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Two Weeks gluten-free And Some Questions

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I've tried to be very careful and have noticed less tummy problems. But my face is breaking out like never before. I'm 38 so I blame the gluten. Everything makes me cry now too. Did going gluten-free mess with your hormones? I'm also soo tired. Been vit D def. in the plastic, but insurance wouldn't cover a test this time. I'm guessing vit D and B issues along with my body adjusting. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Going gluten-free can be just like loosing a loved one , some go through all the same emotions, anger, sadness, denial , depression, bargaining & then slowly healing...No time frame either some people take a few months , others take a few years.....so don't be to hard on yourself...I found years ago that drugs & I do not get along, I react badly to many prescribed drugs but I found an

alternative product called Relora that can take the edge off of some emotional; stresses....

Plus make sure to take a good gluten-free multiple vitamin ,, B-12 is needed by many but we also need the total B's .... Probiotics & digestive enzymes are good to help you heal....

gluten can be like an opiate for people .......your face breaking out may be just your body

fighting back, withdrawal from gluten.....

Have you done your basic homework ? checking to make sure none of your utensils that you used in your wheat days have scratches & such that can harbor wheat crumbs...toaster & so on.... No double dipping in jars...

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About a third of all celiacs go through a withdrawal in the first few weeks gluten-free - I did.  I had a killer migraine, was extremely tired and very moody and cranky. Ugh. It wasn't a happy few weeks but it did pass and I felt human again.  Hang in there. You might be about to turn a corner and start feeling much better.


Nicole 

"Acceptance is the key to happiness."

ITP - 1993

Celiac - June, 2012

Hypothyroid - August, 2012

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Yup, I would agree with gluten withdrawal as nvsmom says. 


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Any changes in life cause us to grieve. Google stages of grief and see some steps to adjust to this new life style.

 

The constant need to be aware of every single ingredient, careful of what we touch, how our food is handled, and even stored in the grocery is exhausting. It take so much to stay well when even prescription medications can legally contain gluten without our right to prior knowledge BEFORE we pay and have to use it to find out. Public opinion seems to wax and wane (I've been dealing with it for 20+ years now.) And companies are by law (in the U.S.A.) self policing so that gluten free label can be totally meaningless. Considering that consuming gluten causes so much damage and the possibility of refractory Sprue, it is a lot to deal with which causes sadness, depression, anger, fear, bargaining, with all the physical symptoms of grief.

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Yep it's hard! I was never a big food person. I ate because I had to, but aside from the two times I was pregnant I just didn't care that much. Now I feel food obsessed. Obsessed with research, recipes, planning, shopping, jealousy...stinks. I've tried to do my homework, but it seems the learning curve is quite high. Stainless stuff is ok, right? I've been using our stainless pots and spoons for cooking. We have glazed stoneware plates and bowls. Please tell me those are ok. We only have a toaster over and I use foil or parchment for me. Used silicone baking mats for baking cookies, fries, whatever. I've switched lotion and lip balm. My husband recently was cut back at work and so he and the kids are eating gluten cause it's cheaper. I'm thinking they are contaminating me, but if don't know how. I have separate jars marked so no dipping in my stuff. I didn't realize how stressful and expensive all of this would be especially this time of year. :-/

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I'd get a second toaster.  It will cost less in the long run vs the foil or parchment.  Any gluten food at our house is in the basement.  The kitchen is strictly gluten-free.

 

Your utensils and such should be fine as long as there are not deep scratches or you can't wash them for whatever reason.  Wooden spoons are pretty much a no.  Your dishes should be fine.  It is an adjustment and it takes time, but you will feel better.

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Its only been 2 weeks....you won't be perfect yet.  And it can take a few weeks to get the new routine at your house figured out and working.

 

Also, as you start absorbing food better (heal), any meds you take may be absorbed better, too. That may account for some of your face breaking out.  

 

Get some over the counter vitamin D and B12.  That might be helpful, too

 

 

Anything that cleans well - like stainless, stoneware, ceramic, glass - should be fine.  You would want to get a new colander for draining things if your old one was used for pasta - very hard to clean every little hole completely.

 

You might want a new toaster - but for now, you are probably fine with the foil in the toaster oven.  You could probably fold it up and use it a couple of times, if you want to save on foil.


 

 

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