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Hi all-

Just wondering if there is anything you all have found to relieve the bloating that comes with being glutenated? I ordered off a gluten-free menu at a restaurant today, but got sick right after leaving the restaurant and have been sick (gassy, abdominal pain, and lots of bloating) all day. :angry: I know from prior experiences that it will pass- it will be better tomorrow, and within a few days pretty much back to normal. I'm really, really angry about it because obviously I HATE feeling terrible and looking terrible because I'm SO bloated. :(

However, we're going on vacation at the end of April, and although I will be taking every precaution in the world to NOT eat any gluten at all while away, I'm afraid that if something is cross contaminated, I will be bloated all week and certainly not enjoy myself.

So, if there is anything (anything over the counter at the drug store, or even certain foods maybe) that you've found work, please share! I want to be fully prepared so that I don't look like I'm pregnant when I wear my bathing suit on vacation! :unsure:

Thank you.

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I haven't really found anything. I usually increase my water, but I'm not sure if it helps. Time heals all, as they say. I hope if anyone else has a solution they will post here. Going through a "Goodyear Blimp" week is no fun!

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Try activated charcoal tablets. It really helps...

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Try activated charcoal tablets. It really helps...

Never heard of them- where can I find them?

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Never heard of them- where can I find them?

At any drugstore or places like Whole Foods/health food stores. I've seen them at CVS.

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Gas-x usually works for me.

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Hi all-

Just wondering if there is anything you all have found to relieve the bloating that comes with being glutenated? I ordered off a gluten-free menu at a restaurant today, but got sick right after leaving the restaurant and have been sick (gassy, abdominal pain, and lots of bloating) all day. :angry: I know from prior experiences that it will pass- it will be better tomorrow, and within a few days pretty much back to normal. I'm really, really angry about it because obviously I HATE feeling terrible and looking terrible because I'm SO bloated. :(

However, we're going on vacation at the end of April, and although I will be taking every precaution in the world to NOT eat any gluten at all while away, I'm afraid that if something is cross contaminated, I will be bloated all week and certainly not enjoy myself.

So, if there is anything (anything over the counter at the drug store, or even certain foods maybe) that you've found work, please share! I want to be fully prepared so that I don't look like I'm pregnant when I wear my bathing suit on vacation! :unsure:

Thank you.

Usually when I get bloated I just lay down for about 5 to 10 minutes and for some reason it makes me feel better. Seems like something in my belly gets trapped when I am standing up so it helps release everything when I lay flat. Sounds weird but it works for me.

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Does the bloating ever go away? I've been extremely bloated looking preg for a year and a half now. The bloat goes all the way around my back and is very uncnomfortable. I can't say pain, but it makes it hard to breathe. I cannot seem to get any relief since going gluten-free since December. Felt lots better at first, but now I am severely fatigued, ringing in ears, depressed and just want my life back. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Does the bloating ever go away? I've been extremely bloated looking preg for a year and a half now. The bloat goes all the way around my back and is very uncnomfortable. I can't say pain, but it makes it hard to breathe. I cannot seem to get any relief since going gluten-free since December. Felt lots better at first, but now I am severely fatigued, ringing in ears, depressed and just want my life back. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Might the bloating be from something else? Not to be alarmist, but one symptom of cervical cancer is bloating that won't resolve. I hope you feel better.

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I had the bloating so bad people would ask me when I was due! I didn't really notice much of a change after going gluten-free. That's how I knew I had something else going on. Eneterolab results showed I had a soy sensitivity.

It was when I went soy free that made all the difference in my body and appearance. I had been bloated for a good 3 years and needing to buy bigger and bigger pants and after 2 weeks of being soy free my middle shrunk 4 inches! I'm back into my old pants from a few years ago and people keep asking me how much weight I have lost. Truthfully I haven't lost much at all. I have lost more space (bloating, inflammation) than actual weight.

I occasionally do get bloating if I get gluten cc'd. I take Pepcid AC and/or peptobismal and I wear comfy clothes. If I get soy cc'd I notice my face puffs up like crazy and the definition between my face and neck disappears.

Be careful with gas-x as the chewable kind contains gluten. The gel caps are gluten-free.

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I've seen a few members here mention that L-Glutamine supplements may help with glutening, but I think you have to take them on a regular basis, not just when you've been glutened.

I try to remember to take them, but I keep forgetting. They're tricky because you have to take them on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before a meal, and 2 hours after. I eat fairly frequently, so it's tricky and I forget most days.

Others I've seen suggest Pepto-Bismol. But if you have Celiac with constipation rather than diarrhea you probably don't want to take any pink stuff, because the bismuth is a a stool hardener!

You basically just have to figure out what works for you. Every body is different and has different symptoms so that will be eased by different remedies.

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