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Leper Messiah

How Long Are You Binned After A Glutening?

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I've been having those carb cravings this week. Last week I was hit by cross-contamination probably everyday thanks to the cafeteria <_< and was in pain. This week it was constipation (I don't get D often either) and constant hunger pangs. I've been eating a lot of cereal, trail mix bars and wafer cookies. Today I finally feel like my system is moving just a little bit.

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You know, I used to have the brain fog constantly, but now I don't notice it as much when I take an accidental hit. I think that for me it was a cumulative effect. A small hit is enough to pull up the more physical symptoms but doesn't take down the whole brain with it. I wonder about the carb hunger. I remember being hungry ALL the time pre-gluten-free, and I would go and pour myself another bowl of mini-wheats cereal. (sigh) I don't really crave carbs anymore. In fact, if I eat too much sugar or starch, my blood sugar goes wonky. I used to crave them a lot, though.

How long you been gluten-free i-geek?

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Just an update: Those symptoms that I thought were a second wave after that week of recurring CC were actually a seperate reaction... to Dermatone sunblock. I thought the break out on my face, neck and arms was an allergic reaction that I've experienced before to various sunscreens, but I finally took a closer look at the label last night and guess what I found? Tocopheryl acetate. The rash must have been DH. That tube of my favorite sunblock ever is now in the trash.

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Wow guys. I really feel for you all. Maybe because I am a newby (9 weeks gluten free today!) but I don't seem to be taking a reaction at all (see my other thread) It kind of has me worried though. I'm afraid I am not doing the diet properly at all and the first I will know of it will be when I get my antibodies checked in June :(

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are you all completely down for the count for this long or are you still making it to work during this time?

I'm useless for a good four to twenty-four hours. Because of that, I've gotten into the habit of only taking risks like eating out at a new place or eating something a friend prepared on Friday nights. That way I won't miss work. I got hit pretty bad this past Friday night, actually, and Saturday morning was no fun. It's still messing with me now, but I'm functional.

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I get a day of GI symptoms and starting about 24 hours later a couple days of brain fog, anxiety, and depression. Not pleasant at all.

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