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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Why Don't I Get Sick Right When I Eat Gluten?
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I have always noticed that I usually don't feel sick for an hour or sometimes hours after I have eaten something that contained gluten.. I have been reading a lot of posts and it seems like a lot of people feel the effects almost immediately.. For example if I eat dinner.. I may feel fine the rest of the night and think I have successfully avoided gluten, but then I find myself awake at 1am covered in sweat and rolling around in bed with horrible stomach pains..

Is there a reason that it doesn't hit me right away? There are times when I start feeling sick within an hour and then I know i'll be stuck on the couch the rest of the night but more often it hits me later.. i'm just curious

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I have no idea why. When we went out to eat recently I got sick as soon as we got home and stayed in the bathroom for a LONG time that night. My tummy was torn up bad! It took about a week before my stomach pains ended. Last night I think it was the chili we ate on a hotdog and that didn't effect me till this morning.

Today I'm rolling in the bed, I hate when I don't check something good enough and pay for it!

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Everyone is different. :)

who knows really :) it could be something to do with how you personally matabolize things.

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I think it's because we are all individual and not everything effects us all in the same way. It may also be different on each occasion we get glutened too.

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Sometimes takes a couple of days before I am sick after glutening. I get tired on the first day and anxious, migraine the second day, then sickness and D the next day. It takes about a week to get over it usually.

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Same thing happens to me. Seems to take a few hours and sometimes my stomach doesnt hurt until the next meal. This makes it really hard to figure out what it was that you got glutened from.

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Sometimes takes a couple of days before I am sick after glutening. I get tired on the first day and anxious, migraine the second day, then sickness and D the next day. It takes about a week to get over it usually.

That's very interesting. I had a migraine yesterday (and part of the previous day) about midnight last night I started with nausea and stomach cramping and constant visits to the bathroom. I may re-commence my food diary, to see if it sheds any light on my situation.

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Could be the amount of gluten you're getting. I can only think of a couple of times when I had an immediate reaction (D) and I'm pretty sure it was due to the large amount of gluten the food was contaminated with. My usual reaction to a small amount of contamination is a migraine the next afternoon, with bloating, gas and other stomach issues coming the day after that.

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I've noticed a lot of people on here getting migraine after been contaminated with gluten.

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It takes 4-8 hours for me to get a reaction also. I think that my body is ok until the gluten hits my intestines. Then its the D. Usually this is about 1-2 am and I wake up and have to go. For me I have in the past always gotten CC'd at dinner time- at a restaurant or others' house. When I get immediately sick, its a CC combo of gluten and dairy. When I used to drink caffeine, my reactions were a little faster, say 2-4 hours. I think its the speed of your digestion and when the gluten hits the part of your guts that trips the trigger.

I suggest 2-3 doses of probiotics right away to help. That much probiotics usually is pretty hard on my stomach but after CC, it helps shorten the duration to under a day. - I picture the probiotics in my guts as trigger happy marines. They go in shoot up the place then burn it down. Its not peaceful, but they get er done. :)

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Wow this was really helpful.. I always thought it was strange that it didn't hit me right away.. now I feel much better!! :D Thanks everyone for your responses!

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It takes me 1-2 days to react most of the time. The previous poster's thought of it being a more minor CC that takes a couple days to show up is my thought as well. I am careful not to consume direct gluten, but suck at being lax and eating out and taking the chance of CC. It is hard that it takes a couple days to show up, it makes it harder for me to pin point what made me sick.

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It takes me 1-2 days to react most of the time. The previous poster's thought of it being a more minor CC that takes a couple days to show up is my thought as well. I am careful not to consume direct gluten, but suck at being lax and eating out and taking the chance of CC. It is hard that it takes a couple days to show up, it makes it harder for me to pin point what made me sick.

I think it varies from person to person.

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