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    • Do you literally mean that is all you ate today or just that it was the only thing different? Meats can be a bit hard to digest and I think especially so if it was the only thing in your system for the day. You might want to go with easier to digest foods for a bit. Well cooked veggies, rice, potatoes, both sweet and white and fruits along with well cooked meats. The Advil should be fine gluten wise. The cramping could be trapped gas and if it is I don't know if Advil will help. If it doesn't you could try a gas relieving product or maybe peppermint tea.
    • Hi, I read your post. Mystery cramping; well here is a suggestion. Most store bought meat is to some degree pickled or processed. Roast and other large pieces of meat are injected with the food dye (#40 red) to give it the red fresh appearance. Though naturally meat is actually just pinkish and gray. Perhaps too much of that pickle dye was ingested and was the device that caused the issue; however; if not and you do not mind taking Advil every time. You could add a bit of turmeric and/ or ginger to your meals and alleviate the need for pills! Also, perhaps a little Anise to add some coolness too! Anise is a vegetable similar in look to celery, has a cool liquorish flavor with digestive helpful properties, it does work!
    • I second the onion issue!        Read the small print warning on all pain killers.      Some contain small print warning not to take them more than 10 days/month.      Taking them more may cause hearing loss.
    • I can't say I've heard of these, but as already has been said, if they're gluten free, it's worth a try. I'm interested in the fact you have cramping though. I had the same thing after being gluten free for a while, and it turned out I had become intolerant to soya (I was already having a problem with dairy), this worked for a while then had more problems, I kept a food diary and by process of elimination found I couldn't tolerate mustard, xanthan gum and E464 (which is a type of cellulose) and a big problem with Quorn (having become vegan). Perhaps you could use a food diary too, to see what is causing the problem, instead of masking it with tablets. 
    • Sorry you are having to deal with so much pain.  Have you tried some Pepto Bismal liquid? That may help so might be worth a try if there isn't any contraindications. Hopefully your doctor will be willing to order the celiac panel for you. When the results come back if they are a clear positive you may want to ask your doctor if he might give you the 'official' diagnosis if after a bit on the diet the levels go down and your symptoms are relieved. Most of the celiac pamel is pretty specific to celiac and high results wouldn't be caused by anything else. I mention this idea because of your high deductable issue. Such a shame that so many have insurance they pay for but still can't afford to use. Make sure your doctor knows you are in that group.
    • I have narcolepsy and went gluten free 5 years ago before I knew I had narcolepsy. I have the susceptibility gene for celiac which turns out to overlap with the one for narcolepsy. I don't have antibodies to test positive for Celiac, But gluten gave me migraines and I was losing bone density fast despite being on estrogen until I went gluten free. So I don't care if I don't have antibodies yet I'm not suffering to get them to be officially Celiac. I'm staying off gluten now. But it didn't cure my narcolepsy. But they are closely related so it may be that some people manifest more of the celiac have narcolepsy like tendencies or those with narcolepsy have some sensitivity to gluten even if not full blown celiac. Just a thought.
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