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1 Month Gluten Free Things Aren't That Much Better

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I have been gluten free 1 month I have been careful about ready and finding out the hidden glutens in all our food.

Has anyone been sensitive to apples or bananas?

I have had cheese and corn so it is hard to tell if I am sensitive to one or the other. I never used to have a problem with cheese or any dairy product. I have used a recipe that I got for gluten free bars it has gluten free everything possibly to rich for my system not healed enough????? I am going to start keeping a food diary.

should I see an allergist to find hidden triggers?

I appreciate all the support I receive here thanks a bunch....

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Hello

Here's a couple of things to mill around. First, 1 month being gluten-free does not give your body time enough to heal. For some feeling better comes sooner than others. Then for others three or four years isn't enough time. We are unique in that we all or most share celiac but that is about as far as it goes. We all don't heal the same, we all can't eat all the same foods as the next person. Some are more sensitive at the begiining of their journey, while others become more sensitive to other things as time goes on.

You have a good idea of keeping a food journal. Many of us have done an elimanation diet to try to figure out what would help us to feel better.You also stated you made gluten-free bars with all gluten-free items. By chance did the bars contain oats? Even if the oats are gluten-free , that could be the problem. Most doctors tell celiac people not to partake of oats until at least a year & then in small amounts. Fiber can also play havoc with our delicate systems. We need to add fiber & protein to our gluten-free food but again maybe this is something to look at. The bars could have alot of fiber & your body just isn't healed enough to handle ....

Also many of us find that we become more aware of our own bodies & notice things that we never paid attention to before our dx's. For example corn--- maybe before when someone ate alot of corn they would get the big D or else feel a rumble of the stomach. We would put that off thinking I always get that ..now we notice it as a concern & a problem.

Don't give up it will get better. In time you too will find a happy, healthy life without gluten.

blessings

mamaw

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I second the food diary idea. I kept one when I began my gluten-free diet and it helped so much. Anytime I seem to be having a flare up I go back to keeping a diary for a few days and re-read labels. I can usually narrow down the suspects then. When you have multiple allergies or suspect that you do this can help you figure it out.

I also found that I felt better and worse at different times. Sort of an ebb and flow as my body adjusted.

I tried gluten-free oats in the beginning of the diet and they caused me some grief so I packed them up and stored them. It was a good 6 months before I dared to try them again and then even in small amounts. I figure they're just too rough for my system while it heels. Same goes for gluten-free breads. Some tend to make a quick journey through my system that is a bit more harsh than I want :-)

No issues with bananas or apples but it's possible the fiber or the fructose is a bit much for you at this time.

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I second (third :) ) the avoidance of oats for now. Also, you are very new into healing, and fibrous foods are hard for the digestive system to handle. You could be having problems with the apple skin, but not the apple, so you could try peeling it. Corn also has a tough outer skin, as well as being potentially allergenic itself. Likewise, tomato skins are hard, especially today's commercial varieties. Even the cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage are hard to digest.

Give your digestive system as easy a time as possible to start with until you have done some good healing. Also, it is best to avoid eating the top eight allergens during this time, and to not consume at least lactose (milk, cream, ice cream, etc.) until you find out your tolerance to dairy.

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Hello

Here's a couple of things to mill around. First, 1 month being gluten-free does not give your body time enough to heal. For some feeling better comes sooner than others. Then for others three or four years isn't enough time. We are unique in that we all or most share celiac but that is about as far as it goes. We all don't heal the same, we all can't eat all the same foods as the next person. Some are more sensitive at the begiining of their journey, while others become more sensitive to other things as time goes on.

You have a good idea of keeping a food journal. Many of us have done an elimanation diet to try to figure out what would help us to feel better.You also stated you made gluten-free bars with all gluten-free items. By chance did the bars contain oats? Even if the oats are gluten-free , that could be the problem. Most doctors tell celiac people not to partake of oats until at least a year & then in small amounts. Fiber can also play havoc with our delicate systems. We need to add fiber & protein to our gluten-free food but again maybe this is something to look at. The bars could have alot of fiber & your body just isn't healed enough to handle ....

Also many of us find that we become more aware of our own bodies & notice things that we never paid attention to before our dx's. For example corn--- maybe before when someone ate alot of corn they would get the big D or else feel a rumble of the stomach. We would put that off thinking I always get that ..now we notice it as a concern & a problem.

Don't give up it will get better. In time you too will find a happy, healthy life without gluten.

blessings

mamaw

Thank you it always helps to talk to others just to see if something stands out that I am not seeing.

The bars that I made didn't contain oats I have been holding off trying them. The GI doc said that I could have multi symptoms and pretty much told me just because I have celiac doesn't mean I don't have IBS as well.

It is odd that I was feeling better in the first 2 weeks of gluten free. I did have corn chex for breakfast a few days ago. But I also had milk in them.

any idea if pepto bismol is helpful or gluten free I read somewhere that tums aren't safe

thanks again

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I am nearing week 8. I didn't start feeling good until about week 6. I did have relief of daily anxiety and shortness of breath but GI symptoms worsened for awhile. For 2 weeks everything I ate bothered me. I chalk it up to my gut healing and being oversensitive because that giant healing army is working way too hard to also have to focus on digesting complex foods.

I am still on a relatively simple diet and many things are bothering me. I am off dairy and soy and I'm not eating gluten free replacement products. I am making my own bread that has simple ingredients. I found I can't do tapioca right now, too.

Hang in there and try going to whole foods for awhile. Rice, veggies, fruits, meats. You can make pancakes out of brown rice flour, potato starch. I use almond milk for any milk type needs and I've gotten used to it and like it now.

It will get better!!!

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