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This Stinks..no Oats For Me

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I tried Bobs Red Mills gluten free oats a couple of days ago in some cookies. They were great, but I have discovered that I am one who can't tolerate oats at all. That really sucks. I have never had bad symptoms and before gluten free tolerated oats fine. About a 1/2 hr to 45 min. after eating many cookies I had a fullness feeling in my stomach and had sour burps all night long. I was able to sleep after taking a couple of tums. Yesterday I ate two more cookies to "test" my theory and it took a little longer, but the same thing. Then last night I had horrible intestinal cramping and back pain. Sooooo.... no more oats for me. They have also made me constipated which seems a little backwards! :lol: I guess I figured since it has been 7.5 months and my blood work showed healing that I could eat them. For me it was something that I could feel normal with and share with the rest of the family. I just never thought that I would be one to not tolerate them. I would really hate to think if I ate a piece of bread what would happen! :o

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Hi Roda,

Sorry for the oats taboo. I would miss them also, although I don't eat them very often anymore. I decided not to eat the oats too much because I know people sometimes say they develop intolerances to things they eat a lot of, not because of a reaction. I used to have them every day. Oatemal with peanut butter, orange, marmalade, and raisins. good stuff. What I do now is eat Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free cereal the same way. It's different but is still a hot cereal. Sliced nanners are good in it also. Hmmm, I used to eat oats with salt and pepper, garlic powder and olive oil too. Not Bad.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile to make the cookies with the same ingredients, but replace the oats with Bob' MT gluten-free cereal? That would eliminate the oats and you would still have cookies. And on the off chance it was a different ingredient in the cookies that made you react, you would find that out also. Might be simpler to just eat a plain bowl of oatmeal without the other ingredients, after a few days to heal up.

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I have read that people have successfully used quinoa flakes. i havent so i won't personally vouch for taste/texture comparisons.

And in my gluten free path....

I too ate BRM gluten-free certified oats at about my sixth month because i too felt so much better i thought they would be fine. but i also had a slight reaction... so i waited...and waited...and waited...

not at my three year mark in one and half months and i reintroduced oats wonderfully. i would do this if i were you. wait a couple years... and then try them out. maybe eat one or two cookies. i think we sometimes feel better but our intestines may not be as healthy as they potentially could be. perhaps oats are hard to digest or something? i don't know for sure. but hopefully you can find some replacement that makes you happy in the event that oats arent ever good for you

lots of luck

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Thanks! I am pretty confident that nothing else in the cookies was causing a problem. Oh well they were good while they lasted. The boys will have some oats to make cookies with now. I originally was going to wait a year but I guess I jumped the gun. I'll wait and try then in a couple of years again I guess.

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Hi Roda, I recently had the same experience with the gluten-free oats....:(.

I noticed fluid retention first...same as I get with Gluten, and also had some pretty bad fatigue, and irritability, which I think was fluid in my brain, it doesn't just get in the feet, it's everywhere, anyway, I quit eating them and no more problems. I think it relates to the leaky gut and proteins leaking into the bloodstream when we were sick but didn't know what was wrong, and I think this is why some of us can be so reactive to so many things, but I think hannahp57 is right about the possibility of re-introducing them at a later time. Once the gut heals the body might be able to tolerate some of those things again. I will never try to eat gluten though...never! :)

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