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So I have just been gluten free for a month after a pretty bad attack. Started feeling normal after 2 weeks, even got regular stool color back recently (had pale or yellow stool before), still had lingering constipation but even that was fading. Although a gluten and lactose free pizza made it worse, could be I'm also reacting to casein.

Five days ago I started eating gluten again, and symptoms began to return promptly. After three days I went from feelimg normal to having slight muscle weakness, itchy hands, brain fog, general fatigue, mood swings, LOTS of gas and bloating (horrible abdo pain with C and gas, even enzymes aren't stopping the gas anymore), and now on the fifth day my stool is pale/yellow again, the constipation is also getting worse.

I don't know if this is celiac, but my body certainly doesn't fancy gluten. Going for some blood tests tomorrow, they will probably be negative, but I don't care, I'm off gluten and dairy. I may experiment with dairy after 3 months or so, though.


Self-diagnosed gluten and dairy intolerance.

2005 - Brain fog, mild fatigue, chronic dry lips/skin, motility issues with alternating D, trouble gaining weight, canker sores, muscle twitching (mostly small muscles)

2008 - Occasional pale stools, along with previous symptoms

2009 - Unintended weight loss, acid reflux, gas and bloating, anxiety, mild depression, jaundice, finally saw my GP and a GI specialist. Dx'd with Gilbert's Syndrome, suspected Celiac by GI.

2010 - Muscle weakness, itchy hands, dizziness and worsening previous symptoms, almost gluten-free by accident, felt much better. Totally gluten-free for a month, felt almost normal, followed by g-challenge and symptoms returned.

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Wow, that's a nice, quick, clear answer. Welcome to the rice and potatoes club!

Casein reactions are common at first. Challenging once everything settles down is what most folks do. It took me about six months to be able to eat cow and goat dairy again. I found some farmer's market sheep Manouri that kept my cheese cravings satisfied.

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Wow, that's a nice, quick, clear answer. Welcome to the rice and potatoes club!

Casein reactions are common at first. Challenging once everything settles down is what most folks do. It took me about six months to be able to eat cow and goat dairy again. I found some farmer's market sheep Manouri that kept my cheese cravings satisfied.

Still want to rule out a few other things, such as parasites and candida overgrowth, but yeah it's looking pretty conclusive as far as I'm concerned. Either way a gluten and dairy free diet is a helpful tool in getting rid of parasites and controling candida, from what I've read.


Self-diagnosed gluten and dairy intolerance.

2005 - Brain fog, mild fatigue, chronic dry lips/skin, motility issues with alternating D, trouble gaining weight, canker sores, muscle twitching (mostly small muscles)

2008 - Occasional pale stools, along with previous symptoms

2009 - Unintended weight loss, acid reflux, gas and bloating, anxiety, mild depression, jaundice, finally saw my GP and a GI specialist. Dx'd with Gilbert's Syndrome, suspected Celiac by GI.

2010 - Muscle weakness, itchy hands, dizziness and worsening previous symptoms, almost gluten-free by accident, felt much better. Totally gluten-free for a month, felt almost normal, followed by g-challenge and symptoms returned.

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