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Is There A Way To Speed Up Recovery After An "accident"?

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Today I was running late and didn't have time to prep my lunch. Went out and decided to get a zucchini frittata. Guess what I discovered in it in the middle of my meal: tiny bread cubes... Before ordering I asked if it had any flour in it, no, there was no flour was the answer. I couldn't imagine bread cubes in frittata!! Well, I may be really pissed with the cook's answer but nobody to blame, except for myself. That's a good lesson for me. And I just recovered from lipstick accident (grrrr)...

Anyway,

It usually takes me close to a week to recover. Is there really a way to speed up the recovery time?

Something like: probiotics, vitamins, herbs, etc.?

Thank you in advance.

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One of the books I've read recently suggested taking a laxative if you inadvertently ate something with gluten in it. Don't know if it helps, haven't tried it yet.

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One of the books I've read recently suggested taking a laxative if you inadvertently ate something with gluten in it. Don't know if it helps, haven't tried it yet.

Whoa! Gang -- taking laxatives when you don't need them is a great way to harm your body. I asked a similar question about speeding along recovery -- if you do a search, you'll find it. If you are celiac, you have an autoimmune disease. One small amount of gluten sets of the reaction, and until your body settles back down, there's not much you can do to "speed it along." But you can eat bland foods, cut out the raw veggies, and take some supplements like activated charcoal and probiotics to help calm your system. Do some searches on here and you should find the information.

Taking laxatives or enemas when they aren't needed is dangerous.

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I don't think I could do that...ugh, throw on a laxative to an already spastic & cramped up gut ? With nausea ?

My "aids" are Pepto Bismol and Tylenol or Motrin...but I usually just tough it out. Pepto helps but I don't take it unless I have to go to work or something. Tylenol - yeah, usually...Motrin is a last resort too because it too is hard on the stomach - but some headaches Tylenol can't touch.

Rest, lots of water/fluids...whatever it takes.

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Hi - I often take a magnesium laxative before going to bed when I suspect I've been glutened because I tend to become constipated and I don't want the gluten stuck in my small intestine setting off a worse reaction. The magnesium is calming to your got and mind. Sometimes I use Cascara Sangrada, a herbal laxative and lately I have been eating at least 6 prunes or a glass of prune juice. After 4 years on a gluten-free diet I usually feel much better late the next day, only when I have gotten a large dose of gluten does the reaction last longer. I think that the problems - cramping, gas, bloating, brain fog were mostly due to toxins being produced by gut bacteria and yeast. These organisms over grew my good bacteria because the partly digested food wouldn't go through my small intestine because of the autoimmune reaction causing the cramping. Some of the ways I have found to help are various cleanses to get my digestive tract functioning better, using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to starve the bad bacteria and yeasts, fasting with water until I have a good bowel movement, avoiding sugars and carbohydrates, using herbs such as turmeric and cinnamon to reduce the inflamation caused by the autoimmune reaction, taking probiotics or goat's milk yogurt (plain), using lots of oat bran fiber (mixed with food) for better elimination and to promote bile production.

Hope this helps you to avoid week long problems from glutening.

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I'd stay away from the laxatives as well. Once the gluten is in the reaction will be triggered, and that is that. It takes 6-8 hours for food to get through your small intestine, which is where our reaction occurs, according to the mayo clinic (link below). So, odds are that those 6-8 hours have already passed, yes? So you can't really speed the gluten out because the damage is done and the gluten has moved through the small intestine already. Taking laxatives will put undue stress on your gastrointestinal system and possibly dehydrate you, making it even harder for you to recuperate. Just give your gut a rest by eating really bland, easy to digest foods - bananas, rice, (even baby food!). I hope you feel better soon!

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/digestive-system/an00896

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I am even considering trying the opposite next time I get glutenated: imodium. The damage has already been done and it will help with symptom management.

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So sorry you're sick. I get so mad when people lie about wheat in food, whether it's unintentional or not.

If I'm badly glutened, the symptoms are almost the same as stomach flu, plus anxiety and depression. Immodium helps me at first, as does getting plenty of rest and fluid. Once the diarrhea is over, I often have to switch to Pepto-Bismol and bland foods like bananas, Jell-O, rice, and broth to settle my stomach again.

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I have a script for Zofran to kill the nausea, and then I take ibuprofen800's for the cramping and stay at home. Thats the best solution I have come up with. I also put myself on the BRAT diet until the D stops.

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