• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

"losing Wieght" Eating More
0

5 posts in this topic

Since I've been gluten free everyone tells me I look like I keep losing wieght. I have not been trying to lose wieght and I've actually been eating a lot more than I used to and more frequently b/c i actually get hungry and dont feel bloated and gross after eating. The thing that bothers me is in the past week I started noticeing that I look and feel thinner. I have always been a person who has trouble keeping thier wieght down and now that I'm gluten free it seems that no matter how much I eat or what I eat I look like I', getting thinner, even though the scale doesnt show it. My wieght has always fluctuated between 135 and 150 in the past few years, and the flucuation could all be in a month, usually related to my periods. Even though I look thin and my clothes are starting to be too loose on me, I still wiegh the same, around 140, but I look like I wieght 115-120. I'm 5'6.

I"ve been having some wierd feelings in my stomach lately, almost like a burning, but not heart burn type. Its definitly not painful but I notice it off and on and I sometimes feel naucious or extremely hungry even though I ate plenty throughout the day making sure i have plenty of protien and healthy fats and balance of carbs. I also get even more dizzy than normal when I stand up, its to the point where its very annoying!!!!

I was wondering if these symptoms may be the sign of an ulcer? I"ve heard that people with celiacs are at risk for ulcers. I have not seen a doctor in a long time and have not been diagnosed with anything yet. Is wieght loss or possibly a "mal- nourished" look also a side effect of an ulcer? and I was wondering what causes ulcers in someone with celiacs? I thought maybe since the small intestine cant break food down properly that this would cause the stomach to work harder/possibly producing more H Pylori??? I'm seeing a doc soon, I just have all this stuff running through my head b/c I just dont feel right, even though the majority of my major problems are gone when gluten free....this seems like an endless battle....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Of course, the first question everyone asks on this forum is are you sure you're 100% gluten-free?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Of course, the first question everyone asks on this forum is are you sure you're 100% gluten-free?

I am sure. I've been eating only products produced in dedicated factories....the only thing that I could think of is my mouthwash. Its and off brand whitening pre-rinse by CareOne, but I didnt see any ingredients that could possibly have gluten...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might have just lost some water weight and bloating if you recently started the gluten free diet. That happened to me. I very quickly lost a few pounds when I started the diet. If I accidentally get some gluten I gain a couple pounds over night and then lose them a few days later when the reaction starts to be over.

There's a thread about constant hunger in the "coping with" section right now. It's also quite common in the beginning of the diet. You might just have to eat more often for a couple of months until your body starts to heal. Not necessarily big meals but spread your eating over the day every couple hours or so.

When I was still eating gluten I used to always feel a bit full but it was actually from the bloating. When that went away I had to get used to a totally different feeling of hunger. So that also could be what you're feeling. If that's the case I think things will even out in a few months time.

Pauliina

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the same thing happens with me with the water wieght, so you are right, thats probably what it is. I know if I eat gluten I feel fatigued and achy all over the next day, but a lot of that feeling is from the water wieght b/c there are times where I can actually press my skin and feel soarness..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,427
    • Total Posts
      930,500
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,850
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    NatalieAll
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I believe the talk around this forum is that cheerios are not gluten free enough for people with celiac at this time. I don't know if anything has changed on that and when their lawyer calls me I'll quickly delete this. haha  
    • Could be we generally say get off of dairy for a few months when going gluten free. The part of the intestines that produce the enzymes, and help break down dairy are associated with the tips of the villi, which are the most damaged if not gone in celiacs. THIS is why most of us end up with a lactose intolerance early on. And most can introduce it later after healing. As to her symptoms with it there was a bunch of research about dairy permeated the gut and causing neurological issues in a autism study I was looking at years ago. And there have been other studies about damaged intestines and how the hormones in milk can easier effect ones body.   Personally I also have a huge grudge against dairy on a personal level as it is not natural to suck on a cows tits and drink the stuff, nor your dogs, nor a rabbits......I mean come on even Human Breast milk you would find odd to drink as an adult right? Back in the past dairy was a great way to get calories and fats when there was famine, etc around I mean it is meant to make a calf grow into a 500+lb cow. But on a genetic and hormonal level it is not really for human consumption and now days the whole corporate BS propaganda push and dairy farms shove that oh its healthy stuff down your throat. There are plenty of dairy free options for everything feel free to message me if you need help finding anything I have been dairy free for over a decade.
    • The full celiac panel checks TTG IGA and IGG, DGP IGA and IGG, IGA, EMA as Jmg stated above. Your test included TTG IGA and IGA. If your IGA was low, a low on TTG IGA would be inconclusive. But your IGA is fine. A high on any one test is a positive for celiac and should lead to an endoscopy for confirmation. So I'd get tested for TTG IGG, DGP IGA and IGG and EMA since there are symptoms. Warning I'm not a doc.    
    • I did a gluten challenge for my endoscopy and requested a second blood test after my follow up with the consultant. I never did see those results but my GP said no celiac was indicated:  Which left me gluten free for life, that wasn't an option after the challenge, but with a less satisfactory diagnosis, one by omission rather than the definitive 'you're celiac' one I was expecting. Yes! I have been 'properly' glutened on a couple of occasions but on several more I've detected a change or a reaction based on what could only have been trace amounts. NCGS is as yet poorly understood but patients tend to have more neuro symptoms than digestive. That's definitely been my experience, although it was only after going gluten free that I realised quite how many digestive symptoms I had just been living with as 'normal'. Close friends and family get the full explanation. 'I have an auto immune disease similar to 'coeliac etc.' If they stay awake long enough I'll tell them about the less than perfect testing process I went through or the Columbia Med research and the possibility of a blood test soon.  They can see the difference between me on gluten and off it so they understand its not all in my head* If I'm ordering food in a restauarant or asking questions about food prep etc I will often just self declare as coeliac - people are aware of that and understand those requests are medical rather than fad diet based. I don't have any problem doing this, I'm not going to claim that and then cheat on dessert for instance and to be honest I expect once the research is complete the two conditions may wind up alongside others as different faces of the same coin.   In the meantime I safeguard my health and avoid getting into a detailed conversation about genuine gluten sensitivity versus faux hipster posturing!       *apart from the bits which are in my head  
    • I originally had it on my face and scalp. (22 years ago)  First biopsy with dermatologist came back as folliculitis.  Then when I had a new outbreak on my upper back, she was able to remove a nice clean blister and we got the diagnosis of DH.  She started me on Dapsone (100mg/day) and gluten free diet.  Now I take 25-50 mg/day.  My understanding at the time was that DH was the skin version of Celiac.  Did a lot of research on my own.  I met Dr. Peter Green at a Gluten free Vendors Fair and he said that a diagnosis of DH  IS a diagnosis of Celiac, even if no other symptoms.    So I stay gluten-free  
  • Upcoming Events