Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Stomach Flu?
0

9 posts in this topic

So I did this whole elimination diet a month or two ago. Felt GREAT. Had a really difficult time reintroducing food and then kind of gave up and decided I'd just start over after the holidays.

In the meantime, I fell off the casein-wagon into a world of deliciousness. And, of course, pain.

Not suprisingly, I've been getting increasingly worse. My migraines are back up to six days a week and last almost all day. I'm in constant gut pain. Vomiting. D. Cramping. I'm miserable. Hey, just like before I went gluten-free!!

And yes, I will stop eating dairy again. I've been convinced.

So here's the thing. The last two days have been significantly worse. Yesterday I had yet another a migraine and when I took an Imitrex I got a hundred times worse. I had to work and the only thing I could do was to kill any and all feeling in my body with caffeine - which totally worked. I'm stiff. I'm achey. I feel even more exhausted than usual and everything is heavy.

I don't have a fever because I very rarely get a fever - my body is usually around 97ish. I was in the mid 98s today, so I suppose that would qualify for an elevated temperature?

I know the flu is going around. My boss has it right now - vomiting, D, etc... for the past few days. Do you think I have the flu or has my body just given up on me because I bombarded it with casein? I have a tendency to blame everything on some sort of food reaction and my thyroid still being low. Could I just be sick? I don't have any other symptoms like a runny nose or a sore throat...just the usual stuff 100x worse.

Thoughts?

Courtney

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Yes, you could have the flu, we do also get sick just like everyone else. Maybe you are glutening yourself in some way. Just try to eat simple things like rice and chicken for a few days and see what happens.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Except for the migraines, I could have written this :)

My theory is that if you have a stomach virus, eating is going to continue to cause symptoms.

But, if it is just our normal irritable digestive systems, then eating our regular foods will help get things moving like they should. So far this is working for me ...

Just don't try caseine. Harder said than done I know. :) I had to put the Kefir bottle back in the frig. I was sooo close ...

Marcia

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess it just seems like if I were to have the stomach flu, it wouldn't seem that much different than how I've been feeling on a daily basis. And it has been going around with people I know, so it's entirely possible.

On the other hand, I have been severely abusing casein and all its cheesy glory, so it's possibly my body has just given up.

I'll just try going to bed for now. For the big picture I will give up casein again and try and restore some semblence of harmony to my body. Stupid long roads :unsure:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are many stomach viruses going around now and they are no fun. Some last a day and others go on and on. You can also be re-infected. These are not the FLU flu, because the real flu doesn't cause vomiting. The real flu is a respiratory disease that causes fever, breathing problems and terrible achiness. And it lasts 7-10 days.

richard

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A-Z Health Guide from WebMD

Stomach flu (gastroenteritis)

Stomach flu, sometimes called gastroenteritis, is inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection or by some poisons.

The symptoms of gastroenteritis include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss.

Stomach flu usually goes away without medical treatment in 1 to 2 days. Home treatment can relieve the symptoms of stomach flu and prevent problems, such as dehydration.

This info is from WebMD. It may technically be called gastroenteritis, yet we have always known it as "stomach flu" and it is a very real illness and very contagious.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was simply trying to show the difference between influenza and the "stomach flu" because when people start throwing up in the winter they often think they have influenza. "Stomach flu" is NOT influenza no matter what people call it.

Influenza is the thing that you can get a shot to prevent and that lasts 7-10 days. High fever, terrible achiness, congestion -- but not throwing up. It kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. every year -- sometimes hundreds of thousands -- and the next time we get a pandemic of it, it will kill millions. "Stomach flu" is miserable and contagious but it rarely kills. There's no shot to prevent it. The term gastroenteritis covers several different stomach bugs.

Huge difference in the two.

richard

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, if you get the flu--you know it! It comes on fast, and you feel like you've been run over by a truck! It causes headache, body aches, weakness, coughing and fever that lasts for several days. I had it in 2003, and literally could not get out of bed for 24 hours. The fever caused almost uncontrollable chills and shivering. The cough hung on for a couple of weeks.

It dosen't usually cause GI symptoms.

There are many stomach viruses going around now--pretty typical for this time of year. One went through our house recently and caused a variety of unpleasant symptoms like diarrhea, nausea and stomach pain.

It is sometimes difficult for us Celiacs with similar Gi symptoms to differentiate between the two. My biggest clue is if my husband or son has been sick lately. These things are pretty contageous.

All that said, you may be having a major cassein reaction, either in addition to--or separate from a virus. In any case, I hope you feel better very soon :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Richard, but influenza was never mentioned--the word did not come up in any post. Stomach flu is a very real illness and it is very difficult for a celiac to know if they have flu or glutened. No one mentioned upper respiratory and I just wanted to show that it is called "stomach flu". It is true that influenza and stomach flu are not the same thing, but they are both very real.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      102,674
    • Total Posts
      914,379
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Advice on reintroducing dairy.
      I can!   Start with hard cheeses, then yogurt/butter, soft cheeses and finally milk/cream.  Start slowly and build.  Give yourself time to get your body to release the enzymes necessary to digest lactose.  Certified gluten-free enzymes for lactose can help the transition.  Lactose free milk and ice cream are helpful too.  Remember, that genetically some of us are predisposed to being lactose intolerant no matter what (e.g. aging, race).   I wish you success!      
    • Gluten free diet, positive celiac screen...what should I eat now?
      Here is a link that explains why you should get tested (completely) for celiac disease: https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/diagnosing-celiac-disease/diagnosis/ As far as the link to the functional doctor....why?  If you get a celiac diagnosis, chances are you will heal on a gluten free diet.  As you have probably seen on this forum, most of us encourage newly diagnosed members to eat a whole-foods, easy-to-digest (a.k.a "cooked to death")  gluten-free diet to speed healing.  Going Paleo might not be the best right now, if you have celiac disease.  Eating lots of nuts, raw fruits and veggies can be tough on a damaged gut.  You can try that diet later!   Everyone is different due to various degrees of damage, so some may have temporary intolerances  (e.g. lactose).  You just have to experiment.   Save your money and spend it on good wholesome food.  I heartily support getting away from the SAD (Standard American Diet).   Celiac disease is the one autoimmune disorder that is healed by avoiding a food -- gluten!  
    • Itchy skin
      I have DH and itchy skin is a symptom.     Your Dermatologist could write a script for Dapsone, provided you're not allergic to Sulphur.     Expect blood labs to go with using Dapsone.      You need to study everything that goes in your mouth for possible gluten content, including all meds.
    • Advice on reintroducing dairy.
      Hello,  I am currently 20 months, 1 day gluten-free. I stopped consuming dairy a few weeks after going gluten-free when I realized I was having lingering symptoms. Since going gluten-free dairy-free each day has been a day closer to feeling like my old self. As a child never had any issues with gluten or dairy. It wasn't until a year before my blood test/endoscopy that I began getting sick or noticing any issues. Diaherria, nausea, abdominal pain like I ate a sparkler, shaking and trembling. My whole experience before going gluten free was a nightmare. That year I lived in fear of leaving my home because I would be so sick and restroom hopping and uncomfortable at work. As of now, I m doing much better. I can tolerate things I couldn't following my diagnosis... Orange juice, coffee, salsa... And have gained 10 pounds back. I do miss cheese dearly but am afraid to try and see if I can tolerate dairy again. Is there anyone who can give any advice about reintroducing dairy? When is the best time to try? Should I wait I until I hit my 2 year mark? Any advice, successful or unsuccessful stories would be much appreciated so I can decide what the next step is for me... Or if I will even make a step. That ks in advance. ~Nora.
    • Itchy skin
      Not only do I have dry skin, but I deal with DH and horrible itchy skin for a few weeks after accidental gluten.  Im still not doing so well with the hidden gluten and forget that I have celiac sometimes.  I'm not out there eating a loaf of bread, but i may take a mint when I leave restaurant and eat it before I realize. oh, crap, I probably shouldn't have had that.  Im still navigating "gluten free" menus.  I was on the road for work, and thought Cosi was a good bet.  They had some gluten free dishes.  But, I was super sick within an hour, and started thinking. how do they really deal with cross contamination with all of that bread?   In any event.  the itchy skin is enough to cause me to jump out of my skin.   Any good solutions out there?  im actually not dealing with DH and haven't had any since just before my diganosis.  This time its just itchy skin.  All over.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      59,700
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Valou
    Joined