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Hi there,

I went gluten free for the alst month as a trial because of exteme fatigue, brian fog, and poor bowel movements, usually 4 times a day.

I have felt better since going gluten free, but still occassionaly get brain fog, extreme bloating and fatigue, and most times its not after unkowingly eating gluten. I still haven't had good bowel movements even after the removal of gluten.

I tried today to load up on gluten, some bread, doughnut and a piece of cake to make sure. The strange thing is, yes I felt not that great and had to go to the bathroom. But for the first 1.5 hours I felt totally fine... 100%. Then I had to go to the bathorom and was a little brain fogged. But not NEARLY as bad as I have been in the past. I thought I would be very tired from all that gluten, or at least as tired as some of my worse experience over the last month of gluten free. But really not that bad?

I really don't think its lactose either, because the brain fog went away quite considerably over the lats month and if anything i've been eating way more lactose to compensate for the lack of gluten. Is there anything you can think of that might be a problem for me that I'm over looking. Typical items in my diet I eat, (Have confirmed everything is gluten free) include

-Frozen Vegetables (LOTS)

-boneless skinleess chicken breats (LOTS)

-Tuna (occasionally)

-Mayo

-Yogurt

-Cottage Cheese

-Peanut Butter

-Cheese (swiss andcheddar)

-bacon bitgs

-cheez whiz

-onions

-liquid egg

-Canola Oil

-Decaf Coffee

-Splenda

-Tomatos (occassionally, I'm suspecting it might be this, because last day I remember feeling bad I had some tomatos)

-mushrooms

What do you guys think? I can't figure it out, but thanks for the time!

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Hi there,

I went gluten free for the alst month as a trial because of exteme fatigue, brian fog, and poor bowel movements, usually 4 times a day.

I have felt better since going gluten free, but still occassionaly get brain fog, extreme bloating and fatigue, and most times its not after unkowingly eating gluten. I still haven't had good bowel movements even after the removal of gluten.

I tried today to load up on gluten, some bread, doughnut and a piece of cake to make sure. The strange thing is, yes I felt not that great and had to go to the bathroom. But for the first 1.5 hours I felt totally fine... 100%. Then I had to go to the bathorom and was a little brain fogged. But not NEARLY as bad as I have been in the past. I thought I would be very tired from all that gluten, or at least as tired as some of my worse experience over the last month of gluten free. But really not that bad?

I really don't think its lactose either, because the brain fog went away quite considerably over the lats month and if anything i've been eating way more lactose to compensate for the lack of gluten. Is there anything you can think of that might be a problem for me that I'm over looking. Typical items in my diet I eat, (Have confirmed everything is gluten free) include

-Frozen Vegetables (LOTS)

-boneless skinleess chicken breats (LOTS)

-Tuna (occasionally)

-Mayo

-Yogurt

-Cottage Cheese

-Peanut Butter

-Cheese (swiss andcheddar)

-bacon bitgs

-cheez whiz

-onions

-liquid egg

-Canola Oil

-Decaf Coffee

-Splenda

-Tomatos (occassionally, I'm suspecting it might be this, because last day I remember feeling bad I had some tomatos)

-mushrooms

What do you guys think? I can't figure it out, but thanks for the time!

HI, im just finishing a gluten challenge after eating gluten-free for 2 months, i also have discovered a soy allergy as well, but i loaded up on the gluten for 7 days, and the first day felt fine, the second day like crap, but it really took about four days for me to notice my bowel movements have been 4-5 times a day but the D didnt really finally hit me until this morning, so every body bodies are different, i have seen postings here that some people have a bread crumb and they are sick, and some poeple it takes as long as a week for anything to show up.

GOOD LUCK


Nadine

mom of 4 great kids - 2 diagnosed with autism and 2 typical kids (thank goodness)

all this started after my hysterectomy in March of 2006

G.F. since Feb 2007

Soy free since April 2007

Blood work was negatvie (after 2 weeks of being on the gluten-free diet)

entrolab results:

Antigliadin 9 (normal <10)

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 - 0302

HLA-DQB2 Allele 2 - 0502

HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 8,5)

carrying one celiac gene and one gluten intolerant gene

nurse at entrolab figures i caught this early and dont eat gluten anymore

life is like a box of chocolates;sometimes you get stuck with the yukky coconut fillet one

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I know the feeling. I was hospitalized for diarrhea and dehydration in early March and have been to three doctors to figure out what is causing my frequent bowel movements, fatigue, weakness, myclonic jerks and numbness in the arms and legs. Acolonoscopy with a biopsy of the small intestine and all gluten blood work showed nothing-leaving a diagnosis of Irritable Bowl Syndrome-IBS. If you do have IBS, coffee, even decaf is one of the worst things you can do. I was also tled to leave off all milk products other than plain yogurt. it has helped with the bowel movements to some extent, but am a long way from well. There are many others on this forum, including CarlaB, who have much more knowledge that I. Maybe you will hear from them. There is an excellent IBS Forum www.helpforibs.com

that might provide help. Patty

Hi there,

I went gluten free for the alst month as a trial because of exteme fatigue, brian fog, and poor bowel movements, usually 4 times a day.

I have felt better since going gluten free, but still occassionaly get brain fog, extreme bloating and fatigue, and most times its not after unkowingly eating gluten. I still haven't had good bowel movements even after the removal of gluten.

I tried today to load up on gluten, some bread, doughnut and a piece of cake to make sure. The strange thing is, yes I felt not that great and had to go to the bathroom. But for the first 1.5 hours I felt totally fine... 100%. Then I had to go to the bathorom and was a little brain fogged. But not NEARLY as bad as I have been in the past. I thought I would be very tired from all that gluten, or at least as tired as some of my worse experience over the last month of gluten free. But really not that bad?

I really don't think its lactose either, because the brain fog went away quite considerably over the lats month and if anything i've been eating way more lactose to compensate for the lack of gluten. Is there anything you can think of that might be a problem for me that I'm over looking. Typical items in my diet I eat, (Have confirmed everything is gluten free) include

-Frozen Vegetables (LOTS)

-boneless skinleess chicken breats (LOTS)

-Tuna (occasionally)

-Mayo

-Yogurt

-Cottage Cheese

-Peanut Butter

-Cheese (swiss andcheddar)

-bacon bitgs

-cheez whiz

-onions

-liquid egg

-Canola Oil

-Decaf Coffee

-Splenda

-Tomatos (occassionally, I'm suspecting it might be this, because last day I remember feeling bad I had some tomatos)

-mushrooms

What do you guys think? I can't figure it out, but thanks for the time!

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As dally099 said, not everyone will have an immediate and profound change. That's true for when going gluten-free, and when challenging it later. It took six months gluten-free before I saw any really noticeable change.

One item on your list which stands out to me is the canola oil. Many have posted about having issues with that. I'm sure you'll get plenty of helpful comments from others.


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