Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter
0
lolololo

Is There Such Thing As Gluten Detox/withdrawal?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I looked around the forums and saw some people posting about it. I stopped eating gluten two weeks ago because it was upsetting my stomach and giving me awful anxiety.

Since then I have had:

-headaches

-random panic attacks

-occasional runny nose/watery eyes

-stomach growl

-fatigue

-soreness in my lower back and neck

Could these be from a withdrawal or detox from gluten?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


Most definitely! My first few weeks gluten free were quite yucky. I felt sick in general with nausea, vomiting, headaches, intense food cravings, dizzines...and many others experience this, too. Thankfully the good news is that it is temporary. Soon this withdrawal will be forgotten and you will be reaping the benefits of your new diet and life.

Glad you've joined us! Welcome.


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most definitely! My first few weeks gluten free were quite yucky. I felt sick in general with nausea, vomiting, headaches, intense food cravings, dizzines...and many others experience this, too. Thankfully the good news is that it is temporary. Soon this withdrawal will be forgotten and you will be reaping the benefits of your new diet and life.

Glad you've joined us! Welcome.

Thank you! I'm so glad there is a community on here that is willing to help and so positive. It's also good to hear that there is such thing as a gluten detox. I was getting a little nervous. I am on week two and the symptoms aren't AS bad, but the headaches are usually each day and dizziness and foggy vision is getting annoying. :). Hopefully it'll be gone soon.

Yes, yes, and yes again! Mine lasted 6 weeks. Felt ike a bad flu.

Good to hear I'm not alone. 6 weeks hmmmm that would be 4 more weeks for me :( lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hang in there Twinklestars, it is well worth it when you get to the other side :)


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

------------

Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hang in there Twinklestars, it is well worth it when you get to the other side :)

I am in it right now, too. Day 4 here. Feel like crap. Very, very irritable and icky-feeling. Headache and itchy skin. You would think I had been glutened!

Depressed, too....feeling like I am never going to be able to eat normal again.... :(

I went gluten free for 2 weeks about a month ago after my blood test came back positive and I felt exactly like this. Then my GI doc ordered me back on gluten, and it went away (but all the other gluten symptoms came back). So I know it's gluten withdrawl....it just sucks.


Celiac DX 9/2011 ~ Gluten free ever since

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 10/2011

Premature Ovarian Failure 11/2010

Rheumatoid Arthritis 10/2011

Sjogren's Disease 10/2011

"The best way out is always through" ~Robert Frost

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi. I have just started gluten free, day 4, and the headache is so intense. I have hashimoto's hypothyroidism and the symptoms of that have forced me off milk. Not dairy free totally just milk which has made a big difference but most symptoms remain even though thyroid meds have regulated my thyroid now. So I'm just waiting for bloods to see if I am celiac. I've come off the gluten anyway as most advice for hashimoto's is gluten free. I feel loads better, apart from the headache, and the bloating seems to have gone already. I want to work through any side effects from gluten detox so I can hopefully feel better and try to lose some weight that the hypothyroidism put on for me!

It's good to know you guys are out there for help and support. 

Good luck to everyone is the journey whether just starting out or not. ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope you are all feeling better by now :) I am newly diagnosed and have been on a strict gluten free diet for 4 weeks. I was ok the first 4 weeks and now I've been running to the toilet for 5 days. I feel worse than ever, I am not sure what to do. I had no withdrawal symptoms at first and digestive issues were not part of my top signs or symptoms before. I have cut lactose too. I'm thinking of cutting tofu, but i'm vegetarian, so the options are running out. I feel fine if i don't eat. I'm glad this forum exists, this is quite an isolating experience.


2.5 pounds at birth, anemic and now iron deficient and hope for normal levels once villi return.

Diagnosed Celiac myself then confirmed by blood test and endoscopy July 2018. Colonoscopy=normal! 
Seizures from 8yrs old to 32, then nothing until 45 yrs old, seizure on dec 1st 2018. No brain damage on MRI.

DDD in several discs, and 2 herniated cervical discs, 20 years of BODY pain, but MUCH better since gluten-free & yoga.

Plantar Fasciitis and neuromas in feet, arthritis in big toes. Tendonitis in lower leg, tennis elbow. Pain while walking since mid 2016 with all these issues, but better with physio/ schockwave therapy.

ON a gluten-free, vegetarian, low fodmap, no more than 2 ingredients in processed food diet. Blepharitis since mid 2016, but getting better recently after allergy discoveries: Soy, Lactose, Apples, Celery, Hazlenuts, Almonds.

Mononucleosis at 15yrs old for 6 months

Dedicated to doing better, living an easier life full of fun, getting rid of intolerances, pain and doing research to help myself and to help others.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi healthysquirrel. How are you going today? Is it possible you have caught some kind of bug and the running to the loo is not related? I hope you feel better soon. 

 

I don't feel too bad.  Headache is easing but still there. 

 

I hate having these diseases and I hate being 20 kilos over weight because of it!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/2/2018 at 10:55 AM, healthysquirrel said:

I hope you are all feeling better by now :) I am newly diagnosed and have been on a strict gluten free diet for 4 weeks. I was ok the first 4 weeks and now I've been running to the toilet for 5 days. I feel worse than ever, I am not sure what to do. I had no withdrawal symptoms at first and digestive issues were not part of my top signs or symptoms before. I have cut lactose too. I'm thinking of cutting tofu, but i'm vegetarian, so the options are running out. I feel fine if i don't eat. I'm glad this forum exists, this is quite an isolating experience.

Hi,

It's not unusual for symptoms to vary a lot for the first 6 months.  What I would do if my symptoms suddenly worsened is to re-examine everything I'd eaten for last several days.  It's easy to get contaminated by something with gluten.  Some companies are better at excluding gluten than others.

One thing to watch out for is eating too much of the same foods every day.  That can sometimes lead to developing reactions to that food.  Also, I suggest you do drop soy from your diet.  Soy is not really good for us and it is put in all kinds of foods.  Soy is a top 8 food allergen in the USA.

It is helpful to eliminate all sugar and carbs from the diet also if you are experiencing gas and bloating.  The better way to eat is to stick with whole foods you cook yourself at home.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your reply. I have been cooking for myself and bringing food everywhere i go :)  I will cut soy, but that means cutting tempeh and gluten-free miso that are supposed to be good for healing the gut. Maybe those are ok since they are fermented ? I’m no longer running for the toilet, but I still go just as often. Like 5 to 6 times a day. Glamorous ! I have cut sugar, but still eat fruit. I really thought I would feel better and I just feel worse than before. Sucks. 


2.5 pounds at birth, anemic and now iron deficient and hope for normal levels once villi return.

Diagnosed Celiac myself then confirmed by blood test and endoscopy July 2018. Colonoscopy=normal! 
Seizures from 8yrs old to 32, then nothing until 45 yrs old, seizure on dec 1st 2018. No brain damage on MRI.

DDD in several discs, and 2 herniated cervical discs, 20 years of BODY pain, but MUCH better since gluten-free & yoga.

Plantar Fasciitis and neuromas in feet, arthritis in big toes. Tendonitis in lower leg, tennis elbow. Pain while walking since mid 2016 with all these issues, but better with physio/ schockwave therapy.

ON a gluten-free, vegetarian, low fodmap, no more than 2 ingredients in processed food diet. Blepharitis since mid 2016, but getting better recently after allergy discoveries: Soy, Lactose, Apples, Celery, Hazlenuts, Almonds.

Mononucleosis at 15yrs old for 6 months

Dedicated to doing better, living an easier life full of fun, getting rid of intolerances, pain and doing research to help myself and to help others.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0