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I started the gluten-free diet Tuesday of last week. So I haven't been on it for long. But for the past 2 mornings after breakfast Ive had to make a dash for the bathroom. And unfortunately this afternoon Im not feeling any better. Yesterday morning I had cantaloupe, almond milk, and toast (gluten-free rice bread). Everything was safe, made by me, no possibility of CC. I thought it was the cantaloupe yesterday, because Ive had an iffy relationship with cantaloupe in the past. Well today I ate some toast again with some yoplait greek yogurt. Again, I made everything so CC shouldn't have been an issue. For lunch I ate some celery with earth balance PB, which Ive been eating off and on all week for a snack, and now I just feel like I could throw up. Ive checked all my medications that I take and from what Ive read, they are all safe. Maybe Im just having a bad day and a half in general? Or could I be intolerant to more than just gluten?

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Also I should add that I toasted my bread in my brand new, just for me, toaster oven.

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Are your butter/jam/peanut butter (toppings) new? Are you using ones from before you went gluten-free that may be CC'ed?

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They aren't a new food to me, but I purchased all new containers that have not been CC'd for safety's sake.

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I started the gluten-free diet Tuesday of last week. So I haven't been on it for long. But for the past 2 mornings after breakfast Ive had to make a dash for the bathroom. And unfortunately this afternoon Im not feeling any better. Yesterday morning I had cantaloupe, almond milk, and toast (gluten-free rice bread). Everything was safe, made by me, no possibility of CC. I thought it was the cantaloupe yesterday, because Ive had an iffy relationship with cantaloupe in the past. Well today I ate some toast again with some yoplait greek yogurt. Again, I made everything so CC shouldn't have been an issue. For lunch I ate some celery with earth balance PB, which Ive been eating off and on all week for a snack, and now I just feel like I could throw up. Ive checked all my medications that I take and from what Ive read, they are all safe. Maybe Im just having a bad day and a half in general? Or could I be intolerant to more than just gluten?

I noticed your signature...if you do in fact have Celiac, it will take some time to heal. It's often recommended that people go dairy free until some healing can take place. Most times, it can be reintroduced successfully.

As well, all foods can be problematic until there is healing, gluten or otherwise.

Give yourself some time and avoid dairy for two to three weeks and see how you feel. :)

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I can't find the lactose in peanut butter and celery, so not sure about that making you sick. That said I don't think it's too soon for lactose intolerance, you would already likely be lactose intolerant if you are a celiac.

Is this unusual for you to have to go to the bathroom, and so it stands out now? Or is it that you expected to only have these symtoms from eating gluten? If the latter, I would suggest giving yourself much more time, even a couple months, to feel better. Many people here get sick from gluten for days after ingesting it, and if this is just your intestines/digestive system working all out of whack from celiac disease, then until some sort of critical amount of healing happens, this might be the norm for you.

All the foods you mentioned you've reacted to have fat which can make celiacs run to the bathroom because it's not absorbed properly.

This seems unlikely to me, but soap or something on your hands could potentially cross contaminate all the food you've eaten. Especially with toast and celery sticks, it's finger food.

There are, of course, other food problems you might have. Casein instead of lactose for instance, or soy seem to be popular problems in the celiac crowd.

Regardless what you have, I wouldn't eat anything if you're stomach's upset before you eat at all, at least for a few days.

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Im almost positive that I have a soy issue. Awhile back when I tried some soy milk, it had me in the bathroom before I could even finish with my meal. And maybe Im expecting too much too soon. The first couple of days, I ate all kinds of things and no bathroom run. Ive had stomach issues virtually all my life. In my late teens, I would eat and immediately have to have a bathroom in sight. Then at 25 my gallbladder came out, a year after that, I had an iron gut. Nothing bothered me anymore. About a year ago at 30, I started getting constipation (this was terrible for me since Ive always been the complete opposite). Then at the end of June when severe abdominal pain put me in the ER, I haven't been able to eat anything, except bread (go figure) without having a bathroom in sight. Even something as bland as chicken and rice sent me over the edge. White rice isn't my friend, but have found that brown rice is great. Im sure this will be a roller coaster of up and downs. My first few days were amazing and I was so very excited.

There is also another thing that could possibly be a shock to my system. Ive always been an "eat fat free everything" person. Ive also had issues with losing weight. And now that Ive read a ton on here, I now see that I haven't been getting enough of the good fats in my diet. All my food labels now have a lot of the good kind of fats in them. I can't tell you the last time Ive had real butter, unless it was accidental. Im going to cut out the lactose and see what happens. Though that will be hard since I need some cheese to go with all my whine :P

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Blargh, I can't believe the doctor didn't test you for celiac disease, even bothered to take a biopsy and stuff from you. I take it your other biopsy for whatever it was they were testing didn't turn up anything? I'd get back on him to test you for celiac disease. In the meantime, I hope keeping gluten and lactose out will make you feel better.

Good news if you're just cutting out the lactose though. Any aged cheese will have no/minimal amounts of it. It still has all the casein though, which is another possible culprit to consider if things don't get better.

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