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How Soon After Getting "glutened" Do You Feel Effects?

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

I was diagnosed celiac just 3 weeks ago, and have only been gluten-free (for sure) for about 10 days, so I'm not completely sure of my answers since I've been glutened for so long.

*How soon after you ingest gluten do you begin to feel "glutened"?

If it's on an empty stomach (pancakes for breakfast), I feel a stomach ache within 10 minutes.

*What after-effects or reactions do you experience?

I get bloated and have gas and C. I often have migraines and sore joints and back.

*How long do/es the "glutened" effect(s) or reaction(s) last?

This I don't know since I've been glutened for the last 30 years. LOL :lol: :blink:
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:07 PM

I'm pretty sure that I was glutened Friday night after my fiance and I went on a "date" to a supposedly gluten free Asian restaurant. The next day I had horrible cramping, gas, and eventually D for the next two days. After the second day I got the extreme fatigue and have sadly fallen asleep at my desk for the past three days which is super embarrassing. To make matters worse, I'm an adolescent therapist and its not very helpful when they're talking to you about their problems and the therapist is falling asleep right in the middle of the session! I also had some mild neurological issues - tingling in my fingers, and I've been having a mild headache but nothing too severe. The worst has been the moodiness - thank god my fiance is understanding and doesn't hold it against me too much...I can become a raging you-know-what which is pretty uncharacteristic of me. Wishing you all well!!!
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:59 AM

Hi, I'm newly diagnosed (gluten-free for 8 months) and I got 'glutened' a few days ago, my own fault for not being careful enough whilst out and about. Anyway about 45 mins after eating I felt slightly nauseous and had a bit of acid reflux. I didnt realise I had been glutened at that time. Then around 3-4 hours later I started getting stomach pains and nausea, then that evening (8hrs after ingestion) I had diarrhoea and intermittent stomach pains.

For a few days since Ive had some stomach pain, and since the diarrhoea, constipation. I am also having acid reflux and brain fog/drowsiness.

In the past when I've accidentally been 'glutened,' I've recovered in a couple of days, however I ingested quite a lot this time so I guess it's going to take longer.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:09 PM

I was so happy to read this. I have been gluten-free for about 6 month, the 1st 2 were tricky with finding gluten in things the wrong way, or not being careful when handling G foods and then my food. I have been feeling SOOOO good. Most of the time I get a headache within an hour followed by brain fog, then exhaustion 2-3 days later, I also have bathroom issues the next day. Yesterday I ate some stuffed zuchinni, I made it using perdue ground chicken and store brand pre shredded cheese. In an hour or so I could hardly keep my thoughts together, I went to play kickball (adult league- lots of fun) and noticed there was no one at the other teams dug out.....um they were in the outfield....then more dumb moves. Today I had severe diarreah followed by dizziness while attempting Zumba, sore knees and ankles. I quit class early and forced myself through the day.
I was happy to read that others experience different reactions to gluten. It gave me comfort to know I am not the only one, and to help me determine that it was gluten that somehow got into my food.
I find that white rice is helpful with my recovery, I also had a massage once when I 1st accidentally was glutened and it seemed ot help speed up recovery, make sense as they are detoxifying. I am considering an epsom salt bath. I have heard people suggest good bacteria from suppliments as well as yogurt.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

I tried a new gum, about 2 months ago, that burned my mouth immediately. Bye bye.
I've been glutened 2 times, in the last two months, I could feel it coming very soon after. But, it seems to take 4 days before I am incapacitated. That lasts for four days, too.
Cc is my biggest problem, as you all well know.
Right now, low calorie intake and constipation are plaguing me. I have to add more fiber.
I look back at my life and realize certain foods felt calm, like potatoes.
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

The crouton part really made me laugh, too. Sadly, I just had an accidental crouton ingestion; forgot that Cesar Salad comes with croutons. Duh! Just not used to thinking abou it yet. I had picked most of the croutons out, but this fraction of a croution was hidden between the greens. When I heard the crunch I knew. If I was not eating with someone, I probably would have spit it out. I've been glutten free for approximately two months. My IGA was normal, but MD suggested a gluten-free diet, and she was further convinced when I told her my eczema went away, and my KP smoothed out. Probably I'm not aware of how it affects me entirely. For example, I see people mentioning fatigue, and that's been a problem with my accidental ingestions. The intestinal symptoms are obvious; I start out feeling feeling squirrely within an hour after, like something is not right. Sometimes it's 30 min later or sometimes 3 hours later, but I have massive soft stools, followed by massive D that looks greasy and slimy. It takes 3-5 days to get back to normal. I also get burpy, about two hours later, like food might come up, and sometimes it does. Sometimes bloating and then gas. Sometimes gas and then bloating. Non stop bouts of gas that last an hour and appear periodically throughout the day usually lasts for at least three days...I could end our energy dependency if we could harness this output. After the gas and bloating is over, I have sore guts for a day, like I got kicked in the guts. I get irritable, but maybe that's just from the general pain.

Edited by NoGrainNoPain, 28 September 2013 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:02 AM

I've been gluten-free for over 10 years and can count on one hand how many times I've been glutened. The last time was my own fault ... I ate a wheat hot dog bun thinking it was gluten-free (again... my own fault). Less than 2 hours later, my body just purged itself... constant vomiting and diarrhea shooting out of me at the same time. I ended up having to strip off my clothes and sat on the john w/ a waste can in my lap. It lasted for at least 3 hours. I don't remember any symptoms the next morning... I think I was just happy to be ALIVE!! Seriously... that will NEVER happen again.

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