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I would really love to gather any "tricks" or "tips" from everyone on how to recover after being glutened. I've heard theories on benadryl and extra water intake and sleeping, etc. What else?

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I would really love to gather any "tricks" or "tips" from everyone on how to recover after being glutened. I've heard theories on benadryl and extra water intake and sleeping, etc. What else?

Mint tea - either peppermint or lemon balm (from the mint family of plants)

I drink Trader Joe's Mint Melange - which has peppermint, spearmint and lemon grass or I drink The Republic of Tea's "Mint Fields Herb Tea" which has spearmint, peppermint and lemon balm. Both were gluten-free when I purchased them, but I check every time. I don't trust Tazo teas that they have at Starbucks.

The tea is soothing (I drink it anytime my stomach hurts), and just drinking tea relaxes me. Helps keep the fluids up if you're having D.

Hope you feel better soon.

~Laura

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Definitely drink a lot of water. I also load up on probiotics, enzymes, and glutamine. And probably the most important thing I do is to make sure and eat some amount of insoluble fiber. This will force the undigested gluten out of your body a lot faster. Plenty of rest is also good too.

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Hi Jocelyn,

There are several threads of tips around the board. If I could remember the titles I'd post them for you. But anyway, Pepto Bismol can help with gut pain, DPP-IV can help a little, lots of water and rest, too.

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Remedies that work for me are to take extra enterically coated acidophilus, papain/bromelain capsules (or eat lots of fresh pineapple and papaya) and/or other enzymes, slippery elm capsules or make a porridge out of the bulk herb (soothes and takes down inflammation in the gut plus is a food those who can't eat anything else can tolerate), marshmallow root capsules or just use the powder in a glass of hot or cold water (soothes and heals the gut), dandelion root capsules or tea with yellow dock root or Oregon grape root tea (after no longer having D!)--gets rid of toxins that build up due to leaky gut after the villi get traumatized0, echinacea or cleavers tea (cleans out the lymphatic system that often gets swollen). And of course lot of cooked leafy greens, water, rest, and something to distract one from the headaches, weariness, abdominal distress, itchies and cranky demons!

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In addition to all the other suggestions, I think working up a good sweat is tremendously helpful; even though I may not feel like starting out on a run, I feel better mentally and physically if I force myself. You may want to stay close to home because in my experience, especially after being glutened, emergency bathroom needs arise...I look at this as helping to get even more toxins out and more quickly than if I hadn't run. Another plan of action is a sauna and sweating toxins out that way...most gyms have saunas now so it's a pretty viable option. I also shower immediately after to get any toxins off my skin using a body brush to scrub. The thing to remember is, you definitely won't feel like working out but once you get going and especially afterward, you'll feel much better.

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In addition to all the other suggestions, I think working up a good sweat is tremendously helpful; even though I may not feel like starting out on a run, I feel better mentally and physically if I force myself. You may want to stay close to home because in my experience, especially after being glutened, emergency bathroom needs arise...I look at this as helping to get even more toxins out and more quickly than if I hadn't run. Another plan of action is a sauna and sweating toxins out that way...most gyms have saunas now so it's a pretty viable option. I also shower immediately after to get any toxins off my skin using a body brush to scrub. The thing to remember is, you definitely won't feel like working out but once you get going and especially afterward, you'll feel much better.

Ditto to that!!

Bea

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Ditto to that!!

Bea

Double ditto. I was glutened yesterday - ohhh the trauma :( - and I forced myself to the gym (I would normally go, but all I wanted to do was go home and cuddle with my puppy) and I felt better at the end. I was totally spaced out, my fiance is a trainer there and he was having trouble getting me to focus for more than a second, he had to lighten all of my weight, but I still did it and the lighter weight was plenty for my ravaged body. Towards the end I started to perk up, felt significantly (!!) more alert, and the pain and discomfort was beginning to subside. I went home and had plain yogurt and rested. So I discovered yesterday this is definitely a way to go!

Good luck.

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I don't go for the exercise, so I'm probably missing something! I usually have Constant Comment tea, my favorite, rest as much as I need to and eat all the safe food my body asks for. One of my symptoms is usually ravenous hunger. I like a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. I also take extra B12.

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Some things that help me are hot mint tea (I like Stash), bananas/mashed potato/something bland in my stomach, rest, lots of water, and Immodium if I need to be somewhere.

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For years my GP, and then a Gastro, both gave me a prescription for Lomotil with Phenobarbitol to keep on hand, saying that it was IBS. Eventually, I discovered that I needed to quit eating and just live on liquids for 2-3 days. then 1-2 days of white rice and applesauce, followed by gently starting back on a regular diet. It was the only thing that kept me out of the ER when I was having excessive diarrhea and projectile vomiting episodes. Now we know it's Celiac, and the very infrequent glutening episodes are usually far milder because I am sooooo careful what goes into my mouth. So, I also recommend lots of rest, green or mint tea, chicken broth, and ginger ale. Also, eat papaya fruit. It really helps as it has natural digestive enzymes and it usually takes away the dull achy pain for a while. Really, the bottom line besides a bland diet, is that you have to just wait it out. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure. It takes time for the gut to heal and for the swelling to go down.

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Some things that help me are hot mint tea (I like Stash), bananas/mashed potato/something bland in my stomach, rest, lots of water, and Immodium if I need to be somewhere.

I too have to have something in my stomach. I like mashed or baked potatoes, rice or rice noodles.

Pepto Bismal is my drug of choice. It quiets the rumblies in my tummies and makes me more confident in public.

~Laura

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