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Celiacs and migraines from chocolate

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I have just been diagnosed with celiacs and believe that I have had it for years but my doctors didn't catch it. Anyways around the time where my symptoms started getting worse which was 3 years ago I started getting migraines when I would eat chocolate. I am wondering if anyone else experienced this and if it got better once you went on a gluten free diet. I can easily try for myself but knowing how sick it made me last time I'm nervous to introduce it back into my diet. 


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I have Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (as does my daughter), and both of us have a history of migraines when glutened. I have had them my whole life until we went gluten free. I could never figure out my trigger. Now, if I am glutened, that is one of the early symptoms (first it is stomachache, then headache, then sores in mouth, then dizziness and fatigue...lasts several days with some symptoms hanging on longer than others).

if you have just been diagnosed, you might want to give your gut some time to heal before trying chocolate again.  Folks with intestinal damage often develop additional food sensitivities due to the damage done to the gut. 

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Cocoa addict myself(unprocessed cocoa nibs/powders custom mixed sugar free alternatives) I recall when I first went gluten free years ago I had several food intolerances to almost ever staple food I ate come up. Chocolate was one of them, caused nausea and light headiness. For me it resolved for chocolate after a few months.

Thoughts here, what form of chocolate are you consuming? There are a whole lot of factors here I could address as chocolate is a stimulent, processed forms also have high histamine issues, and if your eating the candy stuff with sugar the combination could be triggering it. To find out get chocolate in it's purest form nibs. Big Tree, Gerbs, crio bru, few others come to mind. If the raw gluten-free certified nibs trigger it then you know the base cocoa is your issue. I pray for you this is not the case and hope this info helps.

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Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
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Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
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