Glutened Or Stomach Bug
Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:39 PM
I was diagnosed about 5 years ago and as all of us do, I am diligent about being gluten free. Since I spent most of my undiagnosed life living with stomach upset, I developed the obsession of analyyzing the causes to hopefully find relief.
So now I find myself frustrated when I experience stomach upset - is it stress related, bad food, stomach bug or gluten??
Has anyone be able to determine the difference between any of these ailments???
Any thoughts or theories would be greatly appreciated!
THANKS - Janet
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:18 PM
i have decided that if i cant figure out what i could have eaten or if it last longer than normal or i have a fever than i leave it at a stomach bug. also when im stressed i just get stomach pains that make it tough to eat instead of any if the more severe symptoms.
maybe others have more insight though. i certainly hope so because earlier this week i felt so awful i was beginning to think i was going to have to go get my gall bladder removed or something. luckily it hasnt actually come to that
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:39 PM
I have a mast cell disorder that causes mild abdominal pain and nausea, even on a gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free diet. A few weeks ago I thought I was either having a flare-up or had been glutened... turned out to be the stomach flu!! It took a couple of days from the onset of my symptoms (stomach pain that woke me up at night) to the point where I insisted on a visit to the urgent care clinic... and then another week or so for the stomach pain to disappear. Some anti-nausea medication helped a lot
As long as you're not dehydrated, running a high fever, or in horrible pain... and it doesn't last for more than a few days... then I wouldn't worry too much about it. Otherwise I would give your PCP a call (or go to the ER if it's really bad). Just my two cents.
Son has IgE allergies to peanuts and corn
Hashimoto's, MCAD, pregnancy loss at 17 weeks
HLA-DQB1*0302 (celiac), HLA-DQB1*0301 (gluten sensitive)
Serological equivalent 3,3 (subtype 8,7)
Extensive family history of autoimmune disorders and related symptoms
Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:57 AM
Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:20 AM
what I do when I get intestinal issues that are possibly consistent with gluten contamination, I review what's gone into my body over the past two days. could anything have been contaminated? if so, I just make a mental note to be aware of what it was. (if it's cross-contamination in an eating setting, I make sure to be more aware. if it's a product, I make a note to check into it and be aware the next time I eat it how I react.)
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:50 PM
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