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How long does it take before you notice you've eaten something with Gluten?

An example, yesterday I ate an Apple Fritter for breakfast and about 7PM, I got

sick. So...2 hours, 4 hours, etc...anyone?

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For me it can be an instantaneous reaction, or it can take hours, or days. I don't know why it varies like that, but it does. If you got sick at 7pm it very well could have been from your breakfast.

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My gluten reactions start, mild gas, about 2-3 hours later. However, about 5 hours later I am in horrible pain with cramping, horrible gas, and D and the next day I have brain fog - which could either be the glutening or the meds I take to get by. My system then takes days - up to a week - before I can even consider that I am back to normal.

Funny because my dairy, soy, corn, etc. reactions tend to hit within 15-30 minutes which is one way I can tell a glutening apart from the rest.

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A gluten reaction for me is fairly predictable. It starts about 2 hours after the ingestion. The first signs are stomach rumbling and gas that lead to D.

Interesting this matches my symptoms exactly. I also feel kinda and groggy for a couple hours after

eating something glutened. But I can certainly relate to the rumbling tummy and follow on symptoms...

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Interesting this matches my symptoms exactly. I also feel kinda and groggy for a couple hours after

eating something glutened. But I can certainly relate to the rumbling tummy and follow on symptoms...

The groggyness (?) is probably a combination of fatigue and brain fog--I get that, too. The rumbling stomach is the dead giveaway for me because that is the only time that it happens.

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Dizziness/brain fog can start as early as 15-30 minutes. Stomach noises can start in 1-2 hours. Intestinal cramping and slight diahhreah starts in 8-12 hours, usually. Fatigue starts in 12-24 hours. Severity varies greatly from episode to episode.

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Dizziness/brain fog can start as early as 15-30 minutes. Stomach noises can start in 1-2 hours. Intestinal cramping and slight diahhreah starts in 8-12 hours, usually. Fatigue starts in 12-24 hours. Severity varies greatly from episode to episode.

This fits so well with my symptoms it is uncanny. I've had this on and off for like..ever. I never knew I wasn't "normal".

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exactly. I didn't know it wasn't normal either. my doc pretty much said "yep, you get so used to something, it becomes 'normal' for you. you don't even think of mentioning it. but it's not 'normal' for people in general. so we'll test you."

you may not have had celiac all your life - it can be triggered at any time. but you do need to get tested now.

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This fits so well with my symptoms it is uncanny. I've had this on and off for like..ever. I never knew I wasn't "normal".

I thought it was normal too until the off and on symptoms became part of my daily existance. Then it was at least 10 years before I was diagnosed. I get dizzy within a few minutes, then the tummy rumbles and gas, then I get GERD symptoms, the next day joint and muscle pain arrive along with a truely vile depression that will hit along with obsessive thoughts of every horrible thing you could imagine. The depression only lasts 1 to 2 days but it is overwhelming while it is there. Finally 1 to 3 days later I get violent D. It takes about 2 weeks for me before the joint and muscle pain and fatigue and brain fog are gone.

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