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Do You Think I Got 'glutened'?

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I have my suspicions that the meal I had at the food court yesterday had gluten in it. It was a butter chicken 'curry' with white rice. I'd bought curry at a food court before but afterwards realised it was a different chain store (the other one had 'gluten free' signs up).

It didn't immediately effect me although I was already fatigued and I got a little bit shaky. Then, from midnight onwards last night I got the internal shakes really bad, I also got night sweats and it would come in rolling heat waves. I also felt extremely dehydrated, my lips were so dry and just would not stay moist for long at all. I got to sleep around 2.30am. This morning I felt tired but still shaky, felt a tiny bit better after eating. This afternoon I'm wiped, probably from lack of sleep but I'm still shaking and when I lie down I have the internal shakes the worst still. I've had some muscle twitches too the whole time. I also feel a bit bloated tonight.

So, does this sound like a glutening?

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Could be. You may get D in the next day or two. Eating at food courts without gluten free menus is always risky. Better to bring a snack in your bag or eat before you leave.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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So is it usual for the effects of being glutened to take a little while to hit and then to go after its passed through your body?

Yes. For example with myself neuro symptoms hit pretty quick but the D takes about 3 days. Some will get an upset stomach or other symptoms within hours of injestion but some can take up to a week to react. That is why when we do elimination diets we are supposed to add the new foods in one at a time and for a week straight before deciding we are okay with it. A symptom and food log can help us to see what our pattern is.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Ok, had a bit of D but not a lot. However I'm still feeling so dehydrated, I'm up to 48 hours since I ate the meal. The internal shaking has stopped but I'm very fatigued (could be the low iron though) and still having muscle twitches. I took a magnesium tablet this morning for that which I think helped and have been drinking water all day but still feel so thirsty. Anyone else have this?

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This is basically what happened to me last Thursday. I've been on the gluten challenge thing, and last Thursday, (it was 3 weeks into the challenge) I too was already feeling brain fog, pale, fatigued etc. I was also increasingly stressed and anxious (physically so, not due to anything in my life) and then I just started trembling, shaking, and my heart started racing. I too had D two days later quite noticeably worse than usual, and have now a bit since, but it's dying down, as is my gluten intake.

At the time, I assumed it was gluten related, but I don't really know. Reading your post, made me think more that it was gluten related.

I also noticed how extra extra dry and dehydrated I've been on this challenge, but hadn't really linked it to gluten as I thought it was another medication I've started, but now I'm thinking maybe it was related.

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