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How Long Until You Noticed A Difference?


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#1 moozicteacher

 
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:04 AM

I'm wondering how long I have to be gluten/dairy free to notice a difference in how I feel.

How was it with you? Days? Weeks? Months?

My doctor said probably a few months....

Just curious, I know that everyone is different, I just want to know your experience.

Thanks.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:16 AM

Everyone heals differently. The normal recovery that I have been told and read is 3-6 months to feel better and up to 1 year to fully feel better.

I started to feel better about 2 months into the diet. I wouldn't say I'm 100% better, but I would say I am about 70% better and that is HUGE!

Be patient and you will start to feel better every day!!! :)
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:58 AM

From the time I went 100% gluten free it took me only 1 1/2 days for my symptoms (bloating,gas,D) to disappear. However since I was so malnourished it took a couple of months for me to heal up enough to gain back some weight and become active again. I never had any accidental glutenings so I had no setbacks. I personally was never told it could be as soon as a couple of months. Everyone I talked to estimated 6 months to 2 years. I think if I had known it "could" have been sooner then I would have been a lot more optimistic in the beginning. The most important thing anyone can do is be as careful as possible and let nature takes it's course. Good luck.

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#4 gdobson

 
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:09 AM

I noticed a difference in myself in less than 2 weeks - bone pain went away and the pain of getting out of bed stopped. But it took months and months I'ld say like 10 to start feeling great. But I didn't know how bad I really felt, until I started feeling better.

But while you are healing, you are still very sensitive to even non-gluten containing things. It takes time.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:29 AM

I'm noticing a big difference at almost 6 months gluten free, dairy free. It was up and down before that. I also found that cotton seed oil which is used in chips and peanut butter is hard to get along with too. Give yourself a few months at least.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:08 AM

I'm wondering how long I have to be gluten/dairy free to notice a difference in how I feel.

How was it with you? Days? Weeks? Months?

My doctor said probably a few months....

Just curious, I know that everyone is different, I just want to know your experience.

Thanks.



I agree with all the previous posters: it takes a while, but the lack of symptoms like gas and upset stomach seems to go away pretty quickly - but, of course, we are all different.

I have now been gluten free for almost 10 months, but I am still struggling with some things... I think it will take me another few months to completely rid my diet of everything that upsets my system, but I feel so much better than a year ago. It seems like my system is very sensitive to too much food, so I do better with small meals and less gluten free flours... Not sure why the latter seems to sometimes sit like a heavy rock in my stomach... I still have to figure that one out... Not like gluten pain, but still uncomfortable...
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:12 AM

I felt better after e few days...no more excurtiating stomach pain and no more D. I'm about 4 months gluten-free and I feel better every week unless I have a setback with CC.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:17 AM

It kinda depends on how attentive you are to your own body in general. Generally, I'd say that you'd notice *some* improvement within a few days. That might be only a small change in GI symptoms, and only noticeable if you're attentive, for some people. It's easy to overlook the changes, because they can be subtle and because we've often had symptoms for so long. But, in general, you're look from a rosy-glassed best case scenario of a few days, to a few months, to notice a difference. It can take much, much longer than that to feel completely better, however.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:41 AM

Gluten-free/Casein-free since Jan 2007 and was feeling MUCH better!!! Unbelievable change, but now some of my symptoms are starting to come back again which is so frustrating. I cannot see where gluten is entering my diet, so I'm wondering if there's something else going on. Waiting for an appointment at the gastro-dr. Anyone else experience this??
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:56 AM

Yup I have had experience with that...I know I'm not getting gluten from anywhere....I see the allergist next week to see if I'm sensitive/allergic/intolerant to anything else! But I still have to say I feel MUCH better than I did before!
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:55 AM

I felt worse right after going gluten-free. Then I cut out soy and dairy at the request of my nutritionist. Now, 9 months later, I'm slowly adding some dairy back in. I started feeling better after 8 months or so, sorry to say. Then again, I was a pretty severe case to begin with. We don't know where I was on the TtG scale...I was just "off the charts" which only go up to 120. I'm down to 55 on that scale, so considerably better. I'm still not "normal"...getting there.
Good luck all
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:53 PM

I had many improvement in the first few weeks. I went gluten free the beginning of the year. I do notice if I do get glutened the reactions are worse now.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:49 PM

I'm at over two months gluten-free now. I started to feel better after four days-- meaning, the gas, cramps and bloated stomach started to get better. Over the last couple of months a lot of the water weight I was carrying around in my stomach and legs started to go down. My ankles look less puffy. Also I stopped experiencing really bad brain fog in the middle of the day and stopped being freezing in waves throughout the day.

I wonder though... what really is 100% well? Since I was a pretty little kid I was always considered healthy enough but had a lot of nagging stuff, like leg pains at night, extremely sore after exercise, hard to concentrate, brittle fingernails, frizzy hair, and later acne all over my body. ...All the kind of stuff that doctors can tell you are "normal for some people" and send you away.

Well, I'm glad to say a lot of that stuff isn't "normal" anymore!! I am slowly getting to be the most healthy in my life and it's pretty great. I just feel like I won't know when I'm done because I've never felt that good BEFORE. :D
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:46 PM

I'm at over two months gluten-free now. I started to feel better after four days-- meaning, the gas, cramps and bloated stomach started to get better. Over the last couple of months a lot of the water weight I was carrying around in my stomach and legs started to go down. My ankles look less puffy. Also I stopped experiencing really bad brain fog in the middle of the day and stopped being freezing in waves throughout the day.

I wonder though... what really is 100% well? Since I was a pretty little kid I was always considered healthy enough but had a lot of nagging stuff, like leg pains at night, extremely sore after exercise, hard to concentrate, brittle fingernails, frizzy hair, and later acne all over my body. ...All the kind of stuff that doctors can tell you are "normal for some people" and send you away.

Well, I'm glad to say a lot of that stuff isn't "normal" anymore!! I am slowly getting to be the most healthy in my life and it's pretty great. I just feel like I won't know when I'm done because I've never felt that good BEFORE. :D


What do you mean freezing in waves? (sorry, I've never heard that expression before=p)

That's great that you feel better though... I've been on the gluten free diet for about 5 weeks now. Dairy free as well for 3. I don't feel better yet... my brain fog is horrible and I feel like my brain is floating.

I'm curious to how everyone eats though. I'm wondering if eating healthier, perhaps more veggies and seafood, or even fruits can make you feel even better than just gluten-free or perhaps help you heal faster?
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:36 PM

I noticed a difference in about 3days and took about a mth until I really started feeling good.
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