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OK here it is, did anyone else feel worse when the wert gluten free. I was daignosed aweek ago have been gluten free since then. I feel nauseous after everytime I eat or drink something. A symptom I never had before, will this eventually go away or am I missing something?

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Some people feel worse before they start to feel better.

Sometimes it is cross contamination you are not aware of.

Sometimes it is eating too many gluten free products that are processed.

Your stomach needs time to heal.

Eat mostly meat, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruits and nuts and see if you feel better.

Do have a separate toaster? Scratched pans? Gluten eaters in your home? Do you kiss someone who eats gluten? Including the dog? These are potential sources of contamination.

I hope you feel better soon. I had terrible nausea before I went gluten free. It cleared up after.

But many others have noticed that too.

Welcome!

I'm sure others here will have some good information for you.

Oh yeah, and secondary intolerances like dairy, soy, nightshades could be surfacing too.

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For me, maybe not you, but you can decide: I would get nauseous when I started worrying about " is the food gluten-free?". " OMG! Did I check the label?"

This was just psychological and went away, mostly. I still have panic moments but I stop & think. I'm thinking of putting " Don't Panic" in large reassuring letters on the front of my recipe book.

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I feel nauseous after everytime I eat or drink something. A symptom I never had before, will this eventually go away or am I missing something?

That was me, too. Never had nausea with eating, and then suddenly, I had it after going gluten free, within days.

For me, it turned out to be two things:

1 - I was more sensitive to gluten than average and reacted to many gluten free foods' level of gluten.

2 - Turns out I have food allergies and intolerances. No signs before this, no hives, no nothing. But after going gluten free, I started reacting to some other foods with headaches, or nausea, or a few other things. I had to drop my diet to very unprocessed foods - fruits, veggies, plain meat, etc... - and keep a food journal to get a start on finding these. Finally got allergy tests, but the food journal found the problem foods faster than I got the tests, and the tests actually pretty much confirmed much of what I'd found out with the journal. Some reactions that would include gas or inflammation of the intestines would then flare up every time I consumed something, for a few days following the 'bad' food.

Another problematic issue was that a couple of my allergies were foods that are in much higher concentrations in the processed gluten-free food.

Also...hmmm...have you been eating a lot of dairy or items with xanthan gum? Many celiacs are lactose intolerant until they heal. Also, a number of people are sensitive to xanthan gum and react with gut symptoms. That could be a problem. Again, sometimes those reactions pretty much wax and wane from the time the food goes in your belly until it comes out the other end (to be a bit too graphic).

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Yes, many of us get symptoms we never had before after going gluten free. Many of these symptoms are intolerances to other foods that were masked previously by the body being overwhelmed by the gluten. Once the gluten load is relieved we are able to hear the other voices piping up, "What about me?" :)

These foods for me were mainly soy and nightshades, but everyone is different and every reaction is different. My other foods made me itch like crazy with red rashes itching and hives; you may have whatever kind of response your body uses to deal with such problems. (I have always been a skin reaction type person; that is why I have psoriasis :lol: )

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tks for all the feedback makes me feel not so narotic. Dumb question 2 what the heckis nightshades I have never heard of it.

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Nightshades are a plant family that includes potato, tomato, eggplant, tobacco, sweet pepper, and other plants.

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Speaking of nightshades, if you're allergic to one or two for sure...are you allergic to the rest? Or is that a random thing too?

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I don't risk it, except for a little cayenne pepper. and paprika Tomatoes and potatoes were definite positives for me, and I had always kinda avoided green peppers, I guess for a reason.. Lurved eggplant, but I cut them all out until I hope my leaky gut is healed and then I will try them again, starting with eggplant. Since I have RA it is just not worth it to me right now.

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tks for all the info. It is a steep learning curve which I am sure I am getting slowly but surely. You guys are a great resource and I am glad your out here for all of us newbies. I am sure before long I will be 1 of you all(being able to give good knowledgeable advice that is)

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