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My Husband Has Been Glutened.....

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It seems as though my husband has been glutened. We are unsure of how as of yet. He was up all night with diarrhea & a horrible stomach ache. He has gotten rough & scratchy skin & is very itchy. He is basically feeling lousy all over. He is home from work today with our little girl. Any suggestions on what I can do for him or give him to make him feel any better when this happens. I just feel so bad that he is feeling badly.


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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You can't do much ... keep him hydrated. When I'm glutened water is not enough, I need something with electrolytes.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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So sorry about that, I just have to wait it out when it happens. BUT - - I have read about people using active charcoal when this happens - you could try that.

Good thing he has you for support!


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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I was hoping no one would say wait it out. I guess with each person the amount of time is different for it to go away or get better?


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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I'm so sorry he is sick--I get the "itchies" when glutened, too. I wish I could offer more than to wait it out, but there really isn't much more you can do. I try to drink more water and I find that potatoes and bananas help when nothing else wants to sit in my stomach. A little food makes me feel a little better. Hope it passes fast :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I'm so sorry he is sick--I get the "itchies" when glutened, too. I wish I could offer more than to wait it out, but there really isn't much more you can do. I try to drink more water and I find that potatoes and bananas help when nothing else wants to sit in my stomach. A little food makes me feel a little better. Hope it passes fast :)

Funny thing you say potatoes ... the only thing that I can eat when I'm having d is usually Ruffles. I don't understand it ... must need the salt and fat??? I used to buy them obsessively and kept them everywhere!


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Funny thing you say potatoes ... the only thing that I can eat when I'm having d is usually Ruffles. I don't understand it ... must need the salt and fat??? I used to buy them obsessively and kept them everywhere!

Ruffles! Me, too! Makes no sense to me either :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Ruffles! Me, too! Makes no sense to me either :D

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Now when you start giving your husband Ruffles and Gatorade, he's going to wonder where you got that crazy idea from!!


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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So sorry about that, I just have to wait it out when it happens. BUT - - I have read about people using active charcoal when this happens - you could try that.

I agree, active charcoal could help absorb a lot of the gluten and lessen unnecessary damage. I'm not sure, but the gluten seems to work on me for a week or so, not just the day I ate it. I used something else a few times, liquid bentonite, and it really helped after taking it immediately.


Dan

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gluten-free since 3/5/06

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My son's GI prescribed NuLev, and it helps the pain subside quicker when he gets glutened. I know there was an earlier thread on different medications that some people found helpful. No one-size-fits-all magic pill, unfortunately.

Carol


Gluten-free Casein-free and brainfog-free since 1/06. Yeeeeeha!

Allergic to casein, intolerant to eggs.

Eliminating sugars and most starches (even the gluten-free ones) has made me feel like myself again after many years.

14-year old son diagnosed with biopsy 12/05, gluten-free since 1/06.

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How long can his reaction possibly last? I was thinking it would be a few days like it normally is but this time it is still going on.


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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I can react for 5 days. I'm still feeling bad after a glutening last Friday. My stomach still hurts, but haven't had d since Saturday morning. It's the fatigue and brain fog that have got me still.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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The only effective remedy for me is...to wait it out. Sorry!

Pain pills help with the pain I get in my guts, and arthritis.

I never feel like eating, and the lack of energy feeds the whole emotional reaction as well.

My reactions last 3-7 days in varying degrees and types of symptoms. Emotional symptoms can last longer. For example I got glutened Monday last week, and the "Gluten Paranoia" is still quite high in me today 7 days later!


Michael J. MacCartney

gluten-free 2005-June-24 Dairy free 2005-July-26

gluten / casein intolerant

HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,7)

Diagnosed Celiac 2006-April-24

Father of:

Michael II HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,6) - Allergic to Peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and milk

William HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5) - Allergy free

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Well, today is the worst yet he says. My husband says he hasn't been this sick since it all started over a year ago. He has had diarrhea all day & has been cold, has a headache, aches all over & is sleeping again right now. He ate some rice noodles & Sierra Mist but I can't get him to eat or drink anything else. Isn't this disease just awful? I know he will feel better in a few days or maybe a week but I just hate seeing him hurt & feel so badly. Time will make it better. I think I atleast know how he got glutened so we can steer clear of buying that again. That is one positive of it all.


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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