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I really need help understanding what's going on. I've been gluten-free for about 8 months now. My DH disappeared and so did my stomach problems, except I've noticed that I can get a stomach ache when I eat too many tomatoe products, onions, or spicy foods-That is until early Saturday morning. I had horrible stomach pains and finally vomitted. The night before I had made stew beef with gluten-free progresso French onion soup. Also, I made a batch of gluten-free chocolate chip cookies from the BabyCakes recipe book. These cookies had a lot of coconut oil. What might have caused this reaction?

Saw a new Dr. on Tues. who said that he thought I had Leaky Gut, and possibly mold or lymes disease. Bld. drawn for both of theses tests. Thank God for this sight because I had no idea what Leaky Gut was, and I'm still trying to learn. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Stomach had been ok until yesterday. Had D several times yesterday afternoon. The Dr. had told me to start taking a fiber supp., so I took one apple pectin tab. that morning. Also had half a cantaloupe with a few strawberries and blueberries. Fruit has never bothered me before. Could it be possible that I'm developing new food intolerance? If so, what else should I watch out for?

Then this afternoon had D again (twice so far) after eating some pistachios (about 20 min. before D)and immediately while still drinking part of a Grapefruit Izzy, which is basically fruit juice and water. Which one would you think is likely to be the culprit? Please help.

I'm feeling very discouraged. I've had to cut out so many foods, esp. since I'm also Insulin Resistant. The Dr. said to cut out all carbs. except high fiber ones (hard to do on a gluten-free diet) and sugar (bye bye chocolate), and increase protein. Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on these issues. It is greatly appreciated.

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Nightshades? Salicylates?

Both are common in Celiac populations. I have a problem with chemical sals - if it's an initial it doesn't like me - food colorings, preservatives, etc. Carbonation gets people sometimes, too.

Google salicylate, nightshades and see what you think.

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Did the dr also test you for food poisoning? If your D does not go away soon go back to the dr ASAP.

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Did the dr also test you for food poisoning? If your D does not go away soon go back to the dr ASAP.

No. The D didn't happen until yesterday afternoon. Went to the Dr. on Tues. I know it's not food poisoning or I would be continuously sick and have severe stomach pains. No stomach pains since early Sat. morning, and the D is sporadic so I know it's something I'm eating that's not agreeing with me. I just have to figure out what it is. Thanks.

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Look into Salicylate sensitivity.

Coconut is very high in sals.

So are many fruits and vegetables and spices.

It is cumulative...so the more you get the more symptomatic you become.

http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/

It is highly restrictive.

But if this is your problem it is the only way to handle it is strict avoidance.

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Look into Salicylate sensitivity.

Coconut is very high in sals.

So are many fruits and vegetables and spices.

It is cumulative...so the more you get the more symptomatic you become.

http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/

It is highly restrictive.

But if this is your problem it is the only way to handle it is strict avoidance.

If this turns out to be my problem, is it most likely due to Leaky Gut? If so, will I be able to go back to eating these foods once my gut is healed? How long does that usually take? The Dr. has put me on supplements to help with the healing.

Can I have gluten-free (Udi's or Rudi's) bread? I had been eating the new Udi's Millet and Chia bread, but looked at the ingredients, so assume that is out for awhile. Thanks for all the help.+

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If this turns out to be my problem, is it most likely due to Leaky Gut? If so, will I be able to go back to eating these foods once my gut is healed? How long does that usually take? The Dr. has put me on supplements to help with the healing.

Can I have gluten-free (Udi's or Rudi's) bread? I had been eating the new Udi's Millet and Chia bread, but looked at the ingredients, so assume that is out for awhile. Thanks for all the help.+

If the D did not start until after you started on the supplement I would suspect the supplement. Did you make sure it is gluten-free?

I would go with whole foods until this resolves. Meat, plain rice, vegetables, fruit sparingly. gluten-free breads bother some peopel becaus eof the xanthan gum or the alternative flours they are not used to consuming. If it is another food intolerance many people can go back to eating it a few years later. If it's leaky gut you will need probiotics.

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The Dr. seemed to know a lot about Celiac's and stated that many of his patients were on these supps. Assured me that they were gluten-free. I checked the ingredients list and didn't see anything that was suspect until just now. One of the supps. is Cape Aloe leaf (from South Africa), which after researching found that it is related to the American Aloe Vera plant. Unfortunately for me, I've already taken my a.m. dose. I'll just make sure to stay away from other moderate to high containg salicylate foods for the remainder of the day and see what happens. Again, I can't thank each one of you enough. Here I thought that I was finally getting the hang of this gluten-free thing, when yet another problem arises!

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