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Member Since 28 May 2006
Offline Last Active May 30 2006 11:59 PM

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Still Stomach Problems After 7months Gluten Free

28 May 2006 - 06:45 AM

Hi I am a new member and would like to share my angst and get some advice. I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in October. After being on the gluten free diet for 4 months, and also with no dairy, I began to feel better. I thought Yippee! And began quickly to reintroduce dairy and gluten-free flour products, cakes, bread biscuits. Over the following few weeks it seemed apparent that I wasn't handling this stuff and I was still getting bloated and feeling lousy. But, I so much wanted to have more variety in my diet that I put up with feeling lousy for a bit longer. Finally after travelling to another country, and possibly eating gluten, I began to feel consistently worse. So I now feel that I need to go back dairy free, flour free and I forgot to mention corn(I think is an issue for me as well!)
I feel depressed about this, and emotionally feel like I"m not coping. I feel out of control, in the sense that my health is out of control and I don't really know what to do about it. I am living in Cambodia (just to make matters worse) and for better or worse there are not health advisors in this area living here. But I suspect from what I have been reading that the specialists don't necessarily know how to advise about the process of healing for the stomach, as it seems a very individual thing, with some people having extra allergies and others not. And people's symptoms being so varied.
My concern is how to find out what is bothering me and what length of time I should give say for staying off dairy/gluten free flours/corn, in order to work out what is troubling me. I find it hard to impose a stricter diet on myself when there is no health professional to say, "this is what you ought to do!"
Sorry for the long story, but it is at a point where I"m not sure whether to return to Australia to get help and live there until I get better( but that is a decison that will effect the whole family, I have 2 children and a husband).
Would appreciate any help in the matter.

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