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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I ate alot of gluten cooked food w/o knowing...how long will it take for my intestines t o began to start absorbing nutrients again?...

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I would imagine it depends on your system. How severe are your symptoms, typically? For me, I get stomach cramps for about 3 days. As far as absorption, etc., I'm sure you're not back to square one. Have you checked with your doctor?

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You're not going to completely wipe out the entirety of your digestive tract with one (albeit large) gluten accident. So I'd guess you might have slightly impared absorbtion for a few days, but I don't know that you'll notice. As for how long the symptoms can last - that varies greatly person to person (as does the amount of damage/duration of healing). For me, digestive symptoms last about two or three days, thick-headedness lasts half a day or so, and the rest of the symptoms (tiredness, irritability) last up to a week.

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I usually have symptoms for about three days after I have ingested some gluten. I have found though that if I get really constipated the symptoms can last longer. If you are like me you should make sure and eat some extra fiber or take a laxative to help get it out of your body. When it is stuck in your body, I think that your symptoms are a lot worse and the duration is a lot longer. I don't know about the diarrhea thing that has never been one of my symptoms. Good luck! :rolleyes:

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