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Additional Intolerances - Dairy, Potatoes

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I just wanted to get some thoughts on the additional intolerances I've developed since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and going gluten free.

 

I'm 1 year gluten free and there has been a lot of recovery during that time period though there's still a ways to go also.

 

When I first went gluten-free I avoided dairy for the first few months. After I could bear it no more, I began eating dairy again and was fine with it for about 2 months before it started to give me really bad D. So I stopped eating dairy.

 

Shortly after potatoes began to suddenly give me really bad D as well so I stopped eating them too.

 

A couple of months ago I tried reintroducing both.

 

Dairy still gave me D after I eat a lot of it although not as bad as before.

 

Potatoes seemed OK at first but then I got ill the day after. It felt like I'd been glutened and I wasn't sure If I had in fact accidentally consumed some gluten or whether it had been the potatoes. So I was sick for a few days - with nausea, brain fog, gas etc.

 

As I've been feeling better I decided to try both again.

 

Dairy no longer gave me any D. I really tested it to be sure. However, whenever I eat dairy I got brain fog. Digestively nothing seemed to be affected, just brain fog whenever I eat dairy which I haven't suffered with in quite a while. It took me a few days testing to be sure but Dairy was definitely the cause.

 

With the potatoes, I went in a bit more cautiously because of what happened last time and tried a few oven chips with my dinner. I still wasn't sure if I had been glutened or potato had that bad an effect on me previously but I got the same thing - I tried the chips on Monday and I have the same symptoms as before still today. Not as severe because last time around I had about 3 plates of oven chips over a weekend to test it whereas this time I just had a few chips but unmistakably the same symptoms.

 

I know we react differently to things but anyone have anything similar? When I first became intolerant to dairy and potatos the effect was the same but now they effect me both very differently. When it was just D I was confident that with time I'd be able to tolerate them again but now that I have the reactions I got now (and after a year gluten-free) I'm worried they're both lost to me forever.

 

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It's very common to become intolerant to dairy and nightshades (potatoes) while healing. That doesn't mean you won't be able to tolerate them eventually. I would wait a minimum of 6 months or more before trying them again. Dairy is very hard to digest and my ND told me to consider dairy permanently out of my diet, along with gluten, but others might have another opinion.

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Hi,

 

If the potatoes affect you then it could be a nightshade reaction.  Nightshades are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.  Some people can eat dairy after a while, but others develop a permanent reaction to it.  There's no way to know which group you fall into without trailing it again in 6 months or so.  Some people are lactose intolerant, others have a casein intolerance.  You can try testing lactose and casein separately.  Hard cheeses have little lactose but lots of casein.  So if you can eat hard cheese without symptoms it is probably a lactose problem.  If it is lactose you should be able to drink milk or eat ice cream as long as you take lactose pills.  If it is  a casein intolerance it is not as likely to go away.

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Thanks guys.

 

I'm definitely going to give my intolerances some time before trying again and 6 months sounds like a good length of time.

 

Also, I'm sure it's a casein reaction and not lactose. I can't tolerate lactose free milk either and get exactly the same reaction as if I tried normal milk.. Again, no digestive symptoms anymore just brain fog.

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My ND told me that once I'm healed, I can try cheese made from sheep or goat's milk. I guess it isn't so troublesome like cow's milk. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but it gives me hope that I may have cheese again! There are romano cheeses made from sheep's milk that taste just like parmesean only a bit stronger. That's the one I'm hoping for the most...

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