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Hi - I'm new here and had a question or two...

I have been experiencing severe, severe bloating for 2 years now. I was diagnosed with IBS, then rediagnosed with hypothyroidism. Once my doctor started upping my meds for the hypothyroidism, I felt great - no stomach problems whatsoever. That only lasted about 3 months (coincidentally, during that time I was on a different diet and eating very little flour/wheat products, though I was eating oats) and now I am not only back to square one, I feel 10x worse than I did before.

My bloating is so severe, I have bought maternity clothes to wear at the really bad times. My waist will go from 28-29" to 39-40" in less than half an hour. It's painful and uncomfortable, not to mention embarassing.

Has anyone had any experience with this? Or any suggestions? I would really appreciate this. I'm at the end of the rope.

Thanks :)

Elizabeth

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I would get bloating big time. As long as I stay gluten-free it is not a problem. Sometimes even a miniscule amount of gluten will bloat me up like a balloon.

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I would get bloating big time. As long as I stay gluten-free it is not a problem. Sometimes even a miniscule amount of gluten will bloat me up like a balloon.

Thank you so much for letting me know. I'm going to start on the diet tomorrow and go to my doctor to get tested as well.

I appreciate your taking the time to reply!

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Elizabeth:

I wanted to add first that if you intend to be tested for Celiac Disease, do not go gluten free. Your tests will not be accurate. You may or may not have celiac disease. There are over 200 symptoms of Celiac and I would encourage you to read as many posts here on this site to see if you have the symptoms. There is a search site here and you can look up almost everything you want to know.

PLease research this yourself on this site as many doctors are not as knowlegeable as most people here on this site. It is a new to alot of Primary Doctors.

It you do have Celiac Disease, it is truely not something to mess with. A strict gluten free diet it the only cure. Otherwise, it can lead to a variety of very serious incureable diseases.

If you have a problem with bloating I would recommend Zantac, it is gluten free and it daily helps me as I also have a hiatal hernia which creates bloating and gas., in addition to Celiac.

Hope this will be helpful to you. Lisa B.

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Elizabeth:

I wanted to add first that if you intend to be tested for Celiac Disease, do not go gluten free. Your tests will not be accurate. You may or may not have celiac disease. There are over 200 symptoms of Celiac and I would encourage you to read as many posts here on this site to see if you have the symptoms. There is a search site here and you can look up almost everything you want to know.

PLease research this yourself on this site as many doctors are not as knowlegeable as most people here on this site. It is a new to alot of Primary Doctors.

It you do have Celiac Disease, it is truely not something to mess with. A strict gluten free diet it the only cure. Otherwise, it can lead to a variety of very serious incureable diseases.

If you have a problem with bloating I would recommend Zantac, it is gluten free and it daily helps me as I also have a hiatal hernia which creates bloating and gas., in addition to Celiac.

Hope this will be helpful to you. Lisa B.

bloating is definatley a problem for me...I am pregnant with a baby elephant.

Lemonade

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Elizabeth:

I wanted to add first that if you intend to be tested for Celiac Disease, do not go gluten free. Your tests will not be accurate. You may or may not have celiac disease. There are over 200 symptoms of Celiac and I would encourage you to read as many posts here on this site to see if you have the symptoms. There is a search site here and you can look up almost everything you want to know.

PLease research this yourself on this site as many doctors are not as knowlegeable as most people here on this site. It is a new to alot of Primary Doctors.

It you do have Celiac Disease, it is truely not something to mess with. A strict gluten free diet it the only cure. Otherwise, it can lead to a variety of very serious incureable diseases.

If you have a problem with bloating I would recommend Zantac, it is gluten free and it daily helps me as I also have a hiatal hernia which creates bloating and gas., in addition to Celiac.

Hope this will be helpful to you. Lisa B.

Thank you so much for your help, Lisa. I will continue to eat gluten until I can get a blood test scheduled and will try the diet regardless of my test results.

Thank you for taking the time to reply!

Elizabeth

bloating is definatley a problem for me...I am pregnant with a baby elephant.

Lemonade

I feel the same way. My stomach makes me look at least 9 months pregnant most of the time. Too bad they don't make cycling tights for pregnant women - I would definitely buy some as it is quite uncomfortable to wear regular ones right now!

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