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Gluten Reaction-How Long Can It Last?

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Hi there,

I've just recently tried to elminate gluten from my diet. My sister has just been diagnosed as having celiac's disease and though i haven't been diagnosed myself yet i have many of the symptoms. My doctor years ago advised me to cut out gluten after being diagnosed as having IBS. Also as a child i inexplicably didn't develop enamel on my back teeth and i had very delayed puberty so all signs point to a gluten intolerence if not celiac's disease itself!

I brought gluten back during a trip to Italy and sure enough the discomfort and bloating returned almost immediately, though not too badly. On the day of my return from Italy things got much worse and i broke out in an eczema type rash all over, i stopped eating gluten on arrival home but over the next few days the rash got worse and i was hit by extremely bad stomach pains and bloating. My question is, is it normal to react to gluten for the days following eating it or is it likely that i'm still eating something that is causing all this digestive woe?

thanks guys! i'm still so new to this stuff that it's all a bit confusing.

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Hi there,

I've just recently tried to elminate gluten from my diet. My sister has just been diagnosed as having celiac's disease and though i haven't been diagnosed myself yet i have many of the symptoms. My doctor years ago advised me to cut out gluten after being diagnosed as having IBS. Also as a child i inexplicably didn't develop enamel on my back teeth and i had very delayed puberty so all signs point to a gluten intolerence if not celiac's disease itself!

I brought gluten back during a trip to Italy and sure enough the discomfort and bloating returned almost immediately, though not too badly. On the day of my return from Italy things got much worse and i broke out in an eczema type rash all over, i stopped eating gluten on arrival home but over the next few days the rash got worse and i was hit by extremely bad stomach pains and bloating. My question is, is it normal to react to gluten for the days following eating it or is it likely that i'm still eating something that is causing all this digestive woe?

thanks guys! i'm still so new to this stuff that it's all a bit confusing.

It can take weeks (or even longer) to recover from a really good glutening (which it sounds like you had)!

I hope you had a good time eating all that yummy stuff....sorry you are paying for it now! :(

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It can take weeks (or even longer) to recover from a really good glutening (which it sounds like you had)!

I hope you had a good time eating all that yummy stuff....sorry you are paying for it now! :(

Ugh...thanks for that. I really did have a good time but the pain sure ain't worth it. I consider that my final hurrah! to gluten. The only thing i'm worried about is if i have to do a blood test, it mean's i will have to eat some gluten right?...I would really rather not...

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Ugh...thanks for that. I really did have a good time but the pain sure ain't worth it. I consider that my final hurrah! to gluten. The only thing i'm worried about is if i have to do a blood test, it mean's i will have to eat some gluten right?...I would really rather not...

Yes, if you plan on getting tested, you need to be eating gluten for at the very least 6 weeks (most docs say 3 months)!

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