Am I Eating Gluten Or...?
Posted 04 January 2004 - 09:52 AM
Finally after 3 months of tests and a positive Celiac diagnoses I've gone 100% gluten-free. For the past 3 weeks I have felt a little better. But this week I feel myself getting worse again ?
The only thing I've added to my very limited diet is 2 plain spices that are suppose to be gluten-free-and a calcium sup(Doctors orders).
I thinks it's the Calcium supplements that are the culprit. They are labeled Wheat,Rye,Oat and Gluten Free-but my stomach goes ballistic as soon as I swallow them(tried 3 kinds). I won't go into what happens next but let's ust say it was my worse bathroom issue ever. My intestinal attacks were never that bad before.
So do you think thereís gluten in the Calcium sups or do these attacks come and go as the body heals?
I had to 2 good weeks prior to this week and I'm frustrated because I don't know if I'm getting Gluten somewhere or this just my body reacting as it heals?
It's very frustrating.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 10:08 AM
just a couple thoughts...
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 04 January 2004 - 10:30 AM
you don't say which end of the spectrum the "worst bathroom issue ever" was,
It was diarrhea,stomach pains that went on for 4 hours.
There was no Magnesium listed in the Calcium sup.
Thanks for your reply
Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:58 PM
Posted 13 January 2004 - 12:53 PM
my 15 year old and i are both celiacs
Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:38 PM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:28 AM
I don't think you were saying that the stress and anxiety could be causing/exaserbating his "bathroom problems" , but it sounded that way in your post. All of us know how frustrating that is to hear , when you know that it is a reaction to gluten or another food that is causing the problem !!!
Hi from what I understand, calcium citrate is supposed to be easy on the stomach rather than just calcium, and also the frustration of this diet and disease can cause anxiety which as you probably know, can make a serious bathroom trip.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 01:06 PM
We are going make it and feel better! Keep the faith!
Have a great day!
Posted 08 April 2004 - 04:39 PM
Wow I forgot about this post
3 months go by fast!
Just to update I still can't take Cal sups in pill form. I taking Coral calcium and seem to be tolerating it.
I just found out that in addition to Celiac Sprue I also have a 90% chance I have Crohns
Blood work shows 85% chance of IBD-Crohns and that with a biopsy taken during my colonoscopy brings it around 90%.Lucky me.
This would explain not getting better on the diet alone. Iíve been put on prednisone for 3 weeks and I feel better-much better-other than the side effect of not being able to sleep. I still have bad days but much less. My doc is trying to lower my dosage and get me on a different med thats less harsh but I feel like thing may be slipping back to where I was
Now my thought process when I have a bad day-
1 Did I eat Gluten?
2 Is it Crohns?
3 Food allergy
All of the above
If I had a tail I'd be chasing it.
These auto immune diseases suck!
But at least I know what I'm dealing with.I think?
Good luck to you Christine.
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