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Hey guys,

Been off gluten almost 4 months and things are generally going in the right direction. However it is very up and down. It seems like right after I have a really good few days it can be followed by a bad few days. I think that it is probably "healing crisis" going on. These cycles usually start with me feeling really good, eating right, getting lots of sun, etc. Then they are followed by really down days that can have bad gas/foul stools and really bad fatigue and emotional symptoms. These time periods only last for a few days usually. I am guessing its just my body rebuilding and getting rid of garbage but i didn't know if anybody else had any experience going through these kind of "cycles"

-Joe

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Hi Joe - One of the situations which changes is the mixture of microorgansims in our intestines. The bad smell and gas are the result of microorganisms digesting the food we eat. If we are producing sufficient pancreatic enzymes and digesting food well then the bacteria and yeasts don't have that source of nutrients to grow on so some people take pancreatic digestive enzymes to supplement what our pancreas produces. If you keep a food diary then you could correlate what you eat and the problems you have after eating it and change your diet accordingly. I use the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in choosing the foods I eat. The term used for intestinal overgrowths of microorganisms is Dysbiosis and there are many remedies, both meds and supplements. Many people use probiotics, capsules, yogurt, kefir, fresh made sauerkout (sp) to add back healthy bacteria to the gut.

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Hi, i went through loads of up and down days until my 5month after being diagnosed, then it started to slow down. I do still get random days of loose bms and crying for no reason and feeling achy all over but im pretty sure its a healing process. I mean we have been poisoning ourselves for god knows how long im not surprised! Hopefully it'll settle into a routine more. I found drinking more water, taking Echinacea and getting as much sun as possible helped.

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Thanks, yea that is how it seems. A lot of people talk about the "healing crisis" when you really start taking care of yourself. Its like your body conserves and builds up its energy and then catapults forward and releases a bunch of toxins and garbage from your system. It makes you feel very crappy for a few days but then your system as a whole is a lot better afterwards.

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Thanks, yea that is how it seems. A lot of people talk about the "healing crisis" when you really start taking care of yourself. Its like your body conserves and builds up its energy and then catapults forward and releases a bunch of toxins and garbage from your system. It makes you feel very crappy for a few days but then your system as a whole is a lot better afterwards.

Our family has been off gluten for almost 3 months now because my husband has Celiacs. His symptoms have dramatically decreased, but there are days where they reappeared and we wondered what we did wrong. It was quite discouraging. What has helped was keeping a food diary, as suggested by Mari. We were able to pinpoint other foods that were causing problems, but only since beginning the diet, such as orange juice, egg yolks, paprika, etc. We never would have suspected these intolerances. Some people in this forum explain that new intolerances are quite common during the healing period. Hang in there !

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Hey guys,

Then they are followed by really down days that can have bad gas/foul stools and really bad fatigue and emotional symptoms. These time periods only last for a few days usually. "

-Joe

I get this, along with stomach pain, if I eat foods high in fructose (certain fruits, onions, some sweeteners, etc). The tricky thing is that the symptoms don't show up until a couple of days after I eat an offending food. So what I eat before the pain is not necessarily what's causing the pain. You may want to keep a food diary to see if your problems have any pattern based on what you're eating.

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