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mainsail1974

Reacting To Other Foods?

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Hi all,

I'm very new to this, and sincerely apologize if I've posted in the wrong space. Sorry also for the grossness of this post.

I'm newly diagnosed within the past 75 days, gluten free for 60 days, and did really well in the beginning. Not great-- but went from D every day to more structured and regular BMs (still need 2 Imodium each night though), and had a number of other symptoms get better (hair regrowth, stomach rumbling disappeared, etc). My question relates to other food reactions. My main complaints are excessive BMs (especially when I eat something that doesn't agree with me) as well as a gas-like/full feeling in my lower GI system.

It seems from reviewing these boards that people do complain of other reactions. I've learned that I can't tolerate sugar, dairy, and yeast real well. I also seem to have problems with soy. I have an appointment with a nutritionist and my MD in the near future, but just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced other food intolerances after beginning a gluten-free diet? Any advice?

For me, it seems like every day is a new digestive adventure.....

Thanks!!

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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

I think that the celiacs who have no other food intolerances/sensitivities are the rare and lucky ones. Most of us because of the damage to our villi cannot handle lactose at the beginning, and for some it is all dairy, i.e., casein also. If we have been diagnosd early we may not have any other food intolerances but the same process that makes us gluten intolerant can also create problems with other foods, problems which have been masked by the overwhelming reaction to gluten. Often it takes a while to figure all those things out. The best way is usually to start with a simple, plain (Probably boring) diet, meat, fish, veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, rice, and add in one suspect food at a time. These are often soy, corn, eggs, nightshades (potatoes, peppers, etc.). Keeping a diary is also a help. Drop all foods that you react negatively toward. These can often be challenged later once you have healed. You may or may not still react to them. Initially your immune system is in hyper-overdrive and will react to things that may be perfectly okay later.

Make sure your nuritionist knows something about celiac or you will be put on a diet of soy and goodness knows what else.

Once you get all these other annoyng intolerances out of the way you should be able to hoist your spinnaker and find smoother sailing :D

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