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I've been gluten free for almost 20 years  with gluten intolerance verified by Enterolabs in Texas.  I've recently been having more and more problems with the allowed foods that brought me to a GI specialist.  I'm now being tested for SIBO, small intestine bacterial overgrowth.  In doing my research I've found many of those following a gluten-free diet develop SIBO over time.  I want to find out any and all information on this and what people are doing to help themselves.  Thanks so much.

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Just want to throw this out there - maybe you don't have gluten intolerance at all?  I know that is a waste of 20 years gluten-free.  But considering there are no reliable medical tests for gluten intolerance, maybe you have been treating the wrong thing all along?  Maybe, once you get  figured out what this issue is, you will be able to eat more foods.   As a person with Celiac, I don't wish eating gluten-free on anyone that doesn't need to.

 

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Has anyone ever mentioned IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?  I'm asking this because:

1. There is no way to accurately test for a gluten sensitivity. If you are negative for celiac, go off gluten & feel better, then you have a sensitivity. 

2. Often times people with IBS are treated with a FODMAP diet. One of the FODMAPs is gluten. So, your increased issues could be due to issues with other FODMAPs, but including gluten. You would want a trained dietitian for FODMAPs. 

3. We usually say having SIBO is like IBS on steroids. You are going to have rapid bloating, etc after eating. 

4. Ask your doctor about IBS. And if that's the case, find someone trained in it. 

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