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Getting Lots Of Colds Since Going Gluten Free

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Hi! I've been gluten free for about 6 weeks now, and have none of the symptoms that prompted me to figure out that celiac may be my problem. Before going gluten free, I NEVER got colds. The last time I had gotten sick was almost 3 years ago and I believe that was more of a cleansing reaction when I started to see a naturopath and he started me on an herbal therapy and accupuncture for my adrenals. Before that it had been a good 1-2 years before I had gotten sick with a cold.

Since going gluten free 6 weeks ago, I have gotten 4 colds! It seems I get better and I'm good for a couple of days and then I get sick again. Has anyone else experienced this after going gluten free? Any ideas or suggestions? I'm starting to wonder which is worse--feeling sick every time I eat, or having a perpetual cold! I would really appreciate anyone's input on this :)

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Hi! I've been gluten free for about 6 weeks now, and have none of the symptoms that prompted me to figure out that celiac may be my problem. Before going gluten free, I NEVER got colds. The last time I had gotten sick was almost 3 years ago and I believe that was more of a cleansing reaction when I started to see a naturopath and he started me on an herbal therapy and accupuncture for my adrenals. Before that it had been a good 1-2 years before I had gotten sick with a cold.

Since going gluten free 6 weeks ago, I have gotten 4 colds! It seems I get better and I'm good for a couple of days and then I get sick again. Has anyone else experienced this after going gluten free? Any ideas or suggestions? I'm starting to wonder which is worse--feeling sick every time I eat, or having a perpetual cold! I would really appreciate anyone's input on this :)

I was reading posts from the bottom up and responded to this issue in your other thread :)

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I was reading posts from the bottom up and responded to this issue in your other thread :)

Thank you! I forgot that I replied to someone's post about that a while back. I need to look for that again, since it has gotten worse since then.

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I was reading posts from the bottom up and responded to this issue in your other thread :)

Mushroom, I'm trying to find that other post. I remember it was someone else's thread and I commented on it because I was experiencing the same thing. I'm still new to all this and I haven't figured out an easy way to find that thread. If you happen to know of any shortcuts to find it, I would really appreciate it. I am in the midst of one of those colds and my head feels like its about to explode! I just can't figure out why I'm getting so many colds. Thank you so much :)

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Mushroom, I'm trying to find that other post. I remember it was someone else's thread and I commented on it because I was experiencing the same thing. I'm still new to all this and I haven't figured out an easy way to find that thread. If you happen to know of any shortcuts to find it, I would really appreciate it. I am in the midst of one of those colds and my head feels like its about to explode! I just can't figure out why I'm getting so many colds. Thank you so much :)

Here you go:

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...c=62243&hl=

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Are they colds or sinus infections? If your held feels like it's about to explode it could be a sinus infection, or you could have developed new allergies. I used to get a lot of colds and sinus infections before going gluten-free. I've been gluten-free for nearly 3 months and have only had one cold, and it cleared up much quicker than in the past -- sorry to rub it in ;). If your colds are recurring and/or lasting for more than a week you should head to the DR to see if it is a sinus infection, perhaps you need antibiotics to help clear it up. Your body is in a state of "shock" right now, getting used to a very different diet and busily healing itself, but once you're over the "hump" you'll likely feel MUCH better :D

Good luck,

Jillian

Mushroom, I'm trying to find that other post. I remember it was someone else's thread and I commented on it because I was experiencing the same thing. I'm still new to all this and I haven't figured out an easy way to find that thread. If you happen to know of any shortcuts to find it, I would really appreciate it. I am in the midst of one of those colds and my head feels like its about to explode! I just can't figure out why I'm getting so many colds. Thank you so much :)

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Are they colds or sinus infections? If your held feels like it's about to explode it could be a sinus infection, or you could have developed new allergies. I used to get a lot of colds and sinus infections before going gluten-free. I've been gluten-free for nearly 3 months and have only had one cold, and it cleared up much quicker than in the past -- sorry to rub it in ;). If your colds are recurring and/or lasting for more than a week you should head to the DR to see if it is a sinus infection, perhaps you need antibiotics to help clear it up. Your body is in a state of "shock" right now, getting used to a very different diet and busily healing itself, but once you're over the "hump" you'll likely feel MUCH better :D

Good luck,

Jillian

Thanks Jillian! Yes, I think you are right about the sinus infection. Its a combination of that and bronchitis. I went to the doctor last week and got an antibiotic, which I took and it seem to knock it out, but now its back much worse than before! I might need a different one, although I hate taking antibiotics and haven't needed one for over 2 years. It just seems strange that I would be getting sicker after going gluten-free, but you may have a point about my body busily healing itself, so I hope I can get over the "hump" soon. Thanks again for your reply! :)

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