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Food Intolerances Or Gastritis?
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I went gluten free 2 months ago and many of my symptoms went away but i keep having nausea and gas and im really confused because i dont know if it's too soon to see improvement in all my symptoms or if it's the gasritis (i have chronic gastritis) or another food intolerance.

I've noticed that i get some symptoms when i eat too much processed foods or junk (junk foods also contain lactose or traces amounts of it), but i cant give it all up!! it's so hard, there's almost no gluten and lactose free junk food, and i like eating sausages every once and then, but then i think maybe i'm not lactose intolerant, maybe it's the gastritis! or just that i  must not eat so much processed foods :( how do i know if the symptoms are of the gastritis or the lactose intolerance or of any other intolerance?

this is so hard!!

 

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First of all, are you sure you're completely gluten-free? Did you replace your toaster, cutting boards, wooden spoons, strainers, and any scratched plastic or teflon? Are you using cast iron pans that once held gluten? And how about condiments? You need your own dedicated mayo, margerine, etc. because once a knife has dipped into them and touched bread, then redipped, the whole container is now contaminated. Read the Newbie 101 thread in the coping section here to learn more.

 

Check any medications or supplements you may take and make sure they are gluten-free. And if you kiss a gluten eater who hasn't brushed really well after eating, you will get sick.

 

There are lots of gluten-free snack foods. For sausage, try Mulay's. If you can't find it in a store near you you can find it online. And most potato chips are gluten-free I think. I use Kettle Brand and they are SOOOO GOOOOD! You can also eat planter's nuts. There are gluten-free/dairy-free ice creams available at your local health food store. Betty crocker makes gluten-free cake mixes and you can use almond milk instead of dairy. Want candy? There are lots of chocolate brands that are gluten-free.

 

What other junk foods do you crave?

 

Oh, and even if you have been strictly gluten-free, it isn't unusual at only two months in to not be completely healed.

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Hi bartfull, i'm sure i'm completely gluten free now, but i got glutened several times so i haven't been strictly gluten-free for 2 months.

I think those symptoms i was having some days before (because i feel better today) were also because of airborne gluten when i went to my grandma's house, they cook with flour everyday because they sell pizzas, lomitos, and those things. they weren't cooking with  flour in that moment but made hamburguers with breadcrumbs.. I thought i hadn't got glutened!! is that possible? how many hours does flour stay in the air? 

 

And my problem with junk food is that i can't find any lactose free brand of sausages or jam and stuff like that, and i live in argentina so we have differend brands u_u

 

Anyway, i crave mostly sandwiches, i also crave hot dogs with real hot dog bread!! and sliced white sandwich bread.

 

Do i have to be strict with the lactose free diet as well? i wanna eat sandwiches!!!!!!

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I agree with Bartful that it might be a little early to start looking for other intolerances/issues. You need a few more months of being completely gluten-free. If the other problems clear up, there you do, if they don't then you can start figuring out the culprit. In the meantime, though, processed stuff is probably not the best for you. There's lots of good "junk food" that's without all the nasty stuff. (Kettle chips are my FAV! They're all gluten-free and only a few of them have dairy).

If lactose bothers you, avoid it, but it's possible you might be able to add it back once youve been gluten-free for a while and have healed up.

 

It's also common to go through a bit of gluten withdrawal and crave all the stuff you can't have any more, but you can substitute that with the things you can have. I have no idea what's available in Argentina, but talk to your local grocers, butcher, etc etc to find out what might be safe for you.

 

Hang in there!

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Jam should be lactose and gluten free even in Argentina (I think).  If not, you can google how to make jam that you don't can but put into the freezer.  It's summer for you and think of all that fresh fruit!  

 

Bread?  If commercial gluten free is not available, you may have to learn to make it yourself.  Seeing your Grandma bake lots of delicious gluten filled goodies has got to be hard.  That's probably why you are craving bread so much.  I just use lettuce to wrap my sandwiches.  My daughter and I prefer it to toasted commercial gluten free bread.

 

Good luck!

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