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Hey guys. These last two days anything I eat makes me want to vomit. Yesterday I was so sick with uncontrollable diarrhea and I felt nauseous all day with really bad stomach pain/cramping. I also had a Drs appt (unrelated to celiac) and my blood pressure was through the roof. Today anything I eat makes me want to vomit. Can this be part of a recovery? Why is eating making me sick? I woke up feeling relatively fine ate breakfast today 2 organic eggs, spinach, raspberries, cashews, and coffee with almond milk than had horrible diarrhea. I was able to get some work done but by 3pm I needed to lay down for a nap I was exhausted. I passed out for TWO HOURS (mind you I slept 9 last night). I made chicken, asparagus, and a beet salad for dinner and now I feel sick again. I dont know if my insides are just not reacting well to food or where the cross contamination could be coming from?!?! This is so frustrating because I feel like I may be improving and now this. I know its only been a month but I feel like I keep hitting road blocks. Yesterday was just really rough and I had this deep in the stomach anxiety/wanna cry feeling. I just want to start feeling better and someone who really understand this. :(  

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Also another note. I did drink alcohol on saturday - the juice was gluten free I know- I drank New Amsterdam Mango vodka. I noticed for the past 5 or so months the next day after drinking I have a horrible hangover. Could this still be the hangover? 

* I decided to add this bit because I just read someone else posted this weekend about their alcohol reactions which are the same I get. I wonder if it's related to the whole celiac thing or a coincidence?

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Hi Kathleen,

Sorry you are unwell. I find recovery is slow for me (gluten challenge/testing 2016) this time around versus the first   went gluten-free in 2012. It's much harder in my opinion since my body had dialed downed my immune system for 3 1/2 years. I had to really simplify my diet it is still nowhere near pre 2016. I have tried alcohol on only special occasions it's too inflammatory for my system now. 

So yes I believe that in recovery the body dictates as many others say simple non processed and easy to digest foods. I spent many weeks giving my gi tract a rest with foods in a blender. If breaking down doesn't seem taxing for you it maybe that alcohol is likely too inflammatory right now. When our gut is damaged things much more easily dump into our system. My immune system via joints and muscles pain tell me if any food item or drink is inflammatory.

My recovery this go round is frustratingly long. Besides eating as clean as possible and nixing alcohol, I had to switch to low impact walking for my prefered exercise routine is too much. 

I understand how frustrating it can be, try (I must do this myself) to remind myself if I want to heal I have to listen to my body. I did this before but it is now even more crucial.

Perhaps switching to a different brand or another spirit type of alcohol may work. You may need to limit alcohol for a bit altogether  as the liver has much to do to assist the body and alcohol just adds to the burden of the day to day duties of the liver.

Good luck

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Oh, so sorry that you are unwell!  

Your diet sounds great.  Maybe lay off the cashews (hard to digest for anyone) for a few days.  Honestly, when my gut is damaged, I can not drink alcohol.  Try giving that up until you have has significant improvement.  

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Do you take digestive enzymes or probiotics? I was diagnosed in February and I think they have really helped me. I've been using the brands listed on the Newbie post. I actually started taking digestive enzymes several years ago to help with diarrhea and they helped me SO much. I had to switch brands after diagnosis but I still take them with every meal. I started taking probiotics several weeks ago and have felt even better since then. My digestion is better its been in years and a lot of my other symptoms (fatigue, headaches, etc) have improved also. I hope someday just eating gluten free will be enough, but for now this is working so I'm ok with it.

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On 5/3/2017 at 10:49 AM, jasmine24 said:

Do you take digestive enzymes or probiotics? I was diagnosed in February and I think they have really helped me. I've been using the brands listed on the Newbie post. I actually started taking digestive enzymes several years ago to help with diarrhea and they helped me SO much. I had to switch brands after diagnosis but I still take them with every meal. I started taking probiotics several weeks ago and have felt even better since then. My digestion is better its been in years and a lot of my other symptoms (fatigue, headaches, etc) have improved also. I hope someday just eating gluten free will be enough, but for now this is working so I'm ok with it.

Yes! Well I was. I ran out so I need to buy more but I do think it was helping. Thanks for reminding me to get more! :) 

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