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Effects Of Hidden Gluten?

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I just started a trial gluten-free period. I'm planning on doing it for two months and see if it helps me at all. I'm wondering what will happen if I miss any sources of hidden gluten, such as cross contamination or something in a medication. I'm doing my best to avoid all gluten, but it is of course difficult. Will I be able to see any results if there is still any hidden gluten left in my diet? If I take out, say, 99% of the gluten, will I still be able to notice an improvement if gluten is the problem?

My blood test for celiac came back negative, but I was probably not eating enough gluten at the time for it to be positive. So I'm trying the gluten-free diet to see if it improves my symptoms.

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I just started a trial gluten-free period. I'm planning on doing it for two months and see if it helps me at all. I'm wondering what will happen if I miss any sources of hidden gluten, such as cross contamination or something in a medication. I'm doing my best to avoid all gluten, but it is of course difficult. Will I be able to see any results if there is still any hidden gluten left in my diet? If I take out, say, 99% of the gluten, will I still be able to notice an improvement if gluten is the problem?

My blood test for celiac came back negative, but I was probably not eating enough gluten at the time for it to be positive. So I'm trying the gluten-free diet to see if it improves my symptoms.

You need to be as gluten free as is humanly possible during the trial. This includes your meds so either call the companies that make them or see if you can access that info in line. Generics are the most risky because they can change binders at will. Also eliminate it from your shampoos and conditioners and your soaps. Make sure you are also not sharing a toaster and that you are very careful if you have to cook gluten for others.

Celaic is an autoimmune sort of response. It takes very little to activate the reaction from CC or accidental injestion. To be really positive you really need to be totally gluten free during the elimination period.

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Thanks for the response. I am trying to do everything I can to be gluten free, but I'm just afraid of what will happen if I miss something or accidentally get cross contaminated or something. Since I'm still having symptoms, I don't know how I will know if that happens. I hope a two month trial is enough to see if gluten-free will help me.

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One last thing, are you consuming dairy products? The villi that are damaged by gluten are also the mechanism that aids us in digesting dairy. It is reccommended that we at first cut out dairy as well, hard I know, but it may make a real difference for now. After a couple months gluten-free and after your tummy calms down you can add it back in and see if it is tolerated. During the exclusion phase of the trial it should be cut out though. A sensitivily to dairy in addition to gluten is very common but for most of us this is not permanent.

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I felt much better after just a month. So did my daughter. Good luck.

Peggy

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I have been off dairy (and whey and casein) for months now. I'm also mostly off of soy (I react badly to large amounts of it - migraines, sleepiness, general ill feelings).

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I am trying to do everything I can to be gluten free, but I'm just afraid of what will happen if I miss something or accidentally get cross contaminated or something.

I just wanted to point out that everyone makes a few mistakes when they're getting started. Just swear at the box or whatever, roll your eyes at the new frustration, and go back to being diligent.

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I just wanted to point out that everyone makes a few mistakes when they're getting started. Just swear at the box or whatever, roll your eyes at the new frustration, and go back to being diligent.

Hahaha, thanks. :lol:

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