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Is This Really Possible?

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I have been gluten free since Tues. Mind you today is only Friday. I have lost at least 1 1/2 pounds. (Which is good) I actually weighed 117.5-120 and now am 116. My usual weight is 108-110. I had gained this weight for no reason. Felt horrible.

Is it possible for my body to be going through a detox? Not from drugs or alcohol, I don't drink, etc. But from toxins? I am actually going to the potty 2 to 3 x's a day. Before it was like 3 to 5 to even 7 days. I feel wonderful. My mind is clear, I have some energy. Is it possible that being off gluten has caused this wonderfulness? Even tho it is only since Tues? Could I be healing or something.

I'm sorry. I really have no idea about all this. I just started this as a last hope. No one would take me seriously and just told me to eat more fiber and drink more water. It didn't work and I felt worse. So I researched for myself and this is where it lead me. Feeling pretty good. Thanks for reading

Bakinghomesteader


homeschooling mom to 12 yr old son

helpmeet to wonderful husband of 13 yrs

dx Myasthenia Gravis 1998

Official Celiac dx 6/2008

Gluten Free since 6/5/07 (with the exception of 6 weeks and any cc)

Positive Enterolab Result 8/23/07

Positive bloodwork 6/2/08 after eating gluten for 6 weeks

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Yup. You'll see a big difference in the way you feel. Sorry you couldn't get a diagnosis though. FYI: now when you eat gluten or come in contact with it, you will start having pretty bad reactions. I was shocked at how quickly I had bad gluten reactions.

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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It is exciting when you start to feel better - and you didn't realize how bad you really felt until it starts to go away. I had things go away I didn't even know were related to gluten (bone pain, mouth ulcers, etc.)

Congrats on feeling better! Enjoy!


Gina

gluten-free since 2001

Son dx celiac March 2005

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There was a thread related to this under the weight loss section called Is This Possible? You may want to check that out.

One of my main symptoms has been water retention and I found that if I accidentally consume gluten I swell. All my water is not gone yet, but it's amazing after 8 years of this to have a connection.

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I have been gluten free since Tues. Mind you today is only Friday. I have lost at least 1 1/2 pounds. (Which is good) I actually weighed 117.5-120 and now am 116. My usual weight is 108-110. I had gained this weight for no reason. Felt horrible.

Is it possible for my body to be going through a detox? Not from drugs or alcohol, I don't drink, etc. But from toxins? I am actually going to the potty 2 to 3 x's a day. Before it was like 3 to 5 to even 7 days. I feel wonderful. My mind is clear, I have some energy. Is it possible that being off gluten has caused this wonderfulness? Even tho it is only since Tues? Could I be healing or something.

I'm sorry. I really have no idea about all this. I just started this as a last hope. No one would take me seriously and just told me to eat more fiber and drink more water. It didn't work and I felt worse. So I researched for myself and this is where it lead me. Feeling pretty good. Thanks for reading

Bakinghomesteader

I too had almost immediate results after going gluten free, the first being that the cracks in the corners of my mouth healed. I had had them for years. Every yawn was painful. I remember yawning and thinking, "that didn't hurt!!!" and ran to the mirror to see they were healed. They were scarred for a while, but now even the scars have faded. The next thing to go were the blisters on my chest, face, neck and scalp. I still have them on my hands and feet, but they aren't itching or painful, so I'm hoping they will go away too. I've only been gluten-free since March, but my bones don't hurt as much and I have alot more energy. I also don't have nasal allergies like I did before. I can actually sleep with the windows open at night! I'm glad you're feeling better, it's a great motivator to stay on the diet isn't it?

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This has been great and hard at the same time. The lip balm I was using had wheat in it. I hadn't used it since I started, but reading this site I went and looked before I put it on and sure enough, wheat. So I got a new one. :) I am going to the Amish community this weekend to get my flours, so much cheaper. I am such a sandwich person. That was my favorite thing to eat ;) Just have to do it differently now.

I think I see results so fast is because I ate A LOT of gluten before. Lots of whole grains and such, thought I was doing right by my body. OOOPS. :P

Bakinghomesteader


homeschooling mom to 12 yr old son

helpmeet to wonderful husband of 13 yrs

dx Myasthenia Gravis 1998

Official Celiac dx 6/2008

Gluten Free since 6/5/07 (with the exception of 6 weeks and any cc)

Positive Enterolab Result 8/23/07

Positive bloodwork 6/2/08 after eating gluten for 6 weeks

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I have been gluten free since Tues. Mind you today is only Friday. I have lost at least 1 1/2 pounds. (Which is good) I actually weighed 117.5-120 and now am 116. My usual weight is 108-110. I had gained this weight for no reason. Felt horrible.

Is it possible for my body to be going through a detox? Not from drugs or alcohol, I don't drink, etc. But from toxins? I am actually going to the potty 2 to 3 x's a day. Before it was like 3 to 5 to even 7 days. I feel wonderful. My mind is clear, I have some energy. Is it possible that being off gluten has caused this wonderfulness? Even tho it is only since Tues? Could I be healing or something.

I'm sorry. I really have no idea about all this. I just started this as a last hope. No one would take me seriously and just told me to eat more fiber and drink more water. It didn't work and I felt worse. So I researched for myself and this is where it lead me. Feeling pretty good. Thanks for reading

Bakinghomesteader

That is really awesome! Keep fighting the good fight!

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This has been great and hard at the same time. The lip balm I was using had wheat in it. I hadn't used it since I started, but reading this site I went and looked before I put it on and sure enough, wheat. So I got a new one. :) I am going to the Amish community this weekend to get my flours, so much cheaper. I am such a sandwich person. That was my favorite thing to eat ;) Just have to do it differently now.

I think I see results so fast is because I ate A LOT of gluten before. Lots of whole grains and such, thought I was doing right by my body. OOOPS. :P

Bakinghomesteader

It is amazing how much better we can feel, and it only gets better. One word of caution though, ask lots of questions when you go to get that flour. Make sure they do not use the same mill for gluten-free flours that they use for gluten flours (this is a strong possibility) and do not purchase flours from a bin. You do not want all the progress you have made to be nullified by CC.

I am glad you are getting some relief, it can seem miraculous especially when so many of us were told we had to just learn to live (or die) with the pain we were having.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Thanks for the replies. This has certainly brightened up my world.

Bakinghomesteader


homeschooling mom to 12 yr old son

helpmeet to wonderful husband of 13 yrs

dx Myasthenia Gravis 1998

Official Celiac dx 6/2008

Gluten Free since 6/5/07 (with the exception of 6 weeks and any cc)

Positive Enterolab Result 8/23/07

Positive bloodwork 6/2/08 after eating gluten for 6 weeks

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I'm living proof that going gluten-free can result in a quick drop in weight. My first week gluten-free I lost 6 lbs. As an experiment after a week being gluten-free, I ate gluten for 24 hours. In that short amount of time I gained 4 lbs. I've been gluten-free for 2 days since then and have dropped that 4 lbs. Gluten definitely affects my weight!


Gluten Free since 5/28/07

Celiac Disease diagnosed by biopsy 5/25/07

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