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So Why Do People Get Headaches When They Quit Gluten?

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

Do you only get them if you were gluten intolerant in the first place, or would a person who is not gluten intolerant get them too if they quit gluten?

I quit a few days ago. Mostly I feel ok, but I have headaches in the evening. And it isn't like this is a huge diet change for me. I have avoided bread for years and mostly eat healthy, home cooked meals. So I don't feel like the headaches are from not eating enough.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 08:57 PM

Why do people get headaches when they quit drinking caffeine? Why do they sometimes get headaches when they quit smoking? It's the withdrawal effect. If you get a headache when you quit eating something, you are most likely addicted to it, and therefore much better off without it.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:50 PM

Good Question :) I've been gluten-free (wit the few slipups) for a few weeks now. Still getting headache. I can't figure out if it's from eating something I shouldn't or withdraw... Mine is sinus pressure & headache... Seems to happen right away after eating, but not always. Still trying to figure out what foods I can & can't tolerate...
My daughter has high cholesterol so we pretty much follow her diet & eat healthy. I've noticed the little traces of gluten we use not just bread...
I can't have milk products either...

Anyhow know how long the withdraws last?
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