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uote name='IrishHeart' timestamp='1328972571' post='772631']

Just curious...how long have you been gluten-free?

Could be you are just still healing your gut and unable to digest some complex starchy carbs. It is not always about gluten and possible CC.

I know it took me a while ( 9-10 MONTHS) before I could

handle some of the more starchy carbs. My GI tract was a mess.

Lactose and complex carbs--the hardest to digest at first. Blunted villi, insufficient enzymes, etc.

My doc says some people take 2 years for gut healing. (that's probably going to be me...sigh) :rolleyes:

Just suggesting--before you start assuming some products are unsafe. :)

I've been gluten-free since august of 2011, but wasn't feeling completely well. Idk if it's that I have a sensitivity or just, like you said, it may be too much for my system to digest. I will not give up on trying the product again after a while though. Maybe my gut needs some time to heal. I will be seeing another doctor soon that can give me more guidance. Till now aboidance of all grains has been the best solution.

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Probably wise! One of the many things I have learned about this disease process is....everyone is different!

I can eat gluten-free oatmeal to my heart's content, but try and eat

too much corn? ah, nope! :lol:

And it does not mean we are not healing, hon---just "not there yet"

Ask your doc about it, though, just to be sure.

best wishes!

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I have also been gluten-free since end of August, and feel better if I stick to getting my carbs from starchy vegetables. However, although I have no trouble avoiding gluten, I do find it difficult to completely stay away from grains. This is sometimes due to the convenience of some grain-based foods when I am pushed for time, and sometimes because I really miss my carbs. I seem to do ok with them if I stick to eating only a couple of grain-based meals/snacks a week, so I suspect, like Irishheart says, it is a problem with digestion still. I also have trouble with too much fat, and too much sugar, which I think probably supports this idea.

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I also have trouble with too much fat, and too much sugar, which I think probably supports this idea.

I am like you--I like my carbs, I admit it! :lol:

I had no trouble giving up gluten (good riddance to the poison that was killing me, I say!) but rice, corn, potatoes, oats? uh,uh, no way! :)

Who doesn't like a sweet treat once and awhile?

And we need some healthy fats. A juicy steak for protein, for example (apologies to the vegans among us) because many of us were so malnourished. My muscles were deeply impacted. I need protein

and it will not come from lettuce and blueberries.

Our GI tracts are still messed up and digestion is impaired, so what's a cellac to do?

Enter, digestive enzymes. :)

Take one before a meal and you may find your digestion improved.

Between them and probiotics, I was able to eat (and keep IN) more foods and my appetite improved and eventually, I gained back some weight and some muscle. ( I had dropped 90 lbs. and lost major muscle mass)

Just a suggestion!

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Hi Irishheart. You are quite right. I had been taking digestive enzymes following a suggestion from Roda, and it helped significantly. Once the course ran out I didn't get a new one, as I was much better, and by then didn't really notice the difference in not taking them. However, things have gradually got worse again, following a few probable glutenings from CC (the symptoms are for me a bit different to the pain of poor digestion - the biggest clue being a migraine and worsening brain fog). I bought a new course last week, and have now added some probiotics too (and Bs, Calcium, Magesium, D, C and Iron, so I think I am now covering all my bases!) Anyway, the pain and gassiness have reduced again significantly, so they really do seem to help. I won't really know how much better I am until after I eat my nice juicy steak that is waiting for me at home tonight. I agree steak is a great for our recovery, but it is quite a tough food to digest. I have to steer clear when I am under the weather.

I had significant problems with inflammation too. The only way the docs measured it was via a sky high ESR, but I felt it throughout my body. Not only was my digestive system up the creek, but I could barely move because I was so stiff and sore, and was very overweight too. It is not a straight line recovery, and even though I still haven't summoned the energy to start stretching or exercising, I can sometimes feel the tension draining from my soft tissues, and they are sometimes sitting more comfortably around my frame.

I know what I should be feeling with this, as I spent a lot of money on specialist rehab using pilates a few years ago, after a car accident, and got really well after a while. I was also inadvertently eating a healthy gluten free diet too. Then, when I got sick I just couldn't understand why my pilates routine, which had previously worked so well, stopped working at all, so I stopped exercising because I was just hurting myself. I never saw until recently, that it was the gluten free diet that had probably been primarily responsible for my wellness. Unfortunately, having been pretty sick for the last couple of years, it is not such an easy road back to health. I am optimistic though that I will get there, given time and a healthy gluten free diet.

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