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Hashis Gluten intolerance ?

Hi all,

I have hashis and I have tried to be on gluten free diet for 3 months already. In between I reintroduce myself to gluten free diet twice for a period of 2-3 days. Both times I only feel uncomfortable after I stopped eating gluten for 3 days. I got prolonged diarrhoea and feel nauseated (vomited 2-3 times) and these symptoms last about a week. My question is are these gluten intolerance symptoms? Will gluten intolerance symptoms showed up in a delayed manner ? Is there anything or med I can eat to ease the symptoms ? Your help is much appreciated. Thank you

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It's best not to make sudden big changes to diet, better to wean off gluten gradually over a couple of weeks to give your body time to adjust. Once you have been off wheat for a few weeks, most of it should be out of your system so you should then know if it's helping with symptoms. Remember to replace wheat with plenty of vegetable fibre from other sources.

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I’ve already gotten rid of gluten for few weeks. But then a few days ago I didn’t manage to control myself and I ate some food containing gluten. After 3 days from the day I consumed gluten I started to have diarrhoea and feel nauseated. Are those cause by the gluten containing food that I ate ?

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Have you been tested for coeliac disease at all?

After eating gluten, it can be a couple of days before you display symptoms - I'd expect you to be ill 1-3 days after you first ate a bit though, not 1-3 days after you cut it out again... I think the only way to know for sure is to reintroduce gluten for a longer period, to see if you get sick while eating it, or if it's definitely only an issue when you cut it out. I would suggest you reintroduce gluten every day for a minimum of 6 weeks, and consider speaking to your doctor about being tested for coeliac disease if you show signs of being ill.

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Nope I have not been tested.

Hmm .. true ! But i thought there will not be any symptoms if gluten were to cut off ? Now I’m abit scared to try again as it really make me very very very sick. And the effect can last up to one week :(.

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I'm just wondering whether your symptoms are delayed response to eating gluten, and actually nothing to do with the fact you've cut it out - it could just be coincidence that your symptoms hit after you've given up again. The only way to know for sure is to eat gluten for a longer period to see, or to avoid it completely...

There is such a thing as gluten withdrawal, your symptoms are quite severe though.

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Hmm .. when I went clean from gluten for about a month, I display no symptoms at all. The symptoms shows up until I was reintroduce to gluten again. Could it be gluten withdrawal ? Or is it more possible to be cause by eating gluten ? Is there any proper test in hospital or clinic that I could do to determine ?

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It's more likely because you are gluten again.

People with Hashimotos are more likely to have coeliac disease, which is an auto-immune response to eating gluten. You can be tested for coeliac disease, but the catch is you have to have eaten gluten every day for 6 weeks before you're tested for it. You can also just be gluten intolerant, but there is no test for that...

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Okay thanks ! Can coeliac be tested with blood test ? I read something about testing the antibodies for it ?

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Yes, it's a blood test at first, then if you get a positive result, they'll do a gut biopsy (if your antibodies are high enough, you won't need the gut biopsy)

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Okay. Thank you !

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Okay thanks ! Can coeliac be tested with blood test ? I read something about testing the antibodies for it ?

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