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I've been gluten free for about 3 years now, and am overall feeling MUCH better. I've had the typical ups and downs that most of us have while I find my limits within my new diet. I've noticed something and was wondering if anyone else had experienced it, and if there's anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms while they're there.

 

One of my favorite things to cook since going gluten-free has become Mexican food, I love it, and it's so easy to keep gluten-free. Anyways, I've been using a lot of La Costena jalapenos and chipotles, and if it's a one shot deal, my body is fine. I've noticed though that if I have spicy foods like this over a longer period of time (I usually make enough to yield left overs, my work is in the middle of nowhere, so bringing a lunch is easier than going out) that I'll end up with what feels like gastritis. My insides will feel irritated and burning, I'll have acid reflux, slight issues feeling like I'm going to dry heave (this was a big sign that lead me to going gluten-free), a pain between my shoulder blades (from the acid reflux), I'll sweat a bit at night, little dabs of blood on the toilet paper, etc. This will be horrible in the mornings, and occasionally wake me up during the night. After I've gotten it out of my system, I'll still feel irritated but it'll ease a lot, and eventually go away if I go off the spicy food.

 

Has anyone else encountered problems with spicy food? If so, what are some ways to cope with the symptoms while they're there? It's pretty obvious I need to cut back on spicy food, but I just love it so much.

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Due to my GERD, I cannot handle spicy food. Acid reflux, stomach acheing, and the like are my symptoms.

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I love Mexican food also.  I found that I just can't handle the spicer stuff.  I get the same thing your describing.  The blood on the tissue for me is because I have internal hemmorhoids and they inflame, etc.  Now I just have to cut way back on the spices and peppers and then I take my papaya enzymes and pop a couple tums. 

 

Colleen

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Do you like experimenting?  Maybe it's something to do with La Costena.  Can you get fresh jalapenos in your grocer?  Why not see if that makes any difference.  Maybe you can keep on eating spicy foods if you cook from scratch.  That worked for me.  I grew some very hot peppers and made my own sauce.  Yum.

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Do you like experimenting?  Maybe it's something to do with La Costena.  Can you get fresh jalapenos in your grocer?  Why not see if that makes any difference.  Maybe you can keep on eating spicy foods if you cook from scratch.  That worked for me.  I grew some very hot peppers and made my own sauce.  Yum.

 

I emailed La Costena to check on gluten/MSG, just to make sure, but I've never read anything about them not being safe. I've ate fresh habaneros and had no issues, which seems counterintuitive as they're hotter than jalapenos... But, to be fair, I've had something with peppers in it at least twice a day for almost 2 weeks now... Maybe I'm just overloaded?

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I eat spicy foods every day now.  I had to quit completely before my diagnosis.  It might be worth a try to make it from scratch.  I guess it depends on much you want to keep eating it.

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Remember the old saying, "Everything in moderation"!   :lol: I hope you figure it out!  

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I've been gluten free for about 3 years now, and am overall feeling MUCH better. I've had the typical ups and downs that most of us have while I find my limits within my new diet. I've noticed something and was wondering if anyone else had experienced it, and if there's anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms while they're there.

 

One of my favorite things to cook since going gluten-free has become Mexican food, I love it, and it's so easy to keep gluten-free. Anyways, I've been using a lot of La Costena jalapenos and chipotles, and if it's a one shot deal, my body is fine. I've noticed though that if I have spicy foods like this over a longer period of time (I usually make enough to yield left overs, my work is in the middle of nowhere, so bringing a lunch is easier than going out) that I'll end up with what feels like gastritis. My insides will feel irritated and burning, I'll have acid reflux, slight issues feeling like I'm going to dry heave (this was a big sign that lead me to going gluten-free), a pain between my shoulder blades (from the acid reflux), I'll sweat a bit at night, little dabs of blood on the toilet paper, etc. This will be horrible in the mornings, and occasionally wake me up during the night. After I've gotten it out of my system, I'll still feel irritated but it'll ease a lot, and eventually go away if I go off the spicy food.

 

Has anyone else encountered problems with spicy food? If so, what are some ways to cope with the symptoms while they're there? It's pretty obvious I need to cut back on spicy food, but I just love it so much.

 

I love spicy foods. As a matter of fact I don't seem to have a problem with jalapenos no matter how hot they are, but I have encountered a problem with the La Costena jalapenos. It sucks too because I really like their flavor.

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