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Cyclical Vomiting, Proctaearslgia Fugax- After Being gluten-free For 3 Years

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I have been gluten-free for 3 years. I also eat a whole foods diet that includes lots of probiotic foods, no grains, etc. I am healthier than I have ever been. The only problem is that in the past year I have had a couple months where I've had episodes of what seems like cyclical vomiting. I also have been suffering from proctalgia fugax (rectal spasms) about once a month for the past year. Both problems are considered GI disorders. I am frustrated because I feel like that for the amount of time I have been gluten-free, I shouldn't be having any problems- much less new ones. Add to that the fact my diet is extremely healthy and I've added 10-15lbs of weight on in the past year and a half (which is a good thing), I've been able to go off my OCD meds, and my teeth have been wonderful at the past few checkups- I just don't understand where or why these gastro symptoms have come on. Is it possible for celiac related symptoms to occur even after you've been gluten-free for a while? Were they just lurking under the surface?

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Sometimes people just get another problem to deal with after Celiac.

My daughter did great gluten free from 17 months old (diagnosed probable Celiac) until she turned 6. Some nasty virus went around. She started vommiting blood. At the hospital they down played it and just treated her for the dehydration. The same month she turned 6 she just started vommitting up to 5-6 times a day. She had an endoscopy with biopsy done and was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitus. Now after living with both Celiac and EE for 3 years, there is a proven connection between the 2 disorders.

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You'd think dealing with celiac should give us a pass on other health problems, but alas, it is not the case.

Is there any chance the symptoms are coming from accidental or hidden gluten?

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You'd think dealing with celiac should give us a pass on other health problems, but alas, it is not the case.

Is there any chance the symptoms are coming from accidental or hidden gluten?

My husband said he thought that might be the case. Just don't know where it could be coming from. And unfortunately, yes, there are plenty of disorders that are associated with celiac. I was just hoping that being gluten free would keep them from occurring.

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