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Delayed Digestion?

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Is it common for people with celiacs/gluten intolerances to have a problem with food sitting in the stomach longer than "normal". I'm back on gluten again after a short absence from it to see how I would react. When I was gluten free I noticed after a few days my food digested much quicker. I always had a problem digesting vegetables and though veggies were the problem for everyhing, but when I was gluten free I had no problem, no gas, no nothing. My whole life when I would eat lettuce or salad I had a problem with it seeming to stay in my stomach, I'd eat it and burp it up even 11 hours later. When I went gluten free I was wating for this to happen, but it never did, I would burp it up for maybe an hour and after that I would be fine. So today has been 3 days back on gluten. I had a salad at about 1pm it is now almost 12am and I'm still burping it up! anyone have this problem, not just salad, but with any food????? I also feel lik I have to scratch all he time, like prickly feeling- this sucks! I feel worse going back on gluten after being gluten free!

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I dont know if this is the same thing, but I always thought I had an "onion" issue. Could no longer eat them gas bloating and terrible indigestion. I was off gluten for a while and had absolutely no problem tolerating onions. Now I am back on gluten for the biopsy and everything (including onions) feel like a rock in my stomach. Seems like it takes a long time to digest. Hope that helps.

Lisa

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Since I have realized that I have a problem with gluten, I am sure my daughter does too. ( She is finally starting to believe me). Anyway, a couple years ago she was diagnosed with "slow motility". ( I'm sure there is a more medical term for it, but she doesn't know what it is.) Anything solid or liquid takes a long time to move thru her system. It had caused ulcers in her stomach from sitting there too long. The dx was made by feeding her food and drink with a dye. I don't know if she had the burping problem.

Lisa also :P


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I dont know if this is the same thing, but I always thought I had an "onion" issue. Could no longer eat them gas bloating and terrible indigestion. I was off gluten for a while and had absolutely no problem tolerating onions. Now I am back on gluten for the biopsy and everything (including onions) feel like a rock in my stomach. Seems like it takes a long time to digest. Hope that helps.

Lisa

definitly the same problem I have. onions are horrible for me on gluten.

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another thing, if anyone reads this....

I'm about 5 days back on gluten. I even bought bread, which I stopped buying myself a year ago because I noticed it bothered me a lot (that was before I even new about the gluten thing)

anyways, my digestive problems arent quite as bad as I thought they would be, they arent good though... the thing that is really bad is headace. Its like a migrane that wont go away and I have tons of tension in the back of my neck. I just feel fatigued all over and my tendons hurt, like its hard to stretch. I've been getting so tired after I eat that all I want to do is sleep, and yesterday I went to bed 4 hours before my regular bed time, I couldnt keep my eyes open. sound familar to anyone? I can't talk to my mom or anyone about my symptoms anymore, I'm pretty sure they are sick of it and my mom just doesnt believe me. I told her what I ate the othe day and she said "well, maybe it was the turkey" that was after I specifically told her I went back to eating gluten ahhh!!!!! I thnk she is trying to convince herself I dont have a problem, or maybe she just doesnt understand. We were in the bread isle @ the store yesterday and she said "so what kind of bread do you buy here when you are gluten free? and picked up a loaf and started reading ingredients.....I was about to scream after a month of explaining to her what gluten is....

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Hi, it is time to get the bloodwork if you have not already and get yourself off of gluten for good. My bro is gluten sensitive and unstoppable migrains, body aches, and excessive sleeping are his "big3" symptoms of gluten exposure. I would highly suggest that you go get the bloodwork and work with your Dr. to get to the bottom of this.

I know how frustrating it is to get your family on board with the program. Sometimes it is denial, sometimes it is ignorance about how important this is. I am lucky, 2 of my sibs are also gluten free, so when we go anywhere as a family I have 2 others who are doing the exact same thing. There is power/confidence in numbers like that!

I would like to suggest that you might want to buy your mom "gluten-free for Dummies" and have her read that. It helped my son understand everything I was doing and why, maybe your mom just needs to read a book about it to understand that this is not uncommon and that you are not alone in this issue.

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I have been back on gluten for about a week now. Sick as a dog, all I do is sleep and my hands ar all swollen and I actually feel like someone beat me up. I'm doing this for the biopsy, but as I sit here you would wonder why. I also felt like I ate a handfull of rocks, so yes your sypmtoms are real. My husband cant believe that he can see the effects of gluten on me but he can and it makes him understand it a lot more. Have you gotten any tests done yet?

Lisa

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hi, thanks. I havent had tests done yet b/c I'm still trying to get in with the doctor, I'm a new pacient. I went back on gluten b/c I want to get the test done (hopefully the doc actually does it!!) and b/c I just wanted to see the reaction ( I just couldnt believe how good I felt gluten free and was wondering if it really was in my head like everyone was telling me- they were wrong!). Even if it comes back negative I'm going gluten free, this is reiculous!!

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