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As of Saturday I have given up gluten again. I had undergone a gluten challenge for my endoscopy. I didn't feel that bad while doing it, I easily could have continued. I did have increasingly bad indigestion and chest pain, but my digestive symptoms were not too bad.

Now is another story, however. My stomach is upset, my heart palpitations and indigestion have remained, and I'm feeling shaky. My digestion has also gotten  worse. Is this typical??I'm so confused. I feel like I felt better last week while eating gluten. 

I should also add that they were checking for other issues and my blood work was indeterminate. 

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Would like to add to this- while eating gluten I would get a random hive here or there. Since giving up gluten a few days ago, I've had a hive pop up yesterday and today. I'm at such a loss as to why I'm feeling worse. Is this some sort of detox? Is this something experienced by others?

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If you do have celiac disease, antibodies can continue to rise and attack for days, week or months after a gluten exposure.  

I hope you feel better soon.  

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3 hours ago, cyclinglady said:

If you do have celiac disease, antibodies can continue to rise and attack for days, week or months after a gluten exposure.  

I hope you feel better soon.  

Thanks for the reply. That's good to know. 

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On 9/18/2017 at 1:13 PM, Jctb said:

Now is another story, however. My stomach is upset, my heart palpitations and indigestion have remained, and I'm feeling shaky. My digestion has also gotten  worse. Is this typical

I felt worse after I restarted gluten free diet after my challenge and had a rougher time than I had first time round. So I don't think its unusual. Give your body time to recover. Eat well, lots of good whole foods, maybe a decent multivitamin etc.  Go easy on processed gluten-free stuff for awhile and avoid oats as well. 

best of luck :)

 

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3 hours ago, Jmg said:

I felt worse after I restarted gluten free diet after my challenge and had a rougher time than I had first time round. So I don't think its unusual. Give your body time to recover. Eat well, lots of good whole foods, maybe a decent multivitamin etc.  Go easy on processed gluten-free stuff for awhile and avoid oats as well. 

best of luck :)

 

Thanks for your reply. I'm currently grain free, although I ended up making kitchary because I needed something of substance in my stomach. Seems to have helped. Some other symptoms coming on strong, so just hoping I have some answers soon, to make sure I'm at least on the right path!

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There is sort of a detox/withdrawal thing for the first few weeks for most. Keep a food diary, often after a glutening a new intolerance will creep up for awhile. Sort of your body associating another food with gluten, and or it just being picky while damaged. Write down everything you eat, how you fix it, seasonings etc. Change up the diet, and look for patterns.  My own gut is being picky today and had D after 2 meals so I am rotating up and narrowing down the culprit tomorrow myself....only see 4 common things in my food dairy.

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11 hours ago, Ennis_TX said:

There is sort of a detox/withdrawal thing for the first few weeks for most. Keep a food diary, often after a glutening a new intolerance will creep up for awhile. Sort of your body associating another food with gluten, and or it just being picky while damaged. Write down everything you eat, how you fix it, seasonings etc. Change up the diet, and look for patterns.  My own gut is being picky today and had D after 2 meals so I am rotating up and narrowing down the culprit tomorrow myself....only see 4 common things in my food dairy.

Interesting- thank you for sharing. I saw my ND yesterday and she also suggested that after having been completely cleaned out for my procedures, my body could be trying to adjust. She is having me take a rest from the strong probiotics I was taking, and I'm focusing on eating foods that are more gentle (I tend to eat a lot of raw, very fibrous foods). 

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