Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Melon
0

6 posts in this topic

As a child I was given watermelon quite frequently because my mom loves it. I can't stand the stuff.

Then at a Boeing campout I tried some honeydew and cantaloupe. Loved the stuff. But we never had it at home because my mom couldn't stand the smell.

As an adult, I had it once in a while but I was never a big fruit eater.

Then my now husband and I went to a free breakfast at a casino in either Reno or Las Vegas. I can't remember now. I was a vegetarian at the time and have never been a big sweets eater. I remember they had some meat. Some eggs but I think they had meat in them. Lots of pastries and other sweets. And melon. I ate some melon. Was still hungry so ate some more melon.

I thought I was going to die! Stomach pains like you wouldn't believe. They had to ask me to leave because I sat in the seat for so long.

I have only ever tried melon a couple of times since. One bite. Horrible stomach pains.

I have had allergy testing and also IgG allergy and intolerance testing. Melon didn't show up on any of it.

Since I don't really like fruit too much, it wasn't a problem. Until now.

Husband and daughter love the stuff. I had been buying it cut up but now they want a fortune for it and we can't afford that.

I have been trying to cut the stuff up. I don't like to do that. What a sticky, icky, mess. But... It is doing something to my skin. Not exactly a rash but my skin feels like it is burning. It is very dry and feels like it might peel. Other fruit doesn't do this to me.

Has anyone else had this problem? They may just have to do without it. I really don't like cutting it up. I don't mind doing watermelon so much because you don't have to dig out the seeds, but... Daughter is not allowed to have that on the South Beach diet. I wish she were because I can actually get that cut up for not too much money. Or a mix of melons with it in there. *sigh*

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I haven't had any problems with it myself, but you mention issues with digging out the seeds. With cantaloupe and honeydew I cut them in half and use a large spoon to gently scrape out the seeds. It's far less messy and it sounds like it would save you a lot of trouble. Something else I do instead of cutting it up is to simply cut it in half or quarters and scoop some ice cream or cottage cheese into it and eat it with a spoon. Then it doesn't need to be cut up.

Okay, I'm going to also throw a completely off the wall idea out there for you.... if it is irritating your skin and making you uncomfortable but they want to eat it the could just cut it up themselves. I know, some some women prefer to do things themselves and some men prefer not to do things in the kitchen. Frankly though if it is making you feel unwell in any way they may just have to learn do it or live without. You didn't test as allergic but you are clearly having some sort of reaction to it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't stand watermelon either. And I relate to eating honeydew and cantalope and having such pains you want to die or be taken to the emergency room. I remember as a child having cantalope very infrequently and loving it so I really don't know why in later years I came to have such a problem with it.

I could never tolerate bananas well...they give me painful indigestion and heartburn. Eating a whole apple will also cause me problems. Several years ago I ate a kiwi for the first time and will never do that again because I was in terrible pain for hours. And once I drank some juice with mango in it and was is such distress that I will never touch mango neither. I also can't tolerate pineapple juice now but in earlier years I could and drank it without problems.

When I went to the dietitician recently I asked her if she knew why I have such a problem seeming to digest certain fruits and she said she had no idea. I have also looked around on the internet for reasons but never found anything.

I eat cherries, grapes, and ripe pears without a problem and make my own applesause. It seems to me I tolerate cooked fruit better than fresh fruit. I have wondered if I am lacking some enzyme or something in order to digest fruit but can't find any confirmation about anything.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't had any problems with it myself, but you mention issues with digging out the seeds. With cantaloupe and honeydew I cut them in half and use a large spoon to gently scrape out the seeds. It's far less messy and it sounds like it would save you a lot of trouble. Something else I do instead of cutting it up is to simply cut it in half or quarters and scoop some ice cream or cottage cheese into it and eat it with a spoon. Then it doesn't need to be cut up.

Okay, I'm going to also throw a completely off the wall idea out there for you.... if it is irritating your skin and making you uncomfortable but they want to eat it the could just cut it up themselves. I know, some some women prefer to do things themselves and some men prefer not to do things in the kitchen. Frankly though if it is making you feel unwell in any way they may just have to learn do it or live without. You didn't test as allergic but you are clearly having some sort of reaction to it.

I do use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.

My family won't eat it with the rind on and that is no longer recommended. They now say to wash the outside well, cut it up and discard the rind.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't stand watermelon either. And I relate to eating honeydew and cantalope and having such pains you want to die or be taken to the emergency room. I remember as a child having cantalope very infrequently and loving it so I really don't know why in later years I came to have such a problem with it.

I could never tolerate bananas well...they give me painful indigestion and heartburn. Eating a whole apple will also cause me problems. Several years ago I ate a kiwi for the first time and will never do that again because I was in terrible pain for hours. And once I drank some juice with mango in it and was is such distress that I will never touch mango neither. I also can't tolerate pineapple juice now but in earlier years I could and drank it without problems.

When I went to the dietitician recently I asked her if she knew why I have such a problem seeming to digest certain fruits and she said she had no idea. I have also looked around on the internet for reasons but never found anything.

I eat cherries, grapes, and ripe pears without a problem and make my own applesause. It seems to me I tolerate cooked fruit better than fresh fruit. I have wondered if I am lacking some enzyme or something in order to digest fruit but can't find any confirmation about anything.

Someone I used to know online but it no longer with us surmised that I might have a problem with sorbitol since the fruits that give me trouble are high in it. I know I can not consume the sweetener called sorbitol because it causes stomach trouble. I can eat raw apples and pears although I very rarely do. They don't seem to cause trouble. I can eat canned apples such as sauce or canned pears. Can also eat canned pineapple, but very rarely do. Raw pineapple hurts my mouth so I have to spit it out. If I eat cherries or strawberries it is only just a few. Really I don't like most fruit so giving it up is no problem for me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I have tried watermelon twice and reacted as if I had corn. It was precut in the deli, so I assumed they sprayed it with corn based citric acid. But it was not labeled as such.

I do gas up from muskmelon/cantaloupe. If you search the net, even healthy people do. It is suggested that it should be eaten on and empty stomach, not with protein foods. Less chance of distress that way.

I also gave up broccoli and cauliflower, due to the gas distress they cause me. After years of tummy/colon issues, and them being fixed by given up the intolerated foods, I don't want ANYTHING that is going to give me ANY distress! I like feeling good.....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,352
    • Total Posts
      920,502
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • This is EXACTLY what happens to me. It has twice now and both times was after both glutening episodes but once it was the day after and the other time it was a week and a half. So I'm still not sure if it's related or strange bug bites...

      Did they stop happening when she stopped being glutened? Did you decide they were definitely related? I'm really confused by this and would love to know whether to insecticide my house or....
    • Thankyou both! I was wondering if my high levels left much doubt on the diagnosis. I don't see the GI until the 15th Sep and I don't think I can stand to eat gluten in that time. If he tells me to I will do so after then. After 25 years of symptoms I don't think there is much chance of healing my bowel In a couple of weeks. I'm actually terrified of the damage they might find. But I think I will need the endo since there may be other things going on with me. So great they didn't put your son through the biopsy! Once I have a formal diagnosis I have my kids to worry about also. I can't even stand the thought of my daughter having a blood test. I think she would need to be sedated as she is so fearful and pain sensitive. My son is not yet 2 so I don't think they will test him. I'm feeling so off at the moment. I think I have some anxiety and reflux going on complicating things quite a bit.
    • My son's antibodies were 300. Based on his extremely high levels, his pediatric GI suggested genetic testing instead of the biopsy. Genetic testing can't diagnose celiac on its own but combined with such high levels, the gi dr was confident a positive genetic test would confidently diagnose celiac. He warned that biopsies are small snapshots of the intestine and can miss damage. He said this is an approach used very often in Europe but not as much in the US. What sold me on that approach was the ability to put my son directly on a gluten free diet instead of waiting three weeks for the biopsy, during which time he would continue to eat gluten and feel terrible. I'm not sure if this is more common with younger patients though (our son is two), based on the idea that he's had less time to inflict damage that would show in a biopsy? We are very happy that we immediately started the gluten free diet and chose the genetic testing. Our son got the proper diagnosis and his recent number shows a drop to 71 after only 4.5 months gluten free! Not sure if this helps. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
    • We have been off gluten for a while now, and symptoms return when I've allowed gluten full meals… so something still isn't sitting right with me.  Checking with her doc about seeing a pediactric GI although I'm not sure how long that will take since we live in small town America. I know she didn't get at least one of the recommended full panel tests but maybe two, can someone help clarify, or is she missing two? DGP for sure and possibly EMA? And if I understand what I'm reading in other posts that the DGP can be more accurate? Thanks Her blood panel results: Ttg ab iga <.5u/ml ttg igg <.8u/ml aga ab iga <.2 u/ml aga an igg <.7u/ml iga 61mg/dL  
    • I was tested for the full panel, I believe. I had normal values for t-transglutaminase (ttg) igg,t-transglutaminase (ttg) iga, deamidated gliadin abs igg, deamidated gliadin abs iga, and immunoglobulin a qn serum.  
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,416
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    djs2117
    Joined