I have been gluten-free for about 2 weeks now, and something strange is happening. It might not be a celiac side effect but I thought I'd throw it out there to see if anyone else has experienced this. I have my tubes tied, so I'm not pregnant. Lol! I have been getting very nauseous a bite or two into my food. It's happened three times now, my last three meals. I take a few bites, and I feel sick. I stop eating. I have taken to drinking Ensures to make sure I keep up some semblance of good nutrition. I can handle the ensures/liquids just fine.
So what do you guys and gals think? Weird stomach bug, or some stage of healing from celiac disease?
From personal experience I believe you are experiencing a normal reacation. Where Celiac causes your body not to absorb proper nutrients, your body has built up a lot of toxins in the tissues. Starting a gluten free diet will start to allow your body to absorb these nutrients and start to break free the toxins in your body and release them and then get rid of them. This is a painful and sometimes long process. It is a common misconception when we read about any detoxification process that we will immediately feel better. I snack on crystallized ginger when I have nausea and it seems to be very helpful. This should not contain gluten if bought from a health food store, but just in case you might want to search online for gluten free crystallized ginger. I hope this was helpful. Good Luck!