Introducing gluten again

Okay so about 5 years ago I was living life with constant muscle and joint aches, muscle spasms and twitches, daily vomiting, and horrible brain fog. A doctor suggest I go gluten free, I did, and what do you know not even 3 days later all my symptoms disappear. My doctor had me do the gluten challenge for about a month and then with blood work and biopsies it was concluded I don’t have celiacs (tho it does run in my family).

Anyway, I’ll go through phases when I’m feeling so good I convince myself it can’t possibly be gluten and then I’ll try something with gluten and all the symptoms rush back, and I’m reminded okay that’s why I’m gluten free. I don’t know why I do this, guess I just really like bread that doesn’t fall apart. Normally when I do accidentally get glutened, I’ll begin to dry heave, then it’ll move to stomach pains, then a couple days later my joints and muscles hurt all over, all within a 5 day max period.

So about a week and a half ago I decide to try again, I had a roll. Nothing happened. So then I had more gluten, slowly introducing it about every other day. Everything was good. It’s not until today, 13 days in, do I feel the inflammation in my muscles and joints, it just burns and aches.

Is it possible my body just required a certain amount of exposure to bring it overboard? Or why was the reaction so delayed? I’m wondering if it’s just a certain type of gluten that affects me more. Gah, food intolerances are tough sorry I’m just venting at this point.

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