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What Do You Do When You've Been Glutened?

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I was glutened on monday [3 days ago] and I'm just getting sicker every day, what do you guys do when you're glutened? Any home remidies?

My symptoms are:

diarrhea

bloating

fatigue

stomach pains

and the general feeling of just being really ill and i feel as though i need to throw up

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Ugh. This sounds very familiar. I hunker down and pray to every deity I can think of. :)

Seriously:

For bloating, I find carbonated beverages can really help. I avoid all vegetables and spices. They just make me worse. I stick with bland foods and NO dairy. I might have a gluten free bagel or toast, potato or chips, french fries are usually good for me, and all white foods. Terrible for you, but they cut down on my gas and diarrhea. Several people take supplements, but I find I'm even worse. But I've heard several people mention activated charcoal -- I'm sure they will chime in with suggestions and directions. I would be willing to try this.

Be willing to give yourself time off. I don't go to the gym (nothing like stinking up the treadmill area! You might be able to foist it off on the "other guy," but it's embarrassing!) and I stay away from social engagements. I don't feel well anyway, and I only want to eat my own food.

How long have you been gluten-free? When I first went gluten-free, the healing time was brutal -- a full three weeks of misery. Now I'm still at about three weeks, but I have a day or two of brutal symptoms, then a week of middling -- weird BMs, gas from harmless foods, etc. -- and then one week feeling like I'm 100%....and then another week of middling symptoms. Then I'm all better. So hopefully, you'll find this as well. I never eat gluten on purpose, but I'm very social, so I take a risk every time I eat out.

Hope you feel better soon. You are in good company. (or miserable company, depending on how we are feeling each day!)

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:) I take a good, long, hot soak in a bath with epsom salts and lemon or lime. I rub my feet (especially the ball of my foot) with Bag Balm and put socks on before bed. I drink plenty of liquids too. (Filtered water.)

If I can, I excercise the next day to sweat it out.

I haven't had to do this for awhile because I'm really careful. The bag balm (available at WalGreens) foot rub is great when you can't sleep. Hope this helps! (Everybody responds differently and I'm not a medical practioner.)

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I drink lots of hot mint tea (Trader Joe's mint melange). Feels good, helps with nausea and keeps me from getting dehydrated. I'm usually hungry, which doesn't make much sense but I like rice noodles, white rice and rice chex. Mashed potatoes.

We discussed this here last month, but wine helps! I don't know why - maybe just relaxation.

Good luck!

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Ugh. This sounds very familiar. I hunker down and pray to every deity I can think of. :)

Seriously:

For bloating, I find carbonated beverages can really help. I avoid all vegetables and spices. They just make me worse. I stick with bland foods and NO dairy. I might have a gluten free bagel or toast, potato or chips, french fries are usually good for me, and all white foods. Terrible for you, but they cut down on my gas and diarrhea. Several people take supplements, but I find I'm even worse. But I've heard several people mention activated charcoal -- I'm sure they will chime in with suggestions and directions. I would be willing to try this.

Be willing to give yourself time off. I don't go to the gym (nothing like stinking up the treadmill area! You might be able to foist it off on the "other guy," but it's embarrassing!) and I stay away from social engagements. I don't feel well anyway, and I only want to eat my own food.

How long have you been gluten-free? When I first went gluten-free, the healing time was brutal -- a full three weeks of misery. Now I'm still at about three weeks, but I have a day or two of brutal symptoms, then a week of middling -- weird BMs, gas from harmless foods, etc. -- and then one week feeling like I'm 100%....and then another week of middling symptoms. Then I'm all better. So hopefully, you'll find this as well. I never eat gluten on purpose, but I'm very social, so I take a risk every time I eat out.

Hope you feel better soon. You are in good company. (or miserable company, depending on how we are feeling each day!)

thankyou so much! i've been drinking alot of water and ive had two glasses of coke today, but i'm just still feeling so sick! i feel alot worse today than i did the past two days!

i've been gluten free for two months now, and it's the owner of our school canteen who gave me the gluten, when he told me it was gluten free, i realised when i was half way through (got the stomach pains, felt sick)

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:) I take a good, long, hot soak in a bath with epsom salts and lemon or lime. I rub my feet (especially the ball of my foot) with Bag Balm and put socks on before bed. I drink plenty of liquids too. (Filtered water.)

If I can, I excercise the next day to sweat it out.

I haven't had to do this for awhile because I'm really careful. The bag balm (available at WalGreens) foot rub is great when you can't sleep. Hope this helps! (Everybody responds differently and I'm not a medical practioner.)

that foot rub sounds amazing, but i live in australia so we don't have walgreens :(

i will definately be taking a hot bath for sure!

is it okay to feel sorry for myself too? haha ;)

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that foot rub sounds amazing, but i live in australia so we don't have walgreens :(

i will definately be taking a hot bath for sure!

is it okay to feel sorry for myself too? haha ;)

This may sound strange, but you can probably get it at a farm supply store...bag balm was originally used for chapped cow udders LOL But people discovered the benefits, too ;) My mom has been using it for years, and she still gets it from farm supply because it's cheaper!

I'm a newbie as well...I'm surprised to hear that carbonated beverages help! I would have thought the opposite! And wine? wow!

So far all I know to do is drink lots of water and peppermint tea.

And yes, feeling sorry for yourself can help, too ;)

This thread is a neat one to read through:

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