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I Think I Was Glutened

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I've been strictly gluten-free for 2 years now, & have other food intolerances as well. A couple of times I've been glutened by accident, & suffer from the muscle/joint pain, & neurological symptoms from it for a few days to a week.

This was different though, & kind of scary.

Last night I started feeling achy in my muscles & joints, with weakness & significant fatigue too.

I also developed a stomach ache & nausea. I slept OK, but woke this morning feeling chilled, with my skin hurting & the muscle/joint aches still there. I also had the brain fog feeling, & felt shaky & off balance, with mild tingling in my feet. I took my temperature, & it was 100.7 (my normal is about 97), so I took Ibuprofen & lay down to rest. After a couple hours of napping, the fever was gone, the aches were mostly gone, & I felt well enough to go to work. Tonight I'm tired, & I still have some achiness, but the major neurological symptoms & the fever seem to be gone.

Could this be a glutening? Or something else? I figured if it was gluten it would have lasted longer, though I'm glad it didn't. This did remind me of how sick I used to be, before I stopped eating gluten. Someone at work questioned whether this could be a form of lupus? I just don't know.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Its hard to say--however given you had a raised temp it may be you had a bug that you threw off. Its possible it could be a slight glutening from CC, but given the short duration I think not... However who am I to say? Haven't been fully off the stuff as long as you--only a year and a half completely off all trace gluten. They say over time it gets better and less dramatic. Still not good to reintroduce gluten of course...

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Thanks! I thought about it being a short-term bug too, causing the fever, but then again, the fever only lasted about 4 hours total, which seems short for any cause I can think of.

The rest of the symptoms seem to point to gluten, since with the DQ-1 gene type I get the neurological symptoms, as well as GI.

Anyone else with this type of experience?

Thanks.

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Actually I did have that kind of thing happen long ago--about once a month. Soon after I discovered I might have celiac through tusing the Merck manual and the process of elimination. However Kaiser etc. didn't clue me in on having to avoid all trace gluten so the fevers still happened now and then. For me they lasted longer however, often 3 days though sometimes like what happened to you, just 4 hours. It apparently was lyme's. Which later got healed when I underwent Pap-Imi treatment for a frozen shoulder. Up til then I kept it under control using detox herbs to quiet down the "hot" liver etc. (it can be the liver giving you a fever). Dandelion, milk thistle etc. Marshmallow root in turn soothes the intestines. Oregon Grape root is good against toxins too plus microbes etc. Barberry is excellent against microbes and yeast overgrowth. Avoid tinctures of course due to alcohol and CC. Meanwhile if this happens regularly as it did for me you might want to get checked out for any kind of internal bugs...

Bea

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