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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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