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How Soon Do You Start To Feel Better?

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I am on day 5 or 6 of being gluten free. I have felt a little better, but still having some of the same issues. I imagine this varies from person to person?? Just wondering what the "average" was though.

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I sorry if I sound desperate, I am just plain tired of feeling miserable :(. I can only hope I start to feel better, I may have some other factors going on too, but I am hoping to feel better soon.

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How long it takes varies widely. Some people see improvement in a week, more a month, and some people take closer to six months. But that's "starts to feel improvement". Really, it's a slow healing process, so you may see some improvments, but just small ones, incrementally over time, until - after a while - you're feeling a fair amount better.

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I may have some neurologic symptoms as well, I had a stroke don't know really why, could be gluten, maybe?? I also have dizziness, feel light headed, as well fatigue. I saw an improvement on day 3 and 4, but that last two days have been bad :(....more the diarrhea and nausea department though. Hang in there I was hoping to see better signs, but I am not stopping.

Do you all think I need to switch toasters?? I had positive blood work, but negative scope, so maybe an intolerance, but maybe Celiac?

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Yes switch toasters!!! Check all your beauty products too. I had wheat in my hand soap, hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner and face lotion that I was using everyday. I can't help but have the shampoo and conditioner run down my face in the shower and I know soaps and lotions get on my food when I eat or prep food.

I'm on week 3 but I only delved into my beauty products about 4 days ago. That made a big difference. I am still going between C and D. Yesterday the D was pretty bad. Today I threw up, even though I ate all gluten free food prepared at home. The first week and a half I was having BM's like 10 or more times per day. It was CRAZY.

I had anxiety attacks multiple times per day for about the last 6 months and the anxiety went away immediately. It would come back a bit here and there, but now it's totally gone. I also was short of breath everyday for 6 months and my asthma meds didn't always help. That is about 95% better.

I was having horrible dizzy spells where I was even afraid to drive until a few days ago. Somebody on here posted that I needed Gatorade because of electrolyte imbalance. That Gatorade was a LIFESAVER. The dizzy spells got better within a short period of drinking it. Now if I get a dizzy spell I drink some Gatorade. It makes sense that with all that D you would get your electrolytes off and be dehydrated.

The withdrawal period has been really hard for me. When you think of it though your body needs to get all that stuff out, and you have to heal which is exhausting for your system.

I would say that even though I'm not feeling great yet, I do get better every day. Something clears up or improves daily and that's what keeps me going.

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I am happy to hear you are feeling better! I am too, I just need to look at my good days and not my bad days too.

Okay my best friend has a brother with Celiac and she told me I can't even drink Gatorade, because of the food startch I think not knowing if it's corn or not?? I want gatorade, and I know my electrolyes were off two weeks ago when I had lab done.

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The first two weeks were the hardest for me (migraines, tired, cranky, irritable, bowel adjustments). But I've been feeling better and better. I'm into my 4th week. Not every day is perfect but I can't explain it, I just feel better, calmer, more energetic. Oh, also, I'm soy/dairy free for a long time (since June). And I know the dairy-free at least makes a huge difference as that really bothered me, gluten or no. My oldest boy responded very quickly to the diet (within a week). The other is still having a rough time and he's been gluten-free for 2 1/2 months. Hope you feel better soon!

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