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Hey everyone!

I’ve been gluten free for 4 months now( soy and dairy free for 2.5 months), and though I struggled a lot at first, things finally seem to be settling down. I do have a quick question for everyone: now that I have been gluten free for 4 months, I am hungry all of the time! I never used to eat much before going gluten free, and even for the first few months gluten free I didn’t have much of an appetite. I lost about 10 pounds. Now, if I don’t eat a lot of calories and a lot of carbs, I get dizzy, irritable, weak, and exhausted. My legs also cramp up, which is weird. It tends to get worse if I consistently eat fewer than 2500 calories per day; if that happens I get really sick and have to spend the whole day eating to correct it.

I have a doctor’s appointment in a few weeks, but if this has happened to any other celiacs, I would love to know.

Thanks!

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Vitamin deficiencies?

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I am anemic and vitamin D deficient, but taking supplements! Everything else looks good.

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I've only been gluten-free for 6 weeks but I'm feeling the same way....it's really annoying!

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Hi- I know how you feel! I found out I had Celiac Disease in July, so I've been gluten free about 5 months now. I am constantly hungry, even after I eat a meal I feel starving. I went from 140 lbs to 110 currently. Dr said I would level off with my weight, but so far keep losing pounds. Bloodwork is fine, no deficiencies.

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I'd add potassium, magnesium, and chelated manganese to the supplements you're taking. They may alleviate the cramping.

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I was hungry all the time after switching to gluten-free. I have always been low-iron. My hematologist prescribed intravenous iron. I'm not hungry all the time any more. I have more energy than ever and I don't chew ice all the time!

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I was hungry all the time after switching to gluten-free. I have always been low-iron. My hematologist prescribed intravenous iron. I'm not hungry all the time any more. I have more energy than ever and I don't chew ice all the time!

I feel like I am STARVING all day every day! My iron infusions are in 3 weeks and you have given me hope that they may help aleviate this insatiable hunger.

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Eat more protein.

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I ran out of iron supplement lately and got insatiable appetite. I don't understand all of it, but I think I have hypoglycemia issues going along with it. Maybe it is just because I have been succombing to eating alot of fruit.

Diana

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One hallmark of hypoglycemia is feeling hungry again 1-2hrs after eating. Especially if those meals/snacks are high in carbs.

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