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Hi everyone,

i thought that i already typed this but i think i deleted it...

my name is lani, im 15 and live in australia

i have been on the coeliac diet for about 4 months now...only to realise that theres alot more to it than i thought ....which would explain y i have still been suffering symptoms. Im finding it soooo hard to stick to the diet....cus i ruin it and dont realise till after

does anyone get cramps..usually feet and legs when they eat gluten???

Is this american based?...is anyone here Aussie?

also is it true that you can suffer the symptoms up 2 72 hours after eating gluten???

if anyone has answers id love to hear from you

thanks

lani xxx

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does anyone get cramps..usually feet and legs when they eat gluten???

I get a cramp in my back. BTW, capitolize your sentances and limit your silly 'leet' speak.

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Hi Lani, and welcome to this board. Don't worry about capitalizing, you're a teenager, and it's easy enough to read. Spelling out the full words would be nice, as some people might not understand what you're saying.

Yes, you can have symptoms not only for 72 hours after being glutened, but some people have symptoms for up to two weeks from just a little bit of gluten.

There are other people from Australia here, but I don't know if any of them are teenagers. We have members from all over the world.

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hey! sometimes i don't capitalize either when i'm in a rush--its okay!

yes--you can still have symptoms up to a week or several later. it really depends on the person--there are a variety of types of reactions and lengths of them in celiacs.

i'm not for sure, but there may be another aussie here. mostly americans...but a lot canadians and other folks from all over the world.

starting out is hard...it will take you a while to really get the hang of it. to help yourself out--try and stick to "whole" foods at first moreso...fruits, veggies, meats and take the philosophy of only eating something if you are 100% sure it is gluten-free.

cramps could be a sign of vitamin deficiency. are you seeing a doctor--have you had a real physical check-up since you've been diagnosed?

also--look these ingredient lists over, they help identify safe and forbidden ingredients. some of this might be different for you in australia...but it would be helpful either way i think: http://www.celiac.com/st_main.html?p_catid=12

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Hi I'm 15 too! Welcome to the board, don't worry about capitalizing, i almost never do...

the answer to all you questions is yes.

if you ever want to talk, you can e-mail me, i'm also 15 and love meeting new celiacs

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Hi Lani,

Welcome to the board! I'm not a teenager, but I do have a son who is coming up on that age! Don't worry about the capitalization, grammar or spelling or how you might choose to shorten a word to make it easier to type...most of us here on the board just read right past any errors (whether they are intentional or accidental). :D

I don't usually get cramps in my feet or legs when glutened, but I do get them in my low back and abdomen. What I get in my feet is a numb feeling, very annoying. I hate it and it lasts a long time. And sometimes I get twitching in my legs and feet. Fortunately they get better when I stay off gluten 100%. But hey, accidents happen right?! We can't stop all the accidents, all we can do is try to avoid the worst of them. It take a lot longer than 4 months to get the hang of the diet and stop making so many mistakes. You will learn in time.

As for the length of time when a person gets glutened. Everyone is different. It takes me usually 2-12 hours to react usually. It usued to take me a few days, but the reaction time is a lot quicker now. And my symptoms usually last for about 2 weeks with each gluten accident. So I really try hard not to get glutened or I would continue to have symptoms all the time.

Mariann in CA

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Hi Lani--Welcome to the board! As everyone said, reactions vary from person to person. You will become familiar with what is "the usual" for you. I always get symptoms after 2 hours. That I can count on. The actual reaction will last from 5 days to 2 weeks--there does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to that. I have not found anything that really helps get rid of a reaction any faster. I try to eat as normally as possible--if my stomach gets too empty, I feel worse. I do take Immodium if I need to go out--it's saved my life many times!! Feel free to post anytime with your questions or input--and just be yourself--no worries about typing, wording or that kind of thing. :)

Hi DawterAod--I just saw your post! Welcome!!

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GreySaber's comment was way out of line and he has been warned--Using all caps is generally considered annoying "Netiquette," but this isn't true for the use of all lower case letters. Certainly there was no reason to treat Lani (or anyone else on the board this way). Please see our Board's Rules if you are not sure why you got a warning.

Take care,

Scott

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hey im melly im still having problems im 13 ill be fourteen next october im alot younger then most people but i can still relate i started gluten-free at the very end of last shool year soo im semi new pm me any time ill be happy to get them

ps if you wount care how i type i wont are how you talk things dont have to be gramatically correct it is a teenage board

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Hi Lani, welcome to the board!

Yes I always get cramps in my hands and feet when I eat gluten. Very annoying! :rolleyes:

P.S. I'm pretty sure I've seen a post from someone in Australia - can't remember who it was though. I'm from South Africa.

Yvonne

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hey Lani. My name is Kayla and Im 12, I turn 13 in december. Im getting a little better from being gluten free and I think its been about a year. Anyway you can message me any time :).

PS. For me I get symptoms after 1 or 2 days.

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