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Hello all! I'm one of those whose blood test was negative, but endoscopy showed some 'light damage', and the gluten-free diet resolved all my many debilitating symptoms. I took this to mean I should stay gluten-free! Both my docs agreed I'm gluten-intolerant but weren't definite about saying it was officially celiac

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Yes, I got unexplained fevers often before going gluten free and I have had them when getting glutened. I started a thread about being too hot in hot weather and several people mentioned the "gluten fever" they get when glutened. Here's that thread:

Thanks!! Whew, that makes me feel better. B)

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I also have had random fevers in the past (before going gluten-free) but since they were usually accompanied by diarrhea, I would always figure it's yet another stomach bug.

The last month before going gluten-free I had regular "chills" at night with diarrhea, even without a fever - just feeling freezing and uncontrollable shaking even wrapped in a blanket. Going gluten-free resolved both problems, so I'm guessing gluten can definately cause fever/chills.

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About 2 weeks ago I got gluten poisoning and had upset stomach, diarrhea, migraine / headache with foggy brain, low grade fever (right under 100), really bad chills / rigors. I thought I had caught something at work or given something to my coworkers and had felt guilty. Then a couple of days ago on Friday I got gluten poisoning again. I woke up Saturday with all the symptoms and got the cold chills / rigors again Saturday night. One thing that helped me is that I took some Glutenease 2X and some probiotics and that really helped out a lot. Thank you for having this forum so I know this is something that can be associated with Gluten Intolerance.

 

Hello all! I'm one of those whose blood test was negative, but endoscopy showed some 'light damage', and the gluten-free diet resolved all my many debilitating symptoms. I took this to mean I should stay gluten-free! Both my docs agreed I'm gluten-intolerant but weren't definite about saying it was officially celiac � but maybe early stage celiac (which is kind of frustrating).

Well occasionally, like a lot of us, I do still get accidentally glutened. One thing I get is a low-grade fever, which I realized I'd never heard anyone else mention before. It really worried my doctor for a while, that I had this fever with no apparent virus or bacterial infection. But it does seem to happen to me any time I get glutened, along with all the awful digestive symptoms, complete loss of energy, body aches and general 'brain fog'. It all goes away within about a week of ingesting gluten.

Does anyone else here get a low fever (for me, under 100) when they react to gluten? Now and then I just get worried that I have other issues to investigate, even though it *seems* like gluten explains it, especially because of my ambiguous diagnosis.

Much appreciated!

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I'm undiagnosed (possibly gluten intolerant) but I also get low-grade fevers (with joint pain, headache, etc. right after). I cannot connect it to certain foods, but I know it has to do with inflammation. A colonoscopy revealed focal colitis (just a fancy word for inflammation in your colon! lol). 

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Hello,

 

I am a mom of 5 kids who has gluten and dairy "issues." I believe that all of my kids have some sort of issue with gluten, we are currently trying to figure it out.  My now 6 year old was a very, very ill boy in infancy and toddlerhood.  We had him on a gluten-free diet (and off of dairy, nuts, and a few other things) and his health improved greatly.  He had tested + on some things through the blood test, and + on other things (some overlapped) through applied kinesiology, as did I and now a couple of my other children (controversial, I know).  

 

My point is that at 4 years old, when he tested out of some allergens we introduced those things back in and he was completely fine.  Eventually we thought we would try to introduce gluten back into his diet to see.  When we did, he started getting sick - every two weeks - with 3 days of fever, stomach issues and headache.  This went on for months, I recorded everything.  He went through a ton of testing, through Children's Hospital and was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder through an immunologist (a fever one).  This just did not sit right with me.  All of a sudden, he has a fever disorder?  So, I took him off gluten, and he never was sick again in that way.  His pediatrician, allergist, and immunologist did not really accept our inclination that it stopped because we took him back off of gluten!

 

Now he is by far the healthiest one out of all of us.  

 

About 5 years ago, I was finally convinced (and accepted) that I had a gluten "issue."  I was sick all of the time, including with fevers.  And, the two times that I have truly "tested" myself with eating gluten since then, I have been extremely sick for a few days, including low-grade fevers.

 

When your body is inflamed it will react.  This is what was happening in my son - they found "non-specific" inflammation, which caused his body to react with a fever.  And what are allergens to the body?  Attackers...inflammation.  I had a couple of chronic inflamed muscles for years in my back and in my hip.  Gone a few months after I had cut out all gluten.  Dang.  Spent a ton on chiropractic care.

 

I really, really was disappointed that the 3 medical professionals "helping" us through these difficult times did not fully embrace this finding.  I believe that is a crime.  SO MANY MORE people suffer because of this.  They do not know, do not have the support to know, that what truly ails them is triggered from a food issue.

 

Thanks for listening...I hope that this helps someone.

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Yes! I definitely do. I tried a gluten challenge last week, started Monday night and by Friday I was absolutely miserable so I stopped eating it. Gas, stomach upset, a low grade fever, fatigue, body aches.. I thought I was getting the flu, but by Saturday I was pretty much fine and it hasn't happened since I stopped eating it. You're not alone.

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