Jump to content
  • Sign Up
0
NE Mom

Mini Gluten Challenage

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I've been gluten free for about 2 1/2 months. All tests were negative but I'm still waiting on the results from Enterolab. I reintroducted gluten this weekend (today is the third day) and I was expecting to be really sick by now but that isn't the case. I've noticed that I have a burning sensation in my legs and arms, feel more tired than a few days ago, today I have a slight headache, heart palpatations last night, and a little bit of brain fog. I feel like if I wasn't paying close attention I could easily miss these symptoms. I've never had GI symptoms.

If you reintroduced gluten did it take a while before you noticed major symptoms?

I'm feeling confused since I haven't been extremely sick the last few days. I did feel extremely better after removing the gluten two months and all my Fibro symptoms seemed to disappear.

I'd love to hear some of your experiences.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I did my challenge my doctor told me it might take from 3 days to a week for the upset stomach to hit but that I might get other issues first, like a headache etc. He was right. My ataxia gets worse right away, I get real depressed and sometimes a headache for the first 3 days then the D hits then I get the bone and muscle pain. The doctor said sometimes it can take a little while for the antibodies to build back up again and that is what can cause a delay in some of the symptoms.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm thinking of doing a gluten challenge just to see what happens. I would only eat a small amount of gluten.

I don't know if this is a wise thing to do or not. The only reason I would consider it is that I still am having alot of issues and I want to figure out if it is from cc or from some other food intolerance, which I have plenty of.

When I went off gluten and got careful not to cc, my severe anxiety and diarrhea went away. I still have insomnia most every night, depression some days and pain in my neck, shoulders and back. I get occassional diarrhea.

I want to see if the anxiety and diarrhea return just as a check to help figure out if I've got cc issues. I just dread getting worse but am pretty frustrated with where my health is now.

If it can take three to five days to react to gluten, I still may not have a clear picture. I don't get a stomach ache from it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the reason's I choose to go ahead with the challenage is because the pain had returned in my legs and arms. I also was trying to locate the suspected cc but couldn't find anything. Interestingly, the soreness in my thighs (now I have it in my lower legs)has actually disappeared since eating gluten again-makes me suspect that I may also be intolerant to one of the gluten-free flours or starches.

I had a very difficult time taking that first bite-I was ready to burst into tears at the restaurant. My seven year old was very cute-she stared at me like she was waiting for me to pass out or throw up. LOL

I feel more confused than ever about the gluten since starting this challenage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the reason's I choose to go ahead with the challenage is because the pain had returned in my legs and arms. I also was trying to locate the suspected cc but couldn't find anything. Interestingly, the soreness in my thighs (now I have it in my lower legs)has actually disappeared since eating gluten again-makes me suspect that I may also be intolerant to one of the gluten-free flours or starches.

I suggest you give up the gluten-free flours and starches for now and stick with your basic foods including meats, veggies, fruits and rice. See what happens with that.

Keep us posted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day four and I finally hit the brick wall. Terrible headache, fogginess, can hardily keep my eyes open, little tummy ache, constipated.

Looks like I may be on the right track after all.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day four and I finally hit the brick wall. Terrible headache, fogginess, can hardily keep my eyes open, little tummy ache, constipated.

Looks like I may be on the right track after all.....

Yep it does sound like you are on the right track. If you don't have to continue with the challenge I would stop it and get back on the diet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0

×