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Are Major Body Temperature Swings Expected?

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I'm new to this gluten-free diet and am experiencing severe hot temperature swings (surprising since I live in cold Michigan). What is the etiology of this? At a recent celiac disease support group meeting, one person mentioned this was a huge issue for her and had nothing to do with 'female issues'.

What is the best thing to do about it as this is so embarrasing in public? Could I be getting gluten unknowingly?

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Did you get these hot spells while you were eating gluten?For me, I get these often & I can go from freezing (blue) to burning up (beet red) in a matter of a few seconds.... I'm guessing it is my thyroid. I can also have very cold hands or feet & the rest of me is burning up....I had this before my gluten-free days & they continue to this day.

good luck

mamaw

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I get severe temperature swings when I'm anemic. I did not think it related to my having celiac disease, but I could be wrong. You might want to check to see if you're anemic, because I was iron deficient and folic acid deficient when my temperature swings were more severe.

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I'm from Michigan too...Macomb Township to be exact. I have Celiac and so do my girls aged 4 and 6 (Dad, brother and two cousins diagnosed too). My children spike very high fevers (104-105) when they get glutened. It lasts 24 hours and that's it. It's so strange, but I can track it back every time and say with 99% certainty the high temp is caused by gluten. In the 3 years since our diagnoses, it's happend about 5 times total (I'm very careful...always happens at school or a relatives). I think their bodies view it as a huge invasion, like a virus, and try to burn it off. This disease is nutty...it creats havoc in every body so differently. Because their are so many of us diagnosed in our family we compare reactions and sensitivities and it is different in every one of us. Crazy stuff!

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My Daughter has had temperature spikes everytime she goes to my mothers and I can always tell she's been glutened. I never put the two together until now. It makes all the sense in the wold. I don't know why I didn't make the connection. She always wakes up the next morning with no fever. I learn something new every time I get on this forum.

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