs.
It does cause you to have Rhumatoid Arthritis, Osteopenia, acid reflux, sceroderma, fibromyalgia, and lupus
These unfortunately are only diagnosed as is.. but are hidden symptoms of being Celiac. The most common symptom is IBS.
In case you didn't know.. it destroys every major organ little by little. Just really really try to remain gluten free.
I am now co-team leader of the gluten free team.
Join our team. Our 7 day challenge started yesterday.
Our goal is for those who have a problem with remaining gluten free to challenge themselves to remain gluten free for 7 days.
I did great yesterday... see if you can do it.
Annette+

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Does anyone else experience joint pains when glutened? If I fall off the wagon (about once every two weeks) and stay off for a couple of days, not only do I have my food hangover (cramping, D, bloating and fatigue) but if I am back on gluten, my right knee gets all puffy and hurts like heck. I was misdiagnosed for 5 yrs as having rheumatoid arthritis and now that I am mostly GF, all my joint pains have disappeared. Well, except when I am bad..... anyone else have this? My doc discounted my joint pains as unrelated.

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To All, the best thing for you to do is to go on the Celiac.com site.. It is very informative. I don't understand why anyone on here is talking about bloating and cramping and what to do for it.. the only way to prevent that is to stay gluten free.
I don't think most people understand how serious this is. You can die from this over time..all your symptoms aren't just symptoms.. You are literally destroying all your major organs.. the first cancer you will get is cancer of the esohpogus and then the stomach and then the intestine.. Because i chose to eat gluten last year after being diagnosed with it 5 years ago.. I now have to have colonoscopies done yearly because i have had 2 serated polyps removed.
Which can lead to Adenoma carcinoma.. we all know what carcinoma is right? Cancer. I never had symptoms so i thought it was possible I was misdiagnosed... I was the one that wanted another colonoscopy.. it wasn't even time... I still had another 3 years to go before that. Just because you don't have symptoms doesn't mean you aren't killing yourself. And for those of you that do have symptoms just quit eating what you are not supposed to have... My friends mother died of an exploding esophogus... never diagnosed with celiac.
Did an autopsy and discovered her celiac is what killed her. I guess this would be your choice to eat what you want as well as it was mine. I so understand how difficult it is to remain gluten free.
I am guilty of it this Thanksgiving. Shame on me!!
I have a reason to live so why am i trying to kill myself... not my intentions... There is no cure for it and there is no medicine.. You have to remain gluten free if you want to live a long healthy life.
That's all there is to it.
It is more common now.. It also is one of the top 10 misdiagnosed diseases in the world..
other symptoms of it are scleroderma, fibromyalgia, and lupus but the most common one is IBS.... if you have any of these it may be best for you just to live with a gluten free diet and you might find out how much better you feel. If you have a child with autism it is best they are on a gluten free diet as well. Parents of children have a hard time with this because a child with autism is not easy.. They are set with routines...and have only on mind what they want to eat. i work with kids who have autism.
I have also read up on a gluten free diet for kids with autism... I hope no one takes offense to this.
I am just trying to save lives as well as mine.
Sincerely,
Annette

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You all should know that in order to be tested with the blood test you have to be on gluten to get a positive. I was tested when I stopped eating flour products and tested negative and then I read that you have to be on gluten to test positive for it. The only other way to test if you are gluten free is to go down the throat and take a piece of your stomach. Not a test that I want to do, so I just stay gluten free.

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Thank you. My doctor never even told me that their was anything to take for the cramping other then just take Pepto Bismo. I well have to try the heat next time I get glutened. I know that laying down has been the only way to relieve the pain before.
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I take Bentyl when I get bloated and nauseated. My doctor prescribed it. It is an antispasmotic for the intestines and it stops the cramping. However, it doesn't stop the diarrhea. Another thing that helps when when I have moderate blaoting and cramping is to lay a hot pack across my stomach and lay on my left side. This is the best anatomical position for the gas to move through the intestines. It's used for infants all the time. Try it and see.

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Hi Margaret,
I am glad we can help. You brought up an interesting point how people just do not seem to be able to understand how severely we are affected by gluten. I had friends who would invite me to dinner. I would remind them about I what could not eat and then after eating there I would get sick. I would then be told that they put a tablespoon of flour in something. Then their were friends who went to the opposite extreme and decided that I must be a vegetarian and they would make only vegetarian food when I visited them. Now I have a phobia about going over to other peoples houses for meals. I used to be very social. I am not any more.

Toucanfran, It is interesting, and I never thought of it before but the gurgling sound always is an indicator for me also. I never really associated it before. It is normal to have some. But when I get glutened it is really load and goes on for ever. Then the rest of it kicks in. Sometimes I just want to die because the cramping can be so bad.

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You are welcome. That is why this message board exisits. Have a great Thnaksgiving an dbe careful what you eat ;o)

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Mark and Toucanfran,

Thank you for the replies!!!! They were a big help to me. You must have replied right after I checked the last time on the 21st. I didn't check the team yesterday and this is my first time today. I'm thankful I can eat nuts and fish, but I know I have been reacting to soy sauce when I use it. I used only 1 tablespoon of soy sauce in our stir fry for dinner the other night. It was enough stir fry for 4 people and I still reacted. I was surprised. So that's the end of using that. I like Braggs Liquid Aminos. I didn't at first but after I got used to it I like it alot now. However, I'm out. I Can't find wheat free Tamari here. THanks for all the website suggestions on here. I haven't had a chance to check them out but I'm sure they will be very helpful. We are going away for the week to friends and will spend Thanksgiving with them. I'm sort of glad I had such a bad reaction this past week. It will help increases my resolve to not be pressured by friends to eat just a little it will be okay. I keep thinking if I told them I had diabetes or heart diseased they would be very understanding about my diet but when I say I can't eat gluten or dairy they just think I'm being ridiculous.

Thanks again for all the help.

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Here's how my system works. If I eat a food with gluten a few times a week, the gluten bulds up in my intestines and then when I eat a food that is hard to digest such as nuts or protein bars, I vomit almost exactly 2 hours after I eat. I also get diarrhea sometimes. This is all preceeded by severe "gurgling" in my stomach and intestines. If I stay GF, I may still have this reaction with certain foods like fish and hotdogs, but it is not NEARLY as severe. The brain fog get me too if I eat too much gluten. I have a gluten intolerance, but not Celiacs. I've been tested.

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Hi Margaret,
It does sound like you reacted to the gluten in the tortillas. Those are classic symptoms. The only one that really is not associated with it is the fever. But then some people react very differently which is one reason why Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance is so hard to diagnose.

Some soy sauce is gluten free. They are basically soy, water and caramel coloring. La Choy is one brand. A lot of the store brands are cheaper because they are the same as the La Choy. The problem is that they really do not taste like the soy sauce that we are all used to. The San-J Wheat Free Tamari sauce is the best that can be found. It is more expensive but well worth the money if you want the taste of real soy sauce. Some people like to use the Braqq's Liquid Aminos in place of soy sauce. To me it tastes watered down.
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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this team. I just joined about a week ago and I haven't posted yet. I have done quite a bit of reading of the posts and they have been a great help to me. I started a gluten, dairy and sugar free diet in July. After reading about gluten problems quite a bit I thought it applied to me even though I haven't been tested. I feel like a new person on this diet. My head is clear and so many symptoms that you have all mentioned here that I have had are gone. I have question. I ate 2 small flour tortillas last night. This morning I felt like my gut was being twisted and wrenched an being played tug of war with. It was very painful. I was freezing and then sweating and I felt like I had to have diahrrea but it didn't come out exactly like that. Could this be a gluten reaction to the tortillas. I feel the long I stay GF the more severe my reactions become as well. Also, so all soy sauces have gluten? Thanks for the help and all the info here.

Life is so much better GF!!

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I just got glutened Sunday Night. This time I am lucky that my symptoms are mild. Started out with just bad indigestion later Sunday night. And some bloating Monday morning. Today the bloating is more pronounced and have a little nausea. I also had a bad case of hiccups last night at two AM that lasted tell four AM. I do not know if it is gluten associated but I have never had that happen before. I have having mild fatigue - might be the result of not sleeping because of the hiccups. And have some minor brain fog.

My normal symptoms though is waking up the next morning with severe nausea, bloating, cramping and diarrhea that last about five days. Also I get severe fatigue and brain fog. I also get bad leg cramps during that period and get arthritis flare ups.

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I get bloated, severe pains in my stomach and very, very tired. Infact, I have slept all day from it. I have been feel 100% better since I am gluten-free!
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I have been GF for about a year. I have not been medically tested, but my naturopothist felt I was for sure gluten sensitive. I have felt a lot better going GF. The most noticeable symptom I have when I get into gluten by accident (mostly at restaurants) is the fatigue that so many have mentioned here. I definitely feel extremely tired sometimes for as long as 4 days.

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Wow! Such a range of symptoms. Thank you for your honesty everyone.

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I have not actually even been diagnosed, but when I eat gluten I consistently feel bloated, gassy, and then extremely tired the next day. Sometimes it feels like something is ripping through my intestines. If I stay away from gluten, I feel much better. Maybe I should get an official diagnosis, but I don't see the point when I feel so much better eating gluten-free.

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I usually get extremely sharp pains in my abdomen about 15-30 minutes after eating then basically become a walking pepto-bismol ad for the next two to three hours. After the initial reaction I'll be very tired and worn down for the next day or so.

One thing I've noticed though is that my reactions have become more and more severe when I do get exposed the longer I am gluten free. I was diagnosed in February of this year and at that time the digestive reactions were there but not nearly as severe.

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With me it is like a mac truck came in the night and hit my body all over. All my muscle ache and I have problems with going to the bathroom, it is like I am constipated and then explosive diarrhea right behind it. I also am bloated and have found that it cause me to have a sore throat as well. It also makes my lupus flare and that is not good either. Hope this helps. It does affect people differently so you will have to just watch what happens when you do eat wheat and keep note of how it affects your body.

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I don't get any typical symptoms. I was diagnosed because of my low iron. I do find that if I may of eaten gluten I feel tired, little depressed and generally not great for a few days. I'm not sure if this is from possible gluten or just because I ate poorly and too much.
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Hi all,
I'm new to the world of GF and need some help to understand it. I was told to stay away from wheat and dairy, which I am trying to do. I have changed to lactose-free milk and I only have a bit in coffee anyway.

But with the gluten I need to understand what it does to you. (Sorry to bring the subject up, but we are adults). My trainer said that my body was not digesting gluten properly and that's why I was bloated and not going to the bathroom often enough. I also have psoriasis, that is much better now, but for the last few weeks my head has been so itchy! I don't know what has to do with wheat, what has to do with dairy..

So my question to you all is, what does gluten do to your body?

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