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Possible Reactions To Gluten?

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Hi-

I had been following a gluten free diet for about threeish weeks, and then this weekend i got frustrated and decided that because only my IgA was semi positive, despite my doctor's encouragement to try the diet because she was alarmed at the antibodies and i already have an autoimmune disease, that i was going to eat brownies and drink beer on saturday and sunday.

i felt great all weekend, but monday i woke up with the flu...

then this past weekend after being pretty much gluten free all week, i gave up and got frustrated again- dranks some beers and ate some gluteny products- woke up sunday morning with some wicked hormonal breakout on my chin... they're like cysts-

are these possible reactions to gluten? i know its flu season, but i felt great all weekend so it was very unexpected to wake up with the flu... and i haven't been good about following gluten free since, and it hasn't completely gone away...

can the flu be a reaction? can cystic acne be a reaction?

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Hi-

I had been following a gluten free diet for about threeish weeks, and then this weekend i got frustrated and decided that because only my IgA was semi positive, despite my doctor's encouragement to try the diet because she was alarmed at the antibodies and i already have an autoimmune disease, that i was going to eat brownies and drink beer on saturday and sunday.

i felt great all weekend, but monday i woke up with the flu...

then this past weekend after being pretty much gluten free all week, i gave up and got frustrated again- dranks some beers and ate some gluteny products- woke up sunday morning with some wicked hormonal breakout on my chin... they're like cysts-

are these possible reactions to gluten? i know its flu season, but i felt great all weekend so it was very unexpected to wake up with the flu... and i haven't been good about following gluten free since, and it hasn't completely gone away...

can the flu be a reaction? can cystic acne be a reaction?

lopo7883--

Hello!

Well, it depends on several factors. Like, first of all do you have cystic Acne already, or has this skin reaction never happened to you before. You mentioned cyst like breakouts, are they watery blisters???

If they are oozing blisters, then that also could be Dermititis Herpetiformis which would mean you deffinitely are experiencing a reaction to gluten. However if the blisters are not incredibly itchy and oozy and watery looking it probably isn't. Like I said, it depends on if you have cystic acne or not. To have DH, it would itch you like crazy, and you would know it.

The flu question, well, it is deffinitely flu season, I feel crappy myself unfortunately and I haven't eaten any gluten, I think I just have minor sinus infection. But, you could deffinitely can contracted the flu from someone easily during this time from anyone. It's all over the place!!!!

I can tell you one thing the gluten that you ingested only depresses your immune system worse, which makes it easier for you to catch something like a virus or the flu. If I we're you, I would stay far far away from theh gluten, just so you could get to feeling better faster, because the longer you ingest gluten the worse of your immune system will be.

That's just my opinion, I'm brand new on this diet as well, 4 weeks,

I know it sucks at times, and at times I'd love a beer, especially during the holiday season when it's so stressful, but I can gurantee you that your chances of getting ill increase ten-fold when-ever you eat or drink anything with gluten in it.

Hope you feel better soon, stay away from gluten! Have a merry Christmas, and if your chin has blisters on it that are oozing liquid or itching like crazy, go to a dermatologist right away!!!

Kim 07

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