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Gluten Challenge = Havoc On My Body!

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Hi All,

 

I am just over one week into my gluten challenge....Gastroscopy is scheduled for June 12th.

 

I think my body is in overload or something.  I'm very surprised the Big D has not come back (I went through 8 weeks of the Big D, lost 20-25 lbs, could only eat oatmeal and rice....everything else- even fruits and veggies- kept me in the bathroom 10-15 times a day...all of this started my testing for celiac and other digestive diseases....so far, bloodwork for celiac is negative).

 

Since I started eating gluten again, I have developed these symptoms:

- irritable, especially right after eating gluten

- tunnel vision when I stand up

- headaches, daily

- last 4 nights, it takes me an hour or more to fall asleep, then I wake an hour later, totally wide awake.....usually wake up another 3 time or so through out the night.

- very difficult to get out of bed in the morning.....no brainer there lol

- and of course the usual...crampy, gassy, bloating

 

I am wondering if all of these have been experienced by others while they were eating gluten.

 

June 12th cannot come soon enough!

 

Thanks for your answers :)

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What you are describing sounds very familiar to me, either before going gluten-free when I was at my worst, or right after when I was still getting minor contaminations. 

I'm not one of those people who thinks that you HAVE to have a positive celiac test result in order to take being gluten free seriously, but now that you've already started, you may was well stick with it. If nothing else, being able to say you have celiac may mean that other people take you more seriously or judge less.

Though some people will test positive after just two weeks of gluten challenge, I've read that it requires 6-8 weeks of the equivalent of  2 pieces of bread a day in order to assure accurate test results. Otherwise, negative results could be false negatives.

And back before I went gluten-free, I do remember a phase that had more gluten in my diet on a regular basis and it probably took a few weeks before daily D started. I do hope your test happens before you get to that point. 

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Hi All,

 

I am just over one week into my gluten challenge....Gastroscopy is scheduled for June 12th.

 

I think my body is in overload or something.  I'm very surprised the Big D has not come back (I went through 8 weeks of the Big D, lost 20-25 lbs, could only eat oatmeal and rice....everything else- even fruits and veggies- kept me in the bathroom 10-15 times a day...all of this started my testing for celiac and other digestive diseases....so far, bloodwork for celiac is negative).

 

Since I started eating gluten again, I have developed these symptoms:

- irritable, especially right after eating gluten

- tunnel vision when I stand up

- headaches, daily

- last 4 nights, it takes me an hour or more to fall asleep, then I wake an hour later, totally wide awake.....usually wake up another 3 time or so through out the night.

- very difficult to get out of bed in the morning.....no brainer there lol

- and of course the usual...crampy, gassy, bloating

 

I am wondering if all of these have been experienced by others while they were eating gluten.

 

June 12th cannot come soon enough!

 

Thanks for your answers :)

 

Hi Kelsie.

 

With over 300 hundred possible Celiac symptoms almost anything goes.  There isn't a right or wrong way to react.  I wish you luck getting through your challenge.

 

Colleen

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