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Hack my reaction to eating a scone

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 30, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Well, yesterday my friend came over and offered me a scone, she is the type to get VERY offended if I reject this type of thing, so I said i'll have a bit, but it was so damn good I had the whole thing!

About 3-4 hours later near when I sleep, I started to shake a bit and feel my energy absolutely plummet, I start to feel uncomfortably fatigued especially in the hands and feet ( joints?) and I couldn't think straight. Then as I lay in my bed my body " calmed down" after I stayed still for about 10 minutes.

I don't have any problems with gluten, but one of the main reasons for going paleo ( Ive been paleo for perhaps 3-4 months now) is because my energy levels were really weird back on a S.A.D diet.

Thanks ;)

0f29b554107b42b35af4eacb3500890a

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on December 31, 2011
at 11:44 AM

That's exactly right, I've been low-ish carb paleo for a while and even lower the last week before this scone.

13c5a9f1678d75b93f269cdcf69f14d5

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on December 30, 2011
at 08:26 PM

A formal diagnosis can make it easier to get special follow up care (cancer or osteoporosis screenings, vitamin mineral deficiency screenings - B-12, D and iron are often low) or prenatal care or the appropriate (ie GF) meds and food if you are ever hospitalized. Celiac is mostly about the diet, sure, but the diagnosis helps you get the support that you may need.

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on December 30, 2011
at 08:02 PM

I would be offended if I had a friend that got offended that I turned down eating something they offered me. If you know I don't eat crap don't offer me crap. On the other hand it does sound like you had a sugar crash.

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on December 30, 2011
at 07:28 PM

@Melissa-hgl, that's my question. Isn't staying off the wheat the only solution? What add'l benefit would I get from a biopsy?

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on December 30, 2011
at 05:31 PM

but you don't need to pay for a biopsy to find out there is a problem. Just quit eating wheat and it is much cheaper.

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on December 30, 2011
at 04:54 PM

Yes, people with these kind of reactions need to get a biopsy for celiac. Undiagnosed celiac can cause all kinds of health problems as you age, even cancer.

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on December 30, 2011
at 02:57 PM

I had the same reaction after eating some white flour that was inadvertently put into the gravy at Thanksgiving. I think it is some type of low blood sugar reaction.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 30, 2011
at 01:48 PM

Sounds like low blood-glucose. You're probably low-ish carb paleo most of the time and eating a starch bomb like that caused you to over-produce insulin taking your blood sugar too low.

0f29b554107b42b35af4eacb3500890a

(35)

on December 31, 2011
at 11:44 AM

That's exactly right, I've been low-ish carb paleo for a while and even lower the last week before this scone.

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on December 30, 2011
at 02:30 PM

Sounds like you just had a sugar crash.

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3fe2bf1367970868757ddf7ed7c62531

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on December 30, 2011
at 01:25 PM

is this the first gluten you have had in the past 3 months? I hear of alot of people becoming allergic per se after not eating it for some time. Not that you are medically allergic, just that now your body recognizances it as a foreign and bad substance.

If i eat gluten now, I feel terrible - headaches, upset stomach ect.

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on December 30, 2011
at 04:48 PM

yes it sounds like rebound hypoglycemia( low blood sugar due to the transient over production of insulin). this used to happen to me several times a day on the SAD diet.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on December 30, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Now, how do you know you don't have a gluten problem?

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on December 30, 2011
at 05:31 PM

but you don't need to pay for a biopsy to find out there is a problem. Just quit eating wheat and it is much cheaper.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on December 30, 2011
at 04:54 PM

Yes, people with these kind of reactions need to get a biopsy for celiac. Undiagnosed celiac can cause all kinds of health problems as you age, even cancer.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 30, 2011
at 07:28 PM

@Melissa-hgl, that's my question. Isn't staying off the wheat the only solution? What add'l benefit would I get from a biopsy?

13c5a9f1678d75b93f269cdcf69f14d5

(2339)

on December 30, 2011
at 08:26 PM

A formal diagnosis can make it easier to get special follow up care (cancer or osteoporosis screenings, vitamin mineral deficiency screenings - B-12, D and iron are often low) or prenatal care or the appropriate (ie GF) meds and food if you are ever hospitalized. Celiac is mostly about the diet, sure, but the diagnosis helps you get the support that you may need.

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on December 31, 2011
at 11:07 PM

I agree with others, sounds like a low-blood sugar thing. If you're gonna 'cheat' in future, you can follow it, or rather combine it, with some protein and that will help mitigate the response. I was surprised when my dad told me that part of his education in diabetic eating was to up the fiber and protein. Your guts might get upset, but added protein should help prevent the shaky feelings.

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