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Hi! It's been a long time since I posted and even then, I only posted a couple of times, but I'm hoping someone can tell me if it's possible to react to gluten so quickly. I went to dinner with family tonight, I had a filet mignon (no marinade), a baked sweet potato (no butter/toppings) and a glass of water. When we walked outside to leave, I could feel the rumbles in my stomach and felt mildly bloated. By the time I got home (5-10 minutes later), I had diarrhea. I've gone two more times since then (we left the restaurant a bit over 2 hours ago.)

Is it possible it is gluten that is making me sick? I do think it is (my son had something floating in his water he said came from a pitcher and when I scooped it out to smell it, it smelled like bread-I'm not sure if I was drinking from the same pitcher, though), but I can't find much about how soon after being glutened someone reacts.

Thanks for any help/feedback.

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I think that it varies depending on how sensitive you are, how long it is since the last time that you were glutened, how big a dose you got, and things like that.  I don't think that there is a definitive answer which is why you can't find one.  I don't think that it inconceiveable that you could have reacted so quickly.  I think that I have.  I hope a that you feel better quickly.

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One of the few times I've eaten out I got glutened.  I was doubled over before we left the table.  It was very early in my diagnosis and I've learned a lot since then.  I assume it was cc from the kitchen as I was very careful on my end.  

 

Colleen

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I feel it with in 20 minutes, half hour if I'm lucky. Usually it's the brain fog first and the headache. Like my heads full of rocks. Then comes the stabbing stomach pains. Then about 6- 12 hours later the D sets in. I think it's different for everyone.

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Thanks. I had a mild headache all day yesterday and generally felt "off" the whole day. I had another bout of D this AM, though, while nothing yesterday. <ETA: I had really bad stomach pains for a little while last night, too.> Now I'm wondering if it could still be gluten-my thought is yes, but my husband is doubtful...

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Thanks. I had a mild headache all day yesterday and generally felt "off" the whole day. I had another bout of D this AM, though, while nothing yesterday. <ETA: I had really bad stomach pains for a little while last night, too.> Now I'm wondering if it could still be gluten-my thought is yes, but my husband is doubtful...

 

If I get got, my symptoms in some way, shape or form last for about 3-4 weeks.  Many friends with multiple AI's also have long recovery times.  It's why some of us Veterans on the Forum are so careful and know so much about Celiac.  Once the immune system ramps up it can take awhile to calm back down.  Pre-diagnosis symptoms may return.  

 

Colleen

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I'm a new Celiac (just diagnosed in April) but I can tell within 40 minutes if I ingested something with gluten.  Luckily it's only happened to me three times, but today was by far the worst.  We ate breakfast out at a place I wasn't exactly comfortable with.  I need to learn to speak up more, I guess.  I left the restaurant and got some things out of my trunk for my sister in law, and by the time I arrived at the grocery storea short distance away, where I intended to pick up a few things, my vision was shot and the brain fog settled in.  Then came the indigestion, the bloating, the gagging, the puking and the big D.  It's now been a full eight hours and my head rash, that never really went away, is starting to itch and tingle.

 

So yes, I fully believe symptoms can start within an hour.  It didn't take me very long to figure out I'd been cross contaminated today at all!

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I used to have a hard "3 hour minimum" before I got sick. My guess was that this was how long it took for food to pass from my stomach to my small intestine, where the autoimmune reaction happens.

Since I've been getting older and more sensitive, however, I've found that window to be often smaller and unpredictable; sometimes as little as 30-60 minutes.

As folks have said, it's very personal! Getting an early warning can at least prep you for heading home and taking easy on yourself. On the bright side, the earlier symptoms begin, hopefully the earlier they wrap up for you!

Take care and feel better soon.

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Thank you all again! This is very validating! Yesterday I was driving to my sister-in-laws and I missed the turn I usually take and my husband was asking me where I was going. Then I didn't recognize another street I'd been on several times. It was so odd. I'm thinking it could be lingering effects since it was only 5 days later... My digestive tract is definitely still off. I may have to find or start a support group in my area because when I tell my husband that I think it's because of gluten, I don't think he believes it! There is still doubt in my own mind (really, it's denial, not doubt!)

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if it's something else that just didn't agree with me (i have a problem with soy, for example.  i can tolerate a little, but too much will make my guts turn to goo) it's usually over pretty quickly.  if it's lingering with other telltale symptoms, then i can expect it to last, like 12 more days...  yay...  i am sort of 'lucky' - i get that left side pain that tells me it's gluten.  hope you feel better soon!

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I'm a new Celiac (just diagnosed in April) but I can tell within 40 minutes if I ingested something with gluten.  Luckily it's only happened to me three times, but today was by far the worst.  We ate breakfast out at a place I wasn't exactly comfortable with.  I need to learn to speak up more, I guess.  I left the restaurant and got some things out of my trunk for my sister in law, and by the time I arrived at the grocery storea short distance away, where I intended to pick up a few things, my vision was shot and the brain fog settled in.  Then came the indigestion, the bloating, the gagging, the puking and the big D.  It's now been a full eight hours and my head rash, that never really went away, is starting to itch and tingle.

 

So yes, I fully believe symptoms can start within an hour.  It didn't take me very long to figure out I'd been cross contaminated today at all!

 

What kind of dog do you have?  Our puppies look a lot  alike :D

 

 

I saw a blog the other day where a mom posted (in the comments not the blog writer) that have just ONE DAY of being gluten free her son's symptoms all disappeared, and she had a laundry list of digestive and neurological symptoms too....um, sure.....NOT. 

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That's my rottweiler.  He was a baby in that picture but is now just over a year old and is 110 pounds. 

 

There's no way her son's symptoms just disappeared in ONE day.  In my case, my big D did stop once I eliminated gluten, but it took several weeks for the joint pain (I still get it sometimes) and headaches to let up.  I still have several other problems and I am almost four months in.  I don't believe her.

 

Lady, I think my husband believes me, but I don't think he gets it entirely.  I think it's really hard for someone who has never heard of this before to get it.  :(  I can't find any support groups in my area at all.

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