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Old 04-15-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Heart issues after going gluten free

I'm a 23y old woman and for roughly 7 years I've been experiencing a whole range of weird symptoms.. here's some of them:

*bloating
*weight gain for no obvious reason
*dizziness
*muscle and joint aches
*stiffness
*fatigue
*anxiety
*depression
*arrhytmias
*tachycardia
*acid reflux
* an extremely itchy rash on my butt and when I scratch it clear liquid comes out
*a small calcium deposit in my finger and now near my thumb also

Everything you can imagine has already been checked.. my thyroid probably 10 times, a blood test for Celiac's disease when I was 18 or 19... I've been tested for autoimmune diseases. Nothing. I've worn a 24h heart monitor.

They couldn't come up with a reason for my dizziness either... my blood pressure's just fine.

So I started thinking that it's my diet and the more I read about Gluten sensitivity, the more familiar it sounds. So, now I've been gluten-free for 5 days... and my heart is truly going insane! The sensations are brand new and even more troublesome, like weird electric sensations, heart skips a beat like every 15 seconds... Acid reflux seems like it's even worse. I have to take a BETA BLOCKER even in the privacy of my home cause my heart feels so weird. My dizziness is not as bad though, even though I sometimes do feel like I'm about to pass out... also, two days ago I had a very weird electric sensation in my brain.

So my question is, have any of you had these sensations after going gluten-free? Does this even sound like gluten sensitivity? I'm quite desperate cause I'm totally aware of the fact that doctors don't know anything about gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance... they hardly know anything about Celiac's disease either, cause it seems a lot of people get tested only to find out their blood test was all good and fine- yet they still continue to have symptoms after eating gluten. Yeah and I'm from Finland so if I make mistakes with my English it's because of that.

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:31 AM   #2
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Re: Heart issues after going gluten free

hi,my partner has celiacs and one of my children has a gluten intolerance in my experience doctors do know a lot about celiacs and gluten intolerance's,

celiacs is a type of gluten intolerance the difference is that it does long term damage to the body
you say this happens when you eat gluten,but you are unlikely to be eating gluten, more likely that you are eating a food that contains gluten ie:wheat
wheat intolerance is alot more common than celiacs and gluten intolerance put together,
non of these are likely to cause the heart symptoms, have you considered anxiety or even depression

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Re: Heart issues after going gluten free

That's just it. I got depressed at age 9 and I've seen several "shrinks", none could explain why I feel so bad all the time. That's why I'm wondering if gluten actually causes depression if you're sensitive to it.. or anxiety? I googled "gluten withdrawals" and saw a lot of people saying how depressed they got after removing gluten from their diet-some even started experiencing panic attacks. I don't think it's a coincidence, since there are so many stories to be told about this. Anyhow I'm gonna continue being gluten-free since it's only been like 8 days.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: Heart issues after going gluten free

It takes about 3 months for gluten to come out of your body. You are probably having withdrawal symptoms. Your body needs to get used to eating different types of food. My sister's whole family is going gluten-free and their three year old daughter is having wicked tantrums, etc....Give it time. Your body will adjust.

 
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Re: Heart issues after going gluten free

Hi this was a useful post perhaps by title alone. Some people have a craving for wheat after going gluten free for awhile and I forgot which problem it was but somewhere on the net I read that others had other health problems after going gluten free for awhile. Don't take me wrong I am not saying to disobey if a professional said to stay off. I would however report the new symptoms to the professional and perhaps see another. I might also check with the cardiac specialist about the beta blocker.

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