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Hi all,

Im Greg, a 28 male from England. Ive been viewing this forum for a while now and have been "gluten lite" since the New Year. I have never been tested for celiac disease / GI.

What started me looking at gluten was a forum i joined for pelvic pain / prostatitus that i developed nearly 2 years ago. A lot of men got much better going off gluten (something to do with mast cells - i.e. it eases inflammation). Suffice to say I have been virtually pain free for a month - no pain! I ahve a history of IBS, really bad gas in the evening & in the last year i developed peripherel neuropathy mainly in my feet, hands anf face (its calm at the moment). I also get eye twitches, muscle spasms occassionally, vibrating intestines. I thought all these symptoms came from anxiety caused by my pelvic pain condition. Maybe now it is indeed gluten?

Strange thing happened today - had a baked potato with coleslaw & cheese & bad palpitations after! I have suffered from palpitations for years & they always puzzle me because they don't correlate with stress or anxiety.

Just wondering about the palpitations after eating really? Coleslaw - gluten??

:rolleyes:

Thanks

Greg

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Hi Greg

I'm glad the pain is easing for you & welcome to the wonderful world of gluten-free!

You're not alone with palpitations (i never spell that right) I'm a young, very active, mostly healthy 22 year old canadian and I get palpitations after eating all the time :( it's slowly getting better the more i stay un-glutened :D

Take Care

Megz

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Hi Greg

I'm glad the pain is easing for you & welcome to the wonderful world of gluten-free!

You're not alone with palpitations (i never spell that right) I'm a young, very active, mostly healthy 22 year old canadian and I get palpitations after eating all the time :( it's slowly getting better the more i stay un-glutened :D

Take Care

Megz

Oh thanks Megz for that speedy response. Gald to know Im not the only one!

Greg

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A lot of people who have a problem with gluten and wheat also have a problem with dairy. The cheese may be the culprit.

Try the pulse test next time you have dairy.

Pulse Testing: This method measures the pulse rate before and after eating a meal. If the pulse rises or varies more than 16 beats after the meal or any time during the next 24 hours in a resting state, exposure to an offending food can be suspected.

Good luck and welcome to the board!

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A lot of people who have a problem with gluten and wheat also have a problem with dairy. The cheese may be the culprit.

Try the pulse test next time you have dairy.

Pulse Testing: This method measures the pulse rate before and after eating a meal. If the pulse rises or varies more than 16 beats after the meal or any time during the next 24 hours in a resting state, exposure to an offending food can be suspected.

Good luck and welcome to the board!

Thanks

To be honest i had a mini gluten binge for the first time in weeks on the weekend too. But yes it a

maybe dairy. Can most people go back on dairy eventually?

Boy - very tired now, esophegus aches, palpitations! I had doubts before but i really think I must be GI :blink:

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Gluten can cause a delayed reaction, so that may be your problem.

A lot of people can go back on dairy as the intestine heals. It depends if you're lactose intolerant or casein intolerant. If lactose intolerant, you'll most likely be able to eat dairy again. Casein is more like gluten intolerance and is permanent.

Did you find out the ingredients in the cole slaw? Some salad dressings are not gluten-free.

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Gluten can cause a delayed reaction, so that may be your problem.

A lot of people can go back on dairy as the intestine heals. It depends if you're lactose intolerant or casein intolerant. If lactose intolerant, you'll most likely be able to eat dairy again. Casein is more like gluten intolerance and is permanent.

Did you find out the ingredients in the cole slaw? Some salad dressings are not gluten-free.

No I didnt find out. Bought it from a shop. Oh well, I''ll keep going with my food diary & Im sure I'll get there :)

How cloesly can GAD / anxiety symptoms mirror celiac disease/GI?

Thanks

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No I didnt find out. Bought it from a shop.

Tsk, tsk, tsk, you need to get in the habit of reading ingredients for every product you use! ;) If you didn't cut the potato yourself, the knife may have been contaminated.

I don't know the answer to your other questions. I know gluten can affect the mind.

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