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i've been gluten-free for a few months now and still feel some effects an hour after a meal

-gurgle / stomach wants to flip sensation ( almost like an empty stomach hunger pang )

-a warm feeling in the abdomen that is not constant

-foul gas

i also get these symptoms first thing when i wake up in the am.

i'm certain there is no gluten in these meals that cause these symptoms.

i have also been tested for h. pylori and tested positive, but both docs i went to see said that i don't have to treat it, my choice since they felt it was not a problem.

any thoughts ?

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i've been gluten-free for a few months now and still feel some effects an hour after a meal

-gurgle / stomach wants to flip sensation ( almost like an empty stomach hunger pang )

-a warm feeling in the abdomen that is not constant

-foul gas

i also get these symptoms first thing when i wake up in the am.

i'm certain there is no gluten in these meals that cause these symptoms.

i have also been tested for h. pylori and tested positive, but both docs i went to see said that i don't have to treat it, my choice since they felt it was not a problem.

any thoughts ?

I have been gluten free for 4 months and i experience those same symptoms. I think it justs takes a ridiculously long time to get back to normal. Frustrating when you make the effort to take care of yourself and you still feel like poop. Just imagine how bad you would feel if you were still eating gluten with no diagnosis. I am just trying to be patient and ignoring some of the many symptoms us celiacs have. Take care and God Bless


28 yr old Male

Diagnosed Celiac in February 2007

Gluten-free/Casein Free

HLA DQ 2,3 Subtype (2,8) I have both celiac genes!

Married

1 child 9 months- Levi

Yeast/Bacteria overgrowth

" CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS AND THE THINGS YOU LOOK AT CHANGE"

Wayne Dyer

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deedub:

Sometimes after you are gluten free you can find yourself sensitive to other things. It is often recommended here to go dairy light or eliminate it all together until your intestines can heal, Then add it to your diet and check for a reaction.

Be careful with your toiletries and cross contamination. Gluten is a sneeky sucker!


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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You can read about H. Pylori here: http://www.helico.com/

I don't know much about it, but I would read all about it if I were having symptoms and docs said it was unnecessary to treat. I would want to fully understand why. Unfortunately, we have to take charge of our own health ... doctors just don't always do a good job of doing that for us.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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You can read about H. Pylori here: http://www.helico.com/

I don't know much about it, but I would read all about it if I were having symptoms and docs said it was unnecessary to treat. I would want to fully understand why. Unfortunately, we have to take charge of our own health ... doctors just don't always do a good job of doing that for us.

I have never heard a doctor before NOT wanting to treat that bacteria. That is the one they believe is behind most ulcers.

Strange.

I agree with Carla that doctors don't always do a good job.

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My stomach was odd feeling for a long time after I stopped with gluten. I did have some other food intolerances too that I figured out and it seems it can take a long while to get better for some.


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I had a positive h pylori as well that my doctor elected not to treat at first for a couple of reasons: Because I had already had courses of the antibiotics usually used to treat it during the lyme treatment I went through, so he felt it would not be that useful to repeat that treatment. Also at the time I got the positive results my gastritis symptoms (nausea) had improved somewhat.

Then my symptoms got much worse and he did treat it. He first used a combo of herbs and I was so sick that they switched to antibiotics plus pepto bismol. I was sick on that too, so decided to just hang in there through the course of it. Eventually I traced it to a probable allergy to bismuth which was in both treatment regimens. (Bismuth is also effective against the h pylori.)

He explained that pretty much everyone has h pylori in their system. He looks at the symptoms plus the level of antibioties in the body to this as an indicator of whether the body has been compromised and cannot maintain the fight with this. He also told me that my case would be pretty hard to treat given that I had already been on so many antibiotics.

The symptoms you are describing are not specific for ulcers or gastritis--so perhaps it is fine to wait and see on the h pylori.

Another option is the herbal approach with mastic gum and/or bismuth preparations. Mastic is very effective usually on the h pylori and not an antibiotic which is nice. You can read up on it on the internet.

Hope you feel better soon!


4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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