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Celiac & IBS?

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Near the beginning of this year I discovered I had a gluten intolerance, I didn't get tested so don't know if it's Celiac or just intolerance, but after quitting, a trace amount of gluten made me really ill for a week.

The nightly diarrhea ended when I stopped eating gluten, but I still didn't feel great. I quit Lactose which helped, when I made the connection that I was intolerant to that too. After feeling awful for so long, I did feel a lot better, but nowhere near full of life or normal. Since about four weeks ago, I've had acid reflux and bloating all the time (and a really itchy neck).

My doctor gave me a list of low fodmap foods to stick to, and if I adhere to it strictly, my symptoms are alleviated somewhat, but I've found that my body is becoming less and less tolerant of the fodmap foods that are forbidden. Before I could drink caffeinated drinks and eat chocolate and be fine, today I had a couple of gluten and dairy free cookies and a small swig of caffeinated beverage, and my acid reflux has been horrible since then til now! I puked in my mouth after the beverage. I'm really confused by all this! Did I have IBS all along? or did Gluten intolerance lead to lactose intolerance, which lead to IBS? Right now I always have vomit in the back of my throat, bloating, itchy neck and constipation and I'm really concerned about why what I can eat seems to be getting a smaller and smaller list :C Any ideas what's going on here? I just want to feel normal!

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Near the beginning of this year I discovered I had a gluten intolerance, I didn't get tested so don't know if it's Celiac or just intolerance, but after quitting, a trace amount of gluten made me really ill for a week.

The nightly diarrhea ended when I stopped eating gluten, but I still didn't feel great. I quit Lactose which helped, when I made the connection that I was intolerant to that too. After feeling awful for so long, I did feel a lot better, but nowhere near full of life or normal. Since about four weeks ago, I've had acid reflux and bloating all the time (and a really itchy neck).

My doctor gave me a list of low fodmap foods to stick to, and if I adhere to it strictly, my symptoms are alleviated somewhat, but I've found that my body is becoming less and less tolerant of the fodmap foods that are forbidden. Before I could drink caffeinated drinks and eat chocolate and be fine, today I had a couple of gluten and dairy free cookies and a small swig of caffeinated beverage, and my acid reflux has been horrible since then til now! I puked in my mouth after the beverage. I'm really confused by all this! Did I have IBS all along? or did Gluten intolerance lead to lactose intolerance, which lead to IBS? Right now I always have vomit in the back of my throat, bloating, itchy neck and constipation and I'm really concerned about why what I can eat seems to be getting a smaller and smaller list :C Any ideas what's going on here? I just want to feel normal!

You may have Celiac? If there's damage to your small intestine you may have a hard time digesting lactose?

The starches/grains in gluten-free foods can be difficult to digest. It's best if you stick to whole foods like fruits, veggies, meats/seafood, nuts and seeds.

If you're becoming intolerant to more and more foods it could be that your intestine has inflamation and is just not happy right now, but it could also be a sign of a small intestine bacterial overgrowth(SIBO). Your Dr. can test for that.

You may need digestive enzymes? Probiotics are vital to a damaged intestine. If you want to persue a SIBO test, don't take the probiotics for 10 days before testing for an accurate result.

Best wishes to you. I know it's miserable to feel so yucky.

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