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Intolerance To Corn Off The Cob Or Frozen...

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Recently after months of not having corn, I had some grits at work one morning for breakfast. I didn't stay away from it on purpose, just didn't prepare it with dinner and stuff. I had grits for breakfast on a Friday.

Saturday morning after breakfast, before my house warming shower I had THE worst D I have experienced in a very long time. I had awful cramping that was bring me to a cold sweat and eventually tears. I begged for it to just come out because the pain was excruciating. If I didn't feel it moving through, I would have had the hubby drive me to the ER.

I was unsure of what I ate that would have caused this. I was so confused. I thought maybe I'd caught that stomach bug going around and it manifested itself in my intestines instead of me puking my brains out.

Sunday, monday, wednesday...Thursday started feeling better. Bowels were back to normal. Friday came and at dinner we had chicken, corn, and broccoli. It's frozen corn - but freshly frozen if that makes sense. It's loose kernels. So I ate some. Saturday morning comes and I have a bit of D after eating breakfast. It wasn't bad...just real loose. Then later that day we went to visit a friend of Pete's. Right before leaving I started developing cramps like the weekend before. They were WORSE than before. We immediately left and he sped home. I was in so much pain that hubby was worried about me. I cried...I clenched every muscle in my body from the pain and could not fight it. I was sweating, had the chills. We pulled up in the garage and I came inside. Worse D than before.

Now if this doesn't sound like an intolerance, I don't know what does.

But here's what confuses me. I eat chips. I can have Snyder's tortilla chips (they make the best pretzels, makes sense their chips are equally as good!) and Tostitos all natural ones (both brands are made with NO soybean oil at all!!) all day, all night with NO problems at all. So what is it about grits and loose corn that would make me react??! I'm at a loss for trying to wrap my brain around it. I cannot figure it out.

Any ideas?

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ok...bump...

anyone? :(

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The only thing I can think of is that the corn kernels and grits are not as readily digestible as the chips. The chips are grainy but still processed more than the other forms. Are you sure the grits weren't cc'd? maybe you had a double whammy of gluten and corn with them? Anyway I really feel for you. I had a reaction just like that while traveling. It was miserable. SO painful and I was ready to go to the ER too. Never did nail down exactly what the culpit was-have a couple suspicions.

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My reactions to corn are variable too. But since I never know how I will react I avoid it all (well, except for some cornstarch in baking, which doesn't seem to bother me at all :o )

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Aren't chips made from corn soaked in lime (masa harina)? Unless you got hominy grits, both the fresh corn and grits were not lime treated.

I haven't a clue what the lime treatment does to allergies but it does make corn a lot healthier and more digestible.

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Aren't chips made from corn soaked in lime (masa harina)? Unless you got hominy grits, both the fresh corn and grits were not lime treated.

I haven't a clue what the lime treatment does to allergies but it does make corn a lot healthier and more digestible.

I am not sure if the chips I've been eating were or were not treated with lime. I have read that on bags of chips before, but not on the ones I eat (tostitos naturals and snyders).

I will have to research it...

THANKYOU all for your input...

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This sounded so familiar that I had to relate my story. I'm not sure if this will apply to you or not but it may provide some insight.

I started eating gluten free just over a year ago. What I didn't realize at first is that by avaoiding the whole grains that I had been eating before I had decreased my fiber intake a lot. Apparently I already had diverticulitis. When I ate things like grits, popcorn, corn on the cob and ground flax seed I got the same type of intestinal problems that you had described. Things like seeds, kernals and I guess the graininess of grits caused me to have diverticulosis (an infection formed in the pockets that diverticulitis makes.) Although it isn't related directly to my gluten intolerance it is an indirect result from not eating enough fiber in my diet because the gluten free foods don't provide enough. Since then my Dr has said to get 20-30 grams of fiber daily and to avoid nuts, seeds, corn kernals and grainy things that may cause another infection.

I hope this helps.

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This sounded so familiar that I had to relate my story. I'm not sure if this will apply to you or not but it may provide some insight.

I started eating gluten free just over a year ago. What I didn't realize at first is that by avaoiding the whole grains that I had been eating before I had decreased my fiber intake a lot. Apparently I already had diverticulitis. When I ate things like grits, popcorn, corn on the cob and ground flax seed I got the same type of intestinal problems that you had described. Things like seeds, kernals and I guess the graininess of grits caused me to have diverticulosis (an infection formed in the pockets that diverticulitis makes.) Although it isn't related directly to my gluten intolerance it is an indirect result from not eating enough fiber in my diet because the gluten free foods don't provide enough. Since then my Dr has said to get 20-30 grams of fiber daily and to avoid nuts, seeds, corn kernals and grainy things that may cause another infection.

I hope this helps.

That is EXTREMELY helpful, however three times a week I drink a glass of water with ground flax seed in it for regularity.

I just suppose in it's rawest states I'm just not able to handle it.

Thank you for your info, I've been contemplating getting testing done to see if I have diverticulitis...I probably have it.

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