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Glutened By Vitamins... How Long Will It Last?

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Hello again,

I was wondering if anyone had any experience like that. I was diagnosed ~9 mo ago and was feeling more or less okay by Novemeber although some days were still pretty and and I could never figure out the culprit. My bloodwork showed that my levels went down significantly. However, last month I decided to switch to different types of vitamins and in a week or two all my symptoms returned (not as severe though). I checked everything and finally it dawned on me that these chewable vitamins could contain wheat. And sure enough! Centrum chewables... wheat is the third ingredient. Now I discontinued them right away, but more than a month later I am still not feeling myself... Some days I am fine, and some days I feel horrible-get bloated after ANYTHING I put in my mouth (especially fruits and veggies which have always been my main diet...), feel fatigued and generally unwell. Sometimes I feel like I have a stomach bug... so much cramping, nausea etc...I dont know what it could be... Could I develop a new sensitivity? Maybe fructose intolerance? Because fruits and veggies is all I eat especially when we go out (not a lot). However, I dont understand why some days I feel okay and others I feel worse... I am just praying it is not fructose, because then I am really left with nothing to eat...

I don't eat dairy and I cook all the food from scratch. I don't even eat gluten free snacks....

Thank you so much in advance for your time and insights.

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You mention you don't do dairy, what are you using as a replacement? If it is Rice Dream you may be reacting to the low level of gluten in that. If you use a soy milk you may have developed an intolerance to soy. It can take a while for us to heal from a glutening also so it may be that it just isn't out of your system yet.

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You mention you don't do dairy, what are you using as a replacement? If it is Rice Dream you may be reacting to the low level of gluten in that. If you use a soy milk you may have developed an intolerance to soy. It can take a while for us to heal from a glutening also so it may be that it just isn't out of your system yet.

no, i am actually not using anything... i mean the only diary i do eat is greek yogurt for breakfast, but it has very min level of lactose and i've been eating it since diagnosis and was fine... i dont use butter i use sunflower oil or grape seed oil as a replacement...

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no, i am actually not using anything... i mean the only diary i do eat is greek yogurt for breakfast, but it has very min level of lactose and i've been eating it since diagnosis and was fine... i dont use butter i use sunflower oil or grape seed oil as a replacement...

While the greek yogurt is low in lactose it would have casien which is the protein in milk. You might want to try dropping it for a week or two and see if things improve. Just on the off chance that the glutening triggered a casien intolerance.

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While the greek yogurt is low in lactose it would have casien which is the protein in milk. You might want to try dropping it for a week or two and see if things improve. Just on the off chance that the glutening triggered a casien intolerance.

Thank you! I will try that!

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