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Yep, I think it's a sort of withdrawal. I had the same thing a couple weeks after I quit. I suddenly had crazy headaches and was wicked dizzy with terrible stomach pains. I felt like I was hung over! What I read is the gluten submits a toxic layer to your stomach lining. When you quit the gluten is starts to peel away and enter your stomach for a bit before it passes. Just stick by your water bottle and it'll pass. Keep up the good work!
That happens to me. It randomly striked me three days after eating a couple onion rings off my boyfriends plate that It had a wheat flour batter. "Well, did you get sick?"
"Uhm...no I didn't, no."
I really think it might be your body's immune system taking one for the team. It's totally worth it to stay off the gluten's, if not for the reason you know you'll feel good but because you're supporting the lifestyle and people just might take the hint.
Fight the good fight!
You'd be really surprised at the array of gluten-free products you can find at your local supermarket (assuming you live in a fairly large town)! Take a gander, I managed to find gluten free ice cream cones, oreos, pudding mixes, gravy mixes, graham crackers, ACTUALLY tasty breads, brownie mixes...Ohhh boy I'll help ya here =D
My boyfriend just served up some delicious microwavable brownies in a bowl with three scoops of ice cream, didn't even taste gluten free! The other night I made a pot of stroganof, replacing the season packet for a gluten free brown gravy mix (you can find those everywhere) and the pasta for a Quinoa and Corn spiral. Didn't even taste gluten free! Aaand, I'll give you an awesome recipe here, assuming you can find the products you need.
Gluten Free Banana Cream Pie
1 box Dr Oscar Gluten Free Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 C Milk
1 C Almond Milk (or substitute any milk alternative)
1 tsp Cinnamon
17 Glutino Gluten Free Graham Crackers (spare in the box for snacking!)
So, some advice from all across the board would be so appreciated.
Long story short, a few months ago I had a drastic work schedule change and I figured that eating my bowl of cow milk and Wheaties cereal at 2 am was just poor digestion. Well, it never went away, my symptoms of extreme gas, bloating and terrible stomach pains (keeping in mind at this point I was about to be diagnosed with Mono, I had frequent UTI's and some kidney pains every now and again, possible carpel tunnel and tendonitis in wrists AAND back pains).
I thought it might be a dairy thing cause I had major complications with that when I was little. I switched to Almond Milk over my cereal, in my Cream of Wheat (I know, brutal on the wheat!) but still felt terrible no matter how many cups of mint tea I drank!
I moved to Tacoma, got a job with a little better schedule but I was growing really curious about Gluten free. I made the switch after some research on my symptoms (also leaving out cow milk, just occasional ice cream and, yeah yikes, my same amount of cheese intake).
I felt better after a week! I felt a little more spry, dealt with some withdrawals that kicked my bum and now, two months later, I'm even going without my regular old wrist and back pains. I'm a grocery stocker so this was pleasant.
Ok, down to it, I got a nose bleed today when I came home early from work for extreme fatigue (an ongoing thing as of the last few weeks) and shortness of breath (another ongoing for a couple weeks).
I read about the whole Intestine disease thing, my inability to absorb nutrients as well, and noted the iron part as a concern of mine. I started taking a prenatal with iron and my B's and also a vit. D gummy. I got a nosebleed randomly today, small spurt, and I'm not going to lie I spent a good amount of time cradled in my man's arms.
I know seeing a doctor or nutritionist is ideal, I'm not a huge fan of Western medicine practices, but I'm still paying off other hospital bills. Any advice given will be rewarded with virtual hugs and gluten free Kinnikinnik Kinnitoos!
So, in a nutshell:
1) Might I have Celiaac Disease?
2) Might I have anemia?
3) Am I running the risk of low infertility?
I'm new to the Tacoma area, not really many friends made but would love to connect with some people to bounce stories, ideas, feelings etc with! I'm in my early 20's, been gluten free for about 2 months and getting a really good grip on food alternatives and my vegi's! I work at a grocery store so I research a lot, study, have been eating and studying natural for a couple years. Let's get a group together for coffee!