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Poll: How long before you first began to see results after going Gluten Free?

May 23, 2010 by  
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If you began a gluten free diet/lifestyle expecting to see a change in your health, how you feel emotionally, to improve uncomfortable symptoms, improve health or behavior of a child, to improve focus, or hoping for any other of a long list of positive results from the change, how long did it take for you to see your first improvements in yourself or your child?

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12 Responses to “Poll: How long before you first began to see results after going Gluten Free?”
  1. Erica says:

    I was feeling better within 24 hours. It was like a fog lifted from my brain.

  2. Marie-Pier says:

    In fact, the moment started eating gluten-free, reactions to gluten never came back, unless the few times I ate gluten accidently.

  3. LeAnne says:

    It was a matter of days for me. The bloat went away in about 3-4 days. Then I took some Tums w/o realizing they had wheat in them and the bloat was back immediately. Now I only have issues when I’ve been unexpectedly “glutened.”

  4. Leanne says:

    I started within 4 days to feel better but after 6 months I feel like a new person. My energy is back like when I was 22 (a long time ago) and I’m happy again. I got so depressed from feeling awful for so long that I was a different person inside. After a year of being devoted to Gluten Free I feel amazing with energy and a smile on my face everyday. I do miss a few foods but I would not go back just for a slice of pizza for anything!

  5. Jamie says:

    It truly is amazing how much better I feel on the gf diet! At the time of diagnosis, I was having more bad days than good days (gi-wise). It was getting to the point where I was hesitant to leave the house and not getting a lot done on bad days because I felt so wiped out. Other than two incidents of unknowingly cross-contaminating myself (believe me, I knew it within a couple hours!) I have not had ANY gi issues since going gluten free. Hallelujah!

  6. Faith says:

    I am Celiac and noticed a huge difference in 6 months. I feel so much better after healing with a gluten free diet. My skin is a healthy color now as well as my hair looks amazing. My brain is not foggy and I am not cranky…lol! I dont have that toxic feeling all the time! I don’t miss gluten foods at all because who misses what makes then feel so bad. If you feel the change will be hard you are wrong.
    The greatest help was my iPhone app “Is That Gluten Free”. It took all the guess work out of my new life. There are hidden gluten too! Gluten is in shampoo, laundry soap, lip balm. You have to read all lables! After about two months you just know what to buy! Don’t worry you will get used to it!!!

  7. Amy says:

    In fact, the moment started eating gluten-free, reactions to gluten never came back, unless the few times I ate gluten accidently.

  8. Christopher says:

    I am on day 3 of no-gluten-diet and i feel amazing. I felt today like i had more energy than i knew what to do with. I rearranged my office which is now for the first time tidy, I could concerntrate for more than 5 minutes on my work (which was always difficult before.
    My diet before starting was 4 peices of brwon bread and 100g pasta over the course of the day, little fruit and veg, lots of chicken and fish. Now it is over 50% raw veggies, some rice, some fruit, some potatoes, some chicken and fish, nuts. No gluten whatsoever. I feel like i have finally found the secret to the kind of energy i was always after! :)

  9. Mary says:

    This is my third day being gluten free. I feel so————much better. I was depressed, lived in a brain fog, joints hurt, bloating, constipation, had throat spasams, diffultity swallowing and felt sick inside, like fluish. Today I woke up and felt really good again! I am keeping myself a 4 week food journal, writing everything down. Trying to eat gluten free is a bit of a challenge, but I will do this, I want to feel good!

  10. Jennifer S says:

    I have been gluten free for 7 days now and I’m pretty miserable. I have so much bloating and gas that it’s uncomfortable. I kept reading all these great reviews about people noticing differences and loosing weight. I am wondering if some people don’t have a positive reaction or does it take a lot longer for some to see/feel any difference? I have had some mild digestive issues for years and have been very bloated and burpy for years. I do not have celiac disease but wanted to try a gf diet. Do I need to throw in the towel as I’m more bloated than before and think I’ve actually gained weight. Kinda frustrated!

  11. Nancy says:

    Hi Jennifer – It does take some people longer to see any results from going gluten free, but have you considered that your troubles are related to some other issue? You may be gluten sensitive and just need longer than 7 days to test it out. Dairy is another big culprit for the issues you mentioned. Also, you may want to see someone like a naturopath or even a gastroenterologist to see if you have other health or dietary concerns since you feel even worse.

  12. phyllis says:

    Today is day 6 of going dairy and gluten free. I have spent 3 of those days in my dark bedroom because of headaches, sensitive eyes and slight nausea. I had really hoped to be doing better by now. I made my 21 year old daughter, who has a form of autism and is struggling with severe anxiety and depression to try it with me for two weeks. She has seen no improvement yet. I am willing to stick with this for two months but she will not go beyond two weeks without seeing some change. It is frustrating but I really thought this could solve so many health issues for us both and I am impatient. By the way, I have been seeing the same doctor for 25 years and she never once suggested a change of diet of any type. I stumbled upon gluten intolerance on my own. I still feel this could be an answer for me, I just have to give it a little more time. Thanks for the site. So much information!

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