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How much time until one starts to see the effects of a gluten-free diet, assuming I'm gluten intolerant?

Commented on February 14, 2016
Created December 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM

How much time until one starts to see the effects of a gluten-free diet, assuming I'm gluten intolerant?

The symptoms are chronic sinus inflammation.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on May 01, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Whoa, didn't realized how long ago this answer was posted.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on May 01, 2012
at 08:50 PM

While AGA antibodies are used to detect gluten intolerance, they are probably not responsible for the negative symptoms. Their half life has little bearing on how much time is needed to feel better.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on May 01, 2012
at 08:45 PM

Wow, I just realized it's been 6 months today. I've had many many improvements, but I still feel like I have a long way to go. It's like I'm halfway up the moutain. Getting tired, but no way I'm going back now.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on May 01, 2012
at 07:48 PM

corn gluten is the protein in corn, it's not the same kind of "gluten" as wheat, rye and barley

E7e7e1c856d4494d4a1b700b6869df90

(982)

on May 01, 2012
at 07:40 PM

me too about 3 weeks and all my aches and stiffness were gone.. I did not realize it was that until I began to eat some bread again and it came back

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on December 29, 2011
at 10:56 PM

:) .

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 29, 2011
at 06:33 AM

Ah, I see. The knocks on corn are the high GI and the GMO. That would explain why I have no over symptoms and maybe it IS the gluten. :-))

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 29, 2011
at 06:22 AM

@grenadine, I read that corn has much less but does have it. I'll do more reading to see what's up--thanks!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on December 29, 2011
at 06:09 AM

nance, there's no gluten in corn!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on December 28, 2011
at 06:14 PM

There's a reason why Robb Wolf says to try it for 30 days... You could see results much sooner, but just about everybody will notice within 30 days - if there is anyting to notice.

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Check out this wikipedia entry.

What is the relationship of gluten and anti-gliadin antibodies?. In gluten-sensitive individuals AGA testing is a routinely used blood test for possible presence of coeliac disease, allergies or idiopathic phenomena.

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The half life of these antibodies is typically 120 days.

Personally I've seen all symptoms fade in 14 - 21 days after even a large dose of gluten, though considerable relief comes after the first week is over.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on May 01, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Whoa, didn't realized how long ago this answer was posted.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on May 01, 2012
at 08:50 PM

While AGA antibodies are used to detect gluten intolerance, they are probably not responsible for the negative symptoms. Their half life has little bearing on how much time is needed to feel better.

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D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:48 PM

For me? 3 days.

Don't a ZILLION things cause chronic sinus inflammation? Have you addressed dust mites and mold and dairy and all that? Don't get me wrong, I think gluten is Satan for most of us, but this could be a reach.

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164ed7cd8d84c926bc66f366619bf853

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on December 29, 2011
at 03:00 PM

I did the gluten challenge & knew when i re-introduced it to my diet w/in a couple days i am gluten intolerant/sensitive.
After a detox (a week or so) & noticed a difference w/in a couple weeks of energy, BM's, skin changes (for the better, which only improved on paleo), even mood was more stable on GF (fewer hormonal swings). HTH

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on December 28, 2011
at 06:00 PM

It took months of being off lots of wheat for me to even realize that I had a problem. Now, whenever I eat lots of wheat, it takes me only 3 days to feel like I am back to normal.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:36 PM

I am non-celiac (confirmed by endoscopy); gluten and legumes cause me abdominal pain and bloating. My symptoms went away about three days after cutting gluten. I am not highly sensitive and have to eat fairly large amounts to have symptoms; the longer I've been paleo, the faster my symptoms resolve when I do get them.

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E7e7e1c856d4494d4a1b700b6869df90

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on May 01, 2012
at 07:45 PM

read wheat belly blog for additional info.

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21b36b3de8ff31b0d41e7f0f4b5c1e03

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:53 PM

My son's bad rash completely disappeared within a week after putting him on a gluten-free diet.

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:25 PM

I was diagnosed with celiac disease... GERD, IBS etc, etc. I went gluten-free immediately after diagnosis and it took ten days for me to feel better than I had in a very long time... if I accidently get 'glutened' the effects are pretty nasty and they last from 3 - 10 days (depending on how much gluten I ate) Good Luck to you.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:06 PM

I had many symptoms, I just didn't know they were caused by wheat. I'm not actually certain my problem is gluten, because I don't think I have symptoms from corn. All my symptoms faded over a period of about 3 weeks when I changed what I was eating.

Now, if I eat something containing wheat I have symptoms the next day. They take a few days to clear.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on December 29, 2011
at 06:09 AM

nance, there's no gluten in corn!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 29, 2011
at 06:22 AM

@grenadine, I read that corn has much less but does have it. I'll do more reading to see what's up--thanks!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 29, 2011
at 06:33 AM

Ah, I see. The knocks on corn are the high GI and the GMO. That would explain why I have no over symptoms and maybe it IS the gluten. :-))

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on December 29, 2011
at 10:56 PM

:) .

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on May 01, 2012
at 07:48 PM

corn gluten is the protein in corn, it's not the same kind of "gluten" as wheat, rye and barley

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on December 28, 2011
at 05:05 PM

It took me about 3 weeks to start seeing the effects. I had IBS symptoms that completely disappeared.

E7e7e1c856d4494d4a1b700b6869df90

(982)

on May 01, 2012
at 07:40 PM

me too about 3 weeks and all my aches and stiffness were gone.. I did not realize it was that until I began to eat some bread again and it came back

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E7e57f3e3a156df4072ca85d463f8ed3

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on May 02, 2012
at 12:00 AM

90% of my sinus problems disappeared in 3 days when I stopped gluten as well as Sudafed & Claritan, which I had been taking daily for several years for my stuffed up sinuses. Symptoms return in less than 24 hrs if I eat gluten, so that's a good incentive to avoid it.

Most of my other symptoms disappeared in 2-3 weeks, as others have said.

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Cbe0baff464199131bec8f68ef5654ca

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on May 01, 2012
at 11:47 PM

My IBS and joint aches went away in about 2-3 weeks. Heaven!!

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E7e7e1c856d4494d4a1b700b6869df90

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:35 PM

read wheat belly blog for additional info.

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on May 01, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Many with celiac disease report it taking 6 months to heal. Some symptoms, such as psychological ones, can take a year or two. And I've heard people say that if they had other food sensitivities, it can take 1 or 2 years of a gluten free diet to be able to add those other foods back.

I think a chronic sinus infection could take any length of time in between 1 week and 2 years, depending on the etiology. Additionally, there could be other things at play in addition to gluten that would prolong healing, such as other food intolerances or allergies, other sources of inflammation, vitamin deficiencies, etc.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on May 01, 2012
at 08:45 PM

Wow, I just realized it's been 6 months today. I've had many many improvements, but I still feel like I have a long way to go. It's like I'm halfway up the moutain. Getting tired, but no way I'm going back now.

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293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on December 28, 2011
at 06:56 PM

i dont think i have a glute problem just a carb problem :/

F79dd33c17d9fbb55cc7e202dfa30e6e

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on February 14, 2016
at 10:19 PM

Hey Holly.  So are you saying that you have had chronic sinus inflammation, and you think carbs are to blame?  I have been suspecting the same for myself and my son.  Do you have any resources or strategies to point me towards?  I am thinking that there might be chronic yeast infection of the soft tissue, which is aggravated by sugars of any kind.  I'm wondering if an antifungal protocol might work.  Your thoughts?

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