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I have been eating white rice and rice cakes with no problems (yay!  so excited over foods that are safe).  But last night I had some noodles.  The ingredients are brown rice and rice bran. I was pretty excited because they actually tasted good too. But I started having problems right after dinner.  I can't think of anything else I had yesterday that should have bothered me.  Has anyone been okay with white rice, but had trouble with brown rice or rice bran?  So confusing.  I had been so happy to find a gluten-free pasta that didn't have corn ingredient in it.  

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Did you just eat them plain?  A sauce?  

If new, just eating anything can hurt.  After all, your gut is damaged.  Since celiac disease is autoimmune, it will flare up when exposed to gluten.  Every little hit adds up.  It can be a vicious cycle.  Not to mention that celiac disease is like a chameleon—symptoms can change with each glutening.  .  Avoid processed foods for a while.  Eat soft easy-to-digest foods.  

So, that pasta just might not be agreeing with your gut.  It might not be related to gluten at all!  Keep a food diary.  You might have developed new intolerances to some foods, additives or preservatives.  

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I searched some more online and found one site that mentioned some people apparently can handle white rice, but not brown, or in particular, rice bran which was said to have more fiber.  So I wonder if that was it?  I made a homemade tomato sauce which I put on the pasta, which I've had before (on chicken) and didn't seem to bother me, but maybe I will have to see if maybe it's starting to bother me.  I hope not.  This week got a bit depressing on even more foods I need to avoid.  What a bummer. 

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On 7/6/2018 at 7:38 PM, bad casper said:

i have trouble with brown rice and the brown rice pasta. i'm talking straight whole grain brown rice. 

Sounds like what I've been dealing with too.  I have found some rice noodles that have been okay for me. Maybe it's made from white rice flour (the ingredients don't specify, but the noodles are white in color). I like the "straight cut" ones. The really skinny thin ones fall apart easily and tend to taste more like plain old rice for some reason. I find them in the Asian food section in my grocery store, with all the soy sauces, water chestnuts, ramen noodles. etc.  but you can also get them online.https://atasteofthai.com/rice-noodles.php

Then in the frozen section, I have found some pitas and some rolls that don't seem to bother me. The brand is called Against the Grain. They have other products, but so far I have tried and been okay with the pita (although they are weird, I can't seem to open them to use like a pocket, but I can cut them in quarters to use like bread or even use with a hamburger, and also have made pita bread pizza with them, but I found using parchment paper is best, it can stick to tin foil, especially if any cheese or sauce seeps over the edge), and the bulky style rolls are really good. You can even put a little butter on them and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat, or I like them even plain as sort of a croissant or biscuit substitute with a cup of coffee sometimes. I don't eat any of them often since I just don't want to eat refined carbs often, and they are expensive, but I l am happy to be able to have one as a treat once in a while. http://againstthegraingourmet.com/gluten-free-breads  They are in the freezer section, but only one store in my town offers much of a variety of their products, which is a shame more stores don't carry much of their stuff.  

Some brown rice noodles I had tried were so good, but I started getting stomach distention and bad pain while I was still in the process of eating them.  It happened so fast.  It was so weird. I wonder if once our stomachs heal we will be able to eat the brown rice and rice bran items?  Maybe our stomachs just can't handle the fiber of it yet? 

 

 

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actually i used to be able to eat them with no issues. i think i have become more sensitive. i wondered why some places i could eat thier rice with no issues. i have been searching for certified gluten free rice everywhere with no luck. Found it at walmart both white and brown.  going to try the white first.  Mahatma basmati.

 

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I emailed Uncle Bens and they emailed me back a phone number.  It is annoying they can't just email the info.  I am getting sick of phone calls. 

Sometimes I see Asian noodles that don't claim to be gluten-free but just don't seem to have any gluten in the ingredients.  The Taste Of Thai claims to be gluten free. https://atasteofthai.com/faqs.php

 

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