How do you react to gluten?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2015
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 1/28/2015 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   

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?

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 8384
   Posted 1/28/2015 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
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.
52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
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!

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Jan 2004
Total Posts : 3388
   Posted 1/28/2015 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I get diarrhea 20-30 minutes after an exposure. LRQ pain and severe fatigue for at least a week. I'm a diagnosed Celiac.
Jon, Co-moderator for Crohn's Disease & Celiac Disease forums

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2015
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 6/8/2015 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
This might be a bit graphic, but for those who get diarrhea, is it yellow and greasy and very smelly??

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2015
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 7/19/2015 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't get diarrhea. I vomit.

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2015
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 7/20/2015 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
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

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2015
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 7/21/2015 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
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!

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2015
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 7/25/2015 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
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.

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2015
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 7/26/2015 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
The yellow and greasy and very smelly stool is probably steatorrhea. It shows you have not been absorbing fat.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:16 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,918,268 posts in 320,212 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 159289 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, velomike.
404 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Froggy88, dacarte3, Almost a 10, The Dude Abides, Girlie, magoo2, Jess5, BJD55, Cascades, AZ Guy, Supportive Daughter