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Do You Have Stomach Pain Because Of Gluten?

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megan, I'm wondering if I got glutened and thats whats going on, the littlest bit of food and my belly gets hugh, fills up with gas, that just sits there and causes me terrible pains

thanks for your help :D

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Betty...

My son was diagnosed via biopsy (see my post a few posts up). I was not b/c I was already gluten-free per my dr when I saw the GI.

I hope that helps you some.

(((HUGS))))

Kim,

I used to have to lay down after eating all the time, too. Especially dinner--I'd feel nauseous and have a pressure-like pain. Laying down, even for a few minutes would really help.

It never happens anymore! :)

I am glad that it doesn't happen anymore to you! I hate that feeling! Dinner was my main problem, too. It was like all the gluten had built up from all day and it was more than I could handle. I was all about pasta & bread before I went gluten-free.

Soy does that to me now, too. :(

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It's possible to have celiac *AND* have foods bother your stomach. Though, if it's 30 minutes after eating a banana, chances are it's not purely *stomach* pain - it's at least moving on past the stomach.

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I'd never had stomach pain until a couple of days ago (but maybe 15 years ago when I was finding out about my lactose intolerance) - I'm 5 months into a gluten free lifestyle but I think I might have been glutened that day. It was TERRIBLE, I even posted about it on the messageboard lol I'm pretty sure I know what I ate to trigger it.

Mine was severe cramping - above the belly button, like someone was squeezing my insides. I would have to curl up and go to sleep to get relief. I was nauseous for some of it, but that went away. It lasted about 15 hours for me.

Good luck, Betty. I hope you find your answers soon.

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I get severe stomach pain when I eat gluten. I was diagnosed with IBS for years before I found out it was gluten causing the problem. Usually it is sharp pain and I can't even stand up straight, I have to lay down. It is mid-stomach and intestinal. Sometimes I would get diarrhea, sometimes constipation.

Now that I am gluten-free, I feel so much better. Before the pain was daily and I would have to lay down after eating or I would feel like dog poop. Also, my reflux has pretty much gone away. I was living on Zantac or Tums before.

Good luck with your dr. I hope he is a little more convinced once you show him others.

Oh, thought I would add that my DS, who was just diagnosed in July, came to me after being gluten-free for a week and said "I never realized that my stomach was hurting until it stopped". It had just become "normal" for him. His wasn't severe, he said it was more like a cramp towards the side, but he said it was almost always there. He was always complaining about his stomach hurting and hasn't complained but a couple of times since going gluten-free.

Dear wolfie,

My name is Kim too, LOL! Is it just me, or are there way too many people with our name! I also was told I had IBS and acid reflux. The thing is, I had a bad gallbladder and such severe reflux that I had to practically sleep sitting straight up. Now the reflux has improved dramatically. The nausea is not as bad either. I was living off of Tums for a while. Then I got put on Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex...you name it. I was taking twice the dosage of Prilosec daily and still was that ill. After going gluten free, I have been able to handle even being late with my meds. There were times before that it even wore off after ten hours and I almost could not wait until twelve hours had passed so I could take it again! Who knows? Maybe I will be able to reduce the dosage?

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl B)

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SEVERE stomach pain. All the time. That was what made me go to the doc in the 1st place.

my entire intestinal track & bowel to the point where the nerve running down my leg was pinched constantly.

Considering I went to 4 different docs & it was an OB/GYN that caught it, you may want to find a different Doc.

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Dear wolfie,

My name is Kim too, LOL! Is it just me, or are there way too many people with our name! I also was told I had IBS and acid reflux. The thing is, I had a bad gallbladder and such severe reflux that I had to practically sleep sitting straight up. Now the reflux has improved dramatically. The nausea is not as bad either. I was living off of Tums for a while. Then I got put on Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex...you name it. I was taking twice the dosage of Prilosec daily and still was that ill. After going gluten free, I have been able to handle even being late with my meds. There were times before that it even wore off after ten hours and I almost could not wait until twelve hours had passed so I could take it again! Who knows? Maybe I will be able to reduce the dosage?

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl B)

There are lots of people with our name! LOL!!!

I hope that you will be able to reduce the dosage on your meds. I can't tell you the last time I had to take Zantac....it has been months.

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