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chocolatelover

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Have been gluten free for 4 days (but haven't given up dairy) and still am having the "big D" (very fatty and loose, not always explosive) and lots of gas. How long will this happen? I know it can take a while for the symptoms to alleviate, and I know I have damage to my large intestine (caused by a colitis associated with gluten sensitivity). So will the diarrhea hang around until the large intestine heals? I feel very good otherwise being off the gluten--more energy, no headaches, just happier in general...am just disappointed that the D hasn't yet stopped. Could it be the dairy still causing it?


Dx'd with lymphocytic colitis 1/07

Dx'd by Enterolab 3/07--+IgA, +Ttg, DQ2 and DQ8

Dx'd celiac by Dr. Lewey 4/07--without +blood or biopsy

gluten-free 3/7/07

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It could be the dairy - that is what dairy does to me, but honestly, 4 days is not long enough to expect a change. My symptoms didn't go away (including the D) until 6 months. At my 6 month biopsy checkup my intestines were stilled damaged, so it took more than 6 months for them to heal. Giving up most dairy did help, but I had never had headaches until I went gluten-free (think it was gluten withdrawal or maybe my thyroid problems). Give it time.

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I guess I'm expecting a miracle to happen--so many people have said they noticed a difference immediately. But, everyone is different, so I suppose it may just take me a little longer. I keep wondering if I should cut out the dairy too.


Dx'd with lymphocytic colitis 1/07

Dx'd by Enterolab 3/07--+IgA, +Ttg, DQ2 and DQ8

Dx'd celiac by Dr. Lewey 4/07--without +blood or biopsy

gluten-free 3/7/07

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Have been gluten free for 4 days (but haven't given up dairy) and still am having the "big D" (very fatty and loose, not always explosive) and lots of gas. How long will this happen? I know it can take a while for the symptoms to alleviate, and I know I have damage to my large intestine (caused by a colitis associated with gluten sensitivity). So will the diarrhea hang around until the large intestine heals? I feel very good otherwise being off the gluten--more energy, no headaches, just happier in general...am just disappointed that the D hasn't yet stopped. Could it be the dairy still causing it?

Hi chocolatelover (love that name!),

It's great that you have already had some improvement--in your energy level and headaches. I would strongly suggest that you give up dairy for the time being. While our villi are still healing, many times they can't handle it. The damaged villi just can't produce the enzymes to digest the dairy products.

I would stay off dairy for a few months, and when you are feeling better, try some again if you want. Many people find that after they have healed, they can tolerate dairy again.

4 days isn't very long--but the time it takes to see some results is very individual. For some, it seems to happen right away--and for others it can take much longer. For me, it took about 4 months to turn a corner.


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 stopped eating gluten 2 weeks ago.

Ever since a few days upon stopping I have been a gas machine!

I never had any kind of gas before and I am already dairy-free.

Does anyone know why scientifically this kind of symptom would occur? And for how long this will last? Is this a common symptom upon stopping gluten?

Thanks

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I stopped eating gluten 2 weeks ago.

Ever since a few days upon stopping I have been a gas machine!

I never had any kind of gas before and I am already dairy-free.

Does anyone know why scientifically this kind of symptom would occur? And for how long this will last? Is this a common symptom upon stopping gluten?

Thanks

Have you recently upped your fiber intake? That's pretty much what happened to me when I went gluten-free. Started eating more brown rice (it became the base for most of my meals) and had stomach cramping and gas. Switched over to white rice and the problem resolved.


2/05 GERD

3/07 Multinodular goiter (suspicious for follicular neoplasm as of 11/07)

5/07 Iron, vit D, and B vit deficiencies (all of them), but particularly B1, B5, B12 and folate

6/07 Elevated mercury, subclinical hypothyroid, adrenal fatigue, CFS

9/07 Endo/Colonoscopy - neg biopsy (only took 2 samples), diverticulosis, benign polyps

10/07 PCOS (cysts in breasts, ovaries and cervix)

10/07 Major reaction to wheat challenge. Minor reactions to corn, dairy, barley, and refined sugar

2/08 Candida (per Doctor's Data)

3/08 Lyme disease (clinical dx), began tx

3/08 Intradermal allergy testing - high for wheat, beef, pork, tuna, and corn - moderate for almonds, chicken, coffee, eggs, garlic, gluten, green peas, milk, rice, soy, sugar, tomatoes, green peppers, celery, sesame, garbanzo, mushroom, cabbage, strawberries, and spinach.

4/08 Began tx for babs and bart

4/08 Slightly elevated titres for EBV and HHV-6. IgG1 deficiency.

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