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stillight added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithCan Bloating Lead To Rib Pain And Inflamation?So I have been gluten free for about 2 months now and I have seen some major improvements. One of the big things is that I had been very bloated on the left side for months. My ribs on the left side actually become about 15% wider than the ribs on my right. Since I have been gluten free my bloating has gone down and my ribs are the same size.
The problem is that I now have this flap of cartilage (my doctor said it was cartilage) or something that sticks out in varying amounts throughout the dayfrom the area around my 10th rib. This does cause pain and tightness in my left side and I can feel that the muscles in that area are also sore. This problem seems to get gradually better, only to come back full force after I have been glutened or if I exercise the muscles around that area.
IS this somethign anyone else has experienced? Can bloating really cause structural damage to the ribs? If anyone has any advice that would be great too!
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stillight added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsPc Potato Chips And Mccormick's Vegetable Stock?So I have been on a gluten free diet for about 2 months and I have been feeling way better. Then today I have been having my old left sided pain and bloating that I thought I had left behind.
The two new things I ate today were PC blue menu sea salt potato chips, and a vegetable soup my Mum made that she swears had only raw vegetables, canned tomatoes milk, and McCormick's vegetable stock.
I was thinking the two most likely culprits were the vegetable stock and the potato chips. Has anyone had any problem with either of these two products? It is completely possible that something I ate was contaminated as I live with six people who are not gluten free, but if the problem is avoidable I want to avoid it.
Thank You in advance!
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stillight added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsCan Bloating Lead To Damaged Muscles/Tendons?So I was having left sided bloating for several months where the left side of my rib cage was bloated all the time to the point it was much larger than my right. When I went gluten free about a month ago the bloating went right down and my ribs are now equal in size. I had some pain in my muscles there when I first went gluten free and I assumed it was because the bloating had gone down which changed the position of my ribs. It got gradually better as I stayed on a gluten free diet.
Last night I did a Pilates tape that focuses on core muscles. This morning I woke up feeling very sore and tight on the left side. There is no swelling or bloating, but it's not like a sore muscle feeling, more like a sore tendon. Could this be a result of having been bloated for so long? Has anyone else experienced this?
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stillight added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsHelp Identifying Possible Gluten?So I am new to the forums and suspect I have a gluten intolerance. I have been on a gluten free diet for about three weeks and have felt much better, then last night I had some bloating and left side pain. I'm trying to figure out what the cause of this is, but it seems as though I ate gluten free last night. Here's what i ate:
-Home made lentil loaf (made of evaporate milk, canned lentils, sage, salt, walnuts, gluten free bread crumbs, canola oil, dried onion)
- uncooked broccoli
- Red Rose tea with milk
For some reason i suspect the ketchup even though Heinz says they are gluten free. It's my first time eating ketchup since going gluten free.
I do live in a house with six other people who eat gluten, and do use the same pots, pans and plastic cutting boards as them, though I wash them before use. Would a contamination be enough? I have never had a problem before with this. My only other time my symptoms fully returned was when i ate taryaki sauce on chicken due without realizing tariyaki sauce is a no-go for gluten free diets, which of course was a poor choice on my behalf.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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stillight added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsFrustratedHi I'm new to the boards. I am a 24 year old female and about 3 weeks ago I went on a gluten free diet under the suspicion I have some sort of intolerance.
Before going on the diet my symptoms were:
- left side bloating under my ribs with some pain
- clicking ribs on left side
- left side gurgling noises
- foggy thinking
- white spots on skin on left side of ribs
- undigested food in my bowel movements that were usually loose
- clear urine (even while taking vitamins)
- hopelessness/slight depression at times
- rash on elbows
I went to the doctor and was sent for an abdominal ultra-sound which was normal, a chest x-ray and an abdominal x-ray, both of which were normal. I also had blood testing which was normal except I had low iron. I have an appointment with a specialist, but not until July.
I went on the gluten free diet and the results were as follows:
- left side bloating under my ribs is almost rare, and seems to be tied in with eating gluten, though I can't always identify the source
- left side gurgling noises are pretty much gone
- still have clicking ribs on left side, though it seems to be less frequent
- I now think clearly
- white spots on skin on left side of ribs are still present
- bowel movements are fully digested, though occasionally a little bit hard
- urine is back to normal
- only very rarely feel depressed or hopeless
- rash on elbows comes and goes
- rare gas only when I think I have eaten gluten
Some unexpected results:
- weight loss, 5 pounds so far (I have been overweight for years)
- pimples on face cleared up
Does this sound pretty typical? My family is skeptical and thinks that a lot of this is in my head and I'm sort of a hypochondriac. Or that the results are simply due to eating less processed and packaged foods.
I am still planning to attend my specialist appointment in July, I just had to do something now because July is really very far away, and I think I am on the right track, but I'm still a little unsure. Thank You.
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