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i am twenty years old and was just diagnosed with celiac. i had several tests, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and blood test for samples to test for celiac and other things. came back positive for celiac on one test, so i have commenced a gluten free diet. this was all very recently and i am only four days gluten free (as far as i know.) been eating salad, spinach, lettuc e, apples, grapes, carrot, broccoli, quinoa, tomato. i ate some dry roasted nuts, i guess these can sometimes not be gluten free so i stopped eating them, will track down some gluten free nuts hopefully at the local co-op. anyway, i am still bloated! not severely, but i am definitely not my normal shape, normal being how i looked before this all started going on. i have been pooping once a day in the morning though, which is a relief. i was constipated for three months previously! however having a healthy poo in the morning does not seem to change the size of my stomach. also, i exercise for forty minutes every other day with a three pound hula hoop and i walk for fifteen-twenty minutes every day. exercise does not seem to help with the bloating though! i have been being good about water intake, i drink sixty four ounces of water a day a least, though usually its in the form of herbal tea because plain water gets dull, no sugar added. have been avoiding caffeine, so its just water, apple juice or herbal tea for me. i am feeling pretty down, my clothes are not fitting right due to bloating, i'll admit i am anxious about whether my body will ever go back to the way it was! so i would be glad of some feedback on how long it took you folks to de-bloat after starting a gluten free diet, and is there anything i could do to aid the bloating go down? i ate a lot of bread particularly before i was diagnosed celiac, could my intestines just be irritated and will talk a while to calm down? does avoiding gassy foods help, ie broccoli, onions, etc?

thank you! (:

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I have heard a lot of different things. For me, I was lucky. I felt better after 3 days. For years I couldn't figure out why I was so bloated all the time. And why my jeans fit perfectly but not the waist (I'm very thin). I have heard of other people taking longer to feel better. some a couple months. Everyone is different. Be very careful with foods that can be cross contaminated. Some products that are labeled gluten free are still made of equipment that makes wheat products. I checked a lot of websites in the beginning and still need to check on new stuff I buy. This is a great forum to check if others have issues with certain brands. I have also heard that as your body heals you may react to certain vegetables and things differently than maybe 2 months from now. One thing might give you gas today but weeks from now it might not. Give your system a chance to reset itself and heal. If down the road you still have issues you can look into other things like dairy or some other food issues you might have on top of Celiac. Sounds like you are doing everything right so far. My brother also has Celaic and we have very different symptoms and issues. And it took him a lot longer to feel better than me. Good luck!

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hello

i am twenty years old and was just diagnosed with celiac. i had several tests, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and blood test for samples to test for celiac and other things. came back positive for celiac on one test, so i have commenced a gluten free diet. this was all very recently and i am only four days gluten free (as far as i know.) been eating salad, spinach, lettuc e, apples, grapes, carrot, broccoli, quinoa, tomato. i ate some dry roasted nuts, i guess these can sometimes not be gluten free so i stopped eating them, will track down some gluten free nuts hopefully at the local co-op. anyway, i am still bloated! not severely, but i am definitely not my normal shape, normal being how i looked before this all started going on. i have been pooping once a day in the morning though, which is a relief. i was constipated for three months previously! however having a healthy poo in the morning does not seem to change the size of my stomach. also, i exercise for forty minutes every other day with a three pound hula hoop and i walk for fifteen-twenty minutes every day. exercise does not seem to help with the bloating though! i have been being good about water intake, i drink sixty four ounces of water a day a least, though usually its in the form of herbal tea because plain water gets dull, no sugar added. have been avoiding caffeine, so its just water, apple juice or herbal tea for me. i am feeling pretty down, my clothes are not fitting right due to bloating, i'll admit i am anxious about whether my body will ever go back to the way it was! so i would be glad of some feedback on how long it took you folks to de-bloat after starting a gluten free diet, and is there anything i could do to aid the bloating go down? i ate a lot of bread particularly before i was diagnosed celiac, could my intestines just be irritated and will talk a while to calm down? does avoiding gassy foods help, ie broccoli, onions, etc?

thank you! (:

Many people get bloated after eating cruciferous vegies, like brocolli, brussel sprouts, onions, garlic, etc. You can take 'Beano' before eating those (or beans), unless you're sensitive to sorbitol types of sweetners. I use a beano-like product called 'ExcuseMe'.

You may have other delayed reaction allergies (IgA or IgG mediated) to other foods besides gluten.

You could have impaired digestion due to deficient stomach acid (which is more common than excess stomach acid). That would cause bloating because your stomach doesn't produce enough acid to digest fats and proteins.

You could have an imbalance of bacteria in your gut (too many bad bacteria and not enough good bacteria). If you have deficient good bacteria, you can just take a high dose probiotic (not just yogurt, but a capsule which contains at least 20 billion live cells per dose). If you have bad bacteria (overgrowth) or parasites or even fungus (like candida), you'll need a stool test to determine which gut bug causes your problems and which drug or botanical can kill off your bug.

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In order to control the bloating, take a digestive enzyme with each meal - this will help to break down the sugar into the nutrients that your body needs. Check out Puristat.com for additional articles on gluten intolerance and some diet ideas and their products are all gluten free. I hope this helps.

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