Newbie With Questions
Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:24 AM
I came across this site looking for help...could someone please tell me the symptoms and If there is anywhere I can get a list of food I can eat and not eat..from what I'm reading here on the board it looks like most foods are a no-no I had a english muffin with a egg and cheese this morning and now I'm dying with stomach pain and can't stop burping
thank you very much
Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:07 PM
From your description, it does sound like it could be gluten giving you those problems. This site has tons of info which can more than answer the questions you have, and the members of the forum are also a wealth of information.
Here's a link for safe/forbidden foods:
Here's a link to some FAQ's about Celiac:
The best test for being gluten intolerant is the change of diet. If it works, that's really the best indicator, as many here have found. It may appear like most foods are a no-no, but it's really because the typical American diet is centered around wheat. Take a look at your current diet, and you will likely see meal after meal of wheat based foods. That's not unusual, but don't be discouraged. Once you discover all the foods you have been missing out on all your life, you will not miss the wheat so much if at all. Especially when you find out how much better your health can be.
My personal view is not to wait for a doctor to recommend the gluten-free diet. Try it right away, and if it works, you'll be that much better off for it. Many do decide to get an official diagnosis, though I haven't and don't plan to.
Many will tell you how the recovery time can vary widely from person to person. Some see an almost immediate response, while for others it takes months. For me it was about 6 months before I started seeing any improvement. It depends on many factors, not the least of which is the extent of the damage to your insides.
Edited by RiceGuy, 06 December 2005 - 12:09 PM.
Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:21 PM
any help is very much appreciated..ready to give up before I start!
Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:16 PM
Hope you're feeling better soon...
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 03:25 PM
If gluten is the problem,then wouldn't my pain be severe everyday? I have been eating it everyday but somedays my pain,bloating hearburn is not as bad as other days
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