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After Going gluten-free, What Kinds Of Improvements Did You Notice ?

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The list of improvements that DH and I have been noticing seems to be growing longer and longer ! :D I'm just curious to find out what kind of things you've noticed since going gluten-free. Here's mine:

~ no more bloating - even my hands & feet are slimmer !

~ no more gas (well, very rarely anyway)

~ brain fog has lifted

~ energy has increased, despite getting up several times a night to breastfeed

~ weight loss without trying (and I need to lose weight)

~ hypoglycemia has just about disappeared

~ I don't feel an insatiable drive to eat, even if I've just eaten

~ acne is clearing up

~ I don't feel SICK after eating

here's the one we just most recently noticed, and it's surprised us both: SEX is better !! :blink: I'm sure it's all part of having a little more energy and being less bloated, but I've noticed that I even think about sex more often...I thought having kids more or less destroyed my sex drive - but it hasn't ! ^_^

here's DH's

~ foot pain has disappeared :blink:

~ less gas/bloating

~ weight loss

~ more energy

~ reflux has disappeared - this was the most significant one for him - he was on Zantac 180 every day, would sometimes take a third Zantac AND some Tums, and would STILL have severe reflux

~ chronic diarrhea has improved (this would probably go away totally if he would give up dairy, but he's stubborn, lol)

~ his face was always real red, and the color has returned to normal

~ he doesn't feel sick after eating


Ryan 10/13/03 - milk allergy diagnosed at five months after receiving first bottle of milk-based formula, reacted instantly with facial hives/swelling...later diagnosed with egg, cat, dog allergies as well. Also allergic to soy despite allergist denying. Recurrent diarrhea/chronic soft stools undiagnosed until 9/19/06 - GI doctor said recurrent diarrhea not a problem. Tested through EnteroLabs:

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 15 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 10 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 352 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0503

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

Acute/Chronic Colitis Stool Test

Fecal lactoferrin Negative (Normal - Negative)

Aiden - 7/29/06 No known allergies thus far, but will be raised on gluten-free/CF/soy-free diet since both DH and I carry GS gene.

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hmm... it's hard to remember that from three years ago when my symptoms weren't that definite:

less intestinal cramping and sharp pains

less intestinal noises (bourbourygmi)

less gas

less dizziness/disorientation

less fatigue

less crankiness


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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It's funny, I started this diet desperate to find something to end this seemingly never ending migraine. I knew I was fairly bad off in some ways (at meetings I would be the youngest in the room, yet the first to be uncomfortable and the only one who seemed to feel that having to sit without stretching for two hours was a form of turture), but I had no idea HOW bad off I really was, how GOOD I could feel, and especially how much would change just from changing what I ate.

  • No more migraines!!!! (Had started having them daily, lasted 6 weeks before I stopped eating gluten)
  • No more sinus infections!!!! (Had been having about 6 courses of antibiotics a year for 3 years)
  • Joint Pain has largely gone away (Had been having trouble sleeping through the night due to hip and shoulder pain)
  • More energy
  • No bloating
  • Less abdominal pain
  • No more constant nausea
  • Not nearly as subject to motion sickness (Had gotten to where I could make myself motion sick driving to work)
  • Cramping during periods minimal (Had been told likely endometriosis, had to be on birth control or periods were unbearable, still had to use a lot of painkiller just to be able to function. Been off birth control since going gluten free and rarely use painkillers.)
  • No more mouth ulcers in cheeks/roof of mouth, far far fewer canker sores (had been constantly teased for the strange faces I made trying to ease pain from these)
  • Much fewer problems with hypoglycemia
  • Much less food cravings
  • No more brain fog
  • Happier
  • Overall sense of well-being immeasurably better

I am still learning the diet, and I experience many of the symptoms above when I have made a mistake. Ironically it is the IBS stuff that I'm surprised to still deal with on a regular basis. It's mild, just the constant flip flop, and rarely severe (mistakes). But I thought this would be one of the first symptoms to go. So I'm hopeful that as I get better at this diet and avoiding cross contamination even more things will get better!

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The list of improvements that DH and I have been noticing seems to be growing longer and longer ! :D I'm just curious to find out what kind of things you've noticed since going gluten-free. Here's mine:

~ no more bloating - even my hands & feet are slimmer !

~ no more gas (well, very rarely anyway)

~ brain fog has lifted

~ energy has increased, despite getting up several times a night to breastfeed

~ weight loss without trying (and I need to lose weight)

~ hypoglycemia has just about disappeared

~ I don't feel an insatiable drive to eat, even if I've just eaten

~ acne is clearing up

~ I don't feel SICK after eating

here's the one we just most recently noticed, and it's surprised us both: SEX is better !! :blink: I'm sure it's all part of having a little more energy and being less bloated, but I've noticed that I even think about sex more often...I thought having kids more or less destroyed my sex drive - but it hasn't ! ^_^

here's DH's

~ foot pain has disappeared :blink:

~ less gas/bloating

~ weight loss

~ more energy

~ reflux has disappeared - this was the most significant one for him - he was on Zantac 180 every day, would sometimes take a third Zantac AND some Tums, and would STILL have severe reflux

~ chronic diarrhea has improved (this would probably go away totally if he would give up dairy, but he's stubborn, lol)

~ his face was always real red, and the color has returned to normal

~ he doesn't feel sick after eating

HI---

I have noticed no more sick to my tummy all day long

less bloated

diarrhea no more-used to always after I ate Gluten

However, my joint, back and headaches have increased since I have gone gluten-free

I never had headaches. Not sure what to do about that and also I am having major leg cramps.

If you know please advise, thanks Valerie


Valerie

DOG: Depend On God

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No more diarrhea

No more extreme gas with pain

No more anal fissures

No more migraines

No more hair falling out

No more anxiety/worrying

When it comes to exercise I have a ton of endurance which I didn't used to have. Also, I don't get as red in the face.

There are probably a few more things that I may have forgotten.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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The main thing for me is no more acid stomach. I was beginning to think there was something seriously wrong with my stomach but since I've been off gluten my stomach has been happy. Also,

less gas

not as irritable

not so easily depressed

no cramps

My DH's two main problems were acid reflux and gas both of which have calmed down since being off gluten. He is also lactose intolerant.


Diagnosed celiac disease July 5, 2007

Starting over on the gluten free diet

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This diet has completely changed my life ... I just hope this lasts ...

No more mobility issues as of Sept 2006... I can WALK normally all of the time ... :D:D

No more myoclonus :D:D

No more insomnia (unless I have caffeine :blink: )

No more GERD, "D", "C", bloating, gas, etc

Color has returned in my lips permanently (I first thought this was a food allergy :P )

Don't get winded easily as of Nov 2006

Don't feel weak anymore as of Nov 2006

ADHD is gone (I thought that I was just antsy or bored or hungry - DUH !! )

No more incredibly itchy rash with little blisters on top

My fatigue has improved 50 %

Still working on hypoglycemia, fatigue, intolerance to cold and cognitive dysfunction

Marcia


Jan 1990 - Dx CFS/ME/FM (URI's, Ataxia, myoclonus, orthostatic hypotension, insomnia, brain fog, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat... ) Completely Disabled (housebound and bedridden at times)

2004 - Digestive pain all the time.

May 2004 - Hiatal hernia, erosive gastritis, gastroparesis (endoscopy)

August 2004 - Colon polyps, diverticulitus, internal hemorrhoids (colonoscopy)

No relief from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Zelnorm, Miralax, Imodium, Lomotil ...

July 2005 - GP recommended WFDFSFEFCF + vegan (Also, anything that hurts free)

Immediately stopped needing naps and digestive pain reduced.

Sept 2005 - GFDFCFSFEF + chemical free - Immediately stopped feeling jittery / buzzing and digestive issues were much better.

June 2006 - Dx B12 and iron deficient. Started B12 injections and using cast iron pan.

August 2006 - MYOCLONUS GONE. (off Klonopin)

September 2006 - ATAXIA, INSOMNIA and Feeling like the floor was moving under my feet gone.

June 19, 2007 - Positive DQ2, Dx Celiac

October 2007 - Sleeping like a baby, waking up with energy, but still having fatigue/stamina issues

Nov 2007 - Started Paleo diet for chronic hypoglycemia

April 2008 - GTT normal. I'm no longer hypoglycemic. Started Low oxalate diet for kidney stones.

May 1, 2008 - Began salt loading for OI/NMH - noticed immediately muscle weakness was gone. I was sodium deficient but my labs don't reflect it. Still working on OI and PEM.

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Hi,

Here's what has improved for me:

  • No more bloating/constipation/D

  • Less irritability/anxiety
  • No more need to clear my throat every two seconds . . . no more allergies!
  • No more skin crawling sensation
  • Much happier and at peace now
    • No more cravings and feel satiated after eating now

B)


2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

2009

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I've been gluten free for about 11 weeks and the only improvement that I have seen so far is with an itchy persistant rash that I have had for several years. I still have periodic migraines (so I guess that's an improvement), and pain and stiffness in my muscles. How long did it take you all to see improvements?


Gluten Free Since 10/06

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-Less intestinal cramping and sharp pains

-Less intestinal noises

-Less gas

-More energy

-No more diarrhea.

-My eyes arent blurry anymore

-Less eating (i would eat every hour or two, because I wouldnt feel full.)

-No more twitches

-No more itchiness.

-More sense of balance. (Very clumsy before, not as clumsy now.)

-No more brain fogs.

-Not as paranoid.

But now I have a phobia of stomach flu or food poisoning because of all the "D", stomach cramps, etc, that always happened when I ate gluten. I just have a fear of getting sick, with anything that has some of the same symptoms as my Celiac.

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I have been gluten free for 1 month now and have noticed great improvement.

No more constipation

Stomach pain, bloating, gas are gone.

Bone and joint pain that I had constantly are gone, except for only a few days here and there.

Appetite has come back (I'm kinda scared about this one, I want to eat all the time and don't want to gain.)

Energy has increased.

Overall, I just feel so much better. I am amazed that gluten could make us feel so sick!

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I have been gluten free for 13 days.

So far...

No D in a week (I don't think I have ever gone that long in over a year)

A lot more energy

I feel sharper

Those three things are huge for me right now.

I do have a big fear right now of getting sick. And I have to say that everytime I eat I feel a slight cramping, and I try not to panick. I will not go to a restaurant or let anyone cook for me until I become more secure.

But for today I am thrilled.


Cindy

Gluten Free since November 2006

Lactose Intolerant since 1980

100% Lactose Free since May 2006

Caffeine Free since August 2007

Hashimoto's Disease

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Here's my list:

No more diarrhea (except when my liver dumps excess bile into my intestines since having gall bladder removed -- this is not a gluten thing although it drove me crazy because I thought it was. I do believe that as my intestines heal this will happen less and less)

Hardly ever have gas anymore

No more cramping and gurgling

Eyebrows are growing back in

Nails are growing

Hair is growing back in

Lips are turning pink again

Black circles under eyes are getting better

Better mood (most of the time)

Marlene

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My hair stopped falling out

I slept better

My eyesight improved

Not as many bathroom issues.

Energy slowly returned.

I felt better...all around


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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My hair stopped falling out

I slept better

My eyesight improved

Not as many bathroom issues.

Energy slowly returned.

I felt better...all around

What problems did you have with your eyesight? I have problems also with my eyesight, especially with floaters and sensitivity to light..

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The list of improvements that DH and I have been noticing seems to be growing longer and longer ! :D I'm just curious to find out what kind of things you've noticed since going gluten-free. Here's mine:

~ no more bloating - even my hands & feet are slimmer !

~ no more gas (well, very rarely anyway)

~ brain fog has lifted

~ energy has increased, despite getting up several times a night to breastfeed

~ weight loss without trying (and I need to lose weight)

~ hypoglycemia has just about disappeared

~ I don't feel an insatiable drive to eat, even if I've just eaten

~ acne is clearing up

~ I don't feel SICK after eating

here's the one we just most recently noticed, and it's surprised us both: SEX is better !! :blink: I'm sure it's all part of having a little more energy and being less bloated, but I've noticed that I even think about sex more often...I thought having kids more or less destroyed my sex drive - but it hasn't ! ^_^

here's DH's

~ foot pain has disappeared :blink:

~ less gas/bloating

~ weight loss

~ more energy

~ reflux has disappeared - this was the most significant one for him - he was on Zantac 180 every day, would sometimes take a third Zantac AND some Tums, and would STILL have severe reflux

~ chronic diarrhea has improved (this would probably go away totally if he would give up dairy, but he's stubborn, lol)

~ his face was always real red, and the color has returned to normal

~ he doesn't feel sick after eating

Hey,

I just recently started eating Gluten Free and was diagnosed and I KNOW sex is better. It's amazing. What a great positive to eating gluten free. Good for you and me!

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I started the diet the first of the year. The rash disappeared from my hands. I feel more relaxed. My left ear that always is full of fluid cleared up. I can breath through my nose better. My doctor was pleased to see that the inside wasn't red anymore. He remarked that he had never seen it any other way until today. He said keep on the diet for three months. I had negative blood work on my celiac panel. I had a biopsy that came back spongiotic dermatitis. I don't seem to have the dark circles under my eyes. I even had someone tell me I looked well rested after having a sleepless night. My gynecologist wants me to wean off the estrogen pill over six months. I do feel better, so I hopeful here. I do feel like I'm always hungry.

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- no more IBS symptoms

- not as much gas :blink:

- more energy

- no more leg cramps

- no more insomnia

- less reflux (unless I get glutened....then I get it worse than before)

- dark undereye circles going awy

- don't have to pee as often

- no more naps during the day

- period and cramps aren't as bad as before

- skin not as ichy in the winter

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I have been eliminating gluten from my diet since just before Thanksgiving, and despite a few accidental glutenings, my stomach has been way better - with the following improvements:

Less gas and bloating

Less "D" - although still occasionally

Less noise in my digestion

Less cramping and abdominal pain, unless I do ingest something

Migraines less frequent

Less nausea

More energy and better moods (probably because I feel better!!)

I do get cranky when I eat gluten and don't feel good, because now that I feel better, I don't want to go there anymore!!!

:P

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There are posts where people have mentioned that their skin isn't as red. I have very sensitive skin and have had acne since I was about 15(40 yrs +)-more scarring and big pores now with the occasional zit but much better since going gluten free. My skin is always red-any season. Is this an allergy or a type of exema(sp?) It hasn't inproved in that dept much.

Also the reflux has improved greatly. I still have a phlem in my throat and am always clearing it. Since it didn't improve much after going gluten free I'm presuming it's an alergy to something. I tend to get it more after eating yogurt, salad dressings and some sweets, even milk the rare time I drink it-would this be a reaction to lactose. When I was born my mother had to make soy milk for me to drink. Thanks and have a great eve Beth

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What problems did you have with your eyesight? I have problems also with my eyesight, especially with floaters and sensitivity to light..

Night blindness is a side effect due to vitamin A deficiency due to lack of absorption due to lack of villi in the intestine.

I have it. And I don't think it can be undone. I also have pain in bright sunlight.


Gluten Free since November 2005

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"If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen.." ---Ed Polish

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No more bloating

No more acid reflux

No more mysterious nausea

My hair is noticebly thicker and has body. When I eat gluten, it just goes limp to my head and feels thin!

No more anxiety

No more eczema

Feel happier

Have more energy (No miracle, but I notice more stamina)

Skin is brighter

Dark circles are less

Can get up easier in the morning..again no miracle but its not such an effort like it was

No more Big D

The first thing I get when I have gluten is acid reflux.


HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 8,6)

Antigliadin IgA 72

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 49

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