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I have just been diagnosed with a gluten allergy. The doctor didn't do anything but a blood test and told me I had celiac disease. So, in researching in the last week, I've come across a few questions.

My doctor gave me a list of ingredients to look out for, one being monosodium glutamate. Everything I am reading online it is saying I can have that. It makes since that I can't eat that being that it has "glut" in it, but I want to be sure either way.

Another question I have is when am I gonna start feeling better. It is absolutely amazing to me the things that people are saying about the way the feel. I am so excited to enjoy my husband and children again, remember what fun is without worrying about where the bathroom is.....Just looking for a little guidance. In reading about this I am alittle disappointed with my doctor because he hasn't explained alot of things to me. Thanks for all the post that are on there already, just reading this makes me feel like Im not alone, when sometimes I feel I am. Im only less than a week into this and have gone through so much I didn't expect. My doctor didn't tell me anything about the withdrawl, but my gosh have I had it. I woke up one morning very dizzy and shaky, and Im feeling more irritable lately. But, I've also already had more energy. Thanks for any help anyone can give me, its much appriciated!

Jessica

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Glad you found out what your problem was.

There's no way to tell how long it will take for you to feel better, but a rough guess based on my personal experience would be a month.

I would avoid MSG regardless of worrying about your celiac. Don't fall into eating junky food, thinking that it's good just because it's gluten free. Having celiac disease helps me to eat healthier because so much junk food is wheat based.

If you're looking for something that can help with diarrhea, I had awesome results within a day of taking Digestive Advantage for IBS.

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MSG has no direct effect on celiac as far as I have been able to find out. The Glutamate in MSG is derived from sugar beet skins and not glutin or gliatin.

That said, I avoid MSG like the plague because it triggers migraines in my particular case.

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You will find more information here on this site than you ever will from a doctor. All of us have personal experience and doctors only know what they read or have been taught (unless, of course, they themselves are Celiacs). Keep reading and researching every site you can find.

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You have worse than an allergy. You have an autoimmune disorder. This is a very important thing to remember when you are tempted to cheat. Your body sees gluten as poison and is literally destroying your intestines to prevent absorption of it. If you get tempted to cheat just remember a little bit of gluten is like eating a little bit of glass.

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