Gluten sensitivity and symptoms

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Hey all! So I haven't been tested for gluten intolerance yet, but have rather just avoided it forever because I had a bad experience with it during my childhood. I do know that I am very sensitive to it.

Anyway, this morning I accidentally consumed gluten at a friends home for breakfast. My lymph nodes in my neck are now massive, I have a sore throat, and a pounding headache, I just feel downright horrible. What is the best thing to do in this situation? I'm drinking some hot water + lemon to help my throat feel a little better, but I was wondering if any of you had any tips on what I can do to feel better. I'm sorry if it seems like I'm just needlessly complaining, I just really am not experienced with this.

Obviously in the future I will be more careful when eating at others homes, or will just bring my own meal along!

Is this something you just have to ride out?

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on September 23, 2012
at 05:00 PM

Drink a lot of water. Soaking in a bathtub, preferably with epsom salts if you have that, really helps me. Nothing makes it all go away instantly, though, at least as far as I know.

Eating anything I don't make is scary for me, so I do understand.


on September 23, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Sitting in a hot shower running over you. It is only a mask but it helps. I am a celiac. Usually when I ingest gluten (I am very careful not to) you just have to ride it out. I would drink a lot of water. Applesause. Hope you feel better soon.

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