Anaphylaxis reactions?

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   Posted 12/20/2015 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read through several sites etc and I am all but convinced that I have a gluten intolerance, but I have not seen much about anaphylaxis. Have any of you had a massive allergic reaction after eating large amounts of gluten? Is an anaphylactic reaction a side-effect of gluten intolerance?

I should mention that I eliminated gluten from my diet 10 days ago (because of a severe anaphylactic episode) and for the first time -- possibly ever -- I do not have a headache. It is actually kinda strange because until it went away I wasn't really even aware of what NOT having a headache really feels like. I do now. I also found I can hear things clearly, most likely because my lymph-nodes have almost disappeared and there is no pressure around my ears any more. I have been taking allergy meds for years and will have to get retested after a few months, but I am beginning to wonder if my allergies are also gluten related? I also have no stomach upset of any kind -- again something I have had virtually my entire life. I am gradually becoming aware that I feel fantastic and am kinda freaked out really.

But I would appreciate any info you might have regarding anaphylactic shock and gluten. Is it even remotely possible that I might someday be able to ditch my epi-pen?

Cheers very much!

Post Edited (NorthxNorthwest) : 12/20/2015 11:04:13 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/21/2015 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
To answer your question, no. In all my research on celiac disease (I am diagnosed with CD), I have never seen anaphylaxsis as a symptom. CD is an autoimmune disorder.

Okay, you could have CD, a gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy (no such thing as a gluten allergy). The only way to find out is to get tested, but you have to be consuming gluten to be tested for celiac disease (1-2 slice bread for 8 - 12 weeks prior to CD antibodies blood test).

Do not ditch your epi pen!!!!!! Research Mast Cell Activation Syndrome/Disorder. The symptoms for this are comparable to severe allergies, but are not allergies.

Oh, the University of Chicago's celiac website is a good resource for celiac disease.
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