How do you react to gluten?

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Celiac_Veteran
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   Posted 1/28/2015 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!

I'm a 23 year old male from Sweden (English is not my native language). I suffer from Coeliac Disease. I was diagnosed when I was about 7 years old and I want to know how you react when you ingest gluten.

I've had one friend in my life who had the same disease (we don't talk anymore).

There's a church sponsored café for students close to where I went to high school. My friend used to eat their cheap chocolate cake every day. I did not. He used to feel 100% ok afterwards. But I met him again, about 6 months ago. He can no longer drink beer or ingest products with gluten-levels so low that they are considered gluten-free. He just vomits and feels like crap. He is now extremely sensitive.
I suspect that he managed to become more sensitive by constantly eating gluten. Possibly boosting his immune response to gluten.


Me personally? When I eat something with gluten, this happens: I become weak, too weak to stand up, I feel tired, I want to sleep, I get heartburn, I feel sick, my stomach hurts, I vomit, I get pains in the area between my navel and scrotum, I feel warm (feverish), I sweat like a plague victim, my joints hurt, and sometimes I get rashes.

What symptoms do you get? Do you have any "fixes" for any of them, once the damage is done?

kazbern
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   Posted 1/28/2015 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I get diarrhea about 12 hours later. I don't have celiac disease though, just a gluten intolerance.

If you have celiac disease, eating gluten will damage your gut and I do not believe that damage is reversible. Please do not eat gluten.
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Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day) generic Colazal (9 6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!

FamilyGuy
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   Posted 1/28/2015 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I get diarrhea 20-30 minutes after an exposure. LRQ pain and severe fatigue for at least a week. I'm a diagnosed Celiac.
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stickmangirl
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   Posted 6/8/2015 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
This might be a bit graphic, but for those who get diarrhea, is it yellow and greasy and very smelly??

JoOnTheGo10
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   Posted 7/19/2015 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't get diarrhea. I vomit.

curlybekah
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   Posted 7/20/2015 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not have Celiac but I do have severe intolernce to gluten. My Symptoms are: abdominal pain in lower right, diaherra, bloating, and alot of intestinal bleeding.

I hope you feel better

Gia
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   Posted 7/21/2015 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have Celiac and get similar symptoms to you. I will also get depressed. It's really not worth it to eat gluten-the effects are miserable and after so many years of being gluten-free when I do cheat the food doesn't even taste as good as I remember! I just wish gluten-free food was less expensive!

tracyne91
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   Posted 7/25/2015 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a wide array of symptoms before getting diagnosed. Extreme fatigue, bloating, irregular bowels, anxiety, swollen lymph nodes, violent hiccups... the list goes on like 2 pages typed. After gluten free, so much swelling went down, I was down 30 pounds. I told everyone I didn't have a big belly and skinny legs for nothing. It wasn't right. Now, if I get "glutened" I get anxiety, constipation, bloating - that I notice.

Coleslaw
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   Posted 7/26/2015 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The yellow and greasy and very smelly stool is probably steatorrhea. It shows you have not been absorbing fat.
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