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mamarie

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Before my endoscopy, I'm trying to eat lots of gluten. I've always had tummy trouble, but honestly never paid much attention and put two and two together, because I thought it was normal and everyone experienced the same things.

So last night, I had pita bread slices with hummus. Then had a sub with white bread with avocados, tomatoes, cheese, onion, and sprouts (Melly Mushroom). Last night I felt okay... felt stuffed thought and bloated.

This morning my stomach reallly hurts. I have stinging pains everwhere. I'm extremely bloated. I feel like I need to lean over and press on my stomach. I have bad gas.

Does this sound like a reaction to gluten? I mean, the hummus and veggies on the sandwhich wouldn't cause this right? It's not normal to feel this way after eating? Or would a gluten reaction set in right after eating (last night)?

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From what I am reading here (I am a newbie,too)everyone reacts differently.Some have an almost immediate reaction to gluten,while others can have symptoms a day or two later.My experience with gluten is almost immediately..If I were to eat what you did,I would be in misery right away..I would have the extreme bloating,constant gas,and a feeling of fullness like I just ate a huge Thanksgiving meal.Hope you feel better soon!

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I have a reaction within a half hour, usually in less time than that. What you describe definitely sounds like a reaction, but you also had a lot of bread. I'm not sure how a normal body processes that, but if I had that much bread in one sitting, I'd be miserable several hours afterwards. In my mind, it's because bread soaks up liquid and expands in your stomach. Of course, I never associated that to gluten until a year ago. :) So who knows? But it definitely sounds like you are having a reaction.


Gluten free: Nov. 2009

Peanut and dairy free: Dec. 2009

Rediscovered dairy: March 2010 (in small quantities)

Peanuts added back: June 2010 (in small quantities)

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It's not normal to feel this way after eating? Or would a gluten reaction set in right after eating (last night)?

I assumed that everyone felt unwell after eating but since I started paying attention to how I felt, I also started asking my friends. And they all looked at me like I was crazy. It sounds to me like you're having a reaction. From what I've heard, it can take minutes, hours, days or even longer to set in. Hope you feel better soon!

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20 minutes. I'm not celiac but my gluten intolerant numbers were so high that my naturopath said to live my life as a celiac. I get constipated for 3 days with horrible gas and then diarhea for about 2 days.

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