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Why do I feel tired after eating Wheat/Gluten foods?

Question by =): Why do I feel tired after eating Wheat/Gluten foods?
I have been tested for celiac, and the results were negative. So I was still wondering why I feel tired after consuming gluten foods. My fatique kicks in at around 5 mins after consumption of wheat. I also get symptoms like abdominal swelling and gas.

Could Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance possibly make you feel tired, after consuming wheat? Or is this all psychological?

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Answer by Alex
It doesn’t have to be a celiac problem. If you complain of gas and abdominal swelling and FATIGUE after eating a bread or high carb food product, then it sounds like it could be a yeast overgrowth in your body.

Or it could be all in your head, regardless, you should try some Probiotics, they helped me loads with your issues.

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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How does eating gluten-free affect your weight?

Question by Hannah Banana: How does eating gluten-free affect your weight?
I’m trying to go gluten-free. I’ve heard it makes you lose weight, and I’ve also heard that it makes you gain weight. What exactly does it do and WHY?

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Answer by Apathy
It does to some extent, but at the end, it all depends on calories. Gluten free products doesn’t spike your blood as much as sugar. When your blood gets spiked, you tend to gain more fat, only if you are on a calorie surplus though, if no calorie surplus, then gluten free or not, it doesn’t matter.

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

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If you have a gluten sensitivity or celiac, how long after eating gluten would you react?

Question by Jimmy Hendrix: If you have a gluten sensitivity or celiac, how long after eating gluten would you react?
I get stomach grumbling and I think it’s from gluten, I want to know how long after you eat something with gluten would it take to react and how long would it last?

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Answer by Shauna

It depends greatly on the individual.

Some people get bloating and/or stomach/bowel problems 24-48 hours after they ingest gluten. Some get tummy trouble as soon as it hits the stomach. Some get stomach pain, some get vertigo, some get vomiting, some get joint pain and brain fog. I am a celiac who gets a neurological response within 2 minutes of ingesting gluten, which makes my words slur and knocks me down with vertigo. Truly, it can be a surprising number of reactions.

It can last a few days or weeks, depending on how much gluten was eaten and how quickly a person’s body can heal.

You can get a blood test for celiac disease, though, which might be able to help. Gluten intolerance, you just have to do an elimination diet. However, once you start the elimination diet, the celiac disease test will be negative, so it’s a good idea to get that before starting the diet, if possible.

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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Q&A: Why am I still having symptoms when I’ve stopped eating gluten?

Question by Kayla G: Why am I still having symptoms when I’ve stopped eating gluten?
I’ve been put on a gluten free dairy free diet for two months to see if I’m allergic to either of these things. I was tested for celiac but it came back negative. I’ve been on it now for a week and a half and I am still having terrible stomach cramps and diarrhea not half an hour after I’ve finished a meal? Is it not working or what? I don’t want to do all this work if its not even making me feel better.

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Answer by Shauna

1. You aren’t gluten free enough. Some people have to be extremely careful about not simply gluten ingredients, but gluten cross-contamination as well. You may want to check out cross-contamination, potentially, and try avoiding that (for dairy, too). Also, if you are having minor irritation from either of these, sometimes it can cause pain every time you eat, because the food moves along your intestines and if they are irritated already, it simply hurts every time the food moves.

2. You could have something completely different. It could be a physical problem or it could be a separate food intolerance (pretty much ANY food intolerance or mild allergy will cause the same symptoms, I’m sorry to say. So you can be reacting to, well, any food you eat. Crummy, huh?). Most people I know who couldn’t figure it out at first did an elimination diet and a food journal. If you get sick every time, sometimes you have to drop a LOT of foods before you start to feel better, and then you start adding foods back in and see when you react.

The GAPS and SCD diets are often used by people who are having troubles like this, and I know of many who have been helped by these a lot. Usually because they figured out what foods they were reacting to, if they kept track of symptoms and what they ate. It also involves probiotics and other things to help heal a damaged gut (with these two diets) so that can help, too.

I had similar problems, where I was ill and we couldn’t figure out the connection because just eliminating one or two foods didn’t do it. It ended up being gluten AND dairy…and soy and eggs and five more foods on top of that! But getting rid of them all, I feel so much better it’s kind of unbelievable. Not only is there no gut pain, but suddenly insomnia is gone, exhaustion is gone, frustration tolerance is WAY up, and even memory and concentration improved! It’s seriously worth it, if you can find out what’s going on.

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Posted by GlutenFree - February 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?

Question by prettysaro: Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?
I was diagnosed with celiac when I was 5. I was also found to have a severe intolerance to casein. A few years later I was sick again and referred from the ER to an allergist. The allergist determined that I was allergic to artificial colorings. So my diet is extremely limited and basically consists of fruits and veggies….I also eat eggs. As a result I am 93 lbs (quite underweight for my 5’4 frame). I do not have an eating disorder and I honestly eat as much as I can but people see me eating fruits and they see my size and just jump to conclusions that I must be anorexic. Is there anyway I can get people to leave me alone? They seriously are not helping my situation. It’s hard enough to deal with without their input.
No, I’m not a vegetarian but because I’m not able to have a lot of seasonings I generally stick to eggs.

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Answer by bubblybalysatv
I know someone who is allergic to lots of stuff too and shes about the same weight as you but a bit taller! I would just say forget about them, but it’s hard to sometimes cause it really gets to you. If you want you could always play some sports or physical exercise to gain some muscle? My friend rock climbs and it makes her feel good too.

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Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?

Question by prettysaro: Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?
I was diagnosed with celiac’s when I was 5. I was also found to have a severe intolerance to casein. A few years later I was sick again and refered from the ER to an allergist. The allergist determined that I was allergic to artificial colorings. So my diet is extremely limited and basically consists of fruits and veggies….I also eat eggs. As a result I am 93 lbs (quite underweight for my 5’4 frame). I do not have an eating disorder and I honestly eat as much as I can but people see me eating fruits and they see my size and just jump to conclusions that I must be annorexic. Is there anyway I can get people to leave me alone? They seriously are not helping my situation. It’s hard enough to deal with without their input.
No, I’m not a vegetarian but because I’m not able to have a lot of seasonings I generally stick to eggs.

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Answer by Nox
You’re going to have to development thicker skin and not worry so much about how others perceive you. Unfortunately, ignorance is never going to stop people from having an opinion on something.

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Posted by GlutenFree - February 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

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I have trouble eating fruit. Grapes really cause problems. What could cause this?

Question by juicyfruit: I have trouble eating fruit. Grapes really cause problems. What could cause this?
I have been been checked out for stomach problems. I had gastritus and take nexium for acid reflux. I also cannot eat too much all at once or too much bread. Eating small amounts of food seems to help and not eating fruit. I did not test positivie for celiac or gluten problems. I have had h pilori several times.

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Answer by SJ5
I know you’ve probably heard this before but it could be IBS in addition to your body still healing from the other conditions. I have had gastritis, acid reflux and the h pylorai as well. When you have these stomach problems (or ones in addition to all you listed which the doc’s will tell you is IBS if they can’t find anything else wrong with you), you have to be careful about “trigger” foods. The tricky thing is, sometimes the same foods will trigger attacks one day and not on another. It is pretty much a dietary rule for people with gastro problems to be very careful with fruit (especially anything with a skin like grapes because it is harder to digest these fruits, i.e. cherries etc…). Try peeling the grapes or just avoid eating them. Strawberries can be triggers too because of the seeds. Have you tried blending fruit into a smoothie? This helps to break it down some before you try to digest it. I can only tell you what helped me. Taking a health sabatical, getting lots of rest, eating very healthy, staying away from fruit, meat, most carbs and eating a diet that consisted mostly of herbal tea and honey, cooked vegetables and beans. When I have to have a quick, safe, “on the go” snack, I stick to simple saltine crackers or oyster crackers. Also, try coating your stomach with benefiber mixed in a glass of water before eating. (Benefiber is very gentle compared to other types of fiber, no grainyness either, dissolves quickly in water and has a barely noticable taste.) Hope this helps you.

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Posted by GlutenFree - January 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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Q&A: Do Celiacs always feel bad (stomach, GI issues) after eating gluten everytime?

Question by Rumbly: Do Celiacs always feel bad (stomach, GI issues) after eating gluten everytime?
If yes, was this only since you were diagnosed and went gluten-free? Or did this happen before you realized you had celiac?

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Answer by tiggsy
Once they have been following the gluten free diet for a number of months, and the lesions have had a chance to heal, there should not be any issues after eating, unless the food contained gluten.

Celiacs who have been “glutened” will feel bad after eating. This isn’t particularly unusual – although it is dangerous – especially if they eat out at a restaurant or even go to a friend’s house for dinner.

Feeling bad after eating gluten is often the symptom that prompts a visit to the doctor, and eventual diagnosis of celiac disease.

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Posted by GlutenFree - January 12, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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Q&A: My 6 yr old daughter gets eczema or itchy hand after eating bread?

Question by Joe Rubin: My 6 yr old daughter gets eczema or itchy hand after eating bread?
Hi all,
My daughter has an itchy hand every time I give her bread or some things with gluten. However a blood test showed she does NOT have celiac disease where one can not tolerate or there is intolerance to gluten.
What can this be and what would you do? THANKS

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Answer by Shauna

There are a lot of common ingredients in bread that she could be reacting to. Probably worth an allergy test and a food journal with an elimination diet, including to wheat.

However, re: the celiac test – you may not want to discount celiac disease completely, if allergy tests don’t turn up anything. There is about a 20% false negative rate with the blood tests for celiac disease, and that’s in adults. With children, it’s even higher. Basically, it’s because the test itself is not actually FOR celiac disease. It detects various antibodies and such that our bodies make in response to gluten if we HAVE celiac disease and it is active, although a few other conditions can cause the same jump in antibodies.

However, we make more antibodies if we have severely damaged intestines. In practice, a person with patchy internal damage tends to have much lower levels of these antibodies in the blood and may test negative to for celiac disease, even though they have the disease. The reason that children have a higher false negative rate is because they tend to have patchy damage more than adults do. :-/

It’s often worthwhile getting a copy of the results yourself, to check it yourself and see what they are, especially in case you ever get her tested again in the future, so you can see if her levels remain the same or increase (people with celiac disease in the family, for example, should get tested at least every 5 years, because the disease can trigger at any time of life).

There is also something known as non-celiac gluten intolerance. This was only proven to exist in studies about 1 1/2 years ago, so there is no test for it, very little known about it, etc… The only thing that is done is a person goes on a gluten free diet and checks health to see how it affects you, or doesn’t. Some non-celiacs with this seem to be just as sensitive as a celiac is to gluten, only with different reactions.

Does your little one react to malt, as well? That is also gluten, so if she reacts to a malted milkshake with itching just like with bread, that’s a good clue that gluten could be involved. But if she doesn’t, that may help you narrow down to something else, like the wheat alone.

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The Gluten Free Fat Loss Plan: Your guide to losing fat & getting fit by eating gluten free

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How long after eating gluten does a rash occur when you have Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Celiac of the Skin)?

Question by Koalamy: How long after eating gluten does a rash occur when you have Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Celiac of the Skin)?

Looking more for information as to how long after eating gluten before rash appears – I assume it’s not as quick as the GI issues but not sure. I don’t eat gluten – but have had restaurant mishap.

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It usually lasts 1-2 weeks, but it depends on your gluten intake. The more cautious you are with your diet, the sooner it will disappear.

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