My #1 main / usually only symptom is gas. A lot. It's been partially under control since going gluten free. I am still having issues though and I realized that more than half the new gluten free foods I am eating have soy in them.
For those of you that have cut the soy, would this be a likely cause of gas or is it usually only IgE allergy causing?
I had started a low fructose diet, but my doctor told me to stop. Instead, he started me on cipro for two weeks and I went gluten free voluntarily - that was one week ago. I had tried a gluten free diet in Nov. but just realized the chips I munched on all day were "made in a facility that processes wheat".
The day after I started the diet/cipro my stools were still regular, but I noticed they were more...formed? I have larger bm's now, but I am in and out in 5 minutes, compared to 20 minutes before... My entire life it took me a good 20 minutes to be done poop'n - strange change.
The bloating/gas is significantly reduced, some days - especially last week, I went the whole day with no bloating, but late at night the "rumbles" would start. Now I wake up and have moderate amount of gas for 2-3 hours and the rumbling (like air being formed and moving around) starts, but not every day, and usually later in the evening.
So, I am much better (no bloating pains, rare gas pains) but still get airy intestines. I am not sure what steps to take from here. Generally, antibiotics should have subsided the symptoms by now if it was bacteria. Should I keep going gluten free? I am unsure, because it seems to be completely random when I get gas - some good days, then some worse days. Shouldn't it be a gradual decrease?
I still have some intestinal gas issues in the evening. In the evening I can start feeling air move around and make "back fart" noises. They are sporadic and never actually produce gas until the morning. It is less than when I was on gluten so is it possible my body is still healing?
Also, I have lost weight since starting this gluten diet - probably because I eat almost all protein and salad with little carbs. I've been trying to eat peanut to offset it a bit but I have gone down 2.5-3 pounds in a week! Any advice?
I have been thinking I am gluten intolerant but am entertaining the idea that it is lactose. I tried waking up and eating lucky charms - dry - for two mornings now. Within 4-5 hours I feel gas begin forming in my intestines and by 5 hours it is coming out. Is that too long afterwards to have issues? Some days I also eat yogurt in the morning, around 7am, and then have gas forming around 2-3 in the afternoon. Is that too long as well?