What The Heck?
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:30 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:41 PM
I was diagnosed celiac but have never had any symptoms at all. I starte gluten-free diet 1.5 weeks ago and now for the last four days my stomach has been super bubbly and gassy. Why am I having gastrointestinal issues now that I stopped gluten?! Please help!!
You are likely eating differently. Maybe more fiber? Less fiber? More green veggies? That sort of thing.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:18 AM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:59 AM
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:23 AM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:33 AM
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:22 PM
"Silent celiac" is when a person has celiac but has no obvious GI symptoms. It doesn't mean that damage is not happening to the body, either the gut or some other body area. What does mean something is you developed symptoms when you stopped eating gluten. Going gluten-free shoudn't cause any reaction in a person who has no response to gluten. The fact that your digestion changed ( in your case got worse) means that something about gluten is an issue. So the gluten-free diet is not pointless for you. Soy is another food that you should probably avoid for a while at least.
Most likely your gut is trying to hela now. That can cause a lot of upset as bacteria balances change and tissue starts to regenerate, enzymes start to be produced again etc. Taking pro-biotics and digestive enymes may help. Also avoiding dairy, sugars and starchy foods. A simple diet is a good thing for a sick gut. I suggest you take it easy on thr gluten-free processed foods like bread s etc for a month or so. Instead try something simple like Mission brand corn tortillas which have only a few ingredients and are gluten-free. Remember to check your vitamin pills and meds for gluten also.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:08 PM
Last year I went oats-in- same- facility reactive.
I remember the first time I had some soy flour cookies. I thought I was going to die. It just reinforced that I shouldn't do cookies.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:41 PM
Anyways, when your gut is damaged you're going to have absorption problems. That means not only do you not get things being absorbed, but stuff stays in your intestines that otherwise wouldn't be there. Not only that celiacs, when eating gluten will actually absorb larger molecules that would otherwise never be absorbed. (Yes, I realize those statements are counter-intuitive, just read up about zonulin in celiacs and it should start to make sense.) I suspect your symptoms are your intestines getting more messed up but they will eventually get back to their proper working state...which they probably haven't been in in awhile.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:36 PM
Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:39 PM
Is there gluten gum? And I'm not referring to chewing gum lol. I mean xantham(sp) gum, gaur gum, etc... I've notice if the word "gum" is in the ingredients even if its gluten free its just best for my sister and I to avoid it.
There isn't gluten in Xantham or guar gum. Some one might have problems digesting it but it doesn't have gluten.
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