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Gluten Withdrawal?

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I have been gluten-free for about 5 days now and I can't say I feel any different, but there is one major difference - my appetite. I have always had a weak appetite, which seemed to have become even weaker in the past few months, but since going gluten-free I can't stop eating and it seems like eating gluten-free just doesn't satisfy my hunger. Is there such thing as gluten withdrawal? I feel like I'm craving something that I'm not getting. I recognize the feeling from when I have given up smoking.

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Well, I guess I should have searched first, as it looks like withdrawal symptoms are common.

Why are all threads pinned on this forum? As a result this one is on the last page. :unsure:

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Well, I guess I should have searched first, as it looks like withdrawal symptoms are common.

Why are all threads pinned on this forum? As a result this one is on the last page. :unsure:

The moderator looks at each post to be sure it is in the right forum, then pins it. When I fist came here I thought it was the same as "sticky". It isn't. Your thread is now at the top of the list because it has been reviewed and pinned. At the top of the page, there is a link to View New Posts. You can click that to view all the new posts that haven't yet been pinned.

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Removing gluten from your diet could open up a whole new bag of worms, so to speak. This will be a learning process for you. I never had any gluten symptoms that I knew of but did the blood test on a lark due to celiac in the family. Found out I was gluten intolerant to a large degree. Once I removed the gluten from my diet, I started experiencing all kinds of issues. I felt great the first week and a lot of muscle pains I had disappeared. But then I became sensitive to everything. I guess as my stomach started to heal from the gluten it started to pick up a lot of sensivities. I am now allergic to soy, dairy, casein, potatoes, tomatoes, citrus and refined sugar. My naturopath said I might be able to allow some things back in my diet eventually as my system heals but for now i have to be very careful. You may have a similar experience as you heal yourself. Be patient, be aware of what you eat and how you feel and give it time.

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I also felt very hungry gluten-free. I was craving starches and would load up on potatos :rolleyes: So not good for my waist line.

I would eat the bread I made with high protein grains and I would still feel hungry within 30 min or less. Never satisfied for long.

Meat, potatoes, veggies, salad, I was full but not satisified.

I was gluten-free for 4 months before stopping to be tested. And well, I've come to realized that the never satisified feeling is better than the achiness, fatigue, intestinal issues, joint pain, and foggy brained.

I did find some relief in revamping my supplements magnesium seems to hit the ticket for me, but you might be different. Given the malabsorption issues with GS and celiac disease, you could be craving for lots of deficiencies. And it is hard to tell what is going on without the aid of tests, but I was craving chocolate and sweets and magnesium hit it. I also crave ice which is iron, but iron pills are really horrible.

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