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Hi,

I've searched, but I can't find any info on what happens to your body as you transition to a gluten-free diet.

Since cutting out gluten about a month ago, I've developed heart palpitations, dizzy spells, and severe tinnitus. I have a doc appt but it's not til next week. Has anyone experienced symptoms AFTER switching to a gluten-free diet?

Also, I just realized the vegetarian fiber chews I bought have wheat -- jerks put it in the fine print. I only ate one or two in the past day, so it's not the source of my symptoms, but it begs another question. When you've been glutened, is it better to just let it pass or induce vomiting?

Thanks!

Dave

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It's called gluten withdrawal, and it happens to most of us. Give it a few weeks and your body will adjust.

I think another possibility is that you ARE reacting to the gluten in the vitamins. Once you've gone gluten-free, you will often react much more strongly to gluten than you used to.

As to inducing vomiting, I have no idea, but it would SEEM to me that it might be a good idea to get rid of the culprit before it works its way through your system.

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I had many of the same side effects when I had to go gluten free. When I get glutened I have many of those same symptoms return. Bartfull is right. Once gluten free it is worse to ingest gluten so its very important to check everything.

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Wow! So even the tinnitus is normal-ish? I saw it can be a symptom of Celiac, but I couldn't find anything about people getting it after the switch. It's scaring the crap out of me, which raises my blood pressure and makes the ringing worse! It's hard to sleep as well. I'll have to discuss that with the doc, but it's SO comforting to hear it's not unusual for the healing process.

All my vitamins are labeled as gluten-free, but you're right, I may be getting collateral gluten (so to speak) since I'm not yet cooking for myself entirely.

Thank you! I spent all of my 39 years with this illness. I'm excited to see how it feels to be a normal healthy human! The bathroom is no longer a hellish realm I dread to visit, but I hope I'll have more improvements to report -- like I'd love to see my problem with excessive sweating go away.

Thanks again!

Dave

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It can take up to 2 months for your body to completly "get used" to gluten free. I made alot of mistakes in the 2 months and although I was feeling better I would have mistakes that set me back. I never had tennitus, and don't know if that is normal, but I have had the palpitations and dizziness, and fog head. Stay strong and keep looking on this site there is alot of info.

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