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I have been gluten free for 3 weeks now and feel so much better. My gas, bloating, heartburn, tingling in hands, and anxiety improved and I even was told I started speaking more clearly because I used to mumble all the time. I had withdrawal symptoms of headaches, muscle aches, pain on the outside of my shins, and a tingling cold sensation in my left foot which all still come and go but are better. So, after 2 weeks gluten free I took a food allergy blood panel and found out today I am allergic to corn but not wheat. I have to admit I was disappointed a little. I had been feeling so much better and now find out that wheat wasn't an issue for me. The corn makes sense as I get really sick and light headed when I eat it, but now I am not sure if gluten is okay or not. Should I assume gluten is okay now? I am almost afraid to introduce it again since I feel so much better. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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gluten intolerance is not an allergy and would not show up on an allergy testing panel.

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Thanks Jestgar, I am so new and naive to all this. I decided to join this site because I have linked to it so many times through google searches and the people on here seem so knowledgable and eager to help. Also, I have been recommended to avoid gluten and am seeing great results in my health. I still think I have a sensitivity to gluten, just not confirmed medically yet. I did ask the nurse if this test would pick up a gluten sensitivity because I don't have an allergic reaction to gluten like skin breaking out, vomiting, or anything like that. They symptoms are internal and physchological. She said that wheat should show up on the blood test. But from reading other posts, it looks like doctors and nurses are still learning about gluten sensitivity and celiac disease along with the rest of us. I guess I will have to figure out what the next step is. I will have to get a blood test for gluten intolerance if there is one.

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I am wondering the same thing about myself. When I first started the diet I ate only meat, fruit and veggies. After a while I found out that corn REALLY makes me sick. I am waiting to feel better again and it is going a lot slower than it did at first, so I'm thinking it might be hidden corn in some of the stuff I eat. I have heard that they even dust some RICE with corn starch! They dust some cheese with corn starch!

If I ever get better I'm going to make some gluten filled pie crust (no corn in that) and eat lots of it for three days. If I get no reaction, I'll know it's just corn that bothers me. That might not sound like a relief to most people, but if it is just corn, I can eat pie crust and not feel as deprived as I do now with no bread at all. I can make biscuits too. (I know I can make my own gluten free biscuits and pie crust, but most recipes call for cornstarch, or xanthan gum which is made using corn.)

I'm probably setting myself up for a fall. Mom was diagnosed (biopsy) with Celiac so I know my odds of having it are greater. But I can always hope, right?

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