If you are gluten intolerant, what happens if you eat gluten-containing foods?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Creiddylad:  It depends person to person. For me:

 

1) I get woozy and can’t form a coherant thought.

 

2) I let out the nastiest gas

 

3) I don’t digest the food– it either stays in for days or comes out with a force

 

4) I run a fever and shakes and full on sick feeling.

 

5) I don’t absorb my birth control, so I get my period early

 

6). I break out with horrible acne

 

7) my fingers feel like i have arthritis. I can’t bend them.

 

 

 

So not fun!

 

So for GF food– it is really possible to do for cheap and easy. My go to is black beans, cheese, and tortilla chips or hummus with veggies. Peanut or Almond butter with carrots works too. Rice and beans freezes really well. Make a batch and eat it later. Same with chili.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

When I accidentally get glutened, I have a range of symptoms similar to the above poster, but less extreme. Its starts out with bloat and like, what feels like 30 extra pounds but is probably less than that (haha..obviously not that much!) And then I stay that way for like 2 days, my tummy is awful and my brain is foggy as all holy heck. Seriously. The brain fog is the worst! Then while I’m bloated and my brain won’t work, I have the worst poops ever and dream of the day when all the gluten is out of my body again. Once in a while, I’ll get lightly glutened (like when I make bread for my love and inhale a teensy bit much flour) and while I don’t get a noticable bloat, my brain does NOT work like it normally does. Fog is really the best word for it. I don’t even like to drive when I’ve been glutened because everything is so cloudy.

I went to my doctor and explained all this and that it had gone away when I stopped eating gluten and I had been healthy for months and he wanted me to EAT GLUTEN.. for like a friggin month.. to test the allergy. Um no thank you?

Gluten free for me! Accidental poisoning sure does suck though.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bloating, inflammation, terrible diarrhea, acne, hair loss, mood swings, puffiness, and often a subsequent uti for some reason. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I forgot the hand swelling. For so long I thought I would wake up with swollen hands forever and when I stopped eating gluten, gone! 

When I stopped eating gluten I also found out dairy makes me sick too so that’s sad. I miss cheese (so much I made a post about it a while back)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@HappySky7:  The uti’s are common when you consume food your sensitive too. The allergy causes ou to know digest nutrients properly and bad in=bad out. Uti’s are bacterial, I think it probably doesn’t help that most gluten products have a lot of yeast in them too!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Creiddylad:  Crappy food, it’ll do ya every time! There’s just something about that refined crap that makes our bodies go ugh!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I am not gluten intolerant, but I have a friend who is and if she eats foods containing gluten she ends up with severe bloating, constant diarrhoea, headaches and feels exhausted very quickly.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lalalyanne:  yeah hey? I avoid yeast too but I know you can’t eliminate it. stupid bodies. Sigh. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

When I was eating it regularly, before I went to my doctor, I was exhausted all the time, had a rash on my leg, headaches, horrible stomach cramps, and without too much gory detail – digestion issues. 

Now that I’m gluten free, I just get the digestion issues if I slip up and cheat. I don’t cheat often unless I’m reaaaaaallllly craving something and I don’t have plans for the next couple days. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Creiddylad:  honestly even being gf for years I still have bad acne. Gluten and period flares it but like… Seriously I’m 28. Ugh 

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