As for what I am eating, just regular run-of-the-mill gluten-free stuff, for example, fish, pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, corn, potatoes, gluten-free bread, crackers, a few cookies here and there , salad, nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, milk (LF) and other dairy products (LF with lactase enzyme).
My GE thinks that the bloating/gas is coming from the lactose, but I know it isn't, because I had been off of dairy for six months before he told me to start taking the lactase and go back on a LF dairy diet. So I did, and nothing changed.
Stomach acid...yeah, possibly. The majority of my stomach pain (ache) went away after starting prevacid. However I still seem to be producing a lot of gas so the last time I went to see him I was told to double the prevacid (2 30mg tabs/day). Nothing has changed.
I read up on bloating/over production of gas (in general), and the book said that it could be due to malabsorption and/or not enough good bacteria (among others, but these were the two reasons I thought most applicable). The others were reasons like gastritis, IBS, and parasites. Anyone have any input on this?
Oh, and I was also thinking that perhaps my system might just be taking a long time to heal...but it's got to be more than that...cause it wouldn't make sense that there would be hardly a sign of improvement after 6 months, would it?...
On thing that I did not mention when I first posted this that may/may not make a difference to your replies would be that around two months ago I began to take prevacid (acid reduction), which helped to get rid of most of the stomach/abdominal pain I was feeling every time after eating and throughout the day. However, as I mentioned before, the bloating persists, with the occasional pain/cramp between the belly button and rib cage (on the front). If you place your hand directly above the belly button, the pain is in the area of the palm.