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I’ve gone back to being bloated CONSTANTLY like I was before I gave up gluten..
In the last 6 weeks I’ve never really not been bloated for a like noticeable length Of time as I’ve p much had gluten like 1x a week and then I’d be recovering from it then have it again accidentally just as it was going down or my period and then I’d have gluten so basically just constant bloat!!
I’ve just had my period but I’ve also been bloated and in pain after everything I eat😭 and my face is starting to look less bright/more tired as well which I know is signs I’m having gluten..so I’m wondering how you would try to find out if cross contamination is happening? Like how would I stop it? Also HOW do I STOP having gluten ALL the time bcos im vv clearly reversing the BIT better I was feeling and I can’t go back to how I was several months ago😭
I’ve got like 3 weeks before I start my new job and I just want to feel and look better by then..
Yesterday I added baking powder to my pancakes?! I didn’t think It has gluten in!!!
It says rice flour not wheat flour in the run and doesn’t say may contain...
But I wonder whether when I’ve baked previously (I was using normal flour most recently to bake as when I got home from pgl I binned a bag of opened flour and had to get gluten-free flour) some actual flour has gotten in there? Not quite sure how or if it could gag but definitely felt horrible after the pancakes,then horribly ill and my stomach like churning in the evening as well as falling asleep for 2 hours at 5.30pm😳 and feeling nausea in general and I just don’t know.
I’m basically bloated now when I wake up in the mornings too. This is l much what it was like 4 months ago😢

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If your a diagnosed celiac I see several flags here and would suggest reading the newbie 101 section. First off you should never use wheat flour in your kitchen or even be in a kitchen that uses it. It can be airborne for hours and if you inhale it in your nose the trapped particles will eventually run down your throat and be digested and can trigger a reaction. It also settles on everything -_-.
Some things also need to be replaced for someone on a gluten free diet IE colanders, scratched pots/pans, etc. Again covered in the newbie 101 section. https://www.celiac.com/forums/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/
A reaction can have various lasting symptoms for over 6 weeks in some individuals as it can take awhile for the antibodies to go back down.
From personal experience I use a low carb paleo diet that is pretty much keto to manage gas and bloat. But I have other AI issues, and also do it to manage them and my blood sugar.

A food diary and recording your symptoms can help you track down trigger foods for your issues and I would suggest a whole foods only diet for while so it will be easier to manage and keep track of what you eat and boost healing. It could be a new food intolerance or sensitivity also.


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Also, many Celiacs don't tolerate xanthan gum well. It can cause bloating, diarrhea, gut pain.

Xanthan gum is a common ingredient in gluten free flour, and gluten free baked goods.


If you are getting unintentionally exposed to gluten once a week, you need some help staying clean! The Newbie section, as suggested by EnnisTX, is a good place to start.

Changing over to a diet that is mostly whole foods, unprocessed, is a great step in the right direction. Once you are stable and feeling good, you can experiment with adding things back to your diet.

Check out the Fasano diet, designed to get Celiac people who are having trouble healing, healthy and truly gluten free. It's quite restrictive, but designed to be used for just 3 or 4 months.

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