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Hi, I am just wondering how long it takes for people with Celiac to have a reaction if they eat some that effects them, such as gluten?

The reason why I ask this is because I have had food intolerance symptoms for about 4 years, plus I am diabetic so all the illness I have felt in the past I kept thinking it must be my diabetes (which is well controlled).

Until now I had put up with it, but we are now planning a family and I finally had enough when the symptoms kept appearing and I thought I cannot go through this whilst pregnant. So I saw my GP and she said my symptoms sound as if they may be a food intolerance but they are also classic celiac symptoms. Off I went for blood tests and it all came back negative.

I may not have Celiac but after going to a dinner party on Saturday night and being served a wheat based starter. It was followed by a few pains in my stomach, aches in my body and joints, sudden tiredness on and off for 4 and 1/2 days and then my stomach started to cramp and twist with an episode of Diarrhea.

Can it take this long for a reaction?

I currently feel exhausted and as if someone has pulled the batteries out of me.

Hopefully a few members can give me some good advice. It's greatly appreciated.

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Your reaction actually started fairly quickly. It was the D part of the reaction that was delayed and that is not uncommon. While some will get an upset tummy within a short time for others the digestive upset can take up to a week. It can make it hard to figure out what glutened us until we know our own pattern.

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It is possible to have an allergy to wheat, but not have celiac disease. Ae you having a food panel done?

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