The cream of Wheat is sending the signal and your body gets ready to ambush the next wave of gluten invaders.
We're on day three and so far you are experiencing:
- pain under your breast bone
- canker sore
- fogged out
- restless sleep
- dizzy (Is it dizzy or vertigo? I always make a distinction now after having endured the damn vertigo almost non-stop for two years)
- gas pains with no gas
Any other symptoms I'm overlooking?
Kamma...thanks for the list! Yep, that about sums it up. Oh, add heartburn to that list. Although I've had this almost daily both on gluten and off it. Even after all those months gluten-free, the heartburn was still present more often than not though quite mild. Other than the canker sore, nothing is consistent or lasting. The others come and go in no discernible pattern. I'm also surprised I haven't had a daily headache as that was one of the things that bothered me most prior to trying gluten-free (and continued while gluten-free but to a lesser extent).
I've had at least one gluten item since last Wednesday with the exception of yesterday (Monday). Today I had cream of wheat for breakfast. Very minor nausea immediately followed but resolved w/in an hour. Had a lovely lunch of udon noodle stir fry. I was intentional in getting veggies, tofu, and veggie broth (gluten-free) so that the only new variable was the wheat in the udon noodles (I've had the other things w/out issue). No bloating or nausea, but my head feels loopy now (~1.5hr after eating). I would say dizzy and not vertigo (no room spinning). More a fuzzy, loopy, buzzed feeling. I don't recall having this feeling once I went gluten-free.
So, I have had a bit of gluten daily for the past 7 days. The results aren't earth shattering. I had actually hoped for more severe indicators that it was problematic (pain after each gluten meal, greater changes to my poop, etc). But they do all add up don't they?!
ETA: that now 2hrs later I'm still buzzed/loopy feeling and I sense it is progressing into a headache. I took a motrin. I really just want to put my head down on my desk and cat nap.