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I posted a previous thread a while ago regarding bowel issues (link)

and just when I was getting 'regular' I seem to be reacting to foods that I was 'fine' with before.

here's what I ate the past two days that has resulted in massive bowel cramping;

sunday:

brunch--

2 eggs fried in soy butter

hash browns cooked in veg oil

bacon

oj

coffee, black

snack--

smoothie from robeks;

pina koolada flavor

dinner--

two slices gluten free toast with jif extra crunchy peanut butter

(misery)

monday:

breakfast:

cap'n crunch (I usually have no problem, really!)

coffee, black

lunch--

two slices gluten free toast with jam

apple juice

dinner--

bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado on gluten-free toast with mayo.

(horrible crampy)

*not my normal gluten reaction, though--just really bad, have to lie on the couch, cramping.....

(I know my diet looks kinda sparse there, but I was sleeping a lot having just had phlebotomy on friday, so I'm exhausted.)

Is it possible I'm reacting to the bread in some way--maybe too much of it (now that I look at how much I've eaten I'm thinking of deleting this whole post!) or what? is it possible to have 'relapses'? I'm feeling like I'm probably facing a few days of bad bowel issues ahead, as well.

ugh.

:(

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Have you ever been tested for other food allergies? Is it possible you had a little virus, that was causing the stomach issues? I have an allergy to peanuts, soy, eggs, and mayo... My peanut allergy caused me to react to everything I ate at the time... Do you eat a certain food over and over--other then the gluten-free bread?

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Have you ever been tested for other food allergies? Is it possible you had a little virus, that was causing the stomach issues? I have an allergy to peanuts, soy, eggs, and mayo... My peanut allergy caused me to react to everything I ate at the time... Do you eat a certain food over and over--other then the gluten-free bread?

I have not been tested for food allergies....and I'm wondering if it might be a little virus, because the bf had a little bout of "D" last week. so it *might* be that,

except that it has happened in previous weeks, like I have these episodes...

I think the only thing I eat over and over would be the bread, the soy butter, eggs, potatoes, rice.

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Well the soy might be bothering you but what jumped out at me was capn crunch. it has malt in it therefore gluten.

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Wow, totally agree with TXPLOWGIRL. You are ingesting gluten if you are eating that cereal.

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Wow, totally agree with TXPLOWGIRL. You are ingesting gluten if you are eating that cereal.

ok, I'll give up the cap'n crunch--I thought it wasn't bothering me....but maybe it is the issue. I'll see how it goes. I just bought some gluten-free granola (udi's) from whole foods, it's helping me with the cereal craving.

thanks!

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I would suspect the cereal and also possibly the smoothie. I don't know anything about Robeks--never heard of this chain, but many smoothie places make stuff with wheat grass or barley grass. Even if your smoothie was gltuen free was the smoothie made in the blender prior to yours gluten-free? What are the cleaning precautions they take (if any)? I worked at a coffee place that served frozen blender drinks and smoothies and we did not comepletely clean the blenders in between drinks. They were just rinsed out with water and used for the next one. It would not have been safe for anyone with allergies or intolerances.

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I would suspect the cereal and also possibly the smoothie. I don't know anything about Robeks--never heard of this chain, but many smoothie places make stuff with wheat grass or barley grass. Even if your smoothie was gltuen free was the smoothie made in the blender prior to yours gluten-free? What are the cleaning precautions they take (if any)? I worked at a coffee place that served frozen blender drinks and smoothies and we did not comepletely clean the blenders in between drinks. They were just rinsed out with water and used for the next one. It would not have been safe for anyone with allergies or intolerances.

Oh my gosh. Never thought of that either--they use wheat grass.

Ok today--no cereal, and I was fine until after dinner. Then massive D...like having to run to the toilet, twice.

What I ate was;

I made soup of bacon, onion, potato, rice, gluten-free vegetable stock. Topped with a TEASPOON of parmesan cheese. That's it.

Can it be that this is from a gluten exposure (the cereal or smoothie) and now hitting my lower gut today? The past two days was just cramping.

*miserable*

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Oh my gosh. Never thought of that either--they use wheat grass.

Ok today--no cereal, and I was fine until after dinner. Then massive D...like having to run to the toilet, twice.

What I ate was;

I made soup of bacon, onion, potato, rice, gluten-free vegetable stock. Topped with a TEASPOON of parmesan cheese. That's it.

Can it be that this is from a gluten exposure (the cereal or smoothie) and now hitting my lower gut today? The past two days was just cramping.

*miserable*

It very well could be from previous days glutening. Everyone is different but for me, my symptoms last at least three days. If you got a double whammy between the smootie cc and cereal then it may just last an extra day for you. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and flush out your system. Keep eating things you know from past experience are safe for a few days--nothing new. Bland foods are best. A bowl of plain rice. I eat plain rice cakes with peanut butter when my stomach is upset. Banannas are good too if you can have fruit. If you think the bread is a problem drop it for a week (once your symptoms have passed) and then retest with nothing but a piece of bread and something you already know you don't react to. A few people here have trouble with the conditioners used in Udi's bread. It doesn't have anything to do with gluten they just can't eat the bread without having stomach issues. So you could be one of these unlucky few, but the cereal and smoothie are more likely culprits, imo.

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It very well could be from previous days glutening. Everyone is different but for me, my symptoms last at least three days. If you got a double whammy between the smootie cc and cereal then it may just last an extra day for you. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and flush out your system. Keep eating things you know from past experience are safe for a few days--nothing new. Bland foods are best. A bowl of plain rice. I eat plain rice cakes with peanut butter when my stomach is upset. Banannas are good too if you can have fruit. If you think the bread is a problem drop it for a week (once your symptoms have passed) and then retest with nothing but a piece of bread and something you already know you don't react to. A few people here have trouble with the conditioners used in Udi's bread. It doesn't have anything to do with gluten they just can't eat the bread without having stomach issues. So you could be one of these unlucky few, but the cereal and smoothie are more likely culprits, imo.

That sounds like a good plan. Thanks so much!

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Hi,

Great responses here and definitely the first place to start - cereal, soy & smoothie. I did want to add that I noticed a lot of gluten-free bread in your diet. I personally find that I react differently to different gluten-free bread. Some of them have a lot of gums & starches & seem to aggravate my digestion & elimination. Generally, I find that the less bread I eat, the better. I even have to watch the rice intake for that reason.

Hope that's not your issue, but I thought I should toss that in for consideration if you find that eliminating the CapnCrunch, soy & smoothie doesn't do it.

Hang in there,

FooGirlsMom

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Hi,

Great responses here and definitely the first place to start - cereal, soy & smoothie. I did want to add that I noticed a lot of gluten-free bread in your diet. I personally find that I react differently to different gluten-free bread. Some of them have a lot of gums & starches & seem to aggravate my digestion & elimination. Generally, I find that the less bread I eat, the better. I even have to watch the rice intake for that reason.

Hope that's not your issue, but I thought I should toss that in for consideration if you find that eliminating the CapnCrunch, soy & smoothie doesn't do it.

Hang in there,

FooGirlsMom

Yeah, I'm thinking that I really need to break up with the love in my life, Udi's....and see if that helps. (SADFACE) I've been thinking that for a while (the previous "poop" thread)....but, I'm really going to give it a go now.

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