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The first time I went off gluten (doing the Maker's Diet), I was physically ill for a couple of months. I could barely get out of bed and did so only for a few hours a week. This is my second time off of gluten and I'm off permanently this time. I have been away from gluten for 2 months now and realize that I'm having severe burning in my digestive organs. I have cut out nightshades and the burning is gone :) but now I am extremely fatigued again. Is this normal? Is my body just detoxing all over again?

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The first time I went off gluten (doing the Maker's Diet), I was physically ill for a couple of months. I could barely get out of bed and did so only for a few hours a week. This is my second time off of gluten and I'm off permanently this time. I have been away from gluten for 2 months now and realize that I'm having severe burning in my digestive organs. I have cut out nightshades and the burning is gone :) but now I am extremely fatigued again. Is this normal? Is my body just detoxing all over again?

You sound like me :) Anyway, I too have severe burning that seems to somewhat be aleviated by nightshades. I would like to ask - did you also eliminate potatoes? I have eliminated all nightshades but potatoes as I thought maybe it was the acid in nightshades and not the nightshades themselves. I am just curious on that.

Back to your question, I can't say if what you are feeling is normal, but I do believe that it is extremely hard for celiacs to get proper nutrients to keep your body going. You may have cut out the nightshades, but you may have been getting nutrients from those foods that you needed. When I first went gluten free, I felt like I was starving all of the time and eventually it went away as I was able to adjust.

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You sound like me :) Anyway, I too have severe burning that seems to somewhat be aleviated by nightshades. I would like to ask - did you also eliminate potatoes? I have eliminated all nightshades but potatoes as I thought maybe it was the acid in nightshades and not the nightshades themselves. I am just curious on that.

Back to your question, I can't say if what you are feeling is normal, but I do believe that it is extremely hard for celiacs to get proper nutrients to keep your body going. You may have cut out the nightshades, but you may have been getting nutrients from those foods that you needed. When I first went gluten free, I felt like I was starving all of the time and eventually it went away as I was able to adjust.

Yes. Potatoes are completely gone too :(. We have been eating a lot of "new" foods lately and I am feeling better after sleeping ALL weekend. I am still on dairy and I have a feeling it will be gone next and I guess I just want to know what to expect.

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Yes. Potatoes are completely gone too :(. We have been eating a lot of "new" foods lately and I am feeling better after sleeping ALL weekend. I am still on dairy and I have a feeling it will be gone next and I guess I just want to know what to expect.

Sounds like we are somewhat in the same boat. So far I have cut dairy, gluten, and am going to cut the nightshades (I was all except potato, but now I think I'll do that too.)

I didn't have much of a problem doing the dairy. I thought I would because I loove cheese, but I was feeling bad enough that I don't have much of an appetite for dairy items anyway. I take a calcium supplement to make up for the dairy and the other important thing is to make up for the lost calories from the dairy and potato products. The fatigue should subside once you get a balanced diet going.

Going potato free is a bummer - how do you find gluten free baked goods without potato starch? Have you found a substitute for potatoes in items such as baked items or soups?

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