Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:26 PM
Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:50 PM
I have been gluten free for about 3 months now and am still only going like every 2 days or something and then sometimes a lot all of a sudden. I think the length of time for your intestines to heal varies from person to person depending on the amount of damage, age, how long they've had celiacs ect.
Also you have to really careful that you are not getting accidentally glutenated by food, soap, or contamination.
Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:22 PM
Posted 04 December 2006 - 11:18 PM
Are you sure you've got all gluten out of your diet? It sounds like a food reaction to me. All the places gluten can hide take a while to find. Soy sauce and salad dressings are two places I never suspected at first. Also, guarding against cross contamination can't be emphasized enough. Same with personal care products such as haircare products, soaps, cosmetics, lotions, etc.
Many, if not most, people with gluten issues also have issues with dairy at first. The intestinal villi, which are damaged as part of the celiac disease process, also make the enzymes that digest dairy at the very tips of the villi. So until your body is healed many people have a dairy intolerance as well.
Since you're relatively recently diagnosed, you may also be having other food intolerances, which may or may not go away. I had almost as many problems with soy as I did with gluten for the first few months I was gluten-free.
The first thing I would do is to look for the hidden gluten.
Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:28 AM
Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:14 AM
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