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So Sleepy After Eating Pizza.........

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hi there,

A couple of months ago, I was tested for celiac disease with the blood test and the stomach biopsy and both were negative... i was really disappointed (since i wanted to figure out why i've been having so much gas/bloating since I was 14 - now 30)... i thought, maybe wheat isn't my problem, so yesterday i had four slices of pizza and afterwards, i wanted to fall asleep (it was almost like i had taken one of my sleeping pills)... so i went to bed, woke up very tired and now it's 12pm and i'm still really drowsy... now, i've read that being extremely tired after eating wheat can be a symptom of gluten intolerance... so now i'm thinking that maybe i don't have celiac disease, but am just gluten intolerant... does this sounds familiar to anyone?? i googled it and i'm sort of confused, because i also read some things not related to gluten intolerance (like blood glucose levels going high after eating carbohydrates so you feel sleepy after) but i didn't have this sleepiness after eating the ww tortilla sometimes... i'm just confused, and i was wondering what the experienced celiac diseasers think...

thanx so much,

jenny

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I would guess you will keep getting that reaction if you keep eating gluten whether it is gluten intolerance or Celiac.

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That sounds just like me - I used to go out for pizza and beer and would "crash" afterward, I cut out the gluten and no crashing. I was never tested, I just knew it made me feel better to not have it so I have stuck with it.

You might want to try a bit of trial and error. With pizzas - you have obviously the gluten, you have tomatoes which is a nightshade and can cause allergy problems, and all of the cheese can be a lactose problem. If you dipped it in ranch, again more lactose. Try out different foods that just have the one ingredient (i.e. salsa for the tomatoes, bread or crackers for the wheat, and cheese for the lactose) and see how your body reacts.

I actually did the Clean diet (link to book here) which is an elimination diet that you cut out the most typical food allergens for a few weeks and then gradually add them back in to see what you have problems with. I have done the program twice now and every time I am amazed at how much better I feel.

Good luck!

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It very well could be a gluten reaction. Since you handle whole wheat tortillas fine then it could be blood sugar related or related to the dairy or nightshades in the pizza. Since you are 100% done with testing I would try a strict gluten free diet for a few weeks and then add it back to see if you see a reaction. That's the only way you will really know!

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yeah i think i'm going to try to go gluten-free entirely and see what happens... i got my energy back and then i had a couple of slices more just to see, and the same thing happened... like i had taken a sleeping pill... the toppings were cheese, green olives, and mushrooms... no tomatoes...

thanx. :o)

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I have been having issues eating pizza for the last 5 years. What i discovered is, everything that has a pizza crust make me feel very sluggish and tires. 

The day i eat pizza, i get no symptom, a couple of days later i start to have heavy ringing noises in my hears and on the 4th days i start to get very tired and sluggish. That feeling will last at least 2 weeks before i start to feel better.

I did not eat pizza or any other meal that contain pizza crust like for 3 years and my energy was as it best.

Then last week i've tried to eat pizza again just to see how i would feel, then 4 days after i became sluggish and very tired. I even had hard time getting out of bed in the morning.

I wish i new what is in that crust that make me feel so sleepy. I eat cheese, tomato olives and other pizza ingredient and i never get tired.

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