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I never really suffered physical symptoms from Gluten it was just low iron and folic acid and biospies confirmed damage to the villi and blood test strong positive. The plus points my loose bowel movement in the morning has gone. I have always gone twice a day but now they are perfect brown bowel movements which is great. Downside I feel worse now than I did when eating Gluten. Im gluten free for 3.5 weeks now. I actually nearly feel hungover some days and a little light headed and my mood is quite down and stomach doesn't feel 100%. Is this all a withdrawl possibly. Im 37 so stopping gluten after 37 years I imagine you would notice some side affect and Im hungry all the time. Im honestly at the stage of giving in but I know I cant I have to stick with it. My grandfather and great grandfather died in there 40's from bowel/stomach cancer so I realise that there is a chance it could have been caused by celiacs. I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy so all good in that respect.

Anyone else similar experiences 

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1 hour ago, DaveCH said:

I never really suffered physical symptoms from Gluten it was just low iron and folic acid and biospies confirmed damage to the villi and blood test strong positive. The plus points my loose bowel movement in the morning has gone. I have always gone twice a day but now they are perfect brown bowel movements which is great. Downside I feel worse now than I did when eating Gluten. Im gluten free for 3.5 weeks now. I actually nearly feel hungover some days and a little light headed and my mood is quite down and stomach doesn't feel 100%. Is this all a withdrawl possibly. Im 37 so stopping gluten after 37 years I imagine you would notice some side affect and Im hungry all the time. Im honestly at the stage of giving in but I know I cant I have to stick with it. My grandfather and great grandfather died in there 40's from bowel/stomach cancer so I realise that there is a chance it could have been caused by celiacs. I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy so all good in that respect.

Anyone else similar experiences 

The withdrawal is very common, heck look up any major drug withdrawal it fits with symptoms down the list to a opoid addiction withdrawal lol. You will also feel a bit like the flu as your body changes gears for processing of your primary calorie food intake.
Try to take supplement for B-vitamins, magnesium etc. To help with the hunger try eating more fiber and fats, you will find this works great. I turned to snacking on nuts, seeds, and nut butters between meals...honestly my always hungry thing stuck around for over 4 years til I changed my diet to ketogenic. But I had other complications like Ulcerative Colitis etc, that require a no/low carb diet to keep under control.

Watch what you eat and try to eat balanced diet, if you get crazy cravings look them up you might be low in something. You sorta have to become a dietician or see a nutritionist to get your new menu down. I make sure to get a bit of everything and have learned the signs for something I am low in.

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Gluten withdrawal is very real.  The length of time varies from person to person. How long were you sick, how severe, your age.  All factors.  Give yourself a couple months. 

I would also cut out processed foods, at least until you heal.  Pure, whole foods are best.  If it has ingredients - stay away. 

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