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CGally81

Was I Glutened?

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Okay, I'm in the "hungry a lot" phase. And with hunger, comes the normal "can't really concentrate" feeling and fatigue that comes with hunger itself.

Well, today I had my usual gluten-free foods, and dinner was what it often is on Saturday - cheeseburger (patty only, American cheese) and brown rice.

Less than an hour after eating it, I had to use the bathroom, but it wasn't urgent or compelling. It was, however, similar in feeling to how I'd feel when I got D (you use that to stand for diarrhea, am I right?) from gluten. Barely anything came out, which was always the case when I got D from gluten. I kept feeling not like I really had to go, but kinda did, and the second time I went, an hour later, even less came out.

Yet I didn't feel the brain fog and so on. I felt fatigued about an hour and a half after dinner, but then, I stayed up late yesterday, yet woke up earlier today than I'd have liked. I was able to take a nap and relieve some of the fatigue. (normally, when I had gluten, I'd be unable to really sleep; I'd feel weak and full of brain fog, but not actually "I can lay back and nap" tired) I took 10 L-glutamine anyway, just in case. I also didn't feel my stomach making little "squib" (as I called them) motions/noises, the way I always would after being glutened, and before I went gluten-free.

So, what do you think? Was I glutened somehow? (The butter? There were, in fact, visible crumbs in parts of it, but I tried to get only the parts that didn't have crumbs. Maybe I got a small amount without realizing it?)

Or is my very mild D a coincidence? I have, after all, had the occasional such symptom in the past before I had Celiac. It's not a symptom unique to it.

Blah. I can't wait for my digestive enzymes to arrive in the mail. I'll be taking them before any "questionable" meal, just in case.


Born 1981. Is also autistic - officially diagnosed.

Started having fructose-related problems in late 2008.

Started noticing gluten-related symptoms around March 2009.

Discovered the problem and went (mostly) gluten-free in early August 2009. Promptly became hungry all the time.

I can tolerate fructose again now.

Went dairy-lite in mid December 2009, then casein-free in early January 2010. Hunger shot up again twice.

Hunger apparently mostly normal in mid February 2010.

Started taking fish oil in July 2010, then got new symptoms. Got different new symptoms when I stopped, and hunger shot up AGAIN.

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