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cristiana

Increased sensitivity after a bad glutening?

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Happy New Year Friends!

A quick question - I was very badly glutened with a slice of cake containing normal flour just before Christmas, served up to be my mistake.   My symptoms were really severe this time albeit shortlived.   In the early days post-DX a glutening would make me feel sick,  with chills, then D, and then I would slowly recover with a bit of dizziness (a bit like sea sickness) for a while, and 2-3 weeks of what felt like gastritis (sore stomach) which I could normally see off with a BRAT diet and some PPIs for a short while.

This last episode, just before Christmas, I felt sick, got chills, and then was sick about 2-3 hours after eating the cake.  I haven't vomited like that since I was a child.  And as for the light-headedness, I could hardly stand up.    On the plus side however,  although the symptoms seemed very extreme I think because the food didn't have to pass through me I did get better quite quickly and was able to eat a fairly normal Christmas diet within days, and except a bit of colicky bloating and sea sickness, and some twitchy muscles, I felt pretty good.

However, this morning I woke up and as soon as I started to eat breakfast felt nauseous.  It subsided.  I felt fine all morning until I had lunch, and wham, felt sick, got chills, then D (thankfully no sickness this time).  I had to go to bed and sleep things off.

My question is, if one is glutened is one more susceptible to reacting more severely to a small amount of CC a few days later - i.e. is the body more reactive?  Or perhaps, is one more susceptible to catching a virus or perhaps mild food poisoning post-glutening.

Thanks!

C


Diagnosed by blood test and endoscopy Spring 2013

Adopted a gluten-free diet in May 2013

 

BRITISH

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After being gluten-free for years, some people get more sensitive to tiny amount of contamination, and some people less. It seems to vary greatly from individual to individual. This article might help:

 I hope you recover quickly! Happy New Year!


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Hi Scott

Thanks so much for sending these really helpful tips.

My husband reminded me that I got gastritis type pain about 2-3 weeks after my last major glutening and it's happening again, so very timely.  

Happy New Year to you too!

Cristiana

 


Diagnosed by blood test and endoscopy Spring 2013

Adopted a gluten-free diet in May 2013

 

BRITISH

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Cristiana....you got gastritis pain 2-3 WEEKS after your glutening, or did you mean 2-3 days???


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Hi CMCM

It's a pattern and yes, my stomach area starts to feel really sore/burn about  2-3 weeks after, although it can be sooner.  Thankfully a few days on omeprazole seems to sort it.

Very odd.

 


Diagnosed by blood test and endoscopy Spring 2013

Adopted a gluten-free diet in May 2013

 

BRITISH

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This would definitely make it very difficult to determine how and where you might get contamination. If you eat outside your home consider GliadinX AN-PEP enzymes (a sponsor here), as they have been shown in studies to break down small amounts of gluten in the stomach. I've been using them for a couple of years now with positive results. 


Scott Adams

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