Celiac Symptoms But Can Eat Certain Kinds Of Wheat
Posted 29 May 2004 - 03:22 PM
Has anyone else experienced trouble with specific types of wheat? I think it may have to do with processed foods, or some other ingredient that's thrown in.
I once saw a allergist to determine whether I was allergic to wheat and the test came back negative. After reading through some of the other messages and the FAQ it looks like I should probably see a GI doctor.
Does anyone have any recommendations, advice, or similar experiences?
Posted 29 May 2004 - 04:54 PM
Posted 29 May 2004 - 05:02 PM
I would react quickly to some things, like within 30min to an hour but other things it would take up to 10 hours (overnight) but it was usually the same reaction (cramps, abdominal pain and diarrhea).
Some items would send me straight to the bathroom such as salads with crouton (I always thought it was the "greens" but it wasn't), french fries with certain spices on them (particularly Outback Steakhouse's). Then other times it took a little longer (like when I had a burger or sandwich with white bread) the cramps and diarrhea would always hit me the next morning.
I did eventually learn to stay away from the things that I had an immediate reaction to but it did not fix my problem. But once I was gluten-free I could tell a HUGE difference, I did not live with the daily abdominal pain that once had me doubled over, practically in tears.
I suggest you see a GI doc that knows about Celiac and if you still do not get answers you are comfortable with try the gluten-free diet for a couple of months to see if you improve.
I hope this makes some sense and is helpful to you in some way
Posted 29 May 2004 - 05:05 PM
Yes Carol is right, if you want a doctors diagnosis then you could always try Enterolab, this is how I was dx, along with many people from this site. It is a simple stool panel test which is more sensitive than blood and more accurate than standard blood test that doctors use.
I hope you feel better soon!
Posted 30 May 2004 - 06:56 PM
After I went gluten-free I was doing better, but the breads I were eating still seemed to bother me.
The explanation came in my results from Enterolab (which I received on April 1st
and now refer to as the "April Fool's Day Massacre"). Along with wheat I am also sensitive to eggs, dairy, and yeast - thats why the gluten-free breads were bothering me, and those ingredients can be present in various levels in different baked goods.
If you do go gluten-free you might want to keep this in mind:
A common ingredient in commercial gluten-free baked goods is GUAR GUM - it is high in fiber, used in some laxatives, and the stuff kills me. Just a little in BBQ sauce seems okay, but watch out for it.
I think the whole panel of tests cost $536.00 from Enterolab; it was worth it because for me I think yeast was as much a problem as wheat. EX. I can eat Louis Rich Turkey bacon and do fine, ButterBall turkey bacon bothers, when I read the ButterBall label it listed "autolyzed yeast" I think it was.
Good luck - and this is a great site, it's helped me immensely.
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