Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I have bad stomach cramping with growling recently.   My body still hates my new gluten-free diet!!

What gluten free OTC do you take for this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't take much in the way of medicine so I can't help you there. But if you were to write what you eat/drink in a typical day maybe some of us could suggest changes that would help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get stomach cramps and pain from soy. I usually will use liquid pepto bismal.  It helps in just one dose. Pepto does nothing for D for me.

You may want to keep a diet and symptom log for a bit. Keep in mind that gluten reactions can be delayed so it might be something that you ate or came into contact with days before you get a reaction. The log can help pinpoint any pattern. That said you are early in the healing process and it is not uncommon to have ups and downs for a bit.

Hope you feel better soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm positive I didn't have gluten.   I think I'm having trouble digesting my food.   Most meals don't go down easily for me since I started going gluten free....except eggs.  I read about people taking digestive enzymes here.   But don't know if I should try them.

Could be stress related.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Country Life has some digestive enzymes and they are certified gluten.  I have used their  products.    You won't have to call to insure they are safe.  Amazon carries them and some local food stores.  

When glutened, I become temporarily lactose intolerant and ANYTHING hurts to digest.  Mushy meats, veggies and fruit (yeah, cook it....think applesauce) is easier to digest.  I pull out my crockpot during those times.  

Hope you feel better soon!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My doctor said this week because my nausea and loose stool after eating gluten-free cereal with 1% milk I should switch to soy or almond milk.  He said there's an enzyme in cow milk that causes malabsorption.   Wish my GI doctor would of told me this when I was diagnosed three months ago.   Switching seems to be working after a couple of days.   He also said I should increase my calories.  I have dizziness issues especially when I am hungry.   It seems to hit me hard.  Like all of a sudden I'm starving.  Is anyone taking a protein drink to increase calories and can recommend one?   I have very high metabolism and get hungry every few hours.  I would like to take a protein drink to work instead of a gluten-free muffin everyday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, sddave said:

My doctor said this week because my nausea and loose stool after eating gluten-free cereal with 1% milk I should switch to soy or almond milk.  He said there's an enzyme in cow milk that causes malabsorption.   Wish my GI doctor would of told me this when I was diagnosed three months ago.   Switching seems to be working after a couple of days.   He also said I should increase my calories.  I have dizziness issues especially when I am hungry.   It seems to hit me hard.  Like all of a sudden I'm starving.  Is anyone taking a protein drink to increase calories and can recommend one?   I have very high metabolism and get hungry every few hours.  I would like to take a protein drink to work instead of a gluten-free muffin everyday.

Yeah, actually, they enzyme to break down dairy is produced by the tips of the villi which are damaged or destroyed first by celiac. Many have to remove dairy for a few years of healing then they can try again later.  When you first start the diet we suggest whole foods only, no oats or dairy. I use 2-3x the dose of super papaya enzymes, some jarrow, and on heavy protein meals extra bromine.

I found coconut, coconibs, almonds, and various other nuts and seeds to be my main calorie intake next to eggs and vegan protein powders. I find having a shake of vegan protein powder, almond butter, coconut yogurt and almond milk blending it and sipping on it during the day helps. I also take the protein powder before bad to prevent muscle loss and help repair while I sleep. I use Nutra Key V-Pro, MRM Veggie Elite as my base blends, I also use MRM Veggie Meal replacement sometimes, and I add in extra proteins from Organ seed Company Pumpkin protein, Jarrow Hemp protein, MRM Sacha Inichi protein to get more balance in there. I sometimes use Naked Pea Protein or Growing Naturals pea protein in cooking and adding some to eggs omelettes or shakes.

PS I started teh cocoa nibs this past month, along with Julian Bakery grain free paleo breads a few months ago. I started putting on weight finally. I get the nibs as a ground version and just get them as snacks, in food, or on top of deserts. Crio Bru makes them as a coffee sub.....I just get the ground cocoa beans the Ecuador and Ghana are my favorites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ennis_TX said:

they enzyme to break down dairy is produced by the tips of the villi which are damaged or destroyed first by celiac.

Excellent piece of useful information. Great to know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, plumbago said:

Excellent piece of useful information. Great to know.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, sddave said:

My doctor said this week because my nausea and loose stool after eating gluten-free cereal with 1% milk I should switch to soy or almond milk.  He said there's an enzyme in cow milk that causes malabsorption.   Wish my GI doctor would of told me this when I was diagnosed three months ago.   Switching seems to be working after a couple of days.   He also said I should increase my calories.  I have dizziness issues especially when I am hungry.   It seems to hit me hard.  Like all of a sudden I'm starving.  Is anyone taking a protein drink to increase calories and can recommend one?   I have very high metabolism and get hungry every few hours.  I would like to take a protein drink to work instead of a gluten-free muffin everyday.

Something I do is carry a trail mix I made with me everywhere. If I get suddenly hungry, which does seem to happen especially when away from home, I'll just have a small handful. Otherwise I start to get lightheaded. If I forget my trail mix, I'm screwed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/11/2017 at 6:04 PM, sddave said:

I'm positive I didn't have gluten.   I think I'm having trouble digesting my food.   Most meals don't go down easily for me since I started going gluten free....except eggs.  I read about people taking digestive enzymes here.   But don't know if I should try them.

Could be stress related.

I downloaded and use Intolerance Food Diary app for android - for everything that passed my lips. Even toothpaste and chewing gum.  It's an awesome way to keep track of what you're eating and finding the culprits. In fact, it taught me how to write food down. Ie, don't just write "steak & potato for dinner". I learned to write down what seasonings were on the steak, what kind of butter I put on the potato, what was in the salad, what was in the salad dressing, etc. It really shows you what you're eating. After a week you'll have a remarkably clear picture. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, JoyVale said:

I downloaded and use Intolerance Food Diary app for android - for everything that passed my lips. Even toothpaste and chewing gum.  It's an awesome way to keep track of what you're eating and finding the culprits. In fact, it taught me how to write food down. Ie, don't just write "steak & potato for dinner". I learned to write down what seasonings were on the steak, what kind of butter I put on the potato, what was in the salad, what was in the salad dressing, etc. It really shows you what you're eating. After a week you'll have a remarkably clear picture. 

Thanks for mentioning the Android app.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/11/2017 at 11:57 PM, sddave said:

I have dizziness issues especially when I am hungry.   It seems to hit me hard.  Like all of a sudden I'm starving.  Is anyone taking a protein drink to increase calories and can recommend one?   I have very high metabolism and get hungry every few hours.  I would like to take a protein drink to work instead of a gluten-free muffin everyday.

I had to make a conscious effort to switch the foods I eat to reduce sugar spikes and the resulting crash. I eat an omelette in the morning, proteins and amino acids in the eggs, veggies in the filling. Keeps me full for longer and I don't have the mid morning crash that used to happen when I just had cereal or similar.

If you can eat something solid with some fibre it will do you more good than a protein shake. You need things which take a little longer to digest to stop the blood sugar spike cycle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After switching to Soy milk after doc. suggested to get rid of loose stool and nausea, I suffered massive stomach cramping.  After that, I'm afraid to try almond milk in my cereal.

Now if I could only figure out why I get dizzy so much and have heart palpitations!   None of my blood work has shown any vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, sddave said:

After switching to Soy milk after doc. suggested I got rid of loose stool and nausea, but with soy milk  I suffered massive stomach cramping.  After that, I'm afraid to try almond milk in my cereal.

Now if I could only figure out why I get dizzy so much and have heart palpitations!   None of my blood work has shown any vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

Many Celiacs have issues with soy.....I would suggest a unsweetened almond or cashew milk. Soy REALLY messes with my stomach, cramping is just the start, the end.....yeah lets not go there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/13/2017 at 4:40 PM, Jmg said:

If you can eat something solid with some fibre it will do you more good than a protein shake. You need things which take a little longer to digest to stop the blood sugar spike cycle.

Bingo. Just think of why diabetics who have hypoglycemia from not eating, too much exercise, too much med, take orange juice to bring the glucose back up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • March 24, 2019 Until March 27, 2019
      0  
      NEW ORLEANS GOURMET GLUTEN-FREE mini GETAWAY    March 24 ~ 27, 2019   We have arranged a fun and Gluten-free food filled mini in the city known for it's food and fun.  We have arranged to eat many of the famous dishes that aren't usually Gluten-free at a few of the World Renown restaurants.   Staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street in the center of the French Quarter, you'll be able to enjoy the ambiance of the city at all hours.   Our itinerary will include a Luxury Coach tour of the city and surrounding area - Admission to The National World War II Museum, including the Tom Hanks" 4D film "Beyond All Boundaries" - an exciting Airboat ride and tour through the Bayou.      This it the 3rd time we have visited New Orleans and it has always been well attended, so join us even if you've been there before.  Check out our website for the complete itinerary and cost.    Due to contractual obligations we must have 20 participants by October 31, 2018 to make this a go.      If you have any questions just give us a call at 410-939-3218.  Bob & Ruth info@bobandruths.com (410) 939-3218
    • March 27, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • March 30, 2019 Until March 31, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
Googling around a bit is making me give the side-eye to what, up until now, I've assumed was dyshidrotic eczema…
  • Blog Entries

  • ×
    ×
    • Create New...