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Diarreha After Going gluten-free

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Hi

I went gluten-free after trying (since hs) to figure out why I have such bad gas/ bloating. It seemed to work: then I got Diarrhea (used to NEVER GET). I cut out Dairy too, but I still get it. WTH is wrong w/ me? Had blood test-neg for Celiac. Should I get screened for food allergies? If so, does anyone have any specialists in NYC????

Other things to consider:

Allergic to milk as a baby

get mouth blisters after (Before gluten-free) drinking beer

no bloating now that i'm gluten free

eating cheese doesn't bother me

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Can you see someone at the Celiac Disease center at Columbia? Maybe there is still "hidden gluten" in your diet? in medications, etc?

I am at NYU-and can't go out of network-are there any at NYU?

I just feel that perhaps Ishould have cut out other things before gluten-been gluten free since nov 06

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I am at NYU-and can't go out of network-are there any at NYU?

I know that there are around 40 GI doctor at NYU- not sure how many teach and how many see patients, but I have heard of Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa, a gastroenterologist at New York University Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine, New York University School of Medicine

he has been mentioned in some articles about celiac.

Julie

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You might keep a food diary and see if certain foods set off your problem.

It seems that soy is a common third intolerance in those who have problems with gluten and casein.

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are you completely dairy free? or eating cheese?

Are you eating any gluten-free grains in breads & stuff. IF so, I would cut out all processed foods right away, including those gluten-free mixes & purchased things... Plus no soy,...

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I went gluten free for a month and my diahrrea got worse

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I have been struggling with the same issue, never had it this bad before going gluten free. Did you change anything else at the same time. I know for me I recently started taking liquid Calcium, D3, & Mag. I think this might be my issue, trying to figure it out. Hope you figure it out soon!

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I have been struggling with the same issue, never had it this bad before going gluten free. Did you change anything else at the same time. I know for me I recently started taking liquid Calcium, D3, & Mag. I think this might be my issue, trying to figure it out. Hope you figure it out soon!

Assuming that your suppliment is gluten-free, it could be the magnesium that is causing the D.

I've recently been trying calcium carbonate (Caltrate with vit.D) with meals. I read about this on an IBS forum--although I've been gluten-free for 2 years, and have cut out many foods due to intolerance, I still get D or loose stools at times.

I've been testing this on myself, and after only 3 days, I notice a difference. The idea is that only a portion of the calcium carbonate goes to the bones--the rest gets excreted, binding with fluids in the GI tract. This firms up stools, preventing D.

This is all anecdotal, but I've read of people who have gotten relief for years doing the calcium. Of course, as soon as it's discontinued, the D can come back.

My thought is that we need the calcium anyway, so why not give it a shot? I simply switched from Citrical (cal. citrate) to Caltrate (cal. carbonate). I made sure I didn't choose any of the formulations with magnesium, as that can defeat the purpose.

Possible side effects can be heartburn or excess gas in the first few days, until your body gets used to the calcium. I had a bit of those (not bad at all) and it's about gone after the 3 days. Some people start with 1/2 a tablet and work up--I choose to start with 2 a day, with breakfast and lunch. I'll adjust as needed.

Having said this, it's still very important to be completely gluten-free, and avoid any foods that you're sensitive to. ;)

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Great info, Patti B)As always...

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DITTO..

I'LL HAVE TO CK THE magnesium AND SEE IF IT'S IN THE ONE I'M USING.

DO YOU HAVE THE BRAND NAME OF THIS PRODUCT.

THANKS SO MUCH PATTI.

LOVE THE TESTIMONY FROM OUR PEEPS HERE.

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DITTO..

I'LL HAVE TO CK THE magnesium AND SEE IF IT'S IN THE ONE I'M USING.

DO YOU HAVE THE BRAND NAME OF THIS PRODUCT.

THANKS SO MUCH PATTI.

LOVE THE TESTIMONY FROM OUR PEEPS HERE.

Judy--

It's Caltrate. I'm using the 600 w/ vit. D (pink and white bottle)--bought it at CVS.

I called them and all of their formulations are certified gluten-free. :)

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Patti--

Sorry.

I didn't read well....you had printed it in the info you sent

I hadn't read it yet.

thanks for being there ALWAYS for us.

judy

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I wonder if there would be a down side of only taking calcium and not magnesium as the two work together in the body.

I wondered about that, too. I try to eat lots of magnesium-rich foods-- and at the same time, I'm dairy free, so much of my calcium needs are met through the suppliment. Basically, all I did was switch calcium brands (citrate to carbonate)--magnesium has always had a laxitive effect for me, so I avoid it--even in the suppliment I used to take.

The ideal ratio of 2:1 is recommended--I've never been able to handle that.

I eat lots of brown rice, broccoli, spinich, celery, almonds and almond butter, sunflower seeds and use molassas. For those that can handle legumes (I can't) they are also a good source of magnesium.

This probably isn't for everyone, but I prefer it to random D and Immodium. After 2 years of being gluten, dairy, soy, legume, corn, coconut and tapioca free and still often having that uneasy feeling in my intestines, I found a drug-free remedy that seems to be working for me, and I thought I'd pass the information along. :)

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