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My daughter has chronic nausea. She is gluten intolerant (does not have celiac), lactose intolerant, has gastric dumping syndrome and is hyperthyroid. She is a college athlete. We are extremely careful with her diet and don't know what else to look for as causes for the nausea. She takes zofran which takes the edge off the nausea, but the nausea is getting really difficult to handle. She has been gluten free for 16 months. Nausea is generally not one of her reactions to being glutened. At this point we are assuming another food allergy. Have considered the Paleo diet but don't know how on earth to do that while she travels with the team. Any suggestions as to what else to look for? Thank you.

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My daughter has chronic nausea. She is gluten intolerant (does not have celiac), lactose intolerant, has gastric dumping syndrome and is hyperthyroid. She is a college athlete. We are extremely careful with her diet and don't know what else to look for as causes for the nausea. She takes zofran which takes the edge off the nausea, but the nausea is getting really difficult to handle. She has been gluten free for 16 months. Nausea is generally not one of her reactions to being glutened. At this point we are assuming another food allergy. Have considered the Paleo diet but don't know how on earth to do that while she travels with the team. Any suggestions as to what else to look for? Thank you.

This might sound gross but what do her stools look like? A good indicator of a person's digestion/absorption is in their stools.

Nausea for me is almost always caused by unabsorbed/undigested fat which is very noticeable after I.. ya know.

Also do the doctors have any idea why she has gastric dumping syndrome? Did she have some kind of GI surgery done?

I would usually recommend taking digestive enzymes, but I am not sure if those would actually make things worse in your case, I am not very familiar with GDS

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Is her whole life gluten free? Cosmetics, shower products, the pans & utensils used for her food strictly gluten-free? Does she come in contact with teammates after they eat? (shaking hands, etc)

I only ask because nausea plagued me for years, treated as GERD (with drugs, which helped), and it went away when I went gluten-free, but it's one of the first things that happens if my food has been cc'd.

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Is she completely dairy free? Not just lactose intolerant, I had to go completely dairy free.

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Depending on where they eat and how good she is able to learn/stick to the diet paleo should be feasible even when traveling. It may restrict the variety of what she can eat on the road but, finding a good choice at a restaurant should be possible. Like salads, plain grilled chicken, many restaurants have a grilled fish option. Depending on the restaurant it may take some modifying of menu items to make it fit the restrictions of the paleo diet. The hard part might be eating the same things over and over when out while her teammates get to have a variety of things.

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Nearest we can tell, she is gluten free - shampoo, toothpaste, makeup, shower soap, medication...have no reason for the gastric dumping, no surgeries, gall bladder fine, all vitamin levels good, a lot of work for someone who was not diagnosed with celiac. Her doc is stumped by the unrelenting nausea. We are eliminating corn syrup and sugar. I am worried because her intense workouts begin this week. She frequently "bottoms out" in the middle of a workout. Trying to find something for her to eat mid-workout that won't make her throw up!. Thanks for any advice.

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Nearest we can tell, she is gluten free - shampoo, toothpaste, makeup, shower soap, medication...have no reason for the gastric dumping, no surgeries, gall bladder fine, all vitamin levels good, a lot of work for someone who was not diagnosed with celiac. Her doc is stumped by the unrelenting nausea. We are eliminating corn syrup and sugar. I am worried because her intense workouts begin this week. She frequently "bottoms out" in the middle of a workout. Trying to find something for her to eat mid-workout that won't make her throw up!. Thanks for any advice.

Stool? I know it sounds gross but that is a great indicator of health.

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