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Any Tips For Gas And Bloating?

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So I'm 2 weeks gluten-free...debating going dairy free, too. Started being more consisten with keeping a food diary the last couple days because I still have symptoms, but not long enough to figure out what's making me sick, yet. It could be dairy...it could be my medication. The pharmacist said my bcp and 2 of my other meds have a small amount of gluten in them. Nervous about that. Don't want to go dairy free, but if that will stop this bloating and disgusting gas, then I will give it a shot...I hear that the lactose/casein intolerance is not always permanent, at least.

But for the moment, I am wondering what I can do about the gas and bloating (if anything), while I am still on my de-gluten-izing journey? Until I get it all figured out and heal up, is there anything I can do for this...what I have "affectionately" termed: BABY BELLY...and the terrible gas that accompanies it? My poor SO and I joke that the devil is residing within my bowels :( I'm sure most of you can relate, or remember at least.

Is there anything I can take? Eat? Drink? Any treatments that help with this? (I read somewhere that even gas-x contains gluten!)

thanks

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The gas-x gelcaps are gluten free. :)


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Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

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So I'm 2 weeks gluten-free...debating going dairy free, too. Started being more consisten with keeping a food diary the last couple days because I still have symptoms, but not long enough to figure out what's making me sick, yet. It could be dairy...it could be my medication. The pharmacist said my bcp and 2 of my other meds have a small amount of gluten in them. Nervous about that. Don't want to go dairy free, but if that will stop this bloating and disgusting gas, then I will give it a shot...I hear that the lactose/casein intolerance is not always permanent, at least.

But for the moment, I am wondering what I can do about the gas and bloating (if anything), while I am still on my de-gluten-izing journey? Until I get it all figured out and heal up, is there anything I can do for this...what I have "affectionately" termed: BABY BELLY...and the terrible gas that accompanies it? My poor SO and I joke that the devil is residing within my bowels :( I'm sure most of you can relate, or remember at least.

Is there anything I can take? Eat? Drink? Any treatments that help with this? (I read somewhere that even gas-x contains gluten!)

thanks

You might want to see if you could replace your meds with other options. Also, give up corn and see if that helps. I get like this sometimes as well. The gel caps help some. My daughter calls it my gluten baby! I've been like this for 3 days and I think it's because I thought (key word thought)I could get corn again...ha! It takes time, I'm still learning 9 month in! Best wishes to you


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I second relacing your current meds with a gluten free counterpart. It is important to check and make sure all your meds and suppplements are gluten free! Gas Ex gel caps work well for me when I am bloated and full of gas.


Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


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repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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I also concur about the gluten-containing meds. That'll keep you from healing. So even if you addressed the bloating and gas with some digestive aid, you'd still very likely not get the kind of improvement in health that you should.


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Do replace those meds as even a small amount of gluten will keep the antibodies active. It would also be a good idea to give up dairy until you are well healed as the same areas damaged by celiac help us to digest dairy. Once you are well healed then add dairy back in starting with low lactose dairy like yogurt and hard cheeses like cheddar.


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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What is causing all that gas and bloating are the gas producing bacteria in the gut feeding on partly digested and undigested foods. It may help you to take an acid supplement such as Betaine-HCl which will prepare food for digestion and it also helps to kill off bacteria and other organisms in food or from your hands when eating. To help digest the foods many people use digestive or pancreatic enzymes with meals. High carbohydrate foods can cause a lot of gas and bloating as the happy little bacteria and yeasts just love it and grow wildly. Celiacs and people with food allergies and intolerances often have inflammation and congestion in the small intestine. This impedes the partly digested food so it passes through the small intestine more slowly, and this gives more time for the bacteria and yeasts to over grow. Some people find benadryl and other antihistamines helpful. Many people find that this problem lessens as they heal and learn to avoid certain foods. I found that I needed to supplement with Vit B12.


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After MUCH inner struggle I gave up on dairy and casein. I still find myself trying to justify greek yogurt. Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels. Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels. Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels. Repeat 3 times. Stay strong, you're worth it!!!!

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