Posted 1/28/2015 8:51 AM (GMT -6)
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?