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erica33

Certain Foods Upset You While Others Dont?

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Hi! I've recently started a gluten free diet (day 6) and it seems that certain foods that are gluten free, still upset me and I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what I can and cannot eat. I had green beans the other day for dinner and wound up within 20 mins of eating with HORRIBLE pains and bloating and so I called the drs. office the next morning and spoke with a nurse and she said beans of all kinds are a big NO unless they are garbanzo beans. Is this true or is it just possible that I have a reaction to other foods besides gluten.

Also, I tried eating dairy again, since I always thought that that was the problem, until I tried the gluten free diet and wanted to see how I felt. I can eat cheese, but I tried eggs this morning and I was a mess again. Does this happen alot to others? Where certain dairy products are ok, but others arent?

Thanks for all your help!!

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Six days is a relatively short time to feel a change. It took a long time for the damage to be done, so too, it will take some time to heal.

It took me about six months to learn the diet, make sure that there were no mistakes and to learn to read labels. At that point, I started to feel better. It took the Brain Fog about a year and a half to subside and still not 100%.

I would recommend that you stick to simple foods for the time being. Meats, Seafood, Rice, Potatoes, Steamed Veggies and Fruits. Stay about from processed foods for a while.

Don't forget to check you cosmetics, lipsticks, lotions, shampoos....anything that can get into your mouth.

I am sure you will feel better soon. We've all been there.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Yep, hang in there. I had some seemingly random reactions too. You'll get through them.


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- Ashleigh Brilliant

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Thanks for the advice! I definately will. I know its only been a couple days, but I already feel better knowing that I'm taking the right steps to help myself.

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I've been gluten free for two weeks. I noticed a real change after 4 or 5 days but have had 2 days that were bad after eating dairy. Dairy was not a real problem before but I guess it is now. So that is normal? New things pop up randomly?

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Hi Erica:

Personally I think it's a good idea to not reintroduce foods until your gut has had some time to heal.

My integrative med doc recommended I stay on the fruits/veggies/poultry/fish diet for 3 months, and then try to introduce one type of food a week, beginning with nuts/seeds, then legumes, then other proteins, etc.

I've been gluten free now for a month and have to say I've seen dramatic results. It's hard, tho!! One good thing about this stringent diet I'm on is that I've lost weight. :D

I figure I'm learning good eating habits and will most likely need to refrain from indulging in certain foods for the rest of my life. It's all good.

Take care and I wish you much success on your wellness journey!

Nama

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A lot of people recommend a rotation diet where you don't eat the same thing for more than two days in a row. I didn't do this strictly, but I did try to pay attention and not, for example, eat rice every day for two weeks.


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- Ashleigh Brilliant

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Hi! I've recently started a gluten free diet (day 6) and it seems that certain foods that are gluten free, still upset me and I'm having a hard time trying to figure out what I can and cannot eat. I had green beans the other day for dinner and wound up within 20 mins of eating with HORRIBLE pains and bloating and so I called the drs. office the next morning and spoke with a nurse and she said beans of all kinds are a big NO unless they are garbanzo beans. Is this true or is it just possible that I have a reaction to other foods besides gluten.

Also, I tried eating dairy again, since I always thought that that was the problem, until I tried the gluten free diet and wanted to see how I felt. I can eat cheese, but I tried eggs this morning and I was a mess again. Does this happen alot to others? Where certain dairy products are ok, but others arent?

Thanks for all your help!!

Some people have a difficult time with some foods - it's a matter of finding out what your body likes and doesn't like. I have no idea why the nurse would have given you a blanket statement of no beans. Is there another condition that you're dealing with? No matter what, though, if it doesn't agree with you, don't eat it. (On something like green beans, though, you have to ask if that was the *only* thing that could have made you sick - was there oil on the beans? seasoning? where were they cooked/cut? etc...)

As for dairy, many people find it hard to tolerate dairy. Eggs, though, are not dairy - you may separately have an issue with them, but as they don't come from mammary glads, they're not dairy. If eggs bother you, then those too should be avoided. If cheese doesn't bother you, but - for instance - milk does, it may well be a lactose problem, which is not uncommon in celiacs with a fair amount of intestinal damage. That may come back with time.

As others have said, it can be tough to know what's going to work well with your digestive system as you heal - you may discover other food intolerances, and may find that things that once bother you no longer do. There aren't any hard and fast rules, just a lot of coming to know your system.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Funny you should say that about beans because that's what I have discovered too. Beans, peas, citrus fruit, and dairy still send me running with the big "d". I was starting to doubt that gluten is the problem and had almost convinced myself that I had a legume, citrus, and dairy intolerance instead! I don't have my test results back yet so I am playing these lovely head games....

Lenore


~Ill for 5 years with progressive symptoms: anxiety, brain fog, joint pain, "D", and the noisiest stomach you've ever heard, and a lovely itchy rash on my buttocks, scalp, and sometimes thighs. ~ Family history of Celiac disease (Uncle, cousins, grandmother) ~ Blood work showed some antibodies but not enough to be dx celiac ~ Dq7 & Dq4. ~ I can't call myself Celiac but I know gluten is bad for my body.

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