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I got sick the other night and can only think of two things that were different. For one I ate a new brand of rice that I had not eaten before. I can't find anything in it that I know is not gluten-free.
The other thing was that I took a clarinex to help with allergy symptoms. It worked! I took it right after I ate supper and about 1 hour later, BOOM it hit.
I know that Claritin is on the gluten-free list, but I can not find Clarinex. Anyone have any info?
I think you have gotten a good idea of the obstecles.
I would like to reitterate that the bathroom think really is a problem. I am much better now. I don't have the emergency rush as I did before the gluten-free diet. But getting that thru to my head has been difficult at best. If not careful, I will find my self panicing for no reason. I never had a panic attack until this stuff hit and bathrooms were not always available. It is really a problem.
Eating out is also a great concern. I use to eat out all the time. Now when I do it is usually to the places I belive I can eat and not get sick. I try new places very seldom. Oh and if I know they have a nasty restroom, forget them - I may need it and no since in taking the risk.
I get to feeling bad pretty quickly. Probably within an hour or two. It usually last a few days, say 3 days.
I ate some gluten-free Taco's, mix was gluten-free, Sat a week ago and I was sick until Wed night of that week. I had a gut ache (I stopped calling them stomach aches, it's not my stomach) until Wed night. I did not eat much, only very safe stuff (baked potato) until Wed night and then I was hungry. Needless to say, I do not want any more taco meat any time soon.
I also take pepto bismol, it seems to help some. It may only help my head, but that is often a problem too.
I am interested in the enzymes. Do they have any negative side effects?
The pain can be sever at times and really just cause you to have to shut down for a period of several hours.
Lately though I have had just a fairly constant ache in my gut. It's not like an upset stomach, I don't really have to go to the bathroom (though I often do a couple of times a day). But the ache just will not go away.
I ate some gluten-free Taco's w/ Fritos Saturday (it is Thur night) and I think it took a toil. I do not know why. Maybe it is first spicy thing I have had or I don't know?
Anyway, I am also very tired lately. I started back to the gym. Working out with cardio stuff about 25 minutes and light weights about 20 minutes. I have been very sleepy and tired. I'm 6 mths end to being gluten-free, is this normal?
All I have read talks about a 6 month period before you really begin to heal. I felt a lot different in 2 weeks, but really began feeling better in about 3 months. I believe that your system will dictate. Just stay away from gluten even if it is the communion wafer. I have skipped communion at our church. I sat thru it, took a wafer, and a cup of juice but just did not eat or drink it. I believe the Lord understands.
In my original post I was talking about granulated sugar. I do not eat much if any powdered sugar. I have tried gluten-free pecan pie, gluten-free brownies and some other stuff with granulated sugar in it and it upsets my whole system.
I guess I should not be complaining, I don't have the craving any more. At times though I would like to have something sweet. I have substituted honey on gluten-free bread and that seems to help.
Well maybe it is just my system and it is a blessing to keep the weight off.
I have had "stomach" problems all of my life. I'm 44 now and I've been diagnosed for 6 months. The diet has really helped, now I'm trying to get my head to understand that I don't have to panic any more. Getting over the panic process is going slower than I would like.
I have found I am not tolerating sugar. I use to be a real sugar guy. Just give me something chocolate with sugar in it and I was happy. Now even the gluten-free stuff with sugar in it makes me sick, like a pecan pie. This is a bummer, but I have been able to keep the weight off by not eating it. Is anyone else having this problem? Can I look for this to get better in time?
I have been on a gluten-free diet for about 6 months. I am doing much better on it. The diarreah (sp) is much better. I can go places again and not have a major problem, except when my head/mind gets me in trouble.
I use to really love sweets and I know there are a lot of things out there to cook gluten-free that have sugar (ie Pecan Pie). But i really get sick when I eat sugar.
Is this normal? Does this go away once the intestines heal? Is anyone else having this struggle?