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Newbie to gluten-free diet

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Hello! 

I am newly diagnosed with Celiac and I am trying to navigate the gluten free diet. I have been gluten free for 11 days and counting! I feel run down, like I  am getting a cold or my allergies are acting up! Has anyone else experienced this while going gluten free for the first time?

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Yes! What you are going through is gluten withdrawal, a real, physical withdrawal. Headaches, mood swings, ravenous hunger, and a general feeling that something is wrong, are common. It usually lasts for two to four weeks. Then you will start feeling better.

So welcome to the board! Do be sure to go to the Newbie 101 thread pinned to the top of the coping section. It'll help you to manage the diet and avoid cross-contamination. Then come on back and ask questions. We are here to help. :)


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On November 12, 2015 at 2:08:09 PM, bartfull said:

Yes! What you are going through is gluten withdrawal, a real, physical withdrawal. Headaches, mood swings, ravenous hunger, and a general feeling that something is wrong, are common. It usually lasts for two to four weeks. Then you will start feeling better.

So welcome to the board! Do be sure to go to the Newbie 101 thread pinned to the top of the coping section. It'll help you to manage the diet and avoid cross-contamination. Then come on back and ask questions. We are here to help. :)

Thank you for the reassurance!:)

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I am new also. At the end of day 5 here even though I was diagnosed just over 2 weeks ago. This site has a bunch of info and a site called www.glutedude.com does to. It can be so overwhelming but I am trying to get the hang of it. I also get gluten withdrawal. Sudden hits of hunger that I cannot fill. I may fill these voids with a snack but I do what I can to get through it. I thankfully don't get the flu type symptoms but I do get headaches sometimes which can be bad. I can't wait to be healthy! 

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Unfortunately, it can take a long time for the effects of gluten to leave our systems. DO Not get discouraged.  It is worth your health to eliminate the things poisoning your system. You will start feeling better.  Another problem is there are so many hidden sources of gluten, you may not have truly eliminated all out of your diet Good luck!

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1 hour ago, Shrey said:

Hi......can anyone help to tell me how do I distinguish my symptoms before and after going gluten free.....just been 4 days gluten free and still having digestive issues!!

I felt some improvement after being gluten-free for six weeks.  But all my symptoms did not resolve until I was gluten free for about a year.  Hang in there.  A lot of patience is needed.   Remember celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder and it takes a while for the body to stop attacking itself.  Read our Newbie 101 thread under ther "Coping" section of this forum.  It may help you speed up the healing process.  ?


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