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hey my names pauli im 19 and have recently realised i cannot handle gluten and dairy as it has made me very ill since childhood

i gave up dairy a year ago and all that horrid diahrea i grew up with has gone completly.

i have continued to eat grains. mostly oats lot's of them but always felt tired after eating them . and i sneeze a lot usually after eating any grains.

i have these purple circles under my eyes and my eyes are also somewhat sunken. this got really bad when i hit my teens.

i also have noticed since last year this sallow complexion that i have. which is making a sickly yellow around the purple circles. my eyes are not clear but they are not yellow :D so no jaundice.

my tounge has had this huge crack right in middle which i guess is spleen and stomoch.

i sneeze quite a bit and rub my eyes usually at night because they get a little itchy. my nose is pretty clear but i t's runny quite a bit also.

soi have decided enough is enough ive got to cut out everything that could potentionally be harming me.

i eat very healthily im a vegan since last year and i feel much better since my meat days.

so can i expect cutting out all these foods to make a difference for me :) thankyou for your time

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Glad you're feeling better. Are you gluten-free? The fatigue is a major symptom of being glutened. My fatigue can last for over a week from one small cross-contamination. Feel free to ask any questions here - none to personal or embarassing!

Annette

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Glad you're feeling better. Are you gluten-free? The fatigue is a major symptom of being glutened. My fatigue can last for over a week from one small cross-contamination. Feel free to ask any questions here - none to personal or embarassing!

Annette

starting today i am gluten free i havn't had any grains or anything at all.

can i expect the fatigue to go as the weeks go by? and the paleness and circles i guess are the biggest cincern

thx for replying :) nice to meet you

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I had raccoon eyes all the time too. Mine took about a month to start fading. I've been gluten-free six months now, the fatigue is much better, my skin is much better. When I accidentally get gluten, it all comes roaring back though. I still have itchy, watery eyes, but its because I'm allergic to dust and pollen and smog. ( I was really hoping it was the gluten too, but no such luck :) ) I hope this helps you feel better. I had really bad insomnia too, which was horrific, I'd be completely exhausted and unable to sleep, and that went away after the first two months. I've had issues since I was a teen, but was only badly sick for about a year before I got diagnosed, so I think I bounced back quickly because of that, and I still think I have a ways to go, but hopefully it won't take long for you to feel better.

Elonwy

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hey elonwy thx for replying :D

that makes me feel heaps better. i prob am allergic to dust and pollen aswell well actually prob just dust i don't sneeze outdoors.

im hoping for improvement in the next few months. i hope you feel better aswell to. i bought aciddophilus today it works well for me i only ever took it once when i was 16 so ill take this to aid the recovery quicker. i suffered insomnia last year now just restless sleep which may aswell be the same.

oh elonwy are your circles the purplish type? i read the darker ones are to do with organs.

is there anything in particular i should eat lot's of ie certain fruits and veggies oh and are sunflower seeds flax and sesame pumpkin ok?

thnx for the help guys appreciate it

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I always had really really dark purple circles under my eyes. I think they went away when I was about 3 months into the gluten-free diet. I've read that dark circles under eyes were def. indicitive of food intolerances, so hopefully yours will go away as you get healthy.

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I always had really really dark purple circles under my eyes. I think they went away when I was about 3 months into the gluten-free diet. I've read that dark circles under eyes were def. indicitive of food intolerances, so hopefully yours will go away as you get healthy.

hey aww wow now im determined thankyou for replying :)

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it got really really bad before my dx, my mom used to comment on my dark circles all the time... anyway, I'm glad they are gone!

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it got really really bad before my dx, my mom used to comment on my dark circles all the time... anyway, I'm glad they are gone!

i bet it must be a thrill not wake up looking like you got punched! lol

i have made a really nice breakfast today ill just share it . it's not quite oats but it's close

sunflower seeds half cup

flax seed 1/3

handful of raisins

and lot's of pumpkin seed also to get rid of those parasites

i read that if you take pumpkin with sweet things it drives them out there hiding place

anyway i add cinnamon also and a little licorice.

stick it all in the blender and switch it on for a few secs

then either use hot water or rice milk . i havn't tried rice milk just yet but im gonna get some today :D

hope you enjoy it also . what do you guys do for breakfast? :)

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for breakfast? well, I'm eating a banana right now... usually I eat ceral bars by Enjoy Life Foods... I love em... chock full of yummy stuff...

if I'm in the mood for a hot cereal I like Barkat's Porridge... add a lil cinnamon to it and some honey... or bananas... yum

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mhhm that sounds good :D. i found barkatts yesterday :D yaya tatses good.

is it normal to go through some detox while coming of gluten today i have been a little tired

but im guessing this probably jus withdrawal right? :)

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yep very normal to go through detox... I def. remember going through that. I told my mom that it felt like I was withdrawing from some kind of drug... it was crazy. Didn't last too long though.

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thats good i feel better today :D

i just made myself some butter beans with garlic and onions and some unpasterized miso

i have just noticed it says may contain gluten on the label. obviously i will never have this one again . it's the same with rice dream may contain traces of barley protein.

will i be ok?

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When you first start out theres going to be "accidents" as you learn to read labels and understand where stuff hides. As you go along these should get less and less. Mark it as something unsafe, and move on. You may not feel good for a couple days, or however long your "glutened" time is, but you'll get eventually. Really earlyon, you may not even notice the difference, but as it begins to clear out of your system you'll probably start to feel it more definitly ( at least I did) everyone is different though. Just be careful not to cheat deliberately, and the wonderful motto of "When in doubt, go without," treats me very well.

Elonwy

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My racoon eyes come with my allergies. I never stopped to consider it as a gluten reaction. Something for me to think about!

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I've always had problems with dark circles too. I was even looking into that Hylexin stuff last month because I'm so sick of them. (That stuff is way too expensive though) Wow, it seems like almost everything that's bothering me could potentially be from wheat. I'm sure that a lot of us notice the circles more just on account of being so pale (based on the ethnic origin thread).

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ive never been much of a wheat person more oats which are just as bad. im loving barkats porridge so good i grind sunflower seeds and pumpkin seed with lin and add it into the porridge makes it taste so earthy and natural :D

is there anything i should be eating lot's of to heal in right time?

also did anyone have that sallow pale complexion? i reckon it's probably anemia im suffering with on the count of gluten.

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The best things to eat while you are healing are basic, whole foods--fruits, veggies, meats, fish, good oils, water, etc. More complicated, packaged foods should wait until you are feeling better. If you have bad days after you begin adding more foods (and you probably will!), you can always go back to the simple foods until you feel better. The pale complexion could be a symptom of anemia--it's common in Celiacs because we don't absorb iron. I was extremely pale. Since I've been gluten-free, I have color in my face for the first time in years. The best thing to do would be to have a blood test--that will tell you whether or not you are anemic. I took iron suppliments for years--the gluten-free diet has gotten rid of my anemia completely.

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I used to be so pale and sickly looking before gluten-free... but now, I get compliments on my "color" in my face... I even had people ask me if I've been tanning! (I'm NOT that colorful yet) but shows you how pale I was before.

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I am so excited to get rid of the "black eyes" I have had since childhood. I always thought it was from sinus/allergies, but I guess its all from the causative chain of celiac. Wow, a group of people that are like me. This is like finding a long-lost family or something (!) Wish it were for a different reason, though I am glad to feel like I'm not a crazy hypochondriac. Only others with this problem can understand. :rolleyes::blink::D

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i was just thinking the exact same thing robin. it's so great to hear everyones success storys :D i look forward to colour in my face ather than left over acne marks and yellowness lol

thanx for everyones replys love you all :D

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before you all went gluten free did you have a reaction to oats? ive been reading that celiacs may tolerate it but i don't think it means that we still won't get symptoms later on.

im thinking silent celiac maybe.

this is what i ate loads of.

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Before I went gluten-free, I did have a reaction to oats. I liked oatmeal, but only would eat it when I knew I'd be home that day. It would always give me mild D--nothing terrible, but predictable enough to limit them. Stupid me, I thought it was because of the fiber and it was really doing me some good. Knowing what I do now, I can't believe I was so naive about the way foods affected me :ph34r:

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I still eat oats. I only use McCann's Irish Oats. They did have a cc issue a while back, but they have taken care of it. I am quite sensitive, in that I will feel the pain in my gut if a reaction is taking place, and I have not had that pain with the McCann's oats. I did have that pain with the Quaker oats, though, so if you are going to eat oats, be careful. Pay attention to what your body is telling you, as some celiacs are intolerant of oats.

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