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#1 CMCM

 
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:47 PM

I've had trouble for YEARS with this hacking, allergic type cough. When I was totally gluten free for a solid 9 months or so, the cough finally disappeared. Although I'm again totally and seriously gluten free (for the last 10 days only), my previous months of gluten cheating has left me with a bad cough again. I can never be totally sure this cough can be attributed to gluten, but I'm wondering if anyone else here has had that kind of reaction as one of the gluten reactions.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:37 AM

Hey, I'd love to know the answer to this as well... I've had a horrific cough now for 1.5 years that gets worse directly after I eat. I was told it was GERD, but after 12 months on Prilosec, I've only seen mild improvement.

Anyone else attribute a cough to Celiac?
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:31 PM

My persistant cough was due to postnasal drip from congestion. After I went gluten-free, I found the congestion was due to the gluten and has since gone bye-bye. I was so grateful to not have to take antihistamine constantly and wake up coughing at night.

Hope it clears up for you too.
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#4 Rachel--24

 
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:49 PM

I havent had a cough that could be attributed to gluten but I definately think that its a possibility for you.

I dont do well with processed foods and usually avoid it. Earlier this year while I was eating things I shouldnt have been eating I caught a cold which turned into a bad cough. Every day the cough would clear up...until I ate. Immediately after eating my cough would come back in full force. By bedtime I'd be hacking so much that it was hard to fall asleep. This continued for about 2 weeks until I finally stopped eating the processed food long enough for my body to get over the cough.

I think if I'd continued eating those foods I'd still be coughing today!!

Its not that everytime I eat those foods I develop a cough....just that eating those foods made it really hard for my body to get over the cold. Obviously those foods were dragging me down. I imagine that gluten could have been weakening your system in that same way.

I hope you get over the cough soon. :)
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:56 PM

I had a dry cough and asthma-like symptoms. They've gone away after 2 weeks on the diet.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:19 PM

Whenever I get glutened, I immediately develop a wet cough that lasts until it's out of my system. I used to (before the diagnosis) cough continually after eating. It was bizarre. Once I went gluten-free, the cough went away.

It is so reliable, I can tell I've been glutened before my gut knows (which is generally w/in 15-20 minutes as I also severely wheat allergic...). I start coughing w/in 5-10 minutes.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:04 AM

My husband has a persistent dry cough. His doctor told him it is the blood pressure meds he is on. Do you take any meds that may have a cough listed as a side-effect? It could be exacerbated by the gluten as well.

Just a thought.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 04:09 PM

My husband has a persistent dry cough. His doctor told him it is the blood pressure meds he is on. Do you take any meds that may have a cough listed as a side-effect? It could be exacerbated by the gluten as well.

Just a thought.

My gluten reaction is dry cough and weezing along with many other things. When ever I wheeze, I go back over what I have eaten. I think it is part of it. I hope you realize how serious a condition you have and the autoimmune diseases you can get if you do not stay off gluten for good. Please think about this. Especially with the DQ 2 gene!! Take care.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 05:58 AM

I have a 16 year old who also had a persistent cough, and since his younger brother and sister have gluten problems, I wondered if he did, too. I took him to the doctor and asked, and the doctor told me that yes, a cough could be a symptom of celiac disease, it's not a common one but it could be attributed to it. He did the blood test which came back negative, and now I think it's an allergy to molds.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:35 PM

I have a 16 year old who also had a persistent cough, and since his younger brother and sister have gluten problems, I wondered if he did, too. I took him to the doctor and asked, and the doctor told me that yes, a cough could be a symptom of celiac disease, it's not a common one but it could be attributed to it. He did the blood test which came back negative, and now I think it's an allergy to molds.

Your son may be "gluten sensitive" rather than celiac. It might be worth doing the diet to try and see if the cough stops.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:31 AM

i too have this constant aggravating cough sometimes dry sometimes wet. I too have been wondering if it's gluten related. I'll be more stringent and report back.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:46 PM

Every day the cough would clear up...until I ate. Immediately after eating my cough would come back in full force. By bedtime I'd be hacking so much that it was hard to fall asleep. This continued for about 2 weeks until I finally stopped eating the processed food long enough for my body to get over the cough.


Interesting... your description seems to match to mine perfectly. I wake up in the AM cough free, then I start coughing a little after breakfast (sometimes more than other times, depending on what I eat). Then my cough subsides mid-morning, and picks up again after lunch, subsides mid-afternoon, picks up again more heavily after dinner and usually gets worse until bedtime. The end of the day is always the worst.

When I get the cough it's a wet cough - I feel like I have phelgm from my sinuses to my stomach. And the worst part is that I cough and it never seems to help move or remove the phelgm. But I know it's not a cold - because my mucus is clear and I can breathe through my nose with no problem.

I started keeping a food journal of what I eat on the 1st, to see if I can track any patterns. I'm going in to have my blood tested tomorrow, and I didn't want to start eating "gluten-free" until after I'd had the test (especially after reading about others' adventures with the test).

Right now I'm not sure which is the lesser of two evils following the test... finding out I have Celiac and having to make lifestyle adjustments... or having it come back negative and STILL not know what is wrong with me!
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

My persistant cough was due to postnasal drip from congestion. After I went gluten-free, I found the congestion was due to the gluten and has since gone bye-bye. I was so grateful to not have to take antihistamine constantly and wake up coughing at night.


This sounds similar to my problem. I'm pretty sure the cough is either fully or partially from post-nasal drip. That makes perfect sense that the gluten could trigger it given that I get post-nasal drip from allergy related congestion.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:23 PM

Interesting... your description seems to match to mine perfectly. I wake up in the AM cough free, then I start coughing a little after breakfast (sometimes more than other times, depending on what I eat). Then my cough subsides mid-morning, and picks up again after lunch, subsides mid-afternoon, picks up again more heavily after dinner and usually gets worse until bedtime. The end of the day is always the worst.

When I get the cough it's a wet cough - I feel like I have phelgm from my sinuses to my stomach. And the worst part is that I cough and it never seems to help move or remove the phelgm. But I know it's not a cold - because my mucus is clear and I can breathe through my nose with no problem.

I started keeping a food journal of what I eat on the 1st, to see if I can track any patterns. I'm going in to have my blood tested tomorrow, and I didn't want to start eating "gluten-free" until after I'd had the test (especially after reading about others' adventures with the test).

Right now I'm not sure which is the lesser of two evils following the test... finding out I have Celiac and having to make lifestyle adjustments... or having it come back negative and STILL not know what is wrong with me!

I had the blood test and found out they only did one part of it first of all, and then I was gluten free for a few weeks, but mine came back negative. I had done the challenge diet and had good results off of the gluten and sicker than a dog back on it. I had the gene test because I was sure it was the gluten. I am severly gluten sensitive, but do not have full blown celiac. So if your test comes back negative, beware, you could still be gluten sensitive, which leads to full blown celiac. I got a book called "The Gluten Connection", best information I have read yet. You might want to check it out.
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Soy Free for over 30 years, Corn free Jan. 2009
Allergic to Clams, legumes, Soy, Pine Pollen
Still can't digest all grains (except brown rice), processed sugar
Gene Test: HLA-DQB1-Allele 1 0301
HLA-DQB1-Allele 2 0603 (genes from both parents)
Serologic equivalent HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 7,6)
Imulogical Gluten Sensitivity
Gluten Ataxia
Tested negative for Celiac on Blood Test after being gluten free
Tested negative for Celiac on Single Biopsy-upper intest. after being gluten free for 3 months
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

I had the blood test and found out they only did one part of it first of all, and then I was gluten free for a few weeks, but mine came back negative. I had done the challenge diet and had good results off of the gluten and sicker than a dog back on it. I had the gene test because I was sure it was the gluten. I am severly gluten sensitive, but do not have full blown celiac. So if your test comes back negative, beware, you could still be gluten sensitive, which leads to full blown celiac. I got a book called "The Gluten Connection", best information I have read yet. You might want to check it out.


I bought the book and read almost the whole thing last night. Very interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.

I am curious... if your test came back negative, did you simply decide to go gluten free yourself? Or did you have further testing? Or did your doctor say you might simply be gluten sensitive? I have a fear that I'll get a negative test result and the doc will tell me it's all in my head!
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