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Oh My Gosh... Beano Too?

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Imagine my dismay when I read that Beano apparently contains wheat. This is just great. Beano was going to be my saving grace, because I have gas after every meal and it would have been really handy to use when I am going to be around people who I DON'T want to have gas around.

Have any of you ever reacted to Beano? Can you suggest a better enzyme to take to prevent gas?

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Yes, it is indeed a cruel joke that Beano contains gluten. I used it for years before I knew I had celiac, because I was so bothered by cramps and gas from eating gluten. Regardless of whether it helps control gas, it DOES contain gluten...so you should avoid it.

If you continue to have gas even with the elimination of gluten in your diet, then you're probably sensitive to one or more other foods. Try eliminating all grains, dairy, soy, oats, and nightshades....and then add them back in one by one to find out which of them is/are the culprits.

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Thanks, I am definitely sensitive to dairy, but I haven't tried those other foods. Honestly at this point I just want to cry. But I will try that.

Is rice a grain that I would need to evaluate? I've read that it's the only starch that doesn't cause gas.

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Actually, after being gluten free for nearly eight years, I began to react to rice and rice flour. I had to eliminate them from my diet for about six months before I could start eating them again. Sometimes our immune systems seem to react to other foods as though they're gluten (overactive autoimmune system), and then you have to eliminate them for a while.

There are still MANY things we can eat, though. Soon you'll come to appreciate fresh, unprocessed foods...and then you'll lose your taste for the processed foods you used to love.

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I use GasX and find it works real well.

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Thanks, I am definitely sensitive to dairy, but I haven't tried those other foods. Honestly at this point I just want to cry. But I will try that.

Is rice a grain that I would need to evaluate? I've read that it's the only starch that doesn't cause gas.

Eliminate the dairy first and see if that helps. Also eliminate carbonated beverages for now. If that doesn't work after a couple weeks then try eliminating some of the other things.

Rice is well tolerated by most of us. Be sure you haven't got gluten sneaking in somewhere. The best way to do that is to go with whole unprocessed foods for a bit.

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Bean-zyme is gluten-free. It's the same as Beano only they make it gluten-free and it costs half the price! I learned about it on the board a while ago.

http://www.bean-zyme.com/

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Wow, thank you so much, Skylark! I really appreciate it.

ravenwoodglass- I have already eliminated dairy (at the same time I went gluten free) and I stopped drinking soda a long time ago (my stomach hates it). I will be careful about rice and see if I can still tolerate it.

AVR1962- I thought Gas X really only treats gas in the stomach, not the intestines. Unfortunately my problem is gas in the intestines (that I have to pass).

rosetapper23- I definitely already appreciate unprocessed food a lot more, I never really ate that much processed food anyway because my parents are cheap and won't buy anything pre-made, haha. But thank you, I will DEFINITELY keep that in mind.

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