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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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after eating I get intense headaches in the front of my head like in my eyes, a lot like a sinus headache. I have noticed that now whenever I eat enjoy life products (this never used to happen but as of the past few weeks now does) I get the intense headache and indigestion. I know it is not a gluten thing and know the company is safe, but I get it EVERY single time I eat any of their cookies, and now tonight for lunch I had udi's pizza crust with valley fresh chicken breast in water and plain lettuce with that, and I have the headache again. What's going on? :( I am also dizzy, it's very strange and I can't ignore it anymore. Any insight? :(

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Does this happen every time you eat, or only when you eat those two products? If it is just those products it may be another ingredient (non gluten) that is bothering you. You should look and see if there is anything that is in both of them. Good luck figuring this out.

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I lived with that pain, until I went gluten free. I didn't know how good it felt to be without it! Right there in your forehead! I know the spot!

With me, my first sign of UT OH is a gurgling tummy. Then the pain in the forehead, and then a mass of symptoms in the next few hours.

I found they were not just signs of gluten, but now I have had to eliminate all corn, and those who have done it know, its harder to get it out of your diet than gluten is!

I had a reaction yesterday to a protein drink I have used for over a month with no problem. Hadn't had it for a week, and now a reaction! ugh!

So now I have to wonder if it was soy or the artificial sweeteners that got me.

The best you can do is keep a diary of everything you eat and monitor and log how you feel several times a day. That way you can backtrack and review ingredients and find your common denominator.

Just because you ate it last month or even last week without a problem, doesn't mean you can today. From what I have learned here.... as the body adjusts to not having gluten, it realizes there are other things it really didn't like you eating, and it isn't bashful to tell you OK, YOU STOPPED GLUTEN, NOW STOP THIS TOO!

It can be a drag, I know! But when our body talks, or in my case screams.... we really should listen. Its guiding us to our health better than any doctor could!

Good luck to you!!!!

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