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What Is Gluten Withdrawl?

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Hey everyone:

 

I am a bit discouraged. I was diagnosed with celiac about a month ago. I did not have the endoscopy, as my blood test results were extremely positive. My Dr. did not feel it was necessary, and since I had already spent a fortune on every other test in the book, I decided not to. I started my gluten free diet immediately, and within a week felt so much better. I had honestly been feeling ill for so long that I forgot what it was like to actually feel a little bit normal.

 

So, I continued my gluten free diet, and some of my GI sympt began to go away. My stomach cramps, bloating, D, and nausea got noticeablly better. My anxiety, fatigue, and body aches were still there, but I knew that I had to be patient and that it could take a very long time for healing....

 

Until this week!!!

 

I have been miserable this week. I have had dizzy spells, rapid heart rate, fatigue, and moodiness like crazy. I even threw up one night.  I have not felt this bad since before my diagnosis. Even laying down sometimes, I get this horrible faint, dizzy, weak feeling like I am going to pass out. What in the world is going on?? I don't see how I could have possibly digested gluten, unless it was from hand soap or makeup or something like that.

 

What is gluten withdrawl anyways? I have heard of it but I have no idea what it actually means? Do yall think that could be the culprit in my illness this week? Did anyone else have something similar happen a few weeks after they went off of gluten?

 

HELP!!!

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Withdrawl is basically your body wanting more gluten and not getting any. So your body reacts without the presence of it. However, it would normally happen when you first start going gluten free.

Thanks. Maybe I am just coming down with something. who knows.

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First off I had over 30 years of symptoms and am super-sensitive besides.  I had 4 days of bliss after starting gluten free.  After That I did really take a dive with fatigue and dizziness.  I eventually pulled back out of it.  My problem could have been withdrawal, but I also had let some gluten get by me by not reading labels closely enough. 

 

 

If I were you

 

I would try to rest extra. 

 

 

 I would consider quality gluten free supplements

 

 

I would check and recheck labels and find more and more gluten free products for you home. 

 

Give yourself time to adjust.  My family also had to make adjustments and we pretty much ended up without gluten in the house.

 

  I ended up doing many more things to keep my mind clear and the fatigue at bay, but that happened over months for me.  Over time it is easier to tell what is working for you, and then consider more if you need to.

 

You are on the gluten free path:  Keep Walking.  Get well!

 

D

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First off I had over 30 years of symptoms and am super-sensitive besides.  I had 4 days of bliss after starting gluten free.  After That I did really take a dive with fatigue and dizziness.  I eventually pulled back out of it.  My problem could have been withdrawal, but I also had let some gluten get by me by not reading labels closely enough. 

 

 

If I were you

 

I would try to rest extra. 

 

 

 I would consider quality gluten free supplements

 

 

I would check and recheck labels and find more and more gluten free products for you home. 

 

Give yourself time to adjust.  My family also had to make adjustments and we pretty much ended up without gluten in the house.

 

  I ended up doing many more things to keep my mind clear and the fatigue at bay, but that happened over months for me.  Over time it is easier to tell what is working for you, and then consider more if you need to.

 

You are on the gluten free path:  Keep Walking.  Get well!

 

D

Thank you :) Hearing that you went through something similar with the "4 days of bliss and then took a dive" makes me feel better

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i had withdrawals - it feels like a really bad flu - i may have even gotten a fever i can't remember.   take some time and baby yourself - it'll be up and down for awhile - hang in there!  and check those soaps and whatnot, if you're going through withdrawal, you want to do the best you can not to start over again.  :)

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It doesn't sound like withdrawal to me because you are weeks into the diet, it usually hits in the first week but who know, you could be the exception. I hope you feel better soon.  :(

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