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I am on day 3 of no gluten and I feel like I have been hit by a truck. Is it going to get worse? What other type of withdrawal symptoms are there? I was addicted to carbs so this is a huge change.

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:lol: First off, I'm not laughing at you, Desiree, I'm laughing in the memory of myself just over a month ago, as I went through that same thing. And I came here, bewildered, going, "What is going on?" Ahh, good times. Not. :rolleyes: I was glad I came here because everyone who responded to my question assured that withdrawal symptoms are perfectly normal. With me, I was so weak and exhausted, sometimes it was hard to just walk around the house. I was always sitting down and falling asleep. It was kind of like that extremely fatigued and weak way that you can get with a bad case of the flu, only without the fever and massive body aches. It was horrible.

A lot of people here were also talking about how their iron, ferritin, and B-12 levels were way low and that's what caused them to feel the same way; so I had my doc check, but mine were high. Much more and they'd have been too high; and she too, confirmed that this and other symptoms of withdrawal were extremely common after coming off gluten. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get your iron, ferritin, and B-12 levels checked, if they haven't been lately. If being extremely tired all the time is one of things you're experiencing, it may or may not be that your levels in one or more of these are low. About 8 years ago I did have a nasty case of pernicious anemia, which is caused by a B-12 deficiency.

One way or another, this too, shall pass! ;)

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I am on day 3 of no gluten and I feel like I have been hit by a truck. Is it going to get worse? What other type of withdrawal symptoms are there? I was addicted to carbs so this is a huge change.

Hi, I originally posted on withdrawls from Gluten and Casein and Cravings.

The links were not working because over time the Url's changed I have updated the links in the Quoted post as the first posting cannot be altered.

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Best Regards,

David

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When I first went off gluten over 1 month ago, I thought I wanted to sleep for a week. I could barely function! I had an intense craving for sweet things and bread for about 3 days, but after day 4 my cravings were completely gone. However, the sleepy aspect took about 7 days to really go away. I would increase your protein and fat (good fat) during this time because your body is learning to burn fuel from other sources, especially if you've erased all processed carbs. I never realized, until I withdrew, how dependent my body was on cheap, easy gluten rich carbs. Now, after one month, my blood sugar is stabilized, the foggy brain is clearing and I my energy levels are back to normal. Not to mention my stomach is very appreciative :) Good luck and stick with it! Your body will start responding in very positive ways.

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I've been on the diet for almost 3 weeks and the 1st week was the hardest. I've had bouts of depression (esp. crying spells) and have felt more tired than usual as well as more anxiety and irritability. I'm also craving all kinds of carbs and I feel hungry more often.

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If you haven't already done so, maybe you could try eating more meat to help you feel full longer.

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