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Gluten Intollerance seems to get worse after time abstaining

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Hi there, I'm new here but thought this would be good place to ask for advice. I gave up gluten a few months ago after an interesting interview with Jordan B Peterson. Linked below.

i was also amazed to have had similar results I have had long term depression for as long as I can remember and after giving up gluten it just slowly went away, which of course was amazing but also quite disorientating being such a big change. I also noticed that my temper completely disappeared too which was interesting, I would still get annoyed but it just didn't escalate at all now and instead pleated. I also had bad acne that persisted into my late 20's which for the first time in my life is gone, people with good skin cant appreciate just how nice it was to go a whole week without getting new spots.

Anyway, the question I wanted to ask isnt really related to this stuff, but I have noticed that if I reintroduce gluten now (breadcrumbs are a compelling vice for me) then I will have inconsistent issues in the bathroom, also my stomach would also make gurgling noises etc. What I don't understand is that I have never had any of these kinds of issues before, my physical health is and always has been flawless, no health conditions in any of my extended family, bar mental health perhaps and my diet is very healthy and balanced. What I don't understand is why I seem to be more sensitive to gluten than I was originally?

Thanks if you actually bothered to really all of that.

 

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On 4/5/2017 at 4:38 PM, Alex|xelA said:

Anyway, the question I wanted to ask isnt really related to this stuff, but I have noticed that if I reintroduce gluten now (breadcrumbs are a compelling vice for me) then I will have inconsistent issues in the bathroom, also my stomach would also make gurgling noises etc. What I don't understand is that I have never had any of these kinds of issues before, my physical health is and always has been flawless, no health conditions in any of my extended family, bar mental health perhaps and my diet is very healthy and balanced. What I don't understand is why I seem to be more sensitive to gluten than I was originally?

Hi Alex and welcome to the forum :)

Hmm where to start. Like me and many others here you've removed gluten from your diet on a hunch, noticed a big impact on your health, mental in this case, and now you're wondering why? 

There are a couple of potential answers. You may have celiac, yes even with 'no symptoms'. In fact the depression could be a symptom, the skin issues etc. There may be some more as well you havent noticed or connected yet.

You may test negative for celiac but STILL react to gluten. That would make you non celiac gluten sensitive.

Take a look at the post in this thread for some more info:

You have some decisions to make. But your bodies reaction to reintroducing gluten is another clue... Your body may have been under attack from gluten ingestion for a long time. With a break, you started to heal, but reintroducing it is provoking a much bigger response. This is very normal and like I say highly suggestive.

Do read that link, check out the linked articles and please post back if you have any questions :)

Good luck!

 

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This is quite common upon reintroduction if you react to it. Where you tested before hand? Are you willing to do a gluten challenge and get tested for celiac and wheat allergies? If so you just need to eat small amounts of gluten for 12 weeks for the blood testing small as in 1 cracker or a half slice of bread a day, before bed to sleep off the symptoms is the preferred method for most. And 2 weeks of this is required for the endoscope where they will check for intestinal damage. Many people with celiac do not even realize they have it as they have just minor symptoms or considered them just a part of life since they have been with it so long.    You could also test negative and just have NCGS in which case the same diet is suggested of going gluten free.

Now you have not mentioned anything else or trouble finding foods but I will go ahead and link or newbie 101 and the alternative food and product list I show to people on the diet, 

Seems your in good health otherwise but these issues that cropped up when you re introduced gluten tend to be proof you have some kind of issues with it. Most of us have much worse responses after going gluten-free and you notice the symptoms you used not to when you bring it back in to your diet. Now that these have been brought to your attention you have some of the proof that you react in a way to it.

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Alex, are you serious about your depression slowly going away? If its not too personal, have you stop taking medications now? I've suffered from depression all of my life, even as a baby, according to several of my aunts and my mom. My depression is "treatment resistant", meaning medications don't work well, occasionally not at all. I added Deplin a year ago and for the first time in my life I am consistently off of the couch! Deplin replaces methyl folate, a key vitamin many with chronic depression need but are unable to metabolise. It is already metabolised so your body can get straight to using it. It really helps your depression medications to work better. There is a gene responsible for making your body unable to metabolise methyl folate. Now I'm wondering, could it be the Celiacs that keeps our bodies from being able to use methyl folate in many people with chronic depression? Thinking out loud here. I am so very happy for you that your depression has gone away!!! What a relief it must be for you, maybe a weird feeling for you after all of this time? I know you said you now have some different symptoms, I've heard that happens a lot when people cut out gluten. I so hope my depression goes away like your did! 

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