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Gluten Free For 4 Days

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I have been gluten free for four days (just found out I have celiac disease on the 5th of nov). I feel more awake, less bloated and have already lost 5 pounds! I am feeling so much better (physically...still dealing with this emotionally)....except for the fact that I am still having bathroom issues...is this normal? I do consume dairy, but for the most part I feel fine after I drink milk or eat cheese. Seems to happens hours after I eat anything.

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It will take some time for your symptoms to clear up, especially if you have had them for a long time.

I felt better immediately, but it took about three months for my symptoms to completely go away. If your villous atrophy is advanced, then you may need to avoid dairy for a few weeks until the villi heal enough to resume lactase production--until they do you will be lactose intolerant.

Onset of symptoms from gluten varies from immediate to delayed by hours. In the few times that I have accidentally ingested gluten, my reaction has begun four to six hours after exposure, and has lasted three to six days of noticeable symptoms.

If you are in the early stages of recovery, your digestive system is compromised, and you could react to almost any food due to the inability of your intestines to absorb nutrients.

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It will take some time for your symptoms to clear up, especially if you have had them for a long time.

I felt better immediately, but it took about three months for my symptoms to completely go away. If your villous atrophy is advanced, then you may need to avoid dairy for a few weeks until the villi heal enough to resume lactase production--until they do you will be lactose intolerant.

Onset of symptoms from gluten varies from immediate to delayed by hours. In the few times that I have accidentally ingested gluten, my reaction has begun four to six hours after exposure, and has lasted three to six days of noticeable symptoms.

If you are in the early stages of recovery, your digestive system is compromised, and you could react to almost any food due to the inability of your intestines to absorb nutrients.

Thanks! I will try to avoid dairy.. Good to know it will eventually get better...I can't wait to feel completely better!! Have had problems for 10 years...it's about time they figured it out eh?

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Yep, about time is right! Unfortunately, judging from this board, that is pretty much the usual story it seems. Years of mis-diagnosis and misguided treatments.

Take some time and look around the forum here. Lots of good info around. You might want to go for a cook from scratch diet, with mostly whole foods instead of processed foods to start. It is simpler to avoid the bad ingredients that way, and you don't have to spend all your time reading labels too.

Welcome to the celiac world!

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