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I Am Gluten And Dairy Free, What Am I Missing?

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       I have followed the gluten free diet strictly for about nine years after being diagnosed with Celiac and have been dairy free for about a year. I still get bouts 2-4 times a year where I bloat up, get constipated sometimes to a scary extreme and am exhausted and feel horrible. My gastro doctor has said every test that can be ran has been ran. I take Chlord to help with stomach spasms and Omeprozol to help with acid reflux. I stay away from things like tomatoes, corn, popcorn and nuts - anything that I think has been an issue I eliminate. I think it must be food related because nothing has shown on CT scans or x-rays or even a colonoscopy. Any ideas on medicine or diet?

      Also when my stomach is out of whack it affects me psychologically. I have tried several antidepressants/anxiety medicines but all seem to irritate my system. I take a herbal supplement St Johns Worts, that helps some.

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You need to look at what you are ingesting when these events happen.  It could be another food intolerance, or it could be cc in your diet.  Does it happen at a certain time of year?  When you go to a certain restaurant?  During wheat harvest?  After you eat a certain brand of chips?  

 

What helps me keep track is to keep a food/symptom journal.  I keep my diet simple and with mainly produce and unprocessed meats.  I try to make only one change per week so that I can easily determine what is the cause of any problems that I have.

 

I hope that helps and you feel better soon.  I also get psychological issues from glutening.  It can be difficult.

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What is cc in a diet? 

cross-contamination :)  when all your ingredients are gluten-free and then it gets messed up by (croutons on a salad, cutting gluten-free sandwich on gluteny cutting board, cooking in a contaminated whatever, etc)  restaurants are good at cc lolz

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