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Hi all,this is my first post. After searching and searching trying to figure out what was wrong with me ( two docs just smiled and made suggestions on what I could try ) I decided to take myself of gluten,my nana and sister are both celiac. I went off all gluten last Monday,and was feeling better within two days! It was great,I felt the best I have in a very long time. Then my honey bought me some Hershey milk chocolate bars,and some snickers minis. According to what I found online these should be fine but I feel so sick! I had a Hersheys bar last night,and a few snickers today. My head is pounding and I feel sick to my stomach. On top of that I have pain in my legs like I remember growing pains feeling like. Could those candies really have gluten? I'm also itchy and my sinuses hurt. I felt like this (and worse) everyday for the past two years. I was so happy to be feeling better and new I just feel low. Thank you in advance :D for any help!

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If it turns out either of those candies are gluten free (sorry, I'm not where I can easily search the internet, and I personally don't eat those because of the dairy) it still be a case of cross contamination if they are produced on shared equipment. Seems I've heard that about snickers before.

For me, dairy (and soy) quickly became the same to my body as gluten. I can tolerate a small amount of dairy now but not soy.

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Hi all,this is my first post. After searching and searching trying to figure out what was wrong with me ( two docs just smiled and made suggestions on what I could try ) I decided to take myself of gluten,my nana and sister are both celiac. I went off all gluten last Monday,and was feeling better within two days! It was great,I felt the best I have in a very long time. Then my honey bought me some Hershey milk chocolate bars,and some snickers minis. According to what I found online these should be fine but I feel so sick! I has a Hersheys bar last night,and a few snickers today. My heard is pounding and I feel sick to my stomach. On top of that I have pain in my legs like I remember growing pains feeling like. Could those candies really have gluten? I'm also itchy and my sinuses hurt. I felt like this (and worse) everyday for the past two years. I was so happy to be feeling better and new I just feel low. Thank you in advance :D for any help!

Welcome to the forum! Since you're so new to being gluten-free, it's probably best to avoid most processed foods for the time being. I do occasionally eat a Hershey's bar or a Snickers without a problem. Of course cross-contamination is always a possibility, too, and you might want to also eliminate dairy for awhile.

Hope you feel better soon...a lot of us have problems occasionally even after being gluten-free for quite awhile.

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Thank you both! I agree,I should avoid pre-made things for a bit. I get very low blood sugar if I don't have something high in sugar/carbs before bed. It used to be pretzels and a little cheese,I need to find something new! It really is amazing how quickly I felt so so much better,I have this small fear that I will start to feel sick all the time again.

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Most of us have problems with dairy, especially at first due to our damaged intestinal villi. Yogurt is better than straight dairy and its just possible you could handle that. Nevertheless you might still want to wait on even trying that for a while, like at least 6 months??

Plus all that sugar can be a problem too for low blood sugar. Really. You might not think so, but it stresses the hormones badly. Easy to digest protein like those Asian azuki beans and chicken with brown rice and veggies gives you a more steady slow burn, which is what you are looking for. So many of us have hypoglycemia, especially at first due to malabsorption from the damaged villi in the intestines. Sugar will make you feel fine for a moment, but then gums up the works feeding bad bacteria and overstressing your adrenals.

Meanwhile I think your doctors should be taken somewhere and shot for pure pig headed ignorance. Your Mom and sister both have celiac and they didn't even consider you might at least be gluten sensitive? What goes here??

Meanwhile, not everyone can handle chocolate. Unfortunately I am one of those, as I just rediscovered. I tend to test my parameters once in a blue moon and did so with gluten free chocolate (from Enjoy Life), the good kind with nothing added except for cane sugar. And I ended up feeling awful., with a terrible migraine and diarrhea. In the past I thought I could eat chocolate now and then, but it appears not. So generally I have carob when I have the urge--though for me it has to be tree nut free too. So I just get the powder from a reputable supplier and it works fine for me.

However, most here can and do love chocolate without too much ill effect. Best to ask advice as to what is the best kinds from them. They do have dairy and soy free chocolate that I know about, which is what I had, i.e., the Enjoy Life brand found at health food stores.

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Two people I know have found they can't eat the Snickers Minis, but seem to be able to eat regular Snickers. Entirely anecdotal I know, but possibly the shared production line is a different setup (maybe that line has something crispy on it and the regular Snickers bar line doesn't)? Or perhaps you are more sensitive to CC at this time since you are just starting out.

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