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

gluten-free Foods Cause Gi Issues
0

7 posts in this topic

Ok, I've been gluten-free for a couple yrs now & feel pretty confident that I'm mostly aware of hidden wheat/gluten.

I was wondering if anyone has noticed GI problems when eating "gluten-free" foods (a la Amy's brand, which uses mostly rice flour)? (pain, bloating, the infamous 'D' - up to 2 days after eating)

I've used bob's red mill flours to make biscuits, pancakes, etc. and haven't had much of an issue (unless I eat more than one or two portions in a day).

I don't use these products frequently (maybe once a month - if that!), I eat real foods otherwise (fruits, veggies, protein, fats).

Any ideas?

cSuzie

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

There are two types of gluten free foods when it comes to processed foods. First, there are foods like Amy's that are processed in a shared facility and are susceptible to CC and it is possible that the cause of your issues when consuming some products is actually gluten. Then there are others that are processed in a gluten free facitily, if these are bothering you you certainly have some type of other intolerance. If you keep a food diary that you also list symptoms in you could review and check for common ingredients. It could be an additive that bothers you. Then again it could be something as simple as rice, some people have issues with all types of things.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or it could be gluten free oats. I was sort of heartbroken to have to give up the Bob's Red Mill Brand (they process gluten free oats in the same facility) when I finally figured out that it I react to even traces of gluten free oats, as that brand is the easiest to find around here. But it made a huge difference.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm wondering which type of Amy's because I think I used to see posts questioning cc in Amy's frozen foods but almost never the canned ones. There's a canned Amy's gluten-free organic southwest chili I've had plenty of times w/out a problem.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only thing I ever get that's Amy's (frozen) is the Rice crust pizza (w/soy cheese).

I next to never eat anything soy (due to thyroid stuff)... so I didn't think of that being an issue possibly.

But even w/the Bob's Red Mill - I can eat say 2 biscuits or 2 pancakes - but more than that & I get the same reaction.

I don't eat oats (never liked 'em anyway), so if the CC is the issue, maybe that.

It's an issue enough, I simply won't be buying that pizza again. I had Glutino's pizza (w/real cheese) & it was good, but same issue and serious blood sugar reactions.

I know I can't eat any rice pasta b/c of the sugar issues I get from even half a serving (with a meat sauce, for example) even. Maybe, I need to stay away from all rice??

That means the only 'grain' I'll be eating is corn products, as others I don't like, can't eat, or don't settle well (like quinoa). :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I would suspect that it might be the soy. I get a LOT of digestive pain from eating even the smallest amount....and lots of D.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently made a post about this and found some interesting info about how lenient the labelling can be re: 'gluten-free'

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
      104,144
    • Total Posts
      919,566
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Mnoosh, I had swollen lymph nodes prior to celiac dx and for a while after going gluten free. My neck as well as groin. The groin ones were the worst. Guess what? All gone! It's hard to recall a time line & consider that everyone is different but I think mine completely resolved within a year.  You've been given great information. Just breathe and then again, breathe. You're going to be fine. 
    • It is the only thing you have eaten, so it can't be anything else?  I eat it with no issues so I am not sure how you can be certain that is the problem.  All I am saying is that its sort of "your word against mine and the company's word".  
    • Thanks cyclinglady & manasota! I appreciate it. I came to give an update...... I'm still 99% itch free. I get a "place" like a bug bite once in a while that itches and I just use the prescription steroid cream on it & that takes care of the itch. My rash is healing up rapidly everywhere. Almost clear skin now! Yaaaaayyyyyyyyyy! Now for a rundown of the "treatment". For 20 days I took a 100mg doxycycline twice a day. Then we upped it to two 100mg doxy twice per day. I took those for 5 days & made rapid progress and the itching stopped. The doxy was getting my tummy though. It was getting really rough despite my eating yogurt. So on day 6 and day 7, I took two 100mg doxy in the am but in the pm I just took 1 of them. On day 7, I was nauseous for hours on end. So since I was still doing well without itching and the rash was healing everywhere, I decided to cut back some more. On days 8, 9, & 10 I have only taken two 100mg doxy in the am and none at night. I'm doing good and my tummy is much, much happier! No more nausea!  I'll update as things go along.
    • Many things can damage the small intestine besides celiac disease: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-else-can-cause-damage-to-the-small-intestine-other-than-celiac-disease/ Happily, I can share that I became a Great-Aunt this week for the first time  to a charming little boy. Sadly, my lovely 19 year old niece was diagnosed yesterday with Crohn's.  She had so many symptoms of celiac disease, I was sure she had it.  Actually, I was hoping that she'd have it, because Crohn's can be much worse.  At least there is a "cure" or known trigger for it -- gluten!   Anyway, your daughter might be suffering from something other than celiac disease.  It is possible.  It could be a food intolerance (e.g. milk).  My niece has suffered for years with periodic episodes of abdominal pain, vomiting, etc.  She doesn't have all the "classic" Crohn's Disease symptoms either, yet a recent pill cam revealed a lot!  Her endoscopy was normal.  Celiac panel normal.  Gallbladder scan normal (non-functioning gallbladder is a family curse).  My heart goes out to her, but at least we know what we are dealing with.  Will she ever get celiac disease?  It could happen. Keep advocating, Mom.  That's what I kept telling my SIL.  I also provided my SIL  a family health history tree that each GI was happy to receive.  Unfortunately, no one has had Crohn's in the family.  But, at least it allowed him to test my nieces gallbladder and for celiac disease (a full panel,  mind you).   It would not hurt to get a second opinion.  
    • That uncle bens 10minute brown rice with the gluten free table on the box, i been going through hell these last few days, this shit is Not gluten free its contaminated 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,176
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Red Butt in hemet
    Joined