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What Is Your Most Annoying Symptom?

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mines more than annoying..stomach pain, its terrible..no one else gets severe pains?! :(

I do! It's like digesting glass, or like my stomach is trying to eat itself. The only thing that helps is the fetal position and lots of drugs. I don't consider that an annoying symptom.

I consider it to be beyond adjectives...horrible, awful, terrible, atrocious, dreadful, excruciating, frightful, and appalling.

Sorry you get the pain, too :(


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I do! It's like digesting glass, or like my stomach is trying to eat itself. The only thing that helps is the fetal position and lots of drugs. I don't consider that an annoying symptom.

I consider it to be beyond adjectives...horrible, awful, terrible, atrocious, dreadful, excruciating, frightful, and appalling.

Sorry you get the pain, too :(

Chelse, I'm sorry you have it too, but it is good to know someone else has terrible pains, God they put me on the floor!

what drugs have you found to help, if any?

hugs, Betty


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Chelse, I'm sorry you have it too, but it is good to know someone else has terrible pains, God they put me on the floor!

what drugs have you found to help, if any?

hugs, Betty

Right now I have Bentyl (antispasmodic) and phenergan (but dear God don't take them at the same time!)

I take the bentyl if my stomach feels like it's going wierd on me, and phenergan when the pain is at it's worst, or at least bad. I take the phenergan suppositiories because I can't keep pills down when that happens.

Otherwise, they've given me vicodin or demerol. Demerol knocks it out almost immediately, but it's a bit too much of a controlled substance for me (usually got that in the ER). The vicodin worked, sometimes, and it usually took at least 2 doses to get it under control. Usually knocks me out for at least a day when it happens.

My current drugs have worked best for it when it happens. I still don't know what causes it, there's no rhyme or reason to it. I've only had it once since going gluten-free (but it's only been about 2 months) and that was a week into it. We'll see when it happens now (hopefully not at all!).


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thanks, I have the Bentyl too, tried so many, most don't do too much. I've only had it that bad about 4 times since gluten-free but belly still hurts almost everyday :( no one can understand the pain till they get it!!

take care :)


~Betty

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i think the bloating is the most annoying.. i start out the day with a flat stomach and then after i eat ( no matter what it is) i bloat right up.. my tummy sticks out farther than my chest sometimes.

as far as the most painful.. id have to say the stomach pain.. like right below in the center ofmy boobs (sorry.. no other way to describe the spot)

its excruciating! it brings me to my knees and i sweat and get so hot and all i can do is go into the fetal position and rock back and forth.

the brain fog also sucks..

the fatigue is pretty extreme for me. luckily i only work about 16 hours a week so i have plenty of naptime.. but feel like im sleeping my life away


coleen

diagnosed 1/2005

gluten free since 1/2005

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I get pain so bad I not only profusely sweat I feel like I am going to vomit and pass out.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Bonnie,

I am the same way...wake up in the morning feeling good b/c my stomach is flat then it immediately bloats up once I eat, even gluten-free food. Since I am new at this and have only been gluten-free for 3 weeks I wondering...has the bloating gotten better for you since being gluten-free? Or, does the bloating only happen when you eat gluten? I guess I am hoping that this constant state of bloating will go away once my intestines heal.

erin24, I have been strictly gluten free for a whole year - apart from once six months ago when I did my own "gluten challenge". Was sick for 10 days!

So a year down the line I am still bloating every single day. I take digestive enzymes with every meal which does help slightly - maybe look 5 months pregnant instead of 6 :rolleyes: .

I am really hoping that its just because my gut hasn't healed properly yet which I know it definitely hasn't.

Yvonne

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all the symptoms suck, but THE most annoying for me is the vomiting and the subsequent RASH I get ALL OVER MY FACE... :angry: Then everyone I see asks me, what's wrong with you???? Or if they know me, WHAT did YOU get into??? OMG. The rash is the worst because it's visible and everyone can see it and wonders what weird disease I have.

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all the symptoms suck, but THE most annoying for me is the vomiting and the subsequent RASH I get ALL OVER MY FACE... :angry: Then everyone I see asks me, what's wrong with you???? Or if they know me, WHAT did YOU get into??? OMG. The rash is the worst because it's visible and everyone can see it and wonders what weird disease I have.

But you do have a weird disease, remember :) Just kidding. Not tryin' to make light of your symptoms b/c it really stinks when other people can see it. If you feel bad on the inside or are bloated it's not obvious to the whole world.

My husband always says "I always knew you had some weird thing wrong with you" b/c I always complained about so many things.

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Tell him you are like a box of chocolates. He didn't know what he was getting originally but now he has something special and, wonderful.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Tell him you are like a box of chocolates. He didn't know what he was getting originally but now he has something special and, wonderful.

Rusla, that is the absolute best quote of the week! We should all think of ourselves like that.

Thank you! :wub:

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Besides the ever-favorite constant nausea, dizzyness and painful 'old guy beer belly', I get super super cold for at least three days after a glutening. It's as if I have no way to retain heat (very annoying).

Btw.. It's so nice to talk to people who actually understand what I am going through. It gives me strength. Thanks.

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Chelse,

I have described my stomach pain the same way. LIke my stomach is eating it self or something strange or glass going through my intestines. I think an antispasmodic would be something to have around.

Monica

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Chelse,

I have described my stomach pain the same way. LIke my stomach is eating it self or something strange or glass going through my intestines. I think an antispasmodic would be something to have around.

Monica

I praise the miracle of the antispasmodic! It doesn't get rid of everything, but it sure helps a lot!

Another annoying symptom...wierd rash thing on my lips. It's like my upper lip is constantly uber-chapped. It finally went away last week, and I had smooth lips for the first time in forever, then I got glutened Sunday and it came back. Dammit. <_<

I need to buy stock in carmex...


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We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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joint pain is mine. it's hard enough to chase 2 kids without feeling like you've been beaten with a sledge hammer! Ouch! :ph34r:


If you're looking for info on how to get started on the gluten-free diet, check out this List for Newly Diagnosed.

Self - Pain free since going gluten-free 9/05 (suffered from unexplained joint pain entire life), asthma improving, allergies improving, mysterious rash disappeared (probably DH)

Husband - Type 1 diabetic, Negative bloodwork

Son - Elevated IgA, Very high IgG, 2 negative biopsies - HLA DQ2 and DQ8 positive, Amazing dietary response since 1/06

Daughter - Congenital Heart Defect (2 surgeries), Reflux, choking issues, eczema, egg allergy - HLA DQ2 positive, Good dietary response (via me because of nursing) since 9/05

"All things happen for good for those who love God..." Romans 8:28

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Umm, Ummmm, it's ummm,... What was the question again? Oh yeah- most annoying symptom. It's that problem where you try to think of a word, you know, you're trying to think of the right word to say, what is that word that means you can't think of the right word? I think I have problems with word retrieval and brain fog the most - I used to think of myself as an intelligent person, but I think I've lost a few brain cells along the way. And losing them to gluten isn't nearly as fun as some other ways. Until I came on this board I never knew why I had times that I would space out and just not be able to think. I remember it happening during a couple of basketball games in college - couldn't remember what to do, felt like I was going to pass out on the court and having my coach bench me for a couple of games for playing so lousy. Those extreme episodes have come and gone many times over the years, have been much better in the past 10 years since going wheat-free and haven't had one since going fanatically gluten-free. Besides the brain fog, the worst is the sharp gas pains and cramps that keep me in "tuttle position" for hours at a time.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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Chelse,

I have described my stomach pain the same way. LIke my stomach is eating it self or something strange or glass going through my intestines. I think an antispasmodic would be something to have around.

Monica

I get such pain, it's like being knifed from inside or something. I got it a few years ago on a trip to Hawaii...I was in pain with it for a couple of days, and my poor hubby was out looking for all kinds of things to help it.....heartburn stuff was all I knew to get. And he had to buy me a hot water bottle too, but it didn't really help. For most of that trip I didn't feel like eating again....I was afraid to eat. I don't really know exactly what set that off, either. It didn't happen every time I ate gluten, and that's puzzling.

And oh yes...the brain fog. Where words are on the tip of my tongue but I just can't find that word...or remember things I should remember. Brain fog is a good term for it! :blink:


CAROLE

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Enterolab 1/2006

IgA & tTg Positive

DQ2-0201 (celiac) and DQ1-0604 (gluten)

Casein IgA positive

Mom has 2 celiac genes

Both kids have a celiac gene.

Lots of celiac disease in my family, both sides.

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Tell him you are like a box of chocolates. He didn't know what he was getting originally but now he has something special and, wonderful.

Yes, I don't think my husband knew what he was getting (a 90 yr old in disguised as a 23 yr old) but I would hope that he would agree with the special and wonderful part.

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Wow, like you I found my nausea/vomiting thing to be pretty unique as well!!

Have you had your genetics done? Wondering if there might be some link. Mine are DQ2,2 and DQ3,7

I had DQ6 and DQ8 tested. I have DQ8. Don't know about the others. interesting thought though.

I get such pain, it's like being knifed from inside or something. I got it a few years ago on a trip to Hawaii...I was in pain with it for a couple of days, and my poor hubby was out looking for all kinds of things to help it.....heartburn stuff was all I knew to get. And he had to buy me a hot water bottle too, but it didn't really help. For most of that trip I didn't feel like eating again....I was afraid to eat. I don't really know exactly what set that off, either. It didn't happen every time I ate gluten, and that's puzzling.

Have you ever had your gallbladder checked? The pain usually feels like extreme indigestion.

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Gluten aggravates my hay fever. So the most annoying symptoms it the day or two of sneezing and constant nose running. The worst symptoms, though, is the migraines.

Hmmm, I just thought of something. I almost always have nausea with the migraines. I always assumed it came from the pain but now I wonder if gluten was causing both.

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TCA,

Yeah, I am with you on the joint pain. Although mine is mainly in my legs and they ache and feel awefully fatigued after being gluttened. It is all I can do to get out of bed. Luckily it has been almost a month since I had that happen. My husband jokes that if I get gluttened that my legs go numb and I can't feel them. He hates it when I get gluttened too, because I am a wreck!

Monica

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Its a tie between the bloating, nausea, arthritis and diahhrea. They are all just as horrible for me, and never seen to go away :P.

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BRAIN FOG

I am not gluten free (yet) and am currently dealing with Brain Fog big time. I HATE it and it puts such a damper on my life. It is as if I am not connected to the ground and I feel like I am not really mentally here. Like I am living my life in a dream like state. I feel like I am going to tip over but I never do. It feels like I am tipping backward on a chair and almost going to tip but just never do. I've been trying to figure it out for years and recently dicovered that I have some relatives with Celiac disease. I've just started my learning about Celiac and the brain fog thing is by far my biggest problem.

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My are absolutely the nausea and the feeling I'm going to pass out. I get so weak I bearly feel conscience at times.


-Diganosed with Celiac's Disease on April 15, 2005.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"-Picasso

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