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yumyummum added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsGoing gluten-free, Will Bloating Go Away? Withdrawals?I am awaiting biopsy results but I was in so much upper abdomen pain and was SUPER bloated that I decided to just go gluten free and not wait. I felt really alert the first day! I was shocked! But I had really bad stomach pain for a few days still and decided to cut out dairy too as well as onions and beans for now to see if anything helped.
It has only barely a week and I haven't had pain. I am still bloated though, definately not AS bad but still really noticeable.
How long does it take before you know? Will I know?
I am already thinking about adding dairy back to see and because it is so hard doing both at once. I figure if it hurts I will stop. I don;t have a Drs appt until the 19th and that just seems sooo far away.
ALSO- I feel so hungry even after I eat, does it just take time to adjust? At first I was CRAVING sooo badly, like I felt like I was going through withdrawals!! Did anyone else feel like this?
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yumyummum added a post in a topic Reaction? Heart Racing, Itchy Throat, Panic Attack?
yumyummum added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsReaction? Heart Racing, Itchy Throat, Panic Attack?I have gone gluten free for about 3-4 weeks now and have felt great!! Better then I have in years! Last night I took about 5 bites of clam chowder and I started getting that "feeling".
My heart started beating harder and a "warmness" started setting in my body like a panic. My throat was itchy inside and out and I got the sensation of suddenly needing to go to the bathroom.
I was at a baseball game and I started getting nervous. After about an hour, things had "calmed" down I was REALLY tired but my heart had stopped racing.
Is this a symptom that happens or is this in my mind?? Was this a panic attack?
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yumyummum added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsAre Puffins Cereal gluten-free? And gluten-free Questions.I am totally new to this. If I product does not contain "wheat" does that make it gluten-free?
I am wondering about Barbara's Puffins Cereal Original.
Here are the ingredients:
Yellow Corn Flour, Corn Bran Flour, Molasses (Unsulfured), Oat Flour, Expeller Pressed High Oleic Oil (Canola and/or Sunflower), Salt, Baking Soda, Vitamin E (Natural), Vitamin C
On the website it says only the Rice Puffins are gluten-free. Could someone please educate me on what makes this product NOT gluten-free? Is it just that it is processed on a wheat machine? Or are there ingredients that should be avoided.
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yumyummum added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsTired/fuzzy/ Swollen/bloated But No Stomach Distress?Has anyone tested positive for celiac with the *only* symptoms being extreme exhaustion and that fuzzy brain feeling? Weepy/depressed. I also get a "moon" face and stomach bloating.
These are my symptoms. No stomach issues.
I have gained weight over the past 3 years and seem to CRAVE gluten products. I find that if I eat one thing with flour I get that exhausted and feel that NEED to eat more craving.
So without testing I have gone gluten free to see. (My son has allergies and I am up on elimination diets). I feel like a NEW PERSON!!!! I have ENERGY and feel like "myself" again after 3 years. I THOUGHT I was depressed and couldn't concentrate and even went on meds which did not help and after 2 years finally weaned off of.
SO then I had a small amount of food that had wheat in it and within 10 mins I got that feeling of EXHAUSTION...like I just want to get in bed and sleep. (which i did). My heart even races a little.
So, I guess I am now convinced something is going on. Whether I have celiac or not I will avoid wheat because I feel so much better.
WONDERING if anyone else has celiac without stomach issues?
Is it important to confirm diagnoses?
Where can I turn for more information?
Thanks so much.
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