Lettuce = Upset Stomach?
Posted 28 July 2007 - 03:52 PM
The only thing I could think of was that it was too much lettuce. I'd had only small side salads up until that point so maybe it was too much lettuce -- to much fibre? I really don't know. I've been avoiding lettuce since then. I occasionally get seemingly random D but it usually doesn't last all through the night like this time so it concerned me more and made me think it must have been something I ate.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:36 PM
Did you have anything for lunch or earlier that day that could be suspect?
A simple food diary can be helpful in tracking down the sources of random symptoms. Just jotting down what you eat and how you feel daily will be very helpful to see if something you're eating on a regular basis is a problem. Be sure to make a note of any new personal care products, too.
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:57 PM
Patti had a great idea about a food diary. It can help you pinpoint some food that can be a bother to you.
I did want to say, that I am sooo glad that you are up to posting. That's a good thing.
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:45 PM
diagnosed with Celiac Nov. 2003
Posted 29 July 2007 - 11:47 AM
Thanks also for the info about iceberg lettuce; I will definitely keep that in mind.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 12:47 PM
Do you by chance use the pre-bagged lettuce?? Reason why I ask is that if I eat that type of lettuce and it hasn't been RINSED first, I get a belly-ache with D. Lots of people don't realize that if one uses this kind of lettuce, even if it says "washed" on the bag, it still sits and festers, so you still need to rinse it before use. I discoverd this when I got salad bar for lunch one day at the grocery store and had D right after. I noticed that it was a salad mix, so the next time I went I set the lettuce aside separately and rinsed it when I got back to the office and that time I was fine. You might argue CC, but I retested this theory one night when my sister in law didn't rinse the unopened bagged lettuce that she used for salad with dinner, and I had the same problem. I forgave her though, cuz she is awesome about making sure I can have every ingredient on the dinner menu and even has gone so far as traveling to the store special because the creamed corn she had on hand one night for shepherd's pie had modified food starch and she remembered that was one of my "red flags" and so got a type that specified where the food starch source was from
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