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cousinolive

Member Since 16 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active May 03 2004 07:58 AM
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In Topic: Recovering From A Gluten Accident

02 May 2004 - 10:52 AM

Hi,

I hope your feeling better. I recently had a series of gluten accidents, and have been sick for several weeks as a result. I am 59 years old and I think it takes a little longer to heal. I found the thing that helped the most was to eat a very mild diet. I had broth, bananas, sweet potatoes, and applesauce I also drank lots of water. My doctor also put me on L-Glutamine, which I think really helped. I couldn’t believe what a reaction I had. One of the things that triggered the reaction was a prescription for Motrin 800 mg.. They are not gluten free as I found out. The Motrin caplets are safe. So I hope that this might help.

In Topic: How Long To Recovery After A Gluten Accident?

17 April 2004 - 04:48 AM

Hi,

I would appreciate help with knowing how other people react to the healing process after a gluten ingestion, especially how long it generally takes them to heal.

Three weeks ago I accidentally ingested some gluten. By late afternoon I started to get sick. All the usual cramping, bloating, gurgling and lots of belching, followed by diarrhea the next morning. This continued for 2 weeks. My doctor put me on a mild fast to help rest my digestion. This really helped and even stopped the diarrhea. But every time I try to introduce solid protein I get the symptoms back, except for the diarrhea.

I have been gluten free for 8 months. I have made great progress in lots of areas, I still have some diarrhea, but I think it might be related to food allergies for which I am getting tested.

I would really appreciate hearing what others have experienced and what they did to heal themselves. I know that we are all different, but I don't know what is going on with my healing. I am so grateful for this site, it has helped me so much not to feel so alone.

Katherine