Can Going Gluten Free Cause Dehydration?gluten dehydration
Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:34 PM
Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:07 PM
Gluten- no. Sugar- Maybe. If something is amiss with your blood sugar, thirst can be a symptom. Other things to look at are your medications. I don't want you to divulge more personal info than you want to, but certain psychiatric medications, along with many other different medications, can cause excessive thirst and dry mouth. Also, since your dietary habits have totally changed recently, you may be eating more salty foods to make up for the lack of sweets and baked goods, if you ate them frequently before (probably unlikely, though).
If you can't pinpoint a certain food or medication, you may want to go see your doctor if it doesn't resolve itself, to check on your blood sugar and other possible causes. If you aren't sure if any of your medications can cause dry mouth, you can call your pharmacist or the doctor who prescribed it.
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:32 AM
as laura mentioned, some meds can cause dry mouth, and perhaps you are absorbing them better now. good luck
Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:09 AM
Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:21 AM
Coconut water seems to really help me with dehydration. I seem to absorb it better than water. Have you had your nutrient levels checked. Are you taking vitamin B? I believe that cracked lips can be a sign of low vitamin B.
Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:37 AM
Is it possible when you went gluten free, your salt intake dropped a lot due to the change in diet? If so, you may not be retaining the amount of fluid your body is accustomed to retaining. Just a guess. I supplemented with vitamins and minerals when I went gluten-free and found improvement in the skin on my feet, hands and elbows. Seems odd you'd be so dehydrated just due to being gluten-free, but there has to be an underlying reason. Vitamin deficiencies can cause skin issues, but not sure about thirst and other signs of dehydration. Keep hydrated because headaches from dehydration are brutal.
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