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Weird Symptoms After A Week Gluten Free

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So I've been gluten free for a week now and i have been having some weird reactions:

-extremely dehydrated!!!! '

- INTENSE cravings for juice, especially orange juice! i could drink 20 gallons!!!

-really dry skin

-the first acne break out i've had in a year!!!!!! on my forehead and cheeks. HORRIBLE!

-weird bumpy rashes on my back and left arm, in patches. (although the big white patches all over my upper arms that i've always had seem to be going away!! hurray!!!!)

-long periods of lost appetite (totally new feeling....i've never been able to feel "satisfied" before!)

-sudden intense cravings for peanut butter or sweets, wine, and sometimes lunch meat haha.

and worst of all, i'm feeling really antisocial and irritable. :(

are all of these things normal? the dry skin is driving me crazy i need this acne to go away!!! i'm drinking TONS of water and propel to try and rehydrate. any input?

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So I've been gluten free for a week now and i have been having some weird reactions:

-extremely dehydrated!!!! '

- INTENSE cravings for juice, especially orange juice! i could drink 20 gallons!!!

-really dry skin

-the first acne break out i've had in a year!!!!!! on my forehead and cheeks. HORRIBLE!

-weird bumpy rashes on my back and left arm, in patches. (although the big white patches all over my upper arms that i've always had seem to be going away!! hurray!!!!)

-long periods of lost appetite (totally new feeling....i've never been able to feel "satisfied" before!)

-sudden intense cravings for peanut butter or sweets, wine, and sometimes lunch meat haha.

and worst of all, i'm feeling really antisocial and irritable. :(

are all of these things normal? the dry skin is driving me crazy i need this acne to go away!!! i'm drinking TONS of water and propel to try and rehydrate. any input?


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So I've been gluten free for a week now and i have been having some weird reactions:

-extremely dehydrated!!!! '

- INTENSE cravings for juice, especially orange juice! i could drink 20 gallons!!!

-really dry skin

-the first acne break out i've had in a year!!!!!! on my forehead and cheeks. HORRIBLE!

-weird bumpy rashes on my back and left arm, in patches. (although the big white patches all over my upper arms that i've always had seem to be going away!! hurray!!!!)

-long periods of lost appetite (totally new feeling....i've never been able to feel "satisfied" before!)

-sudden intense cravings for peanut butter or sweets, wine, and sometimes lunch meat haha.

and worst of all, i'm feeling really antisocial and irritable. :(

are all of these things normal? the dry skin is driving me crazy i need this acne to go away!!! i'm drinking TONS of water and propel to try and rehydrate. any input?

I have been gluten-free for almost 3 weeks now and yes I too had a lot of those symptoms drank a lot of water the first while wanted citrus fruits maybe it was the vit c we needed, had a mild break out on my cheeks and nose for a while craved PB but did not eat it and craved gluten in any form terrible for a good week or more that did go away good luck stay with it it will get better...


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So I've been gluten free for a week now and i have been having some weird reactions:

-extremely dehydrated!!!! '

- INTENSE cravings for juice, especially orange juice! i could drink 20 gallons!!!

-really dry skin

-the first acne break out i've had in a year!!!!!! on my forehead and cheeks. HORRIBLE!

-weird bumpy rashes on my back and left arm, in patches. (although the big white patches all over my upper arms that i've always had seem to be going away!! hurray!!!!)

-long periods of lost appetite (totally new feeling....i've never been able to feel "satisfied" before!)

-sudden intense cravings for peanut butter or sweets, wine, and sometimes lunch meat haha.

and worst of all, i'm feeling really antisocial and irritable. :(

are all of these things normal? the dry skin is driving me crazy i need this acne to go away!!! i'm drinking TONS of water and propel to try and rehydrate. any input?

I don't know what it is, but you are NOT alone. These have all happened to me. If you just want to talk/vent pm me anytime you want <_<

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You probably also feel 'out of it', 'disassociated' ...

Gluten is a nasty toxin but it also attacks our mood regulation system. It is classed as an exorphin which means it attaches to the same receptors as opiates, the endorphin receptors.

Unfortunately it doesn't fit well and damages them. This leaves us unable to regulate our own mood effectively...

A symptom of depression ....

however....

This is a temporary state.... its called withdrawal...the best advice is make sure you're 100% strict, you don't want to have to repeat this.

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IF its any comfort, i am going through exactly the same, iam now on day 6 of gluten free and can say it has been the worst week ever, really disappointing as i stupidly thought i would feel better straight away. I also had a really severe headache for 2 days, nothing would touch it so i just threw loads of water down me in the hope that it would help. my husband has been the brunt of some pretty foul outbursts. bit like pmt but worse. Some of the moodiness and feeling low im sure is due to in part a grieving process, for an old way of life, losses in freedom, to choose what and wherever we can eat, and if we'd felt better straight away then it would feel so pointless.

i really would like some idea how long this will last. im of to canada on holiday next week and would really love to feel better by then

love poppins

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Mine passed after about 3 - 4 weeks. Drink lots of water, cleansing teas like red clover, ginger, etc. Exercise helps too even if you dont feel like it. Sauna. Anything to get that "gunk" out of you.......


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

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