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I have been to the doctor's several times. First e thought I had a wheat allergy, so i had blood work done. It came back negative. I'm trying to figure out wht my stomach ges bloated EVERY tme I eat! I could probably have a conversation with my stomach (if was weird)...it grumbles and rolls all the time. One week Im constipated (sorry for the graphic)..the next week its the exact opposite..I dont get it!!!!!

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Hi Jane,

First of all, alternating C&D is a well known symptom on both gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Neither of those would show up with wheat on an allergy test. Gluten may (and I stress may) show up on an IGg food intolerance panel, but that isn't the same as a diagnostic for gluten intolerance, and definately not for celiac disease.

If I may ask, do you have other symptoms? Have you done any kind of food elimination diet? Is it really every time you eat, or is there something common you always have like a milk product or something?

I'm making some assumptions below that you don't have any true food allergies or a vegan diet or anything. If you do adjust accordingly.

Try a quick (four day) starter test that will not have any long term impact but if you are really reacting after every meal might help you begin to identify this. The reason for four days (five would be better) is that your body may react to foods up to four or five days AFTER you have eaten them. Some food intolerances may be an interaction as well. e.g. I have a friend who can eat eggs just fine. She can also eat brown rice. However if she eats rice and eggs within the same 24 hour period she feel nauseous for several hours after whichever one she ate last.

Eliminate all non-water beverages from your diet. (This means tea and any coffee too unless you grind the beans yourself and it is non-flavored coffee).

Prepare any veggies you may eat in a glass or pyrex microwavable dish which you have washed thoroughly between use. Steam them lightly unless they are frozen single veggies. Don't use mixed frozen bagged ones (like three-veggie mix).

For breakfast eat no grains at all. Do poached eggs, or fried, etc, but cook them in stainless steel - not non-stick. Throw some diced potatoes or something in there for fried as well. The key is CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL for any cooking.

For lunch take some whole fresh veggies, fruit, or meat from the night before. No bread or grain products of any kind.

For dinner sometime similar. Nothing but water, fresh veggies, fruit, meat. Don't use any mixed seasoning blends, salt substitutes, or anything but single spices or salt. Keep it as simple as possible. Prepare your food on a plate (non-plastic) that has been through the dishwasher.

Use/eat/ingest no dairy (even non-lactose things), grains, tomato or processed foods. No alcohol. No butter substitutes.

See how you feel after each meal. Write down your symptoms and how you feel a hour after each meal, along with what you ate, and also journal immediately before a meal. Do this for four days.

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the journal this is a good idea. i'm in the process of doing that to but for me i'm trying to find out what is causing my headaches. other then gluten.

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I'm surprised a mod didn't move this post. Put this in the prediagnosis and testing room and you might get a lot more responses. If you get sick from eating wheat, then you can't eat it. Don't buy the you're not allergic line, because I bought that and suffered for a long time unnecessarily. Get tested for celiac. If it comes up negative go gluten free anyways and see if it helps you.

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First report and keep a Headache Journal with your Food Journal for the Dr... it will help him help you conciderably and Second, Heahaches are mostly Muscle Spasms, find out the Trigger and you'll be able to control them better.

My GI Dr gave me some great advice a few years back... "The only way to trully find out if you are allergic to anything is to stop using it for a week. If sysmtoms begin to subside then you have that allergy, if not move on to the next product you use in your life and don't miss anything... it all matters."

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I have been to the doctor's several times. First e thought I had a wheat allergy, so i had blood work done. It came back negative. I'm trying to figure out wht my stomach ges bloated EVERY tme I eat! I could probably have a conversation with my stomach (if was weird)...it grumbles and rolls all the time. One week Im constipated (sorry for the graphic)..the next week its the exact opposite..I dont get it!!!!!

Constant bloating after every time you eat sounds like what I'm just now getting through...C. Diff. I found that I do have celiac disease by trying to get rid of the constant bloating and headaches but going gluten free did nothing for me. I was gluten free for four months- nothing! So, I found the SCD diet; did that for 6 months(still gluten free of course) but still bloating! I'm a size 4 pants but with a distended stomach of 36 inches every time I eat?

Finally.... I found a celiac specialist/GI doctor and in a week found that C. Diff had taken over and that's why I was so sick for so long! 14 months into my journey I had my best day today! I have never posted on a forum until today but I see that you may be suffering what I suffered. Please check into c diff testing or, at a minimum begin tracking your food consumption- c. Diff lives on sugar/starch/carbs. A carrot has too many carbs for someone suffering with this obnoxious little bacteria.I hope you no longer suffer soon!

Kelly

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I'm surprised a mod didn't move this post. Put this in the prediagnosis and testing room and you might get a lot more responses.

Good idea. Sometimes we aren't as sharp as we could be. :unsure:

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