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Gluten Free For 8 Months, Starting To Feel Sick Again


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#1 lissm

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:31 AM

So I was sick for about three years before someone suggested I go gluten free and started feeling better immediately, so I've been on a strict gluten free diet. But for the last month or so I've been feeling nauseas when I eat (which I used to get before going gluten free), and also have had fairly unpredictable bowel movements and cramps occasionally since I went gluten free. Is there a chance that there is something different wrong with me, or that I have more than one problem?

How much better did you feel once you went gluten free?
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:07 PM

So I was sick for about three years before someone suggested I go gluten free and started feeling better immediately, so I've been on a strict gluten free diet. But for the last month or so I've been feeling nauseas when I eat (which I used to get before going gluten free), and also have had fairly unpredictable bowel movements and cramps occasionally since I went gluten free. Is there a chance that there is something different wrong with me, or that I have more than one problem?

How much better did you feel once you went gluten free?


Hi Lissm,
I've been gluten-free for almost 11 months now. Are you eating any gluten-free processed foods? Could be cross contamination, check to see if it says processed in a wheat facility or something to that effect. Have you checked your shampoos, meds soaps?
Also, you might have a problem with dairy or soy. Try an elimination diet and see what happens. Hang in there, i'm sure you will figure this out in time.
I have been where you are. I had to cut out the dairy, soy and aspartame. I started feeling kind of sick about 3 months ago and finally figured out after being sick for almost 6 weeks that it was because I was getting cross contaminated from the steering wheel, door latch and knobs. I'm a truck driver teaming with my boyfriend. He still eats gluten. Once I started cleaning the steering wheel and everything he was touching during the night I started feeling a lot better. I have to clean every single morning before driving because if I don't I'll be sick to my stomach by evening.
Good luck
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#3 lissm

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

Hi Lissm,
I've been gluten-free for almost 11 months now. Are you eating any gluten-free processed foods? Could be cross contamination, check to see if it says processed in a wheat facility or something to that effect. Have you checked your shampoos, meds soaps?
Also, you might have a problem with dairy or soy. Try an elimination diet and see what happens. Hang in there, i'm sure you will figure this out in time.
I have been where you are. I had to cut out the dairy, soy and aspartame. I started feeling kind of sick about 3 months ago and finally figured out after being sick for almost 6 weeks that it was because I was getting cross contaminated from the steering wheel, door latch and knobs. I'm a truck driver teaming with my boyfriend. He still eats gluten. Once I started cleaning the steering wheel and everything he was touching during the night I started feeling a lot better. I have to clean every single morning before driving because if I don't I'll be sick to my stomach by evening.
Good luck
Vicky



Interesting that you say that, because my whole family went gluten free with me, except my sister, who wasn't living at home at the time. She moved back in Jan so there's been a whole lot more gluten in the house.
In terms of other products, could I really be getting sick from shampoo etc?
Thanks
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 04:39 AM

Just thought I would add my two cents! I've been gluten-free for 5 years. In the first year I had to stay away from soy as the protein was too similar to gluten. I also had to really watch what was coming in the house, my family did not go gluten-free. If someone makes a sandwich on the counter, and you come in later and make a gluten-free one, then some of the crumbs can easily get on your food. i know from experience, that any thing cosmetic can make you sick if it has wheat in it. You really have to check everything. It seems like when you first go gluten-free that there is a grace period, perhaps it's the shock to the system not having to deal directly with the gluten... But usually, a few months in, the body is able to detect the smaller amounts of gluten in things. I now react very quickly to cross contamination, where in the beginning, I did not at all. Hang in there. It gets much easier!
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:35 AM

It could be a reaction to another food intolerance. (I react to sorghum.)
I was happily gluten free at least 5 years and recently started getting nauseas, pains, and vomitting. I was tested for some different things, but it was my gallbladder. I had it removed 2 and half weeks ago.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:01 AM

Interesting that you say that, because my whole family went gluten free with me, except my sister, who wasn't living at home at the time. She moved back in Jan so there's been a whole lot more gluten in the house.
In terms of other products, could I really be getting sick from shampoo etc?
Thanks


I would look very closely at cross contamination. Hopefully you've got your own dedicated toaster and she's not cooking gluten in your dedicated cookware with your dedicated utensils, but you also should look for crumbs and flour dust and all the other possible sources of contamination.
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