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HI all,

I have been gluten free for 6 months. The first 5 months I felt great and the last month has been really rocky, even though I have been more careful. it seems the more careful I am, the worse I feel! I eat little porcessed foods-maybe some catsup that I've verified is gluten free and a few other condiments but not many at all. the rest is whole, unprocessed foods. I have been eating a lot of fiber, but have been doing that all along. I don't often have brown rice but had some last night and had terrible stomach pains in the night and D this morning. I don't think it was gluten--i can't imagine what I would have eaten that had any gluten in it. Could it be the fiber? Even before diagnosis, i had some trouble with fiber. I don't want to be naive--i think the best explanation is gluten getting in my diet since I do have celiac disease, but since I'm so careful, I wonder what else it could be. how long will it take my body to adjust to eating more fiber? OR do I have another GI issue I need to work out?

Why after 5 months am I feeling sick again? Help please! I would ask my doctor but I'm really not sure they would have any answers.

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Do you share a home with anyone eating gluten-containing foods? If so, are you sharing any condiments, spreads, cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc? Some brands of rice may not be safe though. What brand was it?

Although you might have some sensitivity to certain kinds of fiber, it does sound like a case of CC to me. But of course you know your body better than anyone.

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Do you share a home with anyone eating gluten-containing foods? If so, are you sharing any condiments, spreads, cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc? Some brands of rice may not be safe though. What brand was it?

Although you might have some sensitivity to certain kinds of fiber, it does sound like a case of CC to me. But of course you know your body better than anyone.

no, we are all gluten free except one loaf of bread for hubby to make sandwiches in a separate area of the kitchen. we are very careful. i used a frenchs sauce and kroger catsup and some real maple syrup all yesterday. maybe one of those? ok, and i had some kirtland brand corn chips that say gluten free on them. they are a mission product and have been fine in the past. and a lara bar. Ok, i guess i do eat a few processed things. hmmm...

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Do you share a home with anyone eating gluten-containing foods? If so, are you sharing any condiments, spreads, cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc? Some brands of rice may not be safe though. What brand was it?

Although you might have some sensitivity to certain kinds of fiber, it does sound like a case of CC to me. But of course you know your body better than anyone.

also it was an organic brand of rice - Lundberg. Says gluten free on it. What brands of rice are not safe?

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the other common culprits would be dairy, soy, nuts, and legumes. Have you tried elimination diets for each of those to rule out other food intolerances?

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the other common culprits would be dairy, soy, nuts, and legumes. Have you tried elimination diets for each of those to rule out other food intolerances?

You sound like me... I CANNOT eat very much fiber or I get horrible stomach bloating and gas... I have celiac disease and it feels like glutening, but in my experience it is soy derived fiber additives that are really hard on my system, but more innocent things like spinach, broccoli, etc... can also destroy my guts. Try metamucil- works great for me.

Before my DX I could easily eat two bowls of raisin bran with no GI symptoms (at least immediate symptoms), but when I tried a fiber one bar I was doubled over all day. Doc said it was the Soy blah blah that is added to many products to give them the X% daily fiber claim.

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I seem to have trouble with certain veggies that should not bother me. Every time I eat yams or sweet potatoes, I either get D, or they show up the next morning totally undigested. Asparagus does the same thing to me. I thought it was because after years of living on junk/fast food, my body couldn't handle the fiber.

But, I eat broccoli and cauliflower with no problems. I have no idea why.

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Thanks for the responses. It's so hard to figure this stuff out. I should try an elimination diet. I wonder if my body will be able to tolerate more fiber down the road once I'm completely healed? I am dairy free right now too.

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