How Do I Know If I'm Healing Or Ingesting Gluten?
Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:50 PM
I think I'm doing pretty well on the diet. I can't do the whole stay at home for months and eat squash and chicken breasts but I'm careful about where I go out and talk to the people there and I think I'm on top of the foods. Is discomfort and gas and well, not quite diarrhea but not quite not diarrhea, if that makes any sense, normal after the diet?
I know a lot of us have lactose intolerance. Like I said my discomfort isn't that bad but am I damaging my gut if I ingest lactose before my body's ready? Should I cut it just in case?
Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:13 PM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:27 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:57 AM
Are you taknig probiotics and using digestive enzymes? The start of the diet can be rough. Things are changing in yuor gut and that can lead to upset/poor digestion. If you don't improve in a month you should consider changing something.
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul
Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:01 PM
I am taking a probiotic. I have my first appointment with a celiac specialist on Monday and have been waiting to invest too much in supplements and probiiotics until she weighs in.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:47 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:21 AM
2 weeks is early days. A little gas and (almost) D is nothing to worry about too much. Keep at the diet, and things should settle down. You're healing, and your gut is adjusting to the fact that you aren't feeding it what you used to.
You can, as others have suggested, take probiotics and a good digestive enzyme (make sure both are gluten-free). That will help you digestive system adjust.
I'd wait 6 months until you worry about whether something else (like milk) is bothering you. But to be honest, even if you're perfectly gluten free, we all get a little bloated sometimes.
~ Be a light unto yourself. ~ - The Buddha
- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice
- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:25 PM
I'm new here, I was just officially diagnosed last week after a positive blood test and biopsy. I've been eating gluten-free for about a month, since right after the biopsy. I can sympathize...people keep asking me if I feel so much better now, but I haven't really noticed any change yet. I'm hoping that I'm not eating anything cross-contaminated, but I have heard that it can take a while for everything to heal up!
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