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Coping with Celiac Disease

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  9. Ouchey Gluten Spot :(

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  10. Have I Been Glutened?

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  11. Am I Having Withdrawal?

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  12. Fatigue And Muscle Weakness

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  13. Repercussions Of Cheating! :( 1 2

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  14. Do You Think Everyone Has Celiacs?

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  15. Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired...

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  16. Constant "ribcage" Pain

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  17. Newly Diagnosed: I Can't Eat Anything

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  18. Not Sure I Can Do Much More Of This...:(

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  19. Discrimination Against Celiacs? 1 2

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  20. Newbie Needs Advice

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  21. "But You Can Eat Whole Wheat, Right?" 1 2 3 4 5

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  22. 2 1/2 Years Later Still Not Absorbing?

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  23. Getting Worse

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  24. Airborne Winter Wheat

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    Ahh, I wasn't aware that I needed so much water with fiber supplements. I'm currently drinking about a liter of water a day. It really hasn't been that long. I know I have a long way to go before things settle down and begin to heal. Does constipation at least settle some once things begin healing and much time has passed? I do understand everyone is different so that may be impossible to answer...
    Welcome aboard, JLF! It can take months for your body to adjust to life without gluten and to attain some measure of gut healing. What you describe is very common. But make sure you are getting lots of fluids and regular exercise. Fiber laxatives can setup like concrete in your bowels if you don't drink plenty of fluids as you use them.
    Thank you Knitty Kitty, yes I agree with the juice. It works but it's too sugary and stimulating. I found that if I give him more corn, beans, and okra, they help. His appetite has improved a lot since gluten-free so his bowel seems to move a bit faster compared to the past. I notice some immediate and not so immediate reactions after my son eats gluten-containing food, and somehow I have a feeling t...

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