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Distressing Poops.

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Hello, all!

I am a 22 year old woman in Toronto.

I've been sick my whole life until June when a fellow celiac told me very polietly to stop eating gluten immediatly. Almost all of my chronic health problems (anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, almost disabling insomnia) went away within a week. I was thrilled.

I've been doing SO MUCH better - I finally realized what feeling healthy is supposed to be like!

I've seen a natropath who suggested that I go on a very strict diet, and figure out if I have any additional allergies. I haven't been able to start it yet (I am a vegetarian, and just starting a new school year - I want things to settle down before I start this diet that will leave me eating only lentils, some veggies, and rice for weeks). However, I have been taking note of what I eat, and if I feel sick after.

However, there seems to be no pattern. For instance, I eat the same thing for breakfast every day (2 small gluten-free soy meat patties, a slice of gluten free toast with some soy butter), and sometimes it makes me sick. Sometimes, it doesn't.

Sometimes, even eating Quinoa will make me feel sick. Sometimes, it won't.

And, I've been having disturbing poops. They're light coloured, loose, and frequent. This has been happening for at least a week.

I want to talk to my doctor, of course, about it. However, since it took 22 years, 2134 tests for Mono, and a polite stranger (rather than a doctor) to figure out what is going on, I thought I'd ask you guys for your thoughts first.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any thoughts on what is going on?

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Is it possible that you could also be having problems with dairy?

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Or soy?

Read the forum. Many people here have temporary or permanent issues with common (or uncommon) foods after going gluten-free.

Keep your diary, try an elimination diet... See what pops up. Symptoms don't have to be immediate to be linked.

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Is it possible that you could also be having problems with dairy?

Or maybe the soy.

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Thanks all for your replies!

I am going to cut out dairy and soy for a bit.... which will leave me at a complete loss as to what to eat. But, I want to feel better!

The only thing I find confusing is that I don't really see any pattern as to when I get sick, and when I don't.

I am going to read more of the posts here. Thanks, all, for replying!

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Another possibility to consider. Some of us are sensitive to very low levels of gluten and need to stay away from processed foods and most grains (due to shared harvesting, etc. equipment).

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Another possibility to consider. Some of us are sensitive to very low levels of gluten and need to stay away from processed foods and most grains (due to shared harvesting, etc. equipment).

Thanks for the tip... I am not sure how allergic I am to gluten yet... so, I guess I should be extra careful until I know what is going on.

For starters, I've stopped going out for food entirely, and only shopping at an organic grocery store (with a huge section for gluten free items).

I am reading more into Leaky Gut.

I am curious as to how long it took people to be able to tolerate foods like soy and dairy again after they stopped eating wheat.

I am going to read back on the forms to see if there are any similar posts, but if you have similar experiences, I'd love to hear them.

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