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How Long Before Seeing Results From Diet!

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I am pretty new to this website. I have had problems since 1996. I tried the gluten free diet about 3 1/2 years ago and it didn't help. I have been tested for every thing and we are at square one again. My docotor really feels it is Celiac. She want to do that endoscope thing again to see. All other tests have come back negative. I think I am going to pass on the test and just get started on the diet. I ate a bunch of pizza Friday night. I was so sick all night and all day yesterday. I was going to start the diet yesterday but I already messed up. I got a grilled chicken salad from McD's. I didn't realize it has caramel coloring in it. Now I am starting all over again. I also just found out that I can't even make my kids a peanut butter sandwich with regular bread. I think that is where I went wrong last time. This is going to be so hard. Maybe I will finally start loosing weight. Does anyone know if Cherry Coke is okay to drink? I love to drink one first thing in the morning. Well, my big question is: How long before you notice a difference? I have loose stools, urgency, and lots of cramping and just feel plain meiserable. I hate to leave the house any more. I really don't know how much longer I can put up with this. Thank you so much for allof your advice!

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All coke products are gluten-free, remember you need to have all makeup, shampoo's, lotions etc., gluten-free. As everyone's body is different so will be the time they would start seeing the effects of gluten-free. My stools went normal in the first week. However, if I get a small amount of gluten by accident it happens back to runny again. As for cramping, I have been gluten-free for about eleven months now and I still get cramping on and off. Of course maybe some of this is caused by accidental minute glutenings. Oh and welcome to the forum.


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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

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All coke products are gluten-free, remember you need to have all makeup, shampoo's, lotions etc., gluten-free. As everyone's body is different so will be the time they would start seeing the effects of gluten-free. My stools went normal in the first week. However, if I get a small amount of gluten by accident it happens back to runny again. As for cramping, I have been gluten-free for about eleven months now and I still get cramping on and off. Of course maybe some of this is caused by accidental minute glutenings. Oh and welcome to the forum.

I checked out my cherry coke and it does have caramel coloring to it. Isn't that a barley product? I know I was told I couldn't have any carmal coloring.

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Healing time varies with the individual. It will take you time just to find out where the not-so-obvious gluten is in your diet. For a while you may want to stick to mostly meat, chicken, eggs, fish, veggies, fruit, potatoes, and rice that you prepare. Then start adding in gluten-free versions of food you like.

Fast food is notorious for being contaminated ... but I know that several have a few things they consider "safe". Personally, I avoid it. I'll take my own food in a fast-food restaurant if my family goes to one (usually if we're travelling).

I tend to have a reaction of about 8 days after even a small amount of gluten, so your healing time will be very dependent on getting the gluten out of your diet.

Welcome. Keep reading and learning!! Ask if you can't find your answer ... that's what we're here for.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Welcome! Don't worry too much about the mess ups. It takes a long time to figure this out and I'm sure you'll accidently gluten yourself a lot in the first few months. For my first gluten-free meal I had corn flakes. I was so pleased with myself for reading the labels and finding something without wheat. It wasn't until several days later that I realized they had barely malt in them.

I felt better within a few days. I had a few relapses, but I had a major feeling-better breakthrough at two months and another at eight months and now I feel fantastic. The time it takes you to get better will depend on how much damage you had to your intestines and also if you have other food intolerances. I was about 90% better a few months ago, figured out peanuts make me sick and now I'm probably 95% of the way to perfect health :)


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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It took me 2 weeks to realize when I was glutening myself. Up until that point I still felt bad all the time and couldn't tell - but who knows how many times I glutened myself in the beginning. After two weeks I could tell when I was eating something bad and I had probably and equal number of good and bad days. It took me a while to look through all my products and realize I did need a separate strainer and pots and pans. So, I would say that some of it depends on your learning curve and some of it depends on how much damage/how fast your body heals. Once I got to the feeling better point there was no way I was turning back. I had no idea that I could feel that good and it was worth all the inconvenience to keep it up.

You can make your kids sandwiches if they dont' need to be gluten-free. I would just use a dedicated gluten cutting board and wash your hands after you make them. I get pretty paranoid when I cook with gluten, so it is your choice if you want to do it, but it can be done safely. I would rather be the one to handle the gluten than let my husband. I know I will wipe up the crumbs but with him - who knows.

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I am pretty new to this website. I have had problems since 1996. I tried the gluten free diet about 3 1/2 years ago and it didn't help. I have been tested for every thing and we are at square one again. My docotor really feels it is Celiac. She want to do that endoscope thing again to see. All other tests have come back negative. I think I am going to pass on the test and just get started on the diet. I ate a bunch of pizza Friday night. I was so sick all night and all day yesterday. I was going to start the diet yesterday but I already messed up. I got a grilled chicken salad from McD's. I didn't realize it has caramel coloring in it. Now I am starting all over again. I also just found out that I can't even make my kids a peanut butter sandwich with regular bread. I think that is where I went wrong last time. This is going to be so hard. Maybe I will finally start loosing weight. Does anyone know if Cherry Coke is okay to drink? I love to drink one first thing in the morning. Well, my big question is: How long before you notice a difference? I have loose stools, urgency, and lots of cramping and just feel plain meiserable. I hate to leave the house any more. I really don't know how much longer I can put up with this. Thank you so much for allof your advice!

Well first off I guess it would depend on how sick you are, how sensitive you are, how careful you are and how committed you are. That said I started this diet about 18 months ago. My main gastro symptoms went away in a couple of days. I was pretty malnourished so it took me a couple of months to get some weight and strength back. I did "not" eat any meals out for I know at least 4-6 months. McD's would be one of the last places I would ever eat even today. If you really want to be careful then I would suggest sticking to naturally gluten free fodds in the beginning. (meats, fruits, veggies, etc.) Also I would try to make your home as gluten free as possible if that is an option. The support you can get from family and/or friends would go a long way to helping you be successful. Organize your grocery list before shopping by using the internet or calling food producers. Trying to read labels in the store can be frustrating. Hope this helps.

Tom

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I checked out my cherry coke and it does have caramel coloring to it. Isn't that a barley product? I know I was told I couldn't have any carmal coloring.

Caramel coloring in north america is gluten-free.


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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