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So, I've been gluten free for two months... but since yesterday I have had the WORST diarrhea and stomach pains, even worse than before I was diagnosed. Im shaking, I feel so sick. I know I haven't had gluten. 100% sure I haven't. :(

What do you think it could be? I have never felt so sick in my life, and to give you an idea of how much I've been "going", I've used two whole toilet rolls, just today only. :(

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I'm so sorry! :(

When that happened to me it ended up being dairy that was the problem, and then soy, and then corn. You might think back over what you've eaten and see if there is anything that you've eaten lately that could have caused it.

I know for me, each time I had a bad reaction to something else I had accidentally eaten it a couple of times in a row in different forms.

Feel better!

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I don't know what it could be, but... I had something like that late last night/early this morning. And I don't have issues with gluten. I did eat dairy twice yesterday so I thought it might be that. I outgrew a dairy allergy. I can have it now but I am supposed to limit what I eat.

There has also been a stomach bug going on around here. Perhaps there is one in your area?

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Dairy, then soy, then eggs, then nightshades, then fructose, then other grains. It could be anything but dairy and soy are your most likely culprits if it is a secondary intolerance. Hang in there, I know it is miserable and I hope it ends soon.

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Could be stomach flu or food poisoning, too.

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Put a pinch of salt into it, and a pinch of sugar. If you can find some gluten free ginger, try that, by brewing it in some tea or just with hot water, or eating crystalized ginger or even grating some ginger root up, it's good for nausea. Fennel seed is supposed to be good also, but ginger is better.

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I was fine until i ate some food, and now, a few hours later, oh god am i feeling it. I'm just not going to eat, and drink loads of water. thanks so much for your comments guys... :(

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...could be the stomach flu that's going around. :( There's a really nasty one that just knocks people flat, and so far, I have friends in three different states that were all seeing it in the schools and around their cities. These things just get around so easily these days with airplanes and such, you know?

So sorry you got sick!

Although on the gluten front? Did you do anything around construction during the day or two before you got sick? If there's a lot of drywall dust or plywood sawdust in the air, that typically contains gluten, and in large amounts like in a house or office with construction, you breathe in enough to get it down your throat and into your stomach and it can gluten you, you know?

Hope you feel better soon, whatever it was that got you!

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I was fine until i ate some food, and now, a few hours later, oh god am i feeling it. I'm just not going to eat, and drink loads of water. thanks so much for your comments guys... :(

What did you eat? Whether it was gluten sneaking in somewhere or it is a stomach bug be gentle with your tummy. Plain gluten free toast, made of course in a toaster that has never been used for gluten bread, Cream of Buckwheat or a for sure gluten free Cream of Rice might settle things a bit.

Do make sure any meds you take for this, or anything else, are gluten free. Pepto Bismal might help a bit. Don't take immodium unless you absolutely have to leave the house. Your body is trying to get rid of whatever is causing this so let it. If your symptoms don't resolve soon you may want to get a stool sample taken to the doctor to check if you may have food poisoning.

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What did you eat? Whether it was gluten sneaking in somewhere or it is a stomach bug be gentle with your tummy. Plain gluten free toast, made of course in a toaster that has never been used for gluten bread, Cream of Buckwheat or a for sure gluten free Cream of Rice might settle things a bit.

Do make sure any meds you take for this, or anything else, are gluten free. Pepto Bismal might help a bit. Don't take immodium unless you absolutely have to leave the house. Your body is trying to get rid of whatever is causing this so let it. If your symptoms don't resolve soon you may want to get a stool sample taken to the doctor to check if you may have food poisoning.

I had a few mouthfulls of mashed potato. I'm just going to eat some plain toasted gluten-free bread in the morning :( I feel so ill

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I had a few mouthfulls of mashed potato. I'm just going to eat some plain toasted gluten-free bread in the morning :( I feel so ill

If things haven't eased up today give your doctor a call.

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Were the mashed potatoes from a boxed mix? If so, they probably had gluten in them.

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I was fine until i ate some food, and now, a few hours later, oh god am i feeling it. I'm just not going to eat, and drink loads of water. thanks so much for your comments guys... :(

That sounds like a stomach virus. Sometimes its not gluten or soy or corn or..... its just a stomach bug. Try to suck on ice chips and don't put food in for a while. you need to keep hydrated and sucking on ice puts the water in slowly. You can ususally sneak it by.

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I agree it sounds like a stomach bug to me! Hope you feel better soon!

I think sometimes we stay so focused on gluten issues that we tend to forget that everyone deals with diarrhea, vomitting, heartburn, and stomach aches on occassion!

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the mashed potato was just potatoes mashed, lol. it hasn't eased up today at all, so yeah i'm agreeing with everyone who says a stomach bug.

i'm getting a blood test to check my vitamin levels tomorrow and then i have to make an appointment with a specialist about getting an endoscopy! has anyone had one?

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Yeah, I had an Endoscopy when they diagnosed me and it wasn't bad at all. They knocked me out and I never knew when it was over. Good luck. I hope you get better; I am not feeling so well myself. :-(

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Yeah, I had an Endoscopy when they diagnosed me and it wasn't bad at all. They knocked me out and I never knew when it was over. Good luck. I hope you get better; I am not feeling so well myself. :-(

okay good cause i'm freaking out about it!

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okay good cause i'm freaking out about it!

Please, don't worry at all. I was so afraid, too. But they give you really good drugs and Believe me - you won't feel a thing. After I had my upper endoscopy I felt kind of foolish for being so afraid. It was really nothing to be afraid about. :)

Good Luck and enjoy the good meds they give you! :) I hope you're feeling better soon!

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my doctor said i'll need to eat gluten for 6 weeks before i get it done.. i don't think i'll be getting it done :\

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