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Asthma/ Trouble Breathing After "gluten Attack"

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#1 ravenra

 
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

I accidentally ate something w/ cross contamination yesterday (only cooked from home) and started having symptoms in the early evening. My typical headache, then brain fog, extreme fatigue and feeling weak, chills & body aches. '

 

My breathing is quite shallow and I've used my emergency inhaler quite a few times in the past 24 hours because I feel as though I cannot breath deeply enough.  It is not an asthma attack, but still uncomfortable all the same. 

 

I was dx as asthma as a kid but it doesn't bother me too much. Has anyone else experienced this when you've been 'glutened'? I'm not 100% if it is asthma, or just the extreme fatigue...its like I don't have the strength to fully fill my lungs  :(

 

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

Sorry to hear you are having problems..its very scary I know when your breathing is affected. I was diagnosed with asthma about 15 years ago but only recently realised that my symptoms of struggling breathing/tightening of throat are triggered from eggs, cheese and milk. I'm currently awaiting allergy testing but there's no doubt that when I lay off these foods, my breathing improves significantly. Hope you get to the bottom of what is causing your problems...maybe you could try an elimination diet.
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#3 1desperateladysaved

 
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

I felt like my breathing was free lately.  I noticed some pressure I felt on my abdomen was gone!  Then one day, I couldn't breath deep like that.  It felt like I had an inner tube around my waist and it squeezed me!  I happened to go to see my health practitioner that day.  I noticed as I tried to breath deep for her that I couldn't.  After a few days, I noticed that I could breath easier again.  I asked my nurse about it and she thought it had to do with my food intolerances gluten or otherwise.  If I had been gluttened, I didn't know about it.  I have eaten similar things with no problems.

 

Yes, I sometimes have problems breathing deep.  My mom got the asthma diagnosis, but I never had.  Yet, I remember doctors complaining way back when I was a kid that I didn't breath deep enough.

 

For many years I considered it normal to breath the way I did.  Only now, when I noticed a change, do I notice when that pressure comes back.  I don't like that feeling.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

My last asthma attack I had last month put me in the hospital. It's what has led to celiac testing for me. My Dr said the severe attack was triggered by gluten (we were on vacation and ate out every day).

Do you have a peak flow meter? That will tell you if it's asthma related and how bad the attack is. I would call your dr. asthma can get out of hand quickly.
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:11 AM

I have asthma pretty much every day even though I never got diagnosed for it nor do i take anything for it.I also get asthma attack from smoking weed, which I never had before. It just pass usually though. Just stay calm, one thing I figured help is yawning, somehow that let's the air pass through easier. When in happens I try to not reach out for air too much and just breathe normally while still reaching out every now and then.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:06 AM

I have asthma pretty much every day even though I never got diagnosed for it nor do i take anything for it.I also get asthma attack from smoking weed, which I never had before. It just pass usually though. Just stay calm, one thing I figured help is yawning, somehow that let's the air pass through easier. When in happens I try to not reach out for air too much and just breathe normally while still reaching out every now and then.

 

Are you sure what you're experiencing is asthma? It sounds like you're describing a panic attack. Are you experiencing any anxiety?   

 

Take a look at the post I made about my experience :-

http://www.celiac.co...take-much-more/


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:20 AM

Are you sure what you're experiencing is asthma? It sounds like you're describing a panic attack. Are you experiencing any anxiety?   

 

Take a look at the post I made about my experience :-

http://www.celiac.co...take-much-more/

No it's definitively not panic attack, I had them a lot recently but less since I cut a few stress factors out like actually finding a job. When it's panic attack it seems as if I won't make it through the day and I get pain in my neck and just worry. When it's asthma, my breath is just running low and it's just very difficult to breathe, there is some panic attack when it is from the weed as it feels I'll literally die from not breathing but usually it's just shortness of breath.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

No it's definitively not panic attack, I had them a lot recently but less since I cut a few stress factors out like actually finding a job. When it's panic attack it seems as if I won't make it through the day and I get pain in my neck and just worry. When it's asthma, my breath is just running low and it's just very difficult to breathe, there is some panic attack when it is from the weed as it feels I'll literally die from not breathing but usually it's just shortness of breath.

 

I used to get panic attacks when I smoked weed, I wish I stopped after the first time it happened but I carried on smoking. As I posted in my experience; it got worse and I quit when I developed psychosis. I can't tell you what to do or even be sure If what you're experiencing is even the same as what I experienced but I would advise you to be careful and consider not smoking it if it doesn't agree with you. I'm just wondering if the shortness of breath when you smoke weed is like a mild panic attack!


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

I used to get panic attacks when I smoked weed, I wish I stopped after the first time it happened but I carried on smoking. As I posted in my experience; it got worse and I quit when I developed psychosis. I can't tell you what to do or even be sure If what you're experiencing is even the same as what I experienced but I would advise you to be careful and consider not smoking it if it doesn't agree with you. I'm just wondering if the shortness of breath when you smoke weed is like a mild panic attack!

I had it for years and it never caused any panic attack, the shortness of breath and panic attack happened when the gluten symptom showed up 3 months ago. Before that I would smoke 2 ounce a month without problems. Now if i take a lite bit of it, i cant breathe and feel i got glutened.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

I had it for years and it never caused any panic attack, the shortness of breath and panic attack happened when the gluten symptom showed up 3 months ago. Before that I would smoke 2 ounce a month without problems. Now if i take a lite bit of it, i cant breathe and feel i got glutened.

 

I was the same. I smoked for years before I got my first panic attack. After that I never felt the same while smoking. I'd get panic attacks, most of the time they weren't the classic idea of what a panic attack is. I'd get a very uncomfortable feeling, paranoid thoughts, twitches, I couldn't speak because I'd stutter and mix my sentences up which lead to more paranoia and a tight chest/shortness of breath. After a year of continued smoking I developed body dysmorphia and would look into a mirror and think my hands were too big etc. Then came the mania and I used to argue with myself in my head (all voices were my own but like split personalities of myself arguing with each other :(). Then delusional thought that people could hear what I was thinking.  


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:30 AM

I was the same. I smoked for years before I got my first panic attack. After that I never felt the same while smoking. I'd get panic attacks, most of the time they weren't the classic idea of what a panic attack is. I'd get a very uncomfortable feeling, paranoid thoughts, twitches, I couldn't speak because I'd stutter and mix my sentences up which lead to more paranoia. After a year of continued smoking I developed body dysmorphia and would look into a mirror and think my hands were too big etc. Then came the mania and I used to argue with myself in my head (all voices were my own but like split personalities of myself arguing with each other :(). Then delusional thought that people could hear what I was thinking.  

What you are descrying though is psychosis, which is all in your head, my symptoms are purely physical. The "panic attack" is from shortness of breathe which I get even without smoking but weed makes your heart rate faster and make it harder to breathe then I get the other abdominal cramps, I don't think my body is weird or get anxious about delusional things.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:46 AM

What you are descrying though is psychosis, which is all in your head, my symptoms are purely physical. The "panic attack" is from shortness of breathe which I get even without smoking but weed makes your heart rate faster and make it harder to breathe then I get the other abdominal cramps, I don't think my body is weird or get anxious about delusional things.

 

Yep, what I'm describing is psychosis, I have also had diarrhea with lumps of fat in my stools which started around the same time as the panic attacks. I can't tell you if weed caused my psychosis or if it just aggravated symptoms of celiac or if it is totally unrelated altogether. All I know is that some people with schizophrenia have gone into full remission after going gluten free. You've already said that you have started getting panic attacks and I'm just trying to make a connection between cannabis and celiac/GI. If you think that your panic attacks are unrelated or because weed makes your heart rate faster then no problem. Sorry for the derail :).  


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