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Hello All,

I have been diagnosed with Celiac and yesterday I decided to see what a cookie would do that had wheat in it after going gluten-free for 3 months. Surprisingly, I did not really get sick. A little foggy, cramps for a couple of hours but nothing like before. Does this mean I can have gluten in small amounts?

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Welcome to the site!

 

No, a celiac cannot have any gluten.

 

When you have celiac, even if you don't have visible symptoms, the auto immune damage is happening in your intestine which in turn affects your ability to absorb nutrition and the health of your whole body. Over time, this can lead to anemia, osteoperosis, diabetes, and even cancer, even if outward symptoms are minimal. 

 

Have you explored the various recipes? There are many gluten free cookies that are delicious and won't make you sick or cause auto immune damage. I held a 100% gluten free baby shower recently and everybody thought that my menu was great, even the gluten eaters. 

 

A good place to start here is our Newbie 101 thread. https://www.celiac.com/forums/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

 

 It's chuck full of good information on how to maintain a safe gluten free diet, including avoiding cross contamination. It's difficult at times, but good health and avoiding all the complications of untreated celiac disease is so worth it!


~Ruth

Gluten free since 2/14/2010 after suffering a rare and serious complication from my gluten challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NO NO NO...you have  probably healed  your  gut  a little in 3 months  if your  were strict....isn't  a  little foggy  & cramps  enough  to make  your  brain  understand  that  you can't  have  gluten? sounds  like "Russian Roulette" to me.....you  can continue to cheat  no  one will stop you  but  down the road  your  body  will  succumb  to  the  ill effects  of  gluten   & then  you can deal  with cancer, osteoporosis,  diabetes, anemia  &  more... good  luck

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No. Did the foggy and cramps not tell you something? That you are reacting.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/living-with-celiac/guide/treatment

"The gluten-free diet is a lifetime requirement. Eating any gluten, no matter how small an amount, can damage your intestine. This is true for anyone with the disease, including people who do not have noticeable symptoms. It can take weeks for antibody levels (indicating intestinal damage) to normalize after a person with celiac disease has consumed gluten. Depending on a person’s age at diagnosis, some problems, such as delayed growth and tooth discoloration, may not improve."


 

 

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Welcome to the site!

 

No, a celiac cannot have any gluten.

 

When you have celiac, even if you don't have visible symptoms, the auto immune damage is happening in your intestine which in turn affects your ability to absorb nutrition and the health of your whole body. Over time, this can lead to anemia, osteoperosis, diabetes, and even cancer, even if outward symptoms are minimal. 

 

Have you explored the various recipes? There are many gluten free cookies that are delicious and won't make you sick or cause auto immune damage. I held a 100% gluten free baby shower recently and everybody thought that my menu was great, even the gluten eaters. 

 

A good place to start here is our Newbie 101 thread. https://www.celiac.com/forums/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

 

 It's chuck full of good information on how to maintain a safe gluten free diet, including avoiding cross contamination. It's difficult at times, but good health and avoiding all the complications of untreated celiac disease is so worth it!

Oh thank you. I have tons and tons of recipes. I know what I can what I can't eat, I was just doing a little science experiment and wanted to know why nothing was happening. Thanks BlessedMommy, will def. look at that thread. 

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NO NO NO...you have  probably healed  your  gut  a little in 3 months  if your  were strict....isn't  a  little foggy  & cramps  enough  to make  your  brain  understand  that  you can't  have  gluten? sounds  like "Russian Roulette" to me.....you  can continue to cheat  no  one will stop you  but  down the road  your  body  will  succumb  to  the  ill effects  of  gluten   & then  you can deal  with cancer, osteoporosis,  diabetes, anemia  &  more... good  luck

I hate cheating, I just wanted to see if anything was happening. I know how bad it is for my body and will not continue. I was strict, like REALLY strict. Hopefully I didn't jack everything up. Thanks mamaw!

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No. Did the foggy and cramps not tell you something? That you are reacting.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/living-with-celiac/guide/treatment

"The gluten-free diet is a lifetime requirement. Eating any gluten, no matter how small an amount, can damage your intestine. This is true for anyone with the disease, including people who do not have noticeable symptoms. It can take weeks for antibody levels (indicating intestinal damage) to normalize after a person with celiac disease has consumed gluten. Depending on a person’s age at diagnosis, some problems, such as delayed growth and tooth discoloration, may not improve."

Thanks Karen, I am 15 so the doctor said mine should heal a lot faster then someone older so hopefully I didn't mess anything up. 

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I appreciate that you are 15 but every case is different. I'm surprised your doctor said that because you are 15 you should heal a lot faster than someone older. Even in a 7-year-old. One might think that because they were diagnosed early they wouldn't have as much damage or would heal faster but that is simply not necessarily true. Some 7 yr olds are diagnosed after "easier" symptoms and some may feel their lives were saved by finally being diagnosed. The damage, and healing time, varies greatly from patient to patient.

 

To be honest, with what I've experienced, I would be terrified to purposely take a bite to see what what happen. Gluten was destroying me.

 

Reading your post made me think of a story I heard not that long ago at my hairdressers. She was asking me how I was feeling knowing I had been diagnosed with celiac disease. Someone else that was in the salon heard her and shared a story about her sister. Her sister was a diagnosed celiac patient. She was getting ready to go to college and wanted to see what would happen to her if she accidentally had or was given gluten. She ate gluten on purpose to see and ended up having a terrible seizure. She never had seizures in her life before. From that time on she continued to have them. :(

 

Sounds like you were lucky with how your body reacted. Be gentle with yourself and stay away from that gluten! :)  

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In addition to the excellent info you got from others it should be added that reactions can be delayed. That little bit of brain fog and tummy ache may turn into explosive D today or tomorrow. Hopefully it won't but no way to tell.  I know it is hard when you are young to have anything that makes you different from your peers but you must stay strict with the diet even if accidental or purposeful glutenings don't seem to cause too much pain.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I appreciate that you are 15 but every case is different. I'm surprised your doctor said that because you are 15 you should heal a lot faster than someone older. Even in a 7-year-old. One might think that because they were diagnosed early they wouldn't have as much damage or would heal faster but that is simply not necessarily true. Some 7 yr olds are diagnosed after "easier" symptoms and some may feel their lives were saved by finally being diagnosed. The damage, and healing time, varies greatly from patient to patient.

 

To be honest, with what I've experienced, I would be terrified to purposely take a bite to see what what happen. Gluten was destroying me.

 

Reading your post made me think of a story I heard not that long ago at my hairdressers. She was asking me how I was feeling knowing I had been diagnosed with celiac disease. Someone else that was in the salon heard her and shared a story about her sister. Her sister was a diagnosed celiac patient. She was getting ready to go to college and wanted to see what would happen to her if she accidentally had or was given gluten. She ate gluten on purpose to see and ended up having a terrible seizure. She never had seizures in her life before. From that time on she continued to have them. :(

 

Sounds like you were lucky with how your body reacted. Be gentle with yourself and stay away from that gluten! :)

Oh god, I hope she's better. Gluten was destroying my life and my grades and just everything, I was just being dumb. Thanks Celiacandme :-)

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In addition to the excellent info you got from others it should be added that reactions can be delayed. That little bit of brain fog and tummy ache may turn into explosive D today or tomorrow. Hopefully it won't but no way to tell.  I know it is hard when you are young to have anything that makes you different from your peers but you must stay strict with the diet even if accidental or purposeful glutenings don't seem to cause too much pain.

I understand my condition and my friends do too I was being dumb. Thanks ravenwoodglass. :)

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okay I think you got  double H ell  for  this  so now  make it into a  learning lesson  &  move  on  without  ever  touching gluten again!!!!!! Make  yourself a promise....your too young  to have  a  more serious  illness hit you because  you  were  playing  around....

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LOL  Onwards and upwards.  :)

 

You sound smarter about this (except for that cookie) than most adults.  Good for you.  Stay strict or it will catch up to you in a few years, and you don't want something knocking you back when you are in your prime.

 

Best wishes.  :)


Nicole 

"Acceptance is the key to happiness."

ITP - 1993

Celiac - June, 2012

Hypothyroid - August, 2012

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