Got Glutened-Need Help
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:07 PM
I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 4 months ago. This is my first post here. It took about a year to get an accurate diagnosis and it has been life changing to say the least. I have never felt better in my whole life. However a few days ago I decided since I had been doing so well (VERY strict gluten free and dairy free diet)- wnet a full month with no symptoms- that it would ok to have french fries at a local restaurant. I figured that that since they are only potatoes with no breading it should be fine. I didn't think I would react to the cross contamination of the oil in the deep fryer that is shared with all sorts of gluten laden items.
I knew immediately I was glutened when we got home- headed right to the toilet for the big D word. Then the next few days all my symptoms have returned. Leaky gut type symptoms after eating and just in general. Incredible flu like fatigue and sleepiness, whole body muscle fatigue, brain fog, bad mood, no energy to exercise etc, not to mention a constant low grade stomach ache. I have not been able to get any work done this week and have left work early to sleep. Been sleeping a ton.
What do people do to speed up the clearing of gluten? I can't take this fatigue. Is there a supplement you take? I am on glutamine, probiotics and pancreatic enzymes. Really feeling desperate and just want to feel good again.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:49 PM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:51 PM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:08 PM
Sorry you are feeling poorly - there really is no way to speed it along besides what you are doing already - ginger root can sooth the stomach issues and lots of water is always a good choice - I've never found anything to help with the flu like symptoms.
Oh - limit the gluten-free processed foods as they can be hard on an upset system. Homemade chicken/vegie soup is our favorite healing food around here.
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 - MCAD
Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile
My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free
Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS
Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.
ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.
"LTES" a Gem
Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:29 PM
I drink lots of hot peppermint tea, which really helps. Water is important, because a lot of water is lost with Big D, so tea is a good way to get water. The tea is soothing and mint is an herbal remedy for bad stomachs from way back in medieval times. The only thing is that I've heard if you have heartburn, mint makes it worse.
Also, after the initial Big D, I take a couple doses of Pepto-bismal. It soothes my stomach and makes the episode last a shorter time, or at least that's my experience, and was originally recommended to me by long-time member Ravenwoodglass.
Some people like ginger tea (I don't like ginger) but that is another old fashioned remedy. If you're on the go, you could drink ginger ale.
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 13 September 2012 - 02:43 PM
Rest as much as you can and hopefully you will be feeling better before too long. Don't beat yourself up over your mistake. We all have made them. Even some of us who have been gluten free for years sometimes slip up. I did myself a couple of weeks ago and am just now starting to feel like myself again.
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)
celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007
Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15
Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom
Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007
Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)
Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:46 AM
Diagnosed Celiac 04.2012
Diagnosed Pituitary Prolactinoma 12.2012
Low Cortisol/Possible Addison's Disease 02.2013
Maybe one day I will feel "normal" again. <3
Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:49 AM
diagnosed w/celiacs 8/14/12
dairy free, grain free, corn free 10/9/12
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