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Ate Red Licorice Three Days In A Row...

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Hello everyone. Oddly enough, I who read every label before purchasing, for some reason decided to buy some red licorice for a *holiday treat* without checking the ingredients. Silly me. Looked on the back this morning after having a sick headache for three days in a row and the second ingredient is wheat flour. Whoda thought?

Anyone know if wheat can trigger migraines?


Proofreader, copy editor, herb gardener and an evolving gluten-free cook.

Had a reaction to wheat, oats, rye, and barley in a lab test done by a homeopathic doctor in 1997. Have been mostly gluten-free since then. Also highly allergic to MSG.

Here's a quote I ran across when researching self-advocacy for children with special needs that I like: "Our subconscious picks up on each positive action we take on our own behalf, lifting the spirit and deepening our self-respect." Kat James

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Definitely. A lot of people with celiac disease will experience headaches/migraines as one of their reactions. Give away that licorice and feel better :)


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My hubs will take care of that for us :) Thanks! I eat completely gluten free, but am not willing to eat gluten to take the celiac test.


Proofreader, copy editor, herb gardener and an evolving gluten-free cook.

Had a reaction to wheat, oats, rye, and barley in a lab test done by a homeopathic doctor in 1997. Have been mostly gluten-free since then. Also highly allergic to MSG.

Here's a quote I ran across when researching self-advocacy for children with special needs that I like: "Our subconscious picks up on each positive action we take on our own behalf, lifting the spirit and deepening our self-respect." Kat James

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Hello everyone. Oddly enough, I who read every label before purchasing, for some reason decided to buy some red licorice for a *holiday treat* without checking the ingredients. Silly me. Looked on the back this morning after having a sick headache for three days in a row and the second ingredient is wheat flour. Whoda thought?

Anyone know if wheat can trigger migraines?

The very first symptom that I experience when I've been "glutened" is a screaming migraine headache....it feels like the top of my head is coming off! Usually symptoms start (for me) about 12 - 24 hours after I've eaten something with gluten.

I hope you feel better soon!


Multiple autoimmune diseases, including celiac, Hashimoto's, psoriasis, autoimmune hepatitis, RA, SLE. Also have fibromyalgia.

Tested Fall 2008: bloodwork, biopsy negative; HLA DQ8. Doctor believes results negative due to prednisone and Imuran taken for autoimmune hepatitis.

Dx with celiac disease because of dietary response, genetics, and family history of celiac disease.

Dx with Lyme Disease Jan 2010; Lyme likely triggered some of the AI diseases.

Gluten free since 25 Nov 2008

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thanks everyone for the replies and the support :)


Proofreader, copy editor, herb gardener and an evolving gluten-free cook.

Had a reaction to wheat, oats, rye, and barley in a lab test done by a homeopathic doctor in 1997. Have been mostly gluten-free since then. Also highly allergic to MSG.

Here's a quote I ran across when researching self-advocacy for children with special needs that I like: "Our subconscious picks up on each positive action we take on our own behalf, lifting the spirit and deepening our self-respect." Kat James

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This is off topic, but depending on your insurance coverage, you can get genetic testing done. It won't tell you definitively whether or not you have celiac disease, but it can tell you if you have one of the genes highly related to the development of celiac disease.

But if you're gluten-free and feeling better, for some that is all they need to know :)

Jillian

My hubs will take care of that for us :) Thanks! I eat completely gluten free, but am not willing to eat gluten to take the celiac test.

Oops, I meant to say that you can get the genetic testing done without having to go on the diet, so that may be a more realistic option for you if you're looking for medical confirmation.


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Early in going gluten free, red licorice was one of the strange things that shocked me to find out it contained wheat. A co-worker came dancing into the office with a huge bag of red licorice saying she was sure she'd grabbed some candy I could enjoy. She flipped the bag over to read out the ingredients and both our mouths dropped open when wheat was one of the first ingredients. It really opened my eyes to reading labels before buying.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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