When I have a reaction I drink a large and I mean large quantity of water fairly quickly That usually helps me a tremendous amount. Also the next day if I haven't been taking my supplements I go right back to them. I have found l-glutamine helps me a tremondous amount. It is an amino acid that helps heal the gut I am told. Never thought of benedryl before...........
I have eaten yogurt or toast and or crackers. I try to get something that isn't gluten in my system and it seems to work most of the time. Also I take tums. Most of the time I am very lucky in that if I do have gluten I don't feel any effects. I may have an out break because I do have DH.
wow i never would have thought to use something that causes you to eliminate it faster but it makes total sense!
I feel ok today just groggy and bloated..
I started taking the benedryl after this client of mine told me of her daughter's allergy to soy and thats what she did to relieve her symptoms. I honestly dont know if the benedryl does anything because I usually fall asleep before i feel better but at least i dont have to deal with the pain while awake.
im going to try some of the things you guys suggested!
I also drink ginger tea and that helps with the stomach and also the smooth moves works great on getting stuff out.
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I've never tried the benadryl. Not sure if that would help me. I definitely try to speed things up though (like everyone else who posted). However, I do it by making a green drink of blendered parsley, lettuce, carrots, celery and water. I also increase my intake of either salads or soups with greens and whole grains (depending on the weather/season).
I'm not sure if this would help you, but my acupuncturist recommended marshmallow root years ago for unhappy gut moments. I always take that for a few days until things settle down. I took it daily for at least the first year after I went GF.
Hope you start feeling better soon!
Edited by: HIKELUV at: 9/5/2011 (11:08)
Winners do daily what others do occasionally (Pete Thomas).
This is NOT medical advice so please check with your doctor - I have resorted to taking Milk of Magnesia to help things go through my system with a little more speed at times. Does a heating pad help your stomach cramps at all? It wouldn't be convenient to use at work but possibly at home.
I am having a reaction right now as I type this. I just took benedryl so im halfway to lala land now, but im still in so much pain! im not sure exactly what caused it, because I didnt eat anything containing gluten, but i never know at my house im the only one with CD so cross contamination happens occasionally. what do you do when youre having a reaction?
for me if I dont take benedryl right as its coming on i have excrutiating pain in my abdomen for a good three hours and then I awake the next day as though I went on an all night drinking binge.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions because when Im at work im not able to take benedryl because it knocks me out!
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