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Is It Common That Foods Without Gluten Still Make You Sick?

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#1 CeliacCourtney

 
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:08 PM

I was diagnosed with Celiac disease this past March and have been almost strictly gluten-free since (with about 2 binges). I have not eaten gluten in a while, but this past weekend, I drank alcohol (gluten-free/vodka/rum) and zucchini (unpeeled). My best friend has Crohn's disease and has a hard time with unpeeled vegetables. Could people with celiac disease have problems similar to Chron's? Are there other foods that could make a person with celiac disease ill? I have had intense diarrhea for the past two days since drinking and eating. I cannot keep any food on my stomach.

 

Should I avoid unpeeled foods? Alcohol? Or is it just my stomach heeling?

 

Also, if there are any suggestions on foods that I probably could keep in my system, that would be GREAT.

 

Thank you! :D

 

 

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

Sure, if your intestines are still in a constant state of inflammation from frequent glutenings or require a longer healing time (e.g. one year).    Some veggies are just too hard to digest.  Best to cook them.   You may have developed a food intolerance.   But, I suspect it was the alcohol.  I've been gluten-free since March and I still can't tolerate alcohol very well. 


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#3 CeliacCourtney

 
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:48 PM

Sure, if your intestines are still in a constant state of inflammation from frequent glutenings or require a longer healing time (e.g. one year).    Some veggies are just too hard to digest.  Best to cook them.   You may have developed a food intolerance.   But, I suspect it was the alcohol.  I've been gluten-free since March and I still can't tolerate alcohol very well. 

Thank you so much! See, I recently had an endoscopy that said there was no damage to my intestines...Does no damage necessarily relate to being healed? Or could my stomach still be healing?


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

yes, ma'am, peels are rough to digest at first - i am just getting peels back now (yay, because they contain lots of good stuff) but i am 3 years gluten free.  you might want to peel and cook your veggies at first, and if you're not taking a probiotic, you might want to.   i have had better luck with digesting vegs with them.  


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:11 PM

I doubt the only things you ingested all weekend were Zucchini and the alcohol. If it was....I think that might be the issue! Lol!

Could be something else you ate. Could be something else was cc'd as you might not have paid much attention to how your food was prepared. Could be food poisoning, stomach bug....who knows.
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:31 PM

I personally don't have a problem D wise with unpeeled zucchini or vodka, but not everyone every one is the same.  Good luck.

 

(I have, by the way had both in the same weekend.)


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:43 AM

Thank you so much! See, I recently had an endoscopy that said there was no damage to my intestines...Does no damage necessarily relate to being healed? Or could my stomach still be healing?

Congratulations, that gives me hope!  

 

Did they do a biopsy?  How bad was your original diagnosis?  I'm not supposed to go back for a year.  Just wondering if that's an insurance thing or my doctor thinks it's going to take that long based experience (and the fact that I"m old :lol:)  I was a Marsh Stage IIIB -- "moderate to severe damage".  


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:36 AM

I also have a friend that has Chron's disease , thats a tough one!! Before I was DX'd she would say. Are you sure you don't have Chrons? Because after eating we would both be running to the restroom. Chrons is also Is a Auto Immune. We would compare rashes and stuff. Complain about or no energy and lack of physical activity because we both would be so tired all the time. Lucky for me I got a Celiac DX , Hers is not reversible. My friend has had 3 resections to her bowels she has no ellium <- spelling? So she goes and gets B12 shots. 

Celiac you will always have , but you can heal from it. I wouldn't be going on Gluten binges!! Thats for sure. If your intestines are healed Congrats!! I'd stay far far away from Gluten!!. You may just want to lighten up what your drinking? maby don't drink as much of it. Vegetables are roughage so eat them with some protein. 


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

I also agree it was likely the alcohol and not the zucchini. Alcohol of any sort can be hard on the stomach if you have more than a couple drinks. I also hope you were eating more than just zucchini. Were you doing the cooking yourself? Could there have been cross-contamination of anything? It could be that you are indeed still healing (just because the biopsy didn't show anything doesn't mean it's completely back to normal, just that it's improving).

 

In any case, definitely cooked veggies are easier on you than raw. I've never had trouble with peels, but peel them and see if it makes a difference. Celiac and Crohn's Disease do have similar sypmtoms.

 

An no more gluten binges! (*finger wag*)

 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:54 PM

Congratulations, that gives me hope!  

 

Did they do a biopsy?  How bad was your original diagnosis?  I'm not supposed to go back for a year.  Just wondering if that's an insurance thing or my doctor thinks it's going to take that long based experience (and the fact that I"m old :lol:)  I was a Marsh Stage IIIB -- "moderate to severe damage".  

 

The biopsy came back negative! I'm not very sure how bad my original damage or diagnosis was. I had a blood test originally and all they told me was celiac disease. I had the biopsy done to see if the diagnosis was correct... but I have learned more from trial and error than the biopsy and blood test! But, I have heard that they don't want to risk damaging your stomach even more with an endoscopy if you were recently diagnosed (my gastro didn't follow this).


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

I also agree it was likely the alcohol and not the zucchini. Alcohol of any sort can be hard on the stomach if you have more than a couple drinks. I also hope you were eating more than just zucchini. Were you doing the cooking yourself? Could there have been cross-contamination of anything? It could be that you are indeed still healing (just because the biopsy didn't show anything doesn't mean it's completely back to normal, just that it's improving).

 

In any case, definitely cooked veggies are easier on you than raw. I've never had trouble with peels, but peel them and see if it makes a difference. Celiac and Crohn's Disease do have similar sypmtoms.

 

An no more gluten binges! (*finger wag*)

 

Feel better!

 

 

 

I was definitely eating MORE than zucchini! The zucchini I just specified because everything else I ate was definitely gluten-free. I have just heard that vegetables are hard on people with Crohn's, and was wondering if the same could apply to me. Thanks so much! And trust me, I am definitely not inclined to binging anymore!


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

I also have a friend that has Chron's disease , thats a tough one!! Before I was DX'd she would say. Are you sure you don't have Chrons? Because after eating we would both be running to the restroom. Chrons is also Is a Auto Immune. We would compare rashes and stuff. Complain about or no energy and lack of physical activity because we both would be so tired all the time. Lucky for me I got a Celiac DX , Hers is not reversible. My friend has had 3 resections to her bowels she has no ellium <- spelling? So she goes and gets B12 shots. 

Celiac you will always have , but you can heal from it. I wouldn't be going on Gluten binges!! Thats for sure. If your intestines are healed Congrats!! I'd stay far far away from Gluten!!. You may just want to lighten up what your drinking? maby don't drink as much of it. Vegetables are roughage so eat them with some protein. 

 

I have been diagnosed Celiac and my gastro said I did not have Crohn's (Thankfully!). I am pretty sure it was the alcohol because it was the first time I drank in months, and I did so in a large quantity. Not making that mistake again!


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

We do live and learn :) Just take care of your self. Don't be so hard on your body, it's the only one you have.


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