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I joined last week, had been gluten-free for 6 days but tonight was out GD 2nd bday and the sight of pizza was too much for me and I broke down and ate 2 pieces. I really hadn't been having too tough of a time with the dietary changes, in fact I was prob eating a bit healthier, subbing a banana or an apple for a few crackers for a snack. Is this a makor setback?

Also, I need to know..altho I was only gluten-free for 6 days, should I have not experienced SOME kind of difference? Less bloating, stomach discomfort, fatigue? I didn't feel any better at all. Now, I know that the vets will poo-poo this and tell me it take mths and yrs to see a real diff but should I notice ANY diff at all right away or is that wishful thinking ? :)

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I joined last week, had been gluten-free for 6 days but tonight was out GD 2nd bday and the sight of pizza was too much for me and I broke down and ate 2 pieces. I really hadn't been having too tough of a time with the dietary changes, in fact I was prob eating a bit healthier, subbing a banana or an apple for a few crackers for a snack. Is this a makor setback?

Also, I need to know..altho I was only gluten-free for 6 days, should I have not experienced SOME kind of difference? Less bloating, stomach discomfort, fatigue? I didn't feel any better at all. Now, I know that the vets will poo-poo this and tell me it take mths and yrs to see a real diff but should I notice ANY diff at all right away or is that wishful thinking ? :)

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Hi Muzz:

I think it is pretty much unique for each individual. From what I have read some have incredible changes right away, others just keep plugging on and pretty soon become aware they are feeling better. For me, the arthritis symptoms abated in two months (but unfortunately last night they started coming back so it may have just been a normal flare/regression :( . My bloating and insomnia and other gastro symptoms took about two or three weeks to recede, but come back the next day if I get glutened, but fortunately only last a day or so. We all go "off the wagon" at some point, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally. I was in the supermarket and they were offering samples of a new hummus dip. I carefully checked out that it was gluten free before I tried it, and then realised I had sampled it on a piece of melba toast!! Ouch. Told him he should have some Sakata crackers. My psoriasis is still receding little by little, probably never will totally go away because that is the nature of the beast, but at least I don't feel like I have chicken pox any more, like I did for the last three years. (I have been gluten-free since November)

Don't give up, because the improvement will come, and it will get easier to resist the pizza once that happens.

Neroli

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Reactions vary. After only six days without gluten, a relapse to gluten will not be that alien to your system, so a noticeable adverse effect is unlikely. It does take time for your body to recover from years of exposure to gluten.

Move forward. No more gluten. You can do it.

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Once you see improvements, it will be much easier to resist. But, you do need to hold on to your willpower long enough to get those benefits. Yes, it does take time for many, though not everyone, to get real improvement. I was gluten-free for six months before I noticed much of anything, and during that time I wondered every so often if I was on the right track. Then suddenly, like out of nowhere, boom! Boy oh boy did things start changing! Then I really knew I had struck gold.

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I know it sounds weird, but you might want to bring something for you to eat which is similar to what's being served. I havent tried it since I'm also off dairy, but Amy's apparently makes awesome gluten-free pizza.

On the other hand, cutting out dairy too might help your symptoms ease up more quickly . ..

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TY all....I'll just consider this a minor relapse :) I was going to take something to munch on at the party but got in a hurry and forgot. My family isn't a prob, they're used to seeing me not eat much at family functions ;)

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I joined last week, had been gluten-free for 6 days but tonight was out GD 2nd bday and the sight of pizza was too much for me and I broke down and ate 2 pieces. I really hadn't been having too tough of a time with the dietary changes, in fact I was prob eating a bit healthier, subbing a banana or an apple for a few crackers for a snack. Is this a makor setback?

Also, I need to know..altho I was only gluten-free for 6 days, should I have not experienced SOME kind of difference? Less bloating, stomach discomfort, fatigue? I didn't feel any better at all. Now, I know that the vets will poo-poo this and tell me it take mths and yrs to see a real diff but should I notice ANY diff at all right away or is that wishful thinking ? :)

you won't start to feel better untill you totally cut gluten out. you probably reversed the small amount of healing that you had over the past week. try again. you will notice a difference pretty soon, some of it is pyschological that you are finally on the road to getting better. but it can take up to six months or a year for your tummy to fully heal. don't give up. But, you won't get better eating gluten "light", and having a few pieces of pizza a week.

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you won't start to feel better untill you totally cut gluten out. you probably reversed the small amount of healing that you had over the past week. try again. you will notice a difference pretty soon, some of it is pyschological that you are finally on the road to getting better. but it can take up to six months or a year for your tummy to fully heal. don't give up. But, you won't get better eating gluten "light", and having a few pieces of pizza a week.

TY :) I had figured that was prob the case. Actually, tho, the GI sx for me are the least of it, not alot of diahhrea but alot o bloating and discomfort but I guess I'e "gotten used" to it. My main prob is th eoverwhelming fatigue, (in spite of a hemoglobin of 12.9) and the neuropathy of feet and legs. Some days I can berely function. Is this familiar to anyone here and if so, did relief come with the gluten-free diet? I can totally go gluten-free if I know that it may help, I'm so desperate for relief.

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TY :) I had figured that was prob the case. Actually, tho, the GI sx for me are the least of it, not alot of diahhrea but alot o bloating and discomfort but I guess I'e "gotten used" to it. My main prob is th eoverwhelming fatigue, (in spite of a hemoglobin of 12.9) and the neuropathy of feet and legs. Some days I can berely function. Is this familiar to anyone here and if so, did relief come with the gluten-free diet? I can totally go gluten-free if I know that it may help, I'm so desperate for relief.

even things that you never even thought could be gluten related could improve when you go gluten-free, because your body will be healing, and before, when your body was "sick", alot of things were probably not working right in your body! stick to it! you can do it!

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One of my most annoying symptoms is fatigue and brain fog. I don't mind the GI symptoms so much. One thing that helps me is taking a vitamin B complex that has all the vit. B's in it, when I get glutenend I take an extra dose. Just check that the ones you get are gluten free!

Pauliina

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My psoriasis is still receding little by little, probably never will totally go away because that is the nature of the beast, but at least I don't feel like I have chicken pox any more, like I did for the last three years. (I have been gluten-free since November)

Does a gluten free diet help psoriasis? We are gluten free at home because husband needs to be, but I have psoriasis (not bad; on hands and elbows). It wouldn't be so hard to go totally gluten-free myself since I'm used to the "rules."

BF

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Does a gluten free diet help psoriasis? We are gluten free at home because husband needs to be, but I have psoriasis (not bad; on hands and elbows). It wouldn't be so hard to go totally gluten-free myself since I'm used to the "rules."

BF

The gluten free diet may very well help. One thing I know for sure is that in Turkey my 'gluten intolerant' gene is deemed one for psoriasis. My DD had a large patch on her elbow that she had for years that did go away after a couple months on the diet. You have nothing to lose by giving it a shot.

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TY :) I had figured that was prob the case. Actually, tho, the GI sx for me are the least of it, not alot of diahhrea but alot o bloating and discomfort but I guess I'e "gotten used" to it. My main prob is th eoverwhelming fatigue, (in spite of a hemoglobin of 12.9) and the neuropathy of feet and legs. Some days I can berely function. Is this familiar to anyone here and if so, did relief come with the gluten-free diet? I can totally go gluten-free if I know that it may help, I'm so desperate for relief.

Fatigue is also my big complaint at the moment. Even after being gluten-free for 3 months some days (not just the few after a cc incident) I get up with my kids but am so tired by the time they have gone to school that I feel I just want to sleep. Not sure if this is a symptom and beginning to doubt whether I am gluten intolerant because I have not tested with a gluten challenge yet. I take vit B12, multivit and often a 'thyroid support' supplement thinking it might help. I didn't have any bad thyroid numbers before going gluten-free and my other vit levels were deemed 'normal' although not high for all the vitamins I am taking! At least I don't have stomach ache all the time :) now. I hope it's just good days/not so good days for a few months and eventually I'll know the difference.

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Hubby went to the market and got me gluten-free cookies, bread and pizza mix..and last week he bought us a bread machine so now I have so excuse to fall off the wagon again... ;)

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