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Guest Kathy Ann

Feelings In Stomach Area

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A frequent symptom for me has been a heavy "kicked in the stomach" feeling just below the sternum in the upper stomach area accompanied by bloating. I just read someone else describe their glutening symptoms that way. Is that how it feels for most of you? I never suspected this specific symptom to be gluten induced until now. I always thought glutening produced a more sharp stomach ache or nausea.

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When I get glutened, I have sharp pains in my upper abdomen. I attribute it to gas. I also have muscle twitches, brain fog, headaches, and emotional disturbances. But what is true for me probably is not true for you. Everybody's different. If you think you're getting glutened, try to track down the culprit. Check everything that you put in or on your body. I hope this helps. Good luck.

Brian


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Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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I often get that too! I don't know if I can positively associate it with being glutened, but what you describe is EXACTLY what I feel--like someone just came over and KICKED ME IN THE STOMACH!

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Hey,

I know exactly how you feel. I have had this symptom off and on over the past few years. It felt like there was a brick right under my sternum/ribs which was going to explode. My gastro specialist felt it was my gall bladder (this was before I was diagnosed gluten intolerant) so he sent me off to the surgeon to have it removed. Big mistake. I still get that pain and now have to deal with other digestive problems because I don't have a gall bladder.

Anyway, celiac affects the duodenum area. This means it can affect your gall bladder, bile ducts, sphincter of oddi, and other components of the upper GI tract. Inflammation in any of these areas can cause this type of pain. This can be exacerbated by stress.

My own personal experience is that it doesn't necessarily mean I have been glutened. Either things are a little inflamed in that area because I am still healing or I am under a lot of stress. Hope this answer helps you.

Marlene

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I guess I have to say I get this too. Two days ago I went skiing with my husband. We went to a coffee shop and I had a cappuccino, a big fat piece of pumpkin nut bread, a bowl of soup and a cornbread muffin. 3 hours later I was in dire pain with a hot water bottle on my upper stomach area. Horrible, sharp, unrelenting PAIN which lasted for hours and hours. It could have been the coffee (with dairy), but I've had cappuccinos many times with no problem. I have to conclude it was the pumpkins bread compounded by the cornbread muffin.

I don't get this pain reaction every time I have gluten, but it does happen now and then.


CAROLE

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Enterolab 1/2006

IgA & tTg Positive

DQ2-0201 (celiac) and DQ1-0604 (gluten)

Casein IgA positive

Mom has 2 celiac genes

Both kids have a celiac gene.

Lots of celiac disease in my family, both sides.

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