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So, the first thing I ever identified as a problem was soda. Starting about four months ago, every time I drank it I would get an upset stomach. After this happened twice, I just cut it out. Then I cut out dairy. Then, two months ago, I went gluten-free. I have gotten somewhat better since going gluten free and improving my diet all-around, but not completely.

Today I was at World Market with my best friend and she bought a bottle of some really interesting Dandelion root/some other root soda. I wanted to try it--I know dandelion root is supposed to be good for your stomach and I checked the ingredients list for gluten/dairy. I just had one mouthful, then ate some almonds/dried fruit I'd brought along with me, and 45 minutes later, had D (I went a glorious three weeks without it, this was a frustrating disappointment).

So, what do you think? Can one mouthful cause a reaction? Or should I suspect a virus (I am always worrying about viruses) instead (or the fact that it's that time of the month.. sorry about TMI)? It couldn't have been anything else I ate, I only had the same old normal stuff today. (I did have a potato for the first time in a while yesterday, but that was almost 24 hours ago and my stomach was just fine until this afternoon. I really don't think I have a problem with potatoes, but I am not absolutely positive.)

Any advice and insight helps. Thank you so much.

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This is a bit gross, but did your friend drink from it first? Does s/he eat gluten?

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Of course a mouthful could cause a problem if you have an allergy or intolerance. Could it be sugar? High fructose corn syrup?

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dilettantesteph - No, I never eat or drink after people. I should have clarified that, sorry.

Juliebove - Definitely not sugar, and I don't think I have a problem with high fructose corn syrup. The only thing that it seems like it could be is carbonation.

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Do your gluten symptoms always happen immediately? Mine take about three days to appear.

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Sodas are typically acidic. Lots of people, non Celiacs, have issues with them.

Are acidic foods a problem for you?

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Lori2, I have never actually found out... since going gluten-free two months ago I have avoided gluten completely.

pricklypear1971 - Not to my knowledge. I drink orange juice every day and no problems.

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Even when healthy before gluten-free I've had problems with soda. I keep Coke in the house, I keep it warm and add ice cubes. I can't have it late at night and 1 out of 4 times I have bathroom issues within 10 - 15 minutes. I think for me it has something to do with the carbonation. Try ice tea or juice while your out next time.

I also cannot drink orange juice, too much acid.

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Lori2, I have never actually found out... since going gluten-free two months ago I have avoided gluten completely.

pricklypear1971 - Not to my knowledge. I drink orange juice every day and no problems.

I can drink oj, too, as well as coffee. But if I drink more than one soda a week I burn my stomach and then can't eat any acidic foods at all.

Lots of people have issues with soda. I would just take it at face value unless you notice a pattern with other foods.

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