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Do gluten free diet cause dizzy ?

By Anonymous September 24, 2010 - 1:37am
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I have had alot of gas problem, i went to nutritionist, she asked me to stop dairy & all food which contain gluten. I followed that. I feel myself lighter, no gas. The problem now i have headache & fell dizzy most of the day.

Do gluten free diet cause dizzy ?

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Hello Madam Alison,

I want to tell you that I got the result, everthing is fine except CALCIUM and Vitamin D3

CALCIUM is 8 and Vitamind D3 is 10 which is little increase it was 7

Doctor prescription ( Sandoz ) Effervescent tablets and One Alpha 0.25 mcg. Capsules, for three months.

January 30, 2011 - 7:05am
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I did all test, waiting for result.

January 23, 2011 - 1:30am
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still i suffer from giddiness, I went today to another doctor to check, she asked me to do several test.


I want to know what is going on ?

January 20, 2011 - 10:25am
(reply to Anonymous)

Can you updates us, once you receive the results from your tests? Your doctor may just want to rule out other possible conditions, check for levels of certain vitamins or hormones, etc. This is a good thing, and please keep us posted! Most of these tests are "routine" that you would also receive if you were going in for a physical exam, and the results will help answer your question. Be sure to talk with your doctor about the results, bring paper and pen to write down the answers to your questions, and don't hesitate to clarify anything you don't understand.

January 20, 2011 - 10:52am
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Hello Alison

You are right Goat and sheep milk are still dairy products, but i have to avoid cow's milk.

I want to know do orange and strawberry suit my blood (O+)?

September 27, 2010 - 5:37am
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I am not eat too much, but recently Dr. asked me to stop bread & dairy product ( fresh milk and yogurt ) only drink goat or sheep milk & cheese + soya milk & bread. No more bloating, feeling lighter. Feel happy. Only the problem feel dizzy after the diet.

My blood type is O+ which can eat meat, rice, all Fruits & Veg

So i don't know if that balanced or not !
I wrote to you before go back to Dr. because my next appointment will be after 2 weeks

September 26, 2010 - 11:53am
(reply to Anonymous)

You said you are not eating too much, but are you eating enough each day? How many calories are you consuming throughout the day? If you are not well-nourished, this could also cause dizziness (as well as the information Cary provided to you above).

Goat and sheep milk are still dairy products, so I'm not sure if your doctor asked you to cut out all dairy products, or just eliminate cow's milk? Soy and almond milk are non-dairy substitutes.

A balanced diet can include a diet without animal products (dairy, meat), as many vegetarians eat a balanced diet and are healthy. There are different types of bread, also, some that are sprouted or some that are gluten-free. As long as you are eating a balanced diet that includes healthy, lean proteins (beans and legumes are good choices), plenty of fruits, vegetables and water...plus enough calories to get you through the day...your diet may not be causing the dizzy feeling and it could be related to another condition (as Cary said, you will need to talk with your doctor about this).

September 26, 2010 - 12:13pm

Anonymous, my first question is what exactly are you eating? What specifically, how often, how many calories, etc? If by going gluten free you have inadvertently put yourself on something similar to an Atkins diet, that can cause dizziness in some people, because it can cause metabolic changes such as ketosis that are not always safe or well tolerated. It just depends on whether your diet is balanced or not.

We have a video by Dr. Andrew Weil about going gluten free: http://www.empowher.com/diets/content/gluten-free-diet-can-people-without-celiac-disease-benefit-dr-weil, we also have articles on Atkins such as this one: http://www.empowher.com/providers/article/low-fat-vs-low-carb-making-sense-all-diet-hype.

Please keep in mind also that the dizziness could be caused by something unrelated to diet. If it continues or is of concern, I suggest you contact your health care provider for a check up. If you want to discuss your diet further, please write again with a little more detail and we will be happy to dig up information for you. Thank you for writing.

September 24, 2010 - 6:12pm
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