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Feeling Dizzy And Lightheaded

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Hi,

I have been recently diagnosed and have been on a gluten-free diet for only 4 days. Almost always after I eat I feel dizzy and lightheaded. Is this normal? Or does it mean I have eaten some gluten?

Jennifer

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It could mean that you're still getting gluten, as I know some people have that symptom. Have you checked your products (shampoos, lotions, toothpastes, etc.--basically anything that has a possibility of being ingested) to make sure that they are all gluten free?

If you are 100% gluten free, then it could just be your body adjusting to the change. I was dizzy off and on for about 2-3 months after going gluten free, but it eventually went away. I hope you begin to feel better soon!

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I was very lightheaded the first 1-2 months gluten-free. I agree with just making sure you're not getting any hidden gluten and try and get as much rest as you can. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water. It will pass--sometimes the healing process gets a bit worse before it gets better :)

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I'm dizzy and lightheaded today, and I've been gluten-free for 10 months. I think that this happens to everybody - even some people that I work with, after the 3 day weekend, feel crummy today. Since I've felt at least this bad for much of my life, I just ride it out and do what I have to do.

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your blood sugar might be out of whack too, I know when I first went gluten-free, my blood sugar would plummet because I wasn't eating enough to sustain me. (I thought I was but interestingly enough, when I wasn't gluten-free I ate like a bird and couldn't lose weight, now that I'm gluten-free I eat like a PIG and the weight is just falling off. Seems like I'm always hungry, and sometimes if I don't eat enough I get very dizzy and lightheaded.

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