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Can Other Allergies Be Caused By Gluten Intolerance?

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Hey guys,

A brief synopsis of my story: I suspect that I've always had gluten intolerance (uanble to get tone, gas, poor digestion) but in Aug 2010 my full blown gluten intolerance appeared when I had a traumatic experience (almost died from an overdose on Prilosec). I am one week gluten free and my health is improving at a steady pace.

Now for about 3 years prior to my gluten intolerance appearence I smoked marijuana heavily. I mean probably 10-15 times a day. I loved marijuana. When my gluten intolerance appeared, I developed this weird allergy/reaction to marijuana where ever time I smoke or eat bud, my throat gets real tight, I get esophageal spasms and my anxiety goes through the roof. I overall feel bad on it.

My question is can weird allergies/reactions crop up whe you have gluten intolerance/Celiacs and you are heavily glutened?

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Definitely. After I got off gluten I stared having a bad reaction to corn, so my doctor ordered a blood test and low and behold I am allergic to corn now. I have ate corn my whole life and never had an issue with it before. Keep in mind I live in Omaha and can't eat corn in Nebraska. That's almost impossible. The common ones that people on this site speak about are soy, casein, corn, nightshades, caffeine. I am not sure what in marijuana would give you an allergic reaction. But, you can't ignore what your body is telling you. Also, a lot of people will be intolerant to something and after going gluten free for a while and healing they will be able to eat it again. My corn allergy doesn't give me anxiety like gluten does, so if I really want a dr. pepper (corn syrup) I can have one and just deal with the gas. Hopefully your other allergies will calm down once you heal.

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Could the marijuana be cross contaminated with gluten? For instance, if you're buying it from someone else (as opposed to growing your own), could they be growing it near a wheat field or could they be putting it on a counter where they prepare sandwiches or other things with gluten?

Mind you, I'm not advocating that you grow your own, which may or may not be legal depending on the state you live in. :P

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I'm glad to hear you're getting your health back.

Yes, celiac can cause other intolerances/allergies. Celiac disease damages the intestine and bits of protein, lectin, and other food substances that normally stay in the intestinal lumen make it through to your blood where you can react to them. There is a documented cross-reaction between tomato and marijuana. Are you sensitive to eating tomatoes?

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I don't know Skylark. I can't remember any direct symptoms related to tomato. I have just been constantly sick for over a year now and shoveling fast food the whole time.

I hope you are right jmrogers and my bud allergy goes away. I can deal with all of this if I was high as a kite.

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If the point of the pot is to relax it sounds like using it now is counterproductive.

You need to find a new way to mellow out.

And while gluten may have a part in triggering allergies or intolerances, it sound like you are having an allergic reaction to the pot, not autoimmune.

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Hey guys,

A brief synopsis of my story: I suspect that I've always had gluten intolerance (uanble to get tone, gas, poor digestion) but in Aug 2010 my full blown gluten intolerance appeared when I had a traumatic experience (almost died from an overdose on Prilosec). I am one week gluten free and my health is improving at a steady pace.

Now for about 3 years prior to my gluten intolerance appearence I smoked marijuana heavily. I mean probably 10-15 times a day. I loved marijuana. When my gluten intolerance appeared, I developed this weird allergy/reaction to marijuana where ever time I smoke or eat bud, my throat gets real tight, I get esophageal spasms and my anxiety goes through the roof. I overall feel bad on it.

My question is can weird allergies/reactions crop up whe you have gluten intolerance/Celiacs and you are heavily glutened?

I have a friend that is exact same thing happened to as well. My friend was a daily smoker for years and suddenly began having these problems (throat tightening, etc)... they went to an allergist and had many tests done. Turns out mold or pollen is most probably the cause and it's likely a cross-contamination issue since marijuana is sometimes grown outdoors.

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The problem with illegal drugs is that they are illegal. So they are not regulated like prescription drugs, this means ANYTHING could be in the drugs. So if you have any sort of allergy or intolerance, it's probably to best avoid all unregulated substances.

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I think you may have a real problem with marijuana. Smoking it 10-15 times a day and continuing to smoke it, even if you are having issues breathing, seems like a drug addiction. Try giving it up and see if you feel better. Will probably take a few weeks to feel better and get it out of your system.

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The problem with illegal drugs is that they are illegal. So they are not regulated like prescription drugs, this means ANYTHING could be in the drugs.

Exactly.

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I haven't smoked pot in months now. I quit my heavy smoking back in Aug of 2010. I have since then a handful of times since then and I get that tight throat, esophageal spasm, and racing heart/anxiety when I did.

Peeptoad - Did your buddy ever overcome that problem? Was he a Celiac?

I'm hoping that once I get my GI under control that my weird allergies will go away.

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Peeptoad - Did your buddy ever overcome that problem? Was he a Celiac?

No, as far as I know, he did not overcome the problem, but I don't belive it happens 100% of the time (but majority of the time). To me, that's another indication that it's cross-contamination issue, rather than the herb itself.

He is not celiac, although does have other GI issues like GERD and a suspected gall-bladder problem.

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No, as far as I know, he did not overcome the problem, but I don't belive it happens 100% of the time (but majority of the time). To me, that's another indication that it's cross-contamination issue, rather than the herb itself.

He is not celiac, although does have other GI issues like GERD and a suspected gall-bladder problem.

Not the answer I was wanting to hear but I need the truth I suppose.

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