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So I thought I had been gluten free for awhile (3 years), and a couple months ago thought I would try introducing oatmeal to my diet. Well I realized that the oatmeal I've been eating is NOT gluten free. I had been having slight glutening symptoms but for some reason never could pin point it (stupid me). Now I've stopped eating oatmeal a week ago and my body is freaking out!

Symptoms

- Extreme fluid retention (like almost 20lbs I can't fit in my clothes)

- lots of D

- depression

- foggy headed

- fatigue

- aches

- raised body temp

- acne flare up (also itchy)

- insomnia

... Is this normal? I'm worried and a complete wreck ... and I know stressing will only make it worse.

Anyone have withdrawal symptoms like these?

Does it usually get worse before it gets better?

If you had withdrawal symptoms how long did they last for you?

Thanks!

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So I thought I had been gluten free for awhile (3 years), and a couple months ago thought I would try introducing oatmeal to my diet. Well I realized that the oatmeal I've been eating is NOT gluten free. I had been having slight glutening symptoms but for some reason never could pin point it (stupid me). Now I've stopped eating oatmeal a week ago and my body is freaking out!

Symptoms

- Extreme fluid retention (like almost 20lbs I can't fit in my clothes)

- lots of D

- depression

- foggy headed

- fatigue

- aches

- raised body temp

- acne flare up (also itchy)

- insomnia

... Is this normal? I'm worried and a complete wreck ... and I know stressing will only make it worse.

Anyone have withdrawal symptoms like these?

Does it usually get worse before it gets better?

If you had withdrawal symptoms how long did they last for you?

Thanks!

I'm sorry your unwell! :( I haven't been gluten free as long as you have (only for a month) but after I rapidly cut gluten out of my diet a month ago, the week and a half that followed was awful. I could only describe it as gluten withdrawal, as I felt worse than I did when eating gluten!

Bloating was horrible

Nausea wouldn't go away

Extreme fatigue and flu like symptoms

Horrible brain fog (couldn't concentrate or do university for work 2 weeks)

I just slept and sweated horribly

Was very pale!

Depression and moodiness

Horrible aches and pains

Migraines

But after 2 weeks I woke up and had more energy and began feeling better!

I'm guessing what you are going through is gluten withdrawal also. The best thing to do is rest, drink lots of herbal tea and water, sleep and just be lazy! Give your body time to heal and don't feel worried or guilty for resting. Try and book time off work/uni cancel any plans you have and you will be feeling fit in no time! I just treated it like the flu until I felt better. Literally just woke up one morning and I was human again!

Good luck and feel better soon!

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