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

Symptoms Worse With Stress?
0

9 posts in this topic

Hi,

I seem to have inconsistent abdominal discomfort after ingesting gluten. Sometimes a half a bagel is a bit of discomfort, sometimes I'm out for a few hours. :huh:

At first I wondered if it was related to having other food to digest still in my system/how empty my stomach was..but now I'm wondering if it's worse when I'm stressed.

anyone notice any patterns?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

:huh: My first question, dumb as it may be, is the bagel gluten free?

I do notice that my stomach hurts alot when I am stressed. My doc also told me that stress can bring on symptoms which seem like a celiac disease reaction. His answer "Don't have any stress!" Give me a break. :blink:

Linda

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, my symptoms are way worse when I'm stressed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have also found that stress can bring on the symptoms. Makes me wonder if I can't reverse that mind flow and remove the symptoms. Has anybody ever heard of someone being healed of Gluten Intolerance of any kind?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless "reversing the mindflow" can change your genetics, no.

I'm not really saying that in a smart-aleck sort of way... While I'm not an advertiser of eastern medicine, I respect that much of it has it's place in the world of medicine, and do think that meditation and body self-awareness is downplayed, to our detriment, by western medicine. But, despite the potential strength of the mind-body connection (I say this as someone who internalizes stress as tendonitis - a bad thing for an engineer who sits in front of a computer all day and has a touchy wrist ;-) ), there is still the limitation of our physical body. In the same way that no amount of mental effort will reverse the loss of a limb, we can't "cure" gluten-intolerance. We may well be able to reduce the symptoms we get, and I could see someone claiming that we could speed healing (meditation has been shown to help boost the immune system slightly, which could aid healing after the accidental ingestion of gluten), that's not a cure.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I'm starting to really think that my stress levels affect how severely I react to gluten. I had lemon tea last night w/ a pineapple orange honey in it. Well, I didn't read the label first. (DON'T ask me why!) It had caramel coloring in it as well as "natural flavoring" (in honey! I mean really, it comes from bee's!) But, I got sick from it, about 3 in the morning I started dry heaving and didn't stop until almost 9 a.m.! From a half a cup of tea, I couldn't believe it! Well I think I reacted so severely to it because I have been ultra stressed at work, at home (my step daughter just started 2nd grade) and my fiancee and I are starting a new business too. Usually if I eat something "glutened" and realize right away therefore only consuming a little bit I might only feel nauseaus, or throw up for an hour or so. But last night was so severe that I'm still not feeling well today. Practically every time my phone rings my stomach hurts. So, YES, I do think stress makes it worse.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stress levels are very important with symptoms and health related to celiac disease and your body as a whole. One of the main things Anne Lee (a nutrionist who works with the famous celiac doctor, Dr. Green) said to my mom after I was diagnosed, besides offering food suggestions, was that my symptoms may get worse before they get better and that the #1 thing is not to stress. Stress is really bad for your health as a whole, especially your intestines, and can make symptoms worse............

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with everyone...personally, I was my "most ill" when I had excess levels of Cortisol in my body (the stress hormone). I still get stressed out over the smallest things--because malnutrition has changed the chemical structure of my brain and other hormones produced.

Hang in there...the gluten-free diet always helps :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is an interesting topic.

My antibody levels have been consistently on the rise and I have made no changes yet to my diet (I'm still gettting tests done). But, I have found that my symptoms have been getting better and almost reversing. Where I had "D" frequently, I know have bloating. Talk about confusing! Also, I'm less sensitive to milk products than I have been in the past few years. I have been very happy, I'm getting married, my job has been great, etc, etc... I have had very little bad stress. But, now that things are gettting very stressful at work (too many deadlines and no time) and with the wedding quickly approaching, my symtoms are back. I had a cheese stick today and I'm getting the lactose intolerance symptoms again too. It does appear that stress is quite a factor in my symptoms. I also know that my problem with gluten was stress-onset to begin with... so it doesn't suprise me that my body reacts in this manner. I seriously doubt that being non-stressed could eliminate my gluten problem, since my antibody levels are still high with minimal symptoms.

If only we could not stress! :lol:

Gretchen

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
      103,649
    • Total Posts
      918,467
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Biopsy confirmed?
      Sorry  To give you more info I had the endoscopy because I was diagnosed last year with Barretts Esophagus and gastritis. I've been on medication since but still had issues so they went back in to check how everything was going and to make sure the Barretts hadn't turned into anything nasty. I had a celiac blood test in 2014 ( negative) and the endoscopy in 2015 didn't show lymphocytes in the duodenum well that's if he biopsied that. I also had a colonoscopy with this years endo and all of that came back fine - I thought if I was celiac that would be affected also? As far as I know the biopsy only showed lymphocytes (white blood cells?) in the duodenum no damage to the villi but he used many big words that I didn't understand so he could have said more. With the blood test all I know is that I had a blood test for Celiac - I didn't know there were different tests for it. I'm a complete newbie with all this stuff so I just don't get what questions to ask him.  I'm so impatient I just want to know. I have a big family, a husband that is FIFO and I'm a stresser. 
    • Help interpreting biopsy results after gluten-free for 7 months
      Hi there, Just got my follow up biopsy results after being dx with celiac 7 months ago (dx with blood test + biopsy). Could anyone help interpret these new results as the doc wasn't much help... Basically he said good news is it looks like gut has healed up due to gluten-free diet. Bad news is that he has no explanation as to why I still have all of my symptoms.  Any help interpreting the attached results would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
    • Celiac.com: Signs and Symptoms of Celiac Disease
      By now, you've likely heard about people going gluten-free, ridding their diets of foods such as pastas, breads, cereals, and processed foods that ... View the full article
    • Biopsy confirmed?
      Right, usually they do an endoscopy after a positive blood antibody test.  The biopsy confirms the antibody results.  Doing them in the reverse order doesn't hurt anything though.  Sometimes people "fail" the antibody tests but still have gut damage.  Not everybody makes the same antibodies or in the same quantities.  Anyway, you should make sure they are doing the complete celiac antibody panel, not just a ttg test. And don't worry if the celiac tests are positive for gliaden antibodies.  Going gluten-free is an adjustment to your diet. Quite a few people around here have managed to adjust successfully.  It takes some effort, but anything worthwhile does they say.
    • Celiac Night Vision
      I don't have scotomas but you might find more help on a forum dedicated to vision issues.  Here are a couple I found.  the last link is a Yahoo search for "eye forum"  There may be others found if you try a search on Google. http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Eye-Care/show/90 http://www.healthboards.com/boards/eye-vision/ https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=eye+forum&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-003
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,741
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Roemill
    Joined