How do you know if you’ve been glutened?


I know this is probably going to seem like a dumb question but I’m having a hard time. I’m starting my food diary and converting over to GF and trying to make the household GF or at least very limited. My question is, how do you know if you’ve been glutened? Like I have had stomach issues for literally years and pain discomfort all that is sort of my normal now, how can I tell what’s from gluten?? I literally have pain and issues with food. Feeling overwhelmed

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Cassie 4 years 7 Answers 423 views 0

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  1. I know what you mean…my norm was always feeling bad. Even after I went gluten free, I couldn’t tell if it was just my normal or if I had consumed gluten. Then you add the gluten withdrawal symptoms in there and what a world of hurt. After awhile of being gluten free, I was able to distinguish the normal bad from the gluten bad. Mainly because the glutening symptoms were all of a sudden and very severe! There is definitely a learning curve in all this.

  2. So for me, the simplest was a gnawing feeling in my stomach like a hamster scratching. I can remember it from when I was a child. Now, I can look at something and if I feel that feeling, I know it has gluten in it. That feeling can be a friend if you ask it.

  3. I’ve been gluten-free now over a month and the constant diarrhea and severe fatigue after eating has stopped. I had a bout of diarrhea after eating something that was supposedly gluten-free, so I’m taking that as a sign that it was tainted in some way. Each person has a different reaction, apparently. I think you’ll discover yours after being gluten-free for a few weeks.

  4. I’ve read that it can take several months for your body to heal from the damage and to stop having the symptoms.

  5. It took me 6 months to feel better it depends on how much gluten is in your body and how much healing your body has to do its important to remember that with celiac disease that we have an autoimmune disease and our bodies don’t heal the way they used to you were still going to feel pain for a while if you’re lucky it will go away it might not though I still get stomach pains when I haven’t been glutened and back pain and joint pain and it’s just all bad but I live a healthier lifestyle and I feel better and so it’s more than worth everything that I went through because I used to feel like I was going to puke every morning when I woke up

  6. Dairy is often an issue for people with celiac too.

  7. Symptoms are so varied. My husband has joint pain and I get a skin rash. You just have to listen to your body. Wish it were easier.

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