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Jeff S.

Celiac/gerd Mixture

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I first thought I had GERDS. Then When I did my observation and deductive reasoning (process of elimination) I suspected some form of Gluten intolerance. So I began removing gluten from my life.

What I am finding now is tht I must have both. Because when I eat clearly marked gluten free pasta or cereals I am still getting quite a bit of burning in my upper gastrointestinal.

Is having both common? Could it indicate the lack of a particular digestive enzyme? If so then which one?

I welcome any thoughts or insights. Thanks.

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If you're newly gluten-free it could be anything. You're on a roller coaster for the next 6 months.

I like Digest Gold enzymes and a probiotic.

I am familiar with that product. I have been taking other things lately. perhaps I will try that product now again. Thanks.

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Not sure of your history, but if you have a gluten intolerance or Celiac, it will take some time to heal. Dairy is also an irritant until healing can take place, but can be reintroduced later successfully (for most people).

Going gluten free precludes accurate testing should you decide to be pursue conformation with Serology or Endoscopic tests. If you want to go that route, you should remain on a full gluten diet.


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When I was first diagnosed things that were acidic made my GERD react (ie tomatos, orange juice etc). Now I get it really bad when I get glutened. It can take weeks for it to go away. If you have recently gone gluten free you should do a food journal and see if there is anything that connects when you have it. Good luck.

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When I was first diagnosed things that were acidic made my GERD react (ie tomatos, orange juice etc). Now I get it really bad when I get glutened. It can take weeks for it to go away. If you have recently gone gluten free you should do a food journal and see if there is anything that connects when you have it. Good luck.

Thanks for your response. I can eat eggs or meat with no difficulty whatsoever. but even certified gluten free carbohydrates give me an issue....certified gluten free oatmeal, gluten free rice pasta, gluten free cookies all give me a reaction. How ever that rection is less than if I ate their gluten counterpart. It is a puzzle.

But I am acknowledging what has been said here about being completely gluten free for a longer period of time may be required. thanks all.

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Not sure of your history, but if you have a gluten intolerance or Celiac, it will take some time to heal. Dairy is also an irritant until healing can take place, but can be reintroduced later successfully (for most people).

Going gluten free precludes accurate testing should you decide to be pursue conformation with Serology or Endoscopic tests. If you want to go that route, you should remain on a full gluten diet.

Yes my D.O. warned me about that. My thinking is why do I need a diagnoses when 1) my body tells me clearly that I cannot handle gluten and 2) medical science does not have any better a remedy than I do (stop eating gluten.) So I am thinking I do not need to go through very much rigamarole.

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Not sure of your history, but if you have a gluten intolerance or Celiac, it will take some time to heal. Dairy is also an irritant until healing can take place, but can be reintroduced later successfully (for most people).

Going gluten free precludes accurate testing should you decide to be pursue conformation with Serology or Endoscopic tests. If you want to go that route, you should remain on a full gluten diet.

ps. thanks for the reminder about dairy. I guess I need to take that much more seriously. I have been consuming some organic grass fed cows milk 1%.

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I had a history of GERD due to a sliding hiatus hernia which I finally had repaired surgically -- and the GERD miraculously went away. No pills, I could eat anything without a problem, yay! Fast forward to me developing GERD symptoms that would not go away...not with any PPIs, going on the GERD diet, etc. After a few months of that and lots of tests they finally tested me for Celiac and I had both positive bloodwork and biopsy! As I've healed the GERD symptoms have slowly gotten better but I'm on Prilosec (omeprazole 20mg) twice a day, morning and evening. My doctor is hopeful that over time I will be able to drop the dosage or discontinue it completely. I can tell you that if I get glutened my GERD symptoms are severe for about 24-48 after being glutened. I'm 5 months into the diet and finally starting to see a decrease in abdominal pain but I've noticed I do better if I stick to natural foods and have really had to ramp up my protein intake. I've only just added dairy (hard cheese) back into my diet. So far so good on that one. I'm still not really eating any citrus but was just able to add in tomatoes in moderation. You just may need more time to heal...and stick to a simple, natural diet for a while with minimal gluten-free replacement foods. That approach seems to be working for me.

To deal with GERD symptoms I was told: raise the head (only the head) of your bed several inches -- I put books under the legs of my headboard; skip the fizzy drinks (sodas, seltzers); try to minimize caffeine and alcohol because it can relax the esophageal sphincter which makes the GERD worse; avoid acidic foods and really fatty meals which are hard for your system to digest; don't eat within 2-3 hours of when you are going to go to bed. I swear there was more but can't remember right now. If you search online for GERD symptoms you'll get tons of hits with ways to deal with them.

Good luck.

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With my son and I, GERD is a symptom of glutening. We are among the tiny number of celiacs who can react to the tiny amounts of gluten allowed in gluten free foods. Here is an explanation:

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/PreventingCrossContamination/f/How-Much-Gluten-Can-Make-Me-Sick.htm

I hope that helps.

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GERD symptoms may be how different conditions present. Some of which have a known association with Celiac.* It depends on how severe the symptoms become that you would go in for treatment.

hernia

some parasite infection*

barret's esophagus

Eosinophilic esophagitus* (This is especially interesting because it has food "triggers", so it can have a direct connection to gluten.)

Ughhh, got to go just found a flea on the cat. :blink:


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I have had coeliacs for 9 years now and I also have regular and frequent heartburrn / indigestion . I go through rennies like they were sweeties. I actually have never married the two and have always thought they were problems on their own. :huh:

hmmmmm


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