Do You Find You Are More Sensitive The Longer You Are Luten Free?
Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:40 PM
Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:49 PM
Allergic to cat dander, salmon, nuts, lots of airborne pollens and mold.
Soy intolerance August 2011
Corn and rice intolerance October 2011
Dairy and egg intolerance November 2011
Lactose Malabsorption January 2012
Coffee or caffeine intolerance January 2012
Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:11 PM
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:56 PM
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/25/13 - MCAS
Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:03 AM
I went gluten free for 3 or 4 weeks, and now my reactions are terrible. I've spent almost a week now recovering from a stupid experiment that involved eating a muffin. I was bed-ridden with stomach cramps that prevented me from walking, terrible nausea, constipation, bloating, and I was on the verge of having panic attacks on my worst day. I felt like I was dying! The week was comparable to how ill I felt when I got swine flu, and that was no fun at all.
For some people, I think once your body knows what it's like to be free of a substance that is causing it damage, it REALLY lets you know if you're under attack again. Whereas before if you're eating daily doses of gluten there is no real time for your body to swing from recovering to being newly damaged again. If that makes any sense.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:31 PM
I think you'll find variation on this board, as always; however, I will say that when I was a couple of years in to being gluten free my reactions were off the charts and now, as I'm into my 6th year, they may be a tad less dramatic. That said, I am supremely sensitive to the evil gluten and, frankly, am afraid of it for the way it makes me feel.
Most veterans of this board, however, I suspect might gently advise you that there is a LOOOOooonnnng learning curve with gluten sensitivity and, typically, (again, with caveats...), it can certainly take up to a year or more gluten free to rout out other suspect sensitivities and isolate your true gluten response. Sorry if that sounds alarming and heinously arduous but... there it is. Some are lucky and find they have no other intolerances and can simply eliminate obvious gluten and be just swell. Sadly for many of us, that is just not the case and the detective work can take more time than we'd like!
Good luck and good health to you!
Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:38 AM
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Caffeine free 1973
Lactose free 1990
(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's
Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:47 AM
Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.
"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States
Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:49 AM
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