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When you start on the GFDF diet is there a peroid that you experience die off symptoms from the gluten and casien trying to exit the body? For the past two days I have had a headache, stomach discomfort, and nausea and I hope it is just from the gluten and casien exiting my body. ANyone else have this happen as well?

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in my opinon yes, i still dont feel right and its been 3 weeks now, Also there is atleast what seems to be die off of bactera that gets passed as well, judging by the black specks that are in a abondence, you will probably notice everytime u go to the bathroom you feel alot better for a bit, im just now starting to have some normel days where i feeel almost like myself again

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There are some articles that explain wheat has an opiate type affect on certain persons. Opium is addictive, and these persons will suffer withdrawal symptoms when they go gluten free and/or casein free.

L.

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I have been gluten-free for 10 days now and have started getter annoying headaches for the past 3 or 4 days. I've attributed this to gluten withdrawal :P

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Your body needs to adjust. It all depends on how bad the intestinal damage is/was. Even though you may be gluten free and dairy free, you insides are still damaged and it will take some time to heal itself.

For headaches, I take aleve, and for stomach upset, it take zantec 75 or 150 when the bloating and gas gets bad.

Healing will take quite sometime depending on your damage, sometimes up to a years time.

Healing is a slow process and it will not happen over night. Be patient with your self and take every day as it comes. Make sure that you check your soaps and shampoos and facial creams that they are not gluten.

Just remember, that it took a long time for the damage to occure, it will take some time for the healing process to happen. I was dx in August and I try my best to be gluten free and at home is a non issue, socially it is very hard for me.

Good luck to you and please always feel free to ask away. We have all been there and one's experience is anothers knowledge.

Lisa

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Well I am glad that people are experiencing die off symptoms. It makes me feel a bit better. There is no significant damage done to my intestines so I hope healing does not take years at it does for some. On average at what point do you start to feel better? One month point, 2 months, 6 months? Just so I can get an idea of what I am getting myself into.

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Hi Terps--I didn't feel well at all when I first went gluten-free. I had been sick for years, and for the first 3 months gluten-free I felt tired, foggy, stomach issues--pretty much like a wet dishrag! Around the 4th month, I seemed to turn a corner. I'm almost at the 1 year point, and having worked through my additional intolerances, am just now feeling a lot better. It does take time--don't get discouraged! :)

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How did you find your additional intolerances? Did you take Dr Fine's tests through Enterolab? I know some on this forum have taken them as well as me. I tested positive for gluten and casien and nothing else (soy, eggs, and yeast). So I hope I dont have additional intolerances.

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How did you find your additional intolerances? Did you take Dr Fine's tests through Enterolab? I know some on this forum have taken them as well as me. I tested positive for gluten and casien and nothing else (soy, eggs, and yeast). So I hope I dont have additional intolerances.

I found them through trial and error. I did my own version (after seeking advice from my allergist) of an elimination diet. It took me about 6 months. I did look into having blood testing done for the intolerances, but in the end deceided not to.

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