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Been 6 Weeks Gluten Free And Still Feel Awful...

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heya's!

so, i have been off the big G for 6 weeks now.

after 4 or 5 years of being fatigued and nauseas,

i was diagnosed with celiac.

always thought my symptoms were from

my antidepressant - and i have tried the gamut -

and couldn't find a ONE that didn't make me

tired and nauseas.

though NOW

it seems like the fatigue and nausea

could be from the celiac!

hooray!

was so excited when i found out

as i had been thinkin i would

feel like crap for the rest of my

life...

so its been 6 weeks.

and i have kicked gluten to the curb.

and really only eat things that i KNOW are gluten free.

and i still feel like crap.

tired

nauseas

and in the late afternoon,

my face gets really hot and flushed.

where is my relief?

where is the "i stopped eating gluten and 2 days later felt like a new person"??

still feel like the

old blegh person.

blah.

hmmm...ok...THANKS for listening!

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Have you tried eliminating dairy? Many celiacs are temporarily intolerant until they heal.

Have you checked all your personal care products, pet food, gotten rid of wooden spoons?

What is your living situation? Just trying to figure out if there are ways you could be getting contaminated.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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Have you tried eliminating dairy? Many celiacs are temporarily intolerant until they heal.

Have you checked all your personal care products, pet food, gotten rid of wooden spoons?

What is your living situation? Just trying to figure out if there are ways you could be getting contaminated.

thanks so much for your reply!

i have not eliminated dairy.

i actually eat yogurt for breakfast

every day and milk

with my gluten free cereal

as my bedtime snack : )

been working with a dietician

and she said not to go off dairy?

hmm...

but maybe i should try.

haven't gotten rid of wooden spoons -

which i use a lot for

regular baking

as well as gluten free baking

and cooking.

and side from makeup,

haven't checked my other products.

hmmm...i dont eat pet food.

: )

i mean - i dont have pets.

think its really possible that

old flour on a wooden spoon

or yogurt could keep

my symptoms goin?

thanks again...

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When I eat dairy, my symptoms were very much like when I ate gluten. For a long time, I simply assumed I was getting glutened somewhere.

Try eliminating ALL dairy. Quite a few people on this board did that and then were able to reintroduce dairy after 6 months. I've only eliminated casein (the protein in dairy -- not talking about lactose here) a few months ago but then also had to eliminate soy.


"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy. I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." - Art Williams

Currently gluten-, casein-, soy- and nightshade-free.

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YEs....you need to replace wooden cooking utensils, any pots and pans that are scratched, old sponges for cleaning, toasters, I'd give your microwave a good cleaning as well as your stove. These things can all have "old" gluten in/on them

I would definetly check you chapstick/lipstick ect. Toothpaste is another biggie.

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The problem with dairy is that the lactose is digested by the tips of your villi. If you villi are damaged from celiac, it will be hard for you body to digest it until you heal. Maybe taking lactaid at the same time would help?

I think it's nearly impossible to properly clean wooden spoons. I don't care if there's a little rice residue stuck in them, but if they've been used for gluten products in the past, I'd be very nervous about continuing to use them. I'd also consider replacing badly scratched pots and pans, getting rid of scratched tupperware, replacing your collindar/strainer, definitely get a new toaster, scrub the cupboards. The other day I was going through my mum's cookie cutters and found wheat flour residue at the bottom of the container - we've been gluten-free for over two years!


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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this is all so helpful.

i will get rid of the spoons tonight!

and SO INTERESTING

that your lactose

symptoms were just like

the gluten ones!

i have been having dairy a

few times a day,

so maybe NOT dairy is the key

to starting to feel better!

SO!

another quick question about the lactose --

do i look for things that say

lactose free?

or

caisin free

or

dairy free?

do they have to be free of all 3 things?

all very confusing...

and would that mean i just

get soy yogurt and soy milk?

b/c i saw one soy yogurt

today that says

"our active cultures contain milk"??

huh?

:huh:

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I'd just go totally dairy free. If it works and you feel much better, you could try to figure out if you are just lactose intolerant.


4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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Wow! Did not know about the wooden spoons. I sure like them... but I could get new ones.

If you are going to elimiante the dairy you look for all three, and things might say dairy free like soy products that still have casein in it. For example soy cheese... which makes me awful mad. Anyhow, look for all three, get to feeling better and then experiment. That's my suggestion.


Proud Mom of now 3 - one of which is dairy intolerant, and a hubby who is dairy intolerant.

Coconut, pseudoephedrine, lidocaine with epinephrine, sulfa and penicillin allergies for several years

Gluten, dairy and wheat intolerant since July 2007, soy intolerant since October 2008.

Be kind, for everyone you speak to is fighting their own battles.

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