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Hi Guys, 

 

    I am still kind of new to this whole gluten-free thing.  I had been really sick earlier this fall.  Weight loss, cramping, diarrhea, fatigue, anxiety.  I had a colonoscopy in August with nothing present.  Then Had went to the ER and had a normal CT scan.  Normal blood work, no celiacs.  Then a week before my scheduled upper endoscope I went gluten-free and my symptoms drastically decreased.  I spoke to my GI doctor and he said I was probably NCGI or possibly had celiacs, but since I was gluten-free a week before the endoscope I probably wouldn't get an accurate biopsy.  He told me to avoid gluten and I should be fine, and to come back for the upper endoscope if things got worse.  

    I am still trying to figure out what I can and can't eat.  I was still getting the symptoms when I had corn, so cut that out.  Then was only having left rib pain and silent reflux, so I cut out processed gluten-free food and bread.  Now all I really eat is meat, fruit and veggies.  For the last 5 days I have had slight nausea, not gurgling or anything like that, just very minimal nausea.  This started after I ate gluten-free chicken strips and a gluten-free microwave meal last Wed., then had some Red wine and cookies with almond flour on Saturday (which I think messed me up).  It is now Mondsay and I still feel a slight bit of nausea.  I basically went gluten-free On Oct. 1st.  Has anyone ever had this happen to them this far out from going gluten-free?  Also, has anyone ever tried going gluten-free without having a positive blood test or endoscope?  I am wondering if I should just get the endoscope.  I was so worried before it may be stomach cancer, but maybe I should just rule it out.  Just want to know if anyone else has experienced this.  I have gained back about 10 pounds ( I was down 20), its just the light nausea that bothers me know,

 

Thanks for your input!

 

 

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1 hour ago, trainerj said:

Hi Guys, 

 

    I am still kind of new to this whole gluten-free thing.  I had been really sick earlier this fall.  Weight loss, cramping, diarrhea, fatigue, anxiety.  I had a colonoscopy in August with nothing present.  Then Had went to the ER and had a normal CT scan.  Normal blood work, no celiacs.  Then a week before my scheduled upper endoscope I went gluten-free and my symptoms drastically decreased.  I spoke to my GI doctor and he said I was probably NCGI or possibly had celiacs, but since I was gluten-free a week before the endoscope I probably wouldn't get an accurate biopsy.  He told me to avoid gluten and I should be fine, and to come back for the upper endoscope if things got worse.  

    I am still trying to figure out what I can and can't eat.  I was still getting the symptoms when I had corn, so cut that out.  Then was only having left rib pain and silent reflux, so I cut out processed gluten-free food and bread.  Now all I really eat is meat, fruit and veggies.  For the last 5 days I have had slight nausea, not gurgling or anything like that, just very minimal nausea.  This started after I ate gluten-free chicken strips and a gluten-free microwave meal last Wed., then had some Red wine and cookies with almond flour on Saturday (which I think messed me up).  It is now Mondsay and I still feel a slight bit of nausea.  I basically went gluten-free On Oct. 1st.  Has anyone ever had this happen to them this far out from going gluten-free?  Also, has anyone ever tried going gluten-free without having a positive blood test or endoscope?  I am wondering if I should just get the endoscope.  I was so worried before it may be stomach cancer, but maybe I should just rule it out.  Just want to know if anyone else has experienced this.  I have gained back about 10 pounds ( I was down 20), its just the light nausea that bothers me know,

 

Thanks for your input!

 

 

This is common and several of our members have NCGS (Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity), most with this from what I have seen experience to even traces of gluten much like celiacs. You have to follow the diet like you have celiac disease. Please check the newbie 101 thread about cleaning out your house, kitchen, condiments, cookware, and avoiding CC.

Yes healing and getting away from this kind of thing and regulating can take months.  I have a corn allergy on top of this so I can tell you that you in for a ride. MOST gluten free foods contain corn, corn starch, baking powder with corn starch, maltodextrin with corn starch, modified food starch (corn)......IF you need help I have tracked down corn and gluten free breads, pizza crust, etc. I can personally point you at later. In the mean time stick to whole foods and things easy to digest like soups, stews, omelettes, IF you crave desserts Simple MIlls, and Enjoy life should be OK for corn free and you can always check the recipe section for my food threads and recipes. My go too foods are mostly omelettes and I do them in a microwave cooker from nordic ware to keep things simple with stuff like canned spinach and seasonings from BIG AXE spice co and Spicely Organics. I also do stir fry and nut flour based porridge.

You might want to avoid the wine and some high histamine foods for awhile til you heal and regulate.

 

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