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Adverse reactions, gluten vs. non-gluten

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Dear all,

For some time now I have been experiencing a range of strange symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, tingling / numb sensations in hands / mouth / head / chest, irritability and digestive issues (no pain though) etc. In addition my skin is red and irritated and quite covered in acne. I have had these symptoms for quite some time now, but only recently they started to heavily flare up about 20 minutes after eating (skin gets red / symptoms get worse, making me feel very weird / drunk). It feels as if the food I'm eating is toxic and my body has to fight like hell to process all of it. I've tried managing it for a long time now, thinking it would pass, but at this point it's severely effecting my daily life. As such I'm more dedicated than ever to find an answer. Because of the symptoms and especially because they flare up after eating I suspect celiac disease / gluten intolerance.

The strange thing is though: everything I eat seems to trigger a response; even just a banana (although the intensity varies with food group / amount of food).

Now my question is: can celiac disease / gluten intolerance also trigger a response when eating non-glutinous foods? Perhaps because of the effect it has on the digestive system. And does anyone have an idea how common this is?

Any thought is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Cyclinglady, thanks for your much appreciated input :)

In the meantime I've seen my gp about this issue. Not only is he very sure I'm not celiac; he's also very sure I'm suffering from chronic hyperventilation. I show all the classic signs. For instance, my reflexes are very strong and my jaw is locked while I'm talking. It's a problem he apparently encounters almost daily with young adolescents like me. I have to say it all sounds very plausible to me. He referred me to a respiratory physiologist.

If anyone ever encounters the same problems as me, I recommend you look into this.

All the best,


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