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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Nuts Causing Constipation?
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Hello! I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. But long before that I had most celiac symptoms and my diet at that time consisted mostly of wheat-based foods. I tried the gluten-free diet to very good results, but I had problems with almonds and popcorn. Unlike what everyone says they caused me some serious constipation for a week and I also had burning face/head/ears/neck (toxins?) while having cold hands. I felt like fainting and got anxious/nervous easily. I stopped eating almonds and popcorn altohether and got better. Fast forward to the last week when I ate some wallnuts and I got constipation again and I know the nuts are to blame as I have the same itch down there after going to the toilet (which is very hard and the first day I reacted was almost impossible). So here are my symptioms after eating nuts and popcorn:

 

- constipation

- almost impossible for me to defecate

- head pain/dizzyness

- hot flashes in face/head/neck

- racing heart

- belly pain and feeling like puking

- anxiety/nervousness

 

Please tell me, should I give up nuts as well as gluten? I hope its not toxic poisoning or something. I am going to do a 3-day detox and the candida diet. Is there anyone else here that had similar symptoms? It's like nuts block/stop my digestion. Yet every website out there says they actually help constipation.

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If you are allergic to them, or have an intolerance to nuts (based on your observation), do not eat them. I can not eat tree nuts. Usually milk invokes theses symptoms for me except for hot flashes -- those are from low estrogen levels.

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Oh, every website will tell you that wheat is good for constipation, but if you have celiac disease or an intolerance to it, it will make you sick!

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