Are You Glutened Symptoms Always The Same?
Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:03 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:29 AM
I seem to have 2 completely different reactions to getting glutened. Sometimes I will get very foul gas and diarrhea. The gas is pretty uncontrollable, but mostly this reaction is more embarassing than uncomfortable. But it seems that sometimes I will get a very different reaction. Tonight I was feeling great all day, even completed a 3 mile run in record time and still felt great afterward. I went out for pizza with my family to a chain that offers gluten-free pizza where we have eaten before. Before I got home I started feeling queasy and the headache set in. I know I am in for a night of horrible nausea and possibly some vomitting. These were my initial symptoms that led to my celiac diagnosis so I assume this is also a gluten reaction. Could the gas and diarrhea not be gluten related? They seem to be such classic celiac symptoms, but maybe they aren't for me. The gas is very different than normal gas for me and it only happens rarely which is why I assumed it was related to gluten, but I know the other symptoms are gluten related. I'm confused.
I'm not sure, but speaking from personal experience...I often get everything at the same time. So, I wouldn't be surprised if they're all related to "getting glutened".(like that:)) I'm feeling it all today. Guess I ate something with gluten yesterday. Only thing I'm not sure was gluten free was some chocolate. Do you or anybody else know much about gluten in chocolate? I'm very new to this. Hope you feel better!
Posted 12 March 2010 - 04:27 AM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:50 PM
For me i get similar reactions, but they aren't from gluten... If i start to feel sick with the headache, then I know it's gluten. I get the horrible gas when I consume bean flours or sorghum flour. I don't know why. Apparently the damage done to my intestines make those flours harder to breakdown. I have found that phazyme seems to work for me on controlling the gas. Hope this helps!
This is very interesting since it's so similar to my experience. I suppose if this is true for me too than the good news is that I rarely have gotten gluten since going gluten-free. Honestly, the gassiness isn't that big a deal to deal with, I was just worried I was getting gluten and causing damage. Hmm, now to try and figure out what it is that sets off that.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:11 PM
Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:22 AM
Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:32 PM
I'm also Casein intolerant, and I can mostly tell the difference between accidentally ingesting milk or wheat, but the symptoms to that have also been changing over time.
My original symptoms were more neurological than GI - I'd get kind of dizzy, slightly nauseous, and have chest pain. Those were pretty scary symptoms. Then I started to get the gas & bloating. I still get those symptoms occasionally. I also get tired and irritable. I used to get horrible heartburn for weeks at a time. Prilosec & it's newer variants only made it worse.
Now I tend to get stomach pain, which feels like another ulcer (I had one when I originally self-diagnosed), but which according to my latest tests is not.
I sometimes get diarrhea too, but not always.
If I read through a listing of possible symptoms of Gluten Intolerance (and there's a lot of them!) I can claim to have had all except the flattened cilia that Celiac is named after. Oh - and vomiting. For whatever reason, gluten has never made me vomit.
Ain't this all just a barrel of monkeys?
Hopefully done with additional restrictions!
Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:39 PM
There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!
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