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Hello,

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a month ago and have struggled with the transition to a gluten free diet since. I have my ups and downs with it but recently it has got worse. I know I am eating foods that contain gluten(not the obvious foods though) as I am not on a strict diet but I will start that to as soon as I see a dietitian.

Is there any medication available either over the counter or prescription that can lower or get rid of flatulence due to Celiac Disease?.

Thanks.

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Hello,

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a month ago and have struggled with the transition to a gluten free diet since. I have my ups and downs with it but recently it has got worse. I know I am eating foods that contain gluten(not the obvious foods though) as I am not on a strict diet but I will start that to as soon as I see a dietitian.

Is there any medication available either over the counter or prescription that can lower or get rid of flatulence due to Celiac Disease?.

Thanks.

Hello VOZDUK, and welcome.

I have always consumed enough Gas-EX to warrant holding shares in the company (gelcaps, not tablets which have gluten). Also drinking lots of water to flush out the system. Apart from that it is mostly a case of suffering through it. In the meantime you may want to read up on how to keep gluten out of your diet. You could start here:

http://www.celiac.com/articles/182/1/Unsafe-Gluten-Free-Food-List-Unsafe-Ingredients/Page1.html

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Hello,

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about a month ago and have struggled with the transition to a gluten free diet since. I have my ups and downs with it but recently it has got worse. I know I am eating foods that contain gluten(not the obvious foods though) as I am not on a strict diet but I will start that to as soon as I see a dietitian.

Is there any medication available either over the counter or prescription that can lower or get rid of flatulence due to Celiac Disease?.

Thanks.

I was able to completely eliminate it by cutting out dairy as well and taking good, quality enzymes and probiotcs with each meal. For the first time in 15 years, it's not a problem for me!!!

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I was able to completely eliminate it by cutting out dairy as well and taking good, quality enzymes and probiotcs with each meal. For the first time in 15 years, it's not a problem for me!!!

I've been buying the generic simethicone gelcaps at Albertsons. They are 4.00 for 60. My GI told me I could take as many as I like so I take 2 or 3 with each meal and 3 at bedtime. It really helps and not quite as expensive as GasX.

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My mom fixed it by limiting fructose. She's both gluten intolerant and has fructose malabsorption. The fructose is much worse for gas in her case.

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You would be better off being strict with the diet. You won't heal until you are. No gluten will mean no gas, you should limit dairy also until you are healed. Please if you do use a gas relief product check to make sure they are gluten free. Not all are and your doctor will not know.

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No gluten will mean no gas,

I really must take issue with this statement. With some noteable exceptions, mainly from medications, I have been gluten free for two and a half years. That does not mean that I have been gas free. In fact, I cannot think of a day when I have been gas free. I am much less gassy now that I have eliminated all the troublesome lectins, but there is still gas. And no, I am no longer lactose intolerant nor am I dairy intolerant. I am just a gassy person, I guess. Certainly not the kind of gas I experienced before, but nevertheless, gas.

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My take on troublesome gas (some is normal, and it's pretty easy to tell when it's a problem) is that you are eating something you are intolerant to. It could be traces of gluten, or something else altogether.

After I was gluten-free for a few months, I began to get some of my old symptoms back and through an elimination diet I discovered I was intolerant to several other foods besides gluten. One of the foods--legumes--caused horrible gas. When I cut out all legumes, the gas problem stopped.

I would suggest keeping a simple food diary and see if you can spot a pattern.

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My take on troublesome gas (some is normal, and it's pretty easy to tell when it's a problem) is that you are eating something you are intolerant to. It could be traces of gluten, or something else altogether.

After I was gluten-free for a few months, I began to get some of my old symptoms back and through an elimination diet I discovered I was intolerant to several other foods besides gluten. One of the foods--legumes--caused horrible gas. When I cut out all legumes, the gas problem stopped.

I would suggest keeping a simple food diary and see if you can spot a pattern.

I have been there, done that. There is not a lot left to eliminate -- legumes were horrible :o:rolleyes: There is no pattern. And it is not that troublesome, just a bedtime, lying down thing. But it is still there :)

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I have been there, done that. There is not a lot left to eliminate -- legumes were horrible :o:rolleyes: There is no pattern. And it is not that troublesome, just a bedtime, lying down thing. But it is still there :)

I was just posting in general to the original question about what helped me. Of course it's not going to be the answer for everyone, but I thought I'd share my experience. :)

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Some gas is normal. Everybody farts. As Patti said, you will be able to tell there is a problem if the volume/frequency is excessive, or the smell clears the room each time. :ph34r:

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I have had to do a whole series of things to even begin to control the gas problems. I learned that the gas is produced when the food eaten ferments or putrifies in the gut. Anything that slows down the movement of what you've eaten through the intestinal tract will give time for fermentation or putrifaction to develop. After starting the gluten-free, cow dairy free diet I started taking digestive enzymes, probiotics and Betaine-HCl to acidify the stomach. I took special Iodine drops which helped control the overgrowth of bacteria in my upper small intestine. I did various body cleanses, especially gall bladder flushes and passed thousands of gall stones. More than a year ago I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and found that helped - the kinds of carbohydrates we eat are important. Adding lots of fiber (oat bran) to my meals has helped me produce more bile and helped keep the intestinal contents moving through me. I have found that taking the herbal laxative Cascara sangrada and massaging the abdomen also helps move things along. Just recently my ND gave me some capsules for Candida and they are really helping, though they didn't help much until I doubled the dose for 2 days. Now I think the Candida or other yeasts have been part of the problem all along. Hope you are one of the fortunate people who have their gas problens resolve on the gluten-free diet.

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I really must take issue with this statement. With some noteable exceptions, mainly from medications, I have been gluten free for two and a half years. That does not mean that I have been gas free. In fact, I cannot think of a day when I have been gas free. I am much less gassy now that I have eliminated all the troublesome lectins, but there is still gas. And no, I am no longer lactose intolerant nor am I dairy intolerant. I am just a gassy person, I guess. Certainly not the kind of gas I experienced before, but nevertheless, gas.

The original poster stated they were still getting small amounts of gluten in their diet and that the gas was linked to that. That was what I was responding to. There are some of us who are gas free without gluten, like myself, there are others of course who have the issue related to other foods.

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The original poster stated they were still getting small amounts of gluten in their diet and that the gas was linked to that. That was what I was responding to. There are some of us who are gas free without gluten, like myself, there are others of course who have the issue related to other foods.

This has been an ongoing problem for me the past 5 years..and never knew that it was being caused by gluten until I went gluten free in March.I felt so much better almost immediately.I've been doing well until about a week ago...I started to cheat here and there,and now Im paying for it..Im bloated and gassy and feel like crap!Tommorow is a new day..and Im starting fresh.No more cheating for me..I want to feel good..not full of gas.

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