Two Months In And Food Intolerances Are Growing! Why?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:44 AM
I guess my question is, is it normal to have growing food intolerances two months into the gluten-free diet? If so, why? All I know, is that it becomes very frustrating to have to keep adding foods to my do-not-eat list.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:37 PM
Keep at it! You are on the right road. For every food I haven't been able to eat anymore, I find two or three things to substitute with. I have used almond milk, coconut milk, and hazlenut milk for example.
It seems odd to me to have too much acidicity in your stomach. I take a little hydrochloric acid to help with digestion.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:43 PM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:02 PM
I'm 5 months gluten free (just), I have had SO many allergies and intolerances since I began gluten free. Dairy was the first, soy next, then eggs, citrus fruit (caused terrible asthma and bad ezcema), quinoa (asthma again), and now corn (which is really upsetting me as corn is everywhere)... Recently had a few reactions to corn, just like eating gluten the reaction last night from blowing up a balloon or baking my son's birthday cake (don't know which it was?).... So yes, it's very possible to have growing problems with food intolerances and allergies.
I've had some great advice on here though, and some great people on here keep telling me to hang on in there. And that's precisely what I aim to do. It's hard. I'm currently depressed about corn (very recent intolerance)... I keep wondering how much food I will be able to eat... I'm vegetarian too so it's very difficult.
But... On a day to day level, I feel ok! And isn't that wonderful! My energy has picked up since taking iron etc feel much better generally. So something must be right?? I also gave up smoking and sugar when I went gluten-free. My poor poor body! I just keep telling myself that my body has gone a bit haywire and is just rewiring itself (and sometimes getting it wrong for a bit)!
It's hard to be positive, don't I just know it. But it's the only way. Some of the guys on here are an inspiration with their positivity... So I figure they are probably right...
Good luck, have a good rant on here! I have been on here all day complaining!! Makes me feel tons better!
Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998
Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.
Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)
(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:48 AM
I hear it gets easier, so hang on. When I feel sad, I read the Crohn's boards and thank my lucky stars.
celiac, hypothyroid, hereditary hemochromatosis
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