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How long do the side-effects of gluten last?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I've been eating Paleo on and off since February. I did a whole 30 in February and felt amazing. I mainly get side-tracked on the weekends and then I feel like crap the first couple days of the week, which negatively affects my workouts due to the joint pain I experience (I attribute the joint pain to shitty eating although I can't be 100% positive this is the cause). I'm motivated to clean up my diet, at the very least, remove gluten from my diet completely (including weekends!). Realistically, I imagine gluten will sneak into my diet here and there, so I'm wondering, how long do the effects of gluten last? Are the effects more severe dependent upon the amount (the more gluten you consume, the worse you feel?)?

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

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on October 16, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Ok, that's probably what I read...

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on October 16, 2012
at 01:38 AM

6 months for celiac type damage

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:13 PM

I've read as long as 6 months!

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:13 PM

Also, how long have you been gluten free?

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

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on October 15, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Wow! I was going to post another question about my joint pain to see if there are any others with similar symptoms. You sound like me. I've been dealing with it for 13 yrs now though! I've seen 4 othro surgeons, an immunologist, rheumatologist, xrays, mri, etc. and no one can tell me what's wrong. It's especially bad during my period and during and after pregnancy. Have you had any recurrence of the pain, possibly because of eating G unknowingly? You'd think I'd learn my lesson and not cheat, but it is difficult to remember the pain when I'm feeling good. It's really stupid.

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Aa980538051add291860e4602585352c

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on October 15, 2012
at 01:39 PM

Don't know about long term but I find that if you get back to avoiding gluten straight away, the effects can last for 1-3 days. I had some yesterday and I am fine today. I've had plenty of water, exercise and good food today so that helps.

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on October 15, 2012
at 11:47 PM

On top of indigestion and joint pain, gluten tends to exacerbate the eczema terribly (fingers swell, skin cracks, bleed, itches like a nightmare). The GI and joint issues usually resolve in a few days, but my skin can take days to weeks to heal.

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:39 PM

After chronic wrist pain for about 18 months and knee pain for about 6 months within 3 days of cutting out gluten all the pain was gone and has stayed gone!

I was wearing wrist supports all the time as moving my hands was so painful - I'd had tests for rheumatoid arthritis etc. and they came back clear so I had no idea what was wrong. I was also walking with a limp most of the time, and was often awake at night with the pain...

At the time I had no idea that gluten was even related to joint pain, but I just woke up on the 3rd morning feeling fine! I don't intend to ever go back to the evil G. Cheating is NOT worth it for me.

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:13 PM

Also, how long have you been gluten free?

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Wow! I was going to post another question about my joint pain to see if there are any others with similar symptoms. You sound like me. I've been dealing with it for 13 yrs now though! I've seen 4 othro surgeons, an immunologist, rheumatologist, xrays, mri, etc. and no one can tell me what's wrong. It's especially bad during my period and during and after pregnancy. Have you had any recurrence of the pain, possibly because of eating G unknowingly? You'd think I'd learn my lesson and not cheat, but it is difficult to remember the pain when I'm feeling good. It's really stupid.

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on October 15, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Robb Wold says that it takes 2 weeks for your gut lining to heal. So, IMO, it's not worth it....

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on October 16, 2012
at 01:38 AM

6 months for celiac type damage

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on October 16, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Ok, that's probably what I read...

Ae3b7ea9f3755af32287825db8d98796

(2022)

on October 15, 2012
at 10:13 PM

I've read as long as 6 months!

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on October 15, 2012
at 02:16 PM

For me it lasts several days, last time it was a week. While it lasts, it seems like it will go on forever. I never, ever eat anything with gluten knowingly.

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on October 15, 2012
at 02:13 PM

When I get glutened, I immediately feel bloated and get indigestion, even in minute amounts. It lasts for 12-24 hours. When I have purposely eaten wheat, it's lasted for a few days. It only took a few times for the light bulb to come on and realize that the bread I wanted so bad isn't worth the miserable feeling it causes! =)

I don't get any joint pain, but do retain lots of fluid when I consume wheat. I drink lots of water and it helps move things out.

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