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Why Are There Rare, But Occasiona,l Periods Of Symptom Remission?

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Hi everyone,

I do the very best that I can to avoid gluten-containing foods, but I live in a gluten-filled household, and we still eat in restaurants about once every two weeks. I also seem to have a spectrum of additional food sensitivities that I have never completely nailed down. As a result, it is quite common for me to experience digestive system discomfort once or twice a week even though I NEVER deliberately consume gluten (I really don't know whether this discomfort results from gluten contamination or from other food sensitivities). Recently, however, I have been in some sort of remission during which I haven't felt that discomfort. I have also experienced this in the past, and was then actually foolish enough to try a few gluten containing foods. Having learned my lessons, I won't be trying that again, but I am left wondering what causes these periods of symptomatic remission. As far as I can tell, I haven't changed my diet in any way. Have any of you had similar experiences?

Thanks


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Hi everyone,

I do the very best that I can to avoid gluten-containing foods, but I live in a gluten-filled household, and we still eat in restaurants about once every two weeks. I also seem to have a spectrum of additional food sensitivities that I have never completely nailed down. As a result, it is quite common for me to experience digestive system discomfort once or twice a week even though I NEVER deliberately consume gluten (I really don't know whether this discomfort results from gluten contamination or from other food sensitivities). Recently, however, I have been in some sort of remission during which I haven't felt that discomfort. I have also experienced this in the past, and was then actually foolish enough to try a few gluten containing foods. Having learned my lessons, I won't be trying that again, but I am left wondering what causes these periods of symptomatic remission. As far as I can tell, I haven't changed my diet in any way. Have any of you had similar experiences?

Thanks

Perhaps you are healing?

The other factor is that you may be getting gluten frequently enough that your body reacts less. This is of course a two edged sword. Good on the one hand but possibly deleterious to your nervous system, joints and villi etc. and long term health on the other.

Certainly when I was getting hidden gluten it was still damaging my health even though I wasn't nearly as reactive. My nerves eventually were down to 50%. Its also hard on the heart and eyes etc. Further I got eczema and had poor short term memory and easily got confused and stressed. Plus I got sick with flu etc. much more frequently not to speak of digestive upsets.

Is there any way you could avoid cc more fully? Have your own place to fix things and the same with the others plus your own cutting board and toaster etc.? You might ask your mates to help on this one.

I am hearing on the boards that if you ask the restaurant to be more careful about cc they sometimes actually do it. If you could find a restaurant that caters to someone with celiac that would be a great help. At least ask for their help and consideration. It may do wonders in the long run if not immediately. They want you as a returning customer and this may be a way for them to carve a niche with others who have the same condition.

Yolo


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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maybe the resturant isnt as carefull as they should be, or your somehow getting crosscontamination at home.

ive read that symptoms can turn on and off, so you may eat gluten one week and feel perfectly fine and then eat gluten the next week and get sick, the important thing to remember with that is even though you arent feeling ill, the damage to your body is still happening

i had a lot of stomach problems when i was young which we think could of been linked to the coeliac, but then i became completely asymptomatic until after the positive bloodwork and false negative biopsy.


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