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What is it in gluten that can take a happy girl who is feeling pretty well to a crying mess with severe cramping, joint and muscle pain and cracked and bleeding lips. I feel like I have the flu. Is this the autoimmune reaction and my body fighting off gluten. I was either CC'ed or corned because I feel horrible. I just took a shower and got so weak that I had to sit down and I just sat there and cried. I don't have anything to be depressed about right now.

It's so hard when you are active to just sit here and suffer. I have so many things to do but I don't feel up to any of them today.

Is there anything to do for the intestinal pains other than water? Also- would my bleeding and cracked lips have something to do with being dehydrated.

I hate this crap so much!

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What is it in gluten that can take a happy girl who is feeling pretty well to a crying mess with severe cramping, joint and muscle pain and cracked and bleeding lips. I feel like I have the flu. Is this the autoimmune reaction and my body fighting off gluten. I was either CC'ed or corned because I feel horrible. I just took a shower and got so weak that I had to sit down and I just sat there and cried. I don't have anything to be depressed about right now.

It's so hard when you are active to just sit here and suffer. I have so many things to do but I don't feel up to any of them today.

Is there anything to do for the intestinal pains other than water? Also- would my bleeding and cracked lips have something to do with being dehydrated.

I hate this crap so much!

I'm sorry you are feeling so bad, I understand as I feel the exact same right now. (Literally just woken up after passing out for 2 hours after accidentally eating gluten!)

You need to be patient with your body and not beat yourself up! Its so hard and frustrating because it seems so difficult to pin down what's actually wrong with you and to find out if gluten is really causing all of these problems!

As far as cracked lips go, that's something I always suffer from even though I drink tons of water, so maybe that is a gluten symptom! I haven't really thought about it :huh: My lips have improved after biting the bullet and buying this rather expensive lip balm, but it really helps! http://uk.loccitane.com/FO/Shea-Butter-Lip-Balm,p01BL005K0.htm I presume its gluten free (I know not all makeup is :angry: ) but it's never caused me problems :)

The best thing to do is rest, enjoy yourself and take it easy! Drink tons of water, peppermint tea is very soothing for your stomach, as is ginger tea and regular sweet milky tea :)

Eat nice but bland foods that are definitely gluten free, maybe go for a walk or a swim, give your body time to prepare and DON'T feel guilty!

I really hope you feel better soon :) I just discovered this website with tons of helpful tips http://glutenfreetraveller.com/topics-2/lifestyle/how-to-cope-with-being-glutened/

Good luck, relax and feel better!

K x

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Hmm, water, rest, Pepto Bismol, pro-biotics, more water, maybe some peppermint tea, some marshmallow root, some aspirin and a very bland and sugar free diet.

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And a great big ((((((HUG))))))!

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I am so sorry. I wish I had an answer to help you. I am still being tested. I just wanted to say that I knew how you felt only I never knew it was likely Gluten doing it to me. For the last year, I have felt weak and dizzy and unmotivated every day. I look around my house and see it a mess and I cant even stand up still long enough to wash dishes each night. I sit when I shower, and I nearly pass out when I reach my apartment (3rd floor). I thought it was because I have gained so much weight in the last year, or my thyroid out of whack again. (when I gain or lose weight my meds need to be adjusted) but then I find out..its this.

Its good to have a reason for it...but for someone like me who wants to go go go and CANT..its devastating.

I am so sorry you got glutened, I wish I knew of a way to make it easier.

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Braggs apple cider vinegar. A tsp in a glass of water does wonders for the stomach pain- works within seconds! Take as often as needed. The rest, well..it will pass. Hang in there, we have all been there! It gets better!

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Thanks everyone for the ideas, hugs and website! I am feeling better today. I appreciate it so much! It's so comforting to know that people do understand. :)

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