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Hello I'm new to the forum. I have a question about the duration of symptoms once you have been 'glutened'. I have been gluten free for 11 years (I'm 27) and have recently had a bloodtest for celiac disease - I'm still awaiting the results. About 3 weeks ago I ate a piece of bread in preparation for the test, in order to create the antibodies needed for diagnosis. I had immediate effects including sore joints, awful nausea, stiff legs, abdominal cramping - I began to experience these 45 minutes after consuming the bread (I timed it). Over the last 3 weeks have had terrible depression (very out of character for me), crippling anxiety.. and although these have thankfully now subsided I still have abdominal pains each late afternoon/early evening and in the morning. With this pain comes fatigue. Furthermore I am still experiencing joint pain - including pains in my hip/pelvic region and my fingers. I understand from wider reading that the symptoms of celiac disease are often quite unique to the individual; but I wondered if anyone else has had similar experiences to mine. In particular, is it 'normal' to still have abdominal pains 3 weeks after eating gluten? Jenny
laurielikesthis posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithHi All- I am currently recovering from my first stomach flu post diagnosis and eliminating gluten (~7 mo post dx); having all this free time has me wondering: Have you noticed a difference in your stomach flu recovery times pre and post gluten-free? Anecdotally, I seem to be having a harder time recovering from this virus than anything I experienced when I was eating gluten. It could very well just be the viciousness of this particular bug, but I am 10 days out from the onset of symptoms and am still feeling crummy (occasional nauseousness, little to no appetite flare in constipation). Does anyone else have an experience they would like to share? Do celiacs have longer recovery times as a rule of thumb? Thanks and best to you all -Laurie
Risk Markers for Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus and Duration of Exposure to Gluten in Celiac Patients
Scott Adams posted an article in Diabetes and Celiac DiseaseCeliac.com 10/28/2004 - The following study demonstrates a connection between the length of time a celiac is exposed to gluten and the prevalence of anti-islet cell antibodies. This study supports many others that have shown that celiac patients are at high risk of developing insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, which is a condition that has a long pre-diabetic period. It would be interesting to conduct a similar study on non-celiacs to determine if gluten has the same effect, which, if demonstrated, would mean that gluten has toxic, disease-causing properties in other people in addition to those with celiac disease. Rev Med Chil. 2004 Aug;132(8):979-84. BACKGROUND: Celiac patients are at high risk of developing insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, a condition that has a long pre-diabetic period. During this lapse, anti-islet cell antibodies serve as markers for future disease. This may be related with the duration of the exposure to gluten. AIM: To test the hypothesis that long term adherence to a gluten free diet decreases the frequency of risk markers for insulin dependent diabetes mellitus during adolescence and early adulthood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 158 celiac patients were classified as: G1, (n=30 patients) studied at the time of diagnosis; G2 (n=97 patients) exposed to gluten as a result of non compliance with the gluten free diet and, G3 (n=31 patients) who had maintained a long term, strict gluten free diet. Isotype IgG anti-islet cell antibodies were detected by indirect immunofluorescence using monkey pancreas, results were reported in Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDF) units. RESULTS: Celiac patients exposed to a gluten containing diet had a significantly higher prevalence of anti-islet cell antibodies than those who had been exposed only briefly (p CONCLUSIONS: Celiac patients long exposed to gluten have a significantly higher prevalence of anti-islet cell antibodies than those exposed for a short period. This fact supports the hypothesis that the development of these antibodies is associated with the length of the exposure to gluten. Verbeke S, Cruchet S, Gotteland M, Rios G, Hunter B, Chavez E, Brunser O, Araya M. Unidad de Gastroenterologia, Division de Nutricion Humana, Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Macul 5540, Santiago, Chile.