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Can Corn Make You Feel Bloated?
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:( I had corn tortilla chips today and ever since then I have felt really bloated (don't eat dairy). I am wondering if the corn has anything to do with it. I was thinking about eliminating corn from my diet, no more chips and salsa, for a while to see if I feel better. I haven't had much bloating since today, but my head has been really foggy latley.My short term memory has been terrible. I have posted before about this but nothing seems like it has gotten any better. I sleep enough, exercise sometimes, take vitamins like I should but am not feeling the way I THINK I should. What should I do?
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Corn is another biggie for sensitivites. Cut it out for a couple weeks then indulge (when you don't have any plans to go out) and see what happens.

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:( I had corn tortilla chips today and ever since then I have felt really bloated (don't eat dairy). I am wondering if the corn has anything to do with it. I was thinking about eliminating corn from my diet, no more chips and salsa, for a while to see if I feel better. I haven't had much bloating since today, but my head has been really foggy latley.My short term memory has been terrible. I have posted before about this but nothing seems like it has gotten any better. I sleep enough, exercise sometimes, take vitamins like I should but am not feeling the way I THINK I should. What should I do?

I'll tell you my story. It may or may not help <_< I went gluten-free back in December. Things were initially great, the diarrhea stopped, some things got dramatically better in a matter of days, other symptoms took and are taking longer to resolve themselves. But a couple weeks ago the diarrhea came back. It wasn't as bad as before, or as often, but enough to make me wonder what I was eating. I started to get the sense from the timing that corn chips and tortilla chips might be an issue so I cut as much corn out of my diet as I could - the obvious stuff like tortillas, Fritos, corn itself, baking mixes with corn in them. I'd gone on that way for about four days getting better each day. Then without thinking one afternoon I ate some organic microwave popcorn. Nothing much to it but corn butter and salt. Six minutes after the first handful the popcorn went through me. It seems I can tolerate things like corn syrup, corn starch, corn oil as ingredients, but not corn or corn meal or corn flour. I think I've heard people with similar stories here as well.

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It seems to do bad things to some of us. :( If I eat corn, popcorn, corn meal or corn flour, I get MAJOR stomach issues.

Corn syrup and smaller amounts of corn starch don't seem to cause stomach problems for me, but they definitely cause fatigue, brain fog, and depression.

So I avoid it in all forms...

Debbie

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