How Bad Are Your Gluten Reactions?

I saw an interesting article on Celiac.com today:

Gluten Challenge: Patients with Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity Report More Symptoms than Those with Celiac Disease

Basically, it said that in a recent study, people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity reported more severe physical reactions to gluten than did diagnosed celiacs. However, both groups reported a wide range of psychological reactions.

When I was first diagnosed, my gluten reactions were brutal. I compared it to three days of having the flu. Brain fog, stomach cramps, aching, fatigue; it was nasty. Then I went a few years of being extremely careful and not being exposed to gluten. Just a couple of weeks ago, I got glutened (you can read about my experience here). To my surprise, my reaction was pretty mild, and lasted only a day. It was no worse than the reaction I get to soy, and made me realize that I may have been contaminated other times, too, and just didn’t realize it.

How about you? Do you have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease? Do you react when you eat gluten, and how badly? Has your reaction changed over time? Share your experiences in the comments section.

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I've been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you're gluten-free, it's even better!
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