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Please Help, Major Stomach Issues

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Hello all, It's been a while since I have posted or asked any questions. Recently my wife and I went on vacation. We went to see her family and they understand my gluten-free & DF Celiac Disease. But the problem is that they don't think about all the cross contamination that can occur. We came back home and the day we left I started to feel extremely sick. I'm thinking that there was some cc involved and the bad thing is that we were there for four days. Since being home i have had nothing but a horrible week. I have been very sick. Nothing but laying down. If I get up I get extremely sick. I mean bathroom runs and coming from both ends. If anything makes it threw without coming back up, it just comes out as quickly from the other end. I have only been able to eat Applesauce. That is the only thing I can Stomach. My Question is, Is this normal with celiac disease? Or can it be something else? I don't have insurance and cannot really afford to see the Doctor. I have tried to eat more, but only results with bathroom visits and major stomach bloating/stiff stomach, cramping, etc.

Thank you for anyone's help.

Matt

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Do you have a fever?

And yes, from what i know, it is.

Not that I have seen/caught yet. My temperature is running between 96.8-97.3.

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Keep an eye on it. If it is a virus (i got hit with a nasty one a couple of weeks ago) then it might show up.

As for the stomach issues, at this point i'd say stay on a BRAT diet (bannanas, rice, apple sauce, and toast (or maybe not lol)). Keep drinking water. If you can, i'd also suggest drinking somehting like gatoraide for the vitamins.

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If you don't have a fever, I'd guess it is gluten related. I've had "flu" like symptoms many times...sometimes just a few days, worst was several weeks.

Rest, drink as much water as you can and eat any whole food your stomach can handle. Good old chicken broth soup with vegies is my go to when these "flu" symptoms hit.

Hope you are feeling better very soon.

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I second the gatoraide suggestion - from all the vomiting and D you are having (combined with the fact that you aren't eating too much) you are probably losing tons of electrolytes which will make you feel even worse and do terrible things to your body. Make sure you are having some intake of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphate. If you start to notice changes like confusion or altered states of consciousness, get to the emergency room ASAP - it means you lost too many electrolytes. Can you tolerate things like rice and chicken broth? They help me when I get glutened.....feel better!!

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I haven't tried to incorporate much food because anything I do just does't make it. I will deff. try those suggestions though. I have continued to take all the vitamins the doctor did tell me to take. I take everything twice a day. I was happy to find out that the doctor was able to tell me what I had before my wife changed jobs. We had ins. at that time and he did all the test to make sure it was celiac disease. Blood test and stomach biopsies confirmed both. It's crazy how this disease can affect so much in our bodies. Thank You to all.

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I haven't tried to incorporate much food because anything I do just does't make it. I will deff. try those suggestions though. I have continued to take all the vitamins the doctor did tell me to take. I take everything twice a day. I was happy to find out that the doctor was able to tell me what I had before my wife changed jobs. We had ins. at that time and he did all the test to make sure it was celiac disease. Blood test and stomach biopsies confirmed both. It's crazy how this disease can affect so much in our bodies. Thank You to all.

If you are taking supplaments while you're sick, you may want to stop til you feel better. They can be very harsh in your stomach and contribute to the misery.

Once the sickness passes, ease back into them.

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If you are taking supplaments while you're sick, you may want to stop til you feel better. They can be very harsh in your stomach and contribute to the misery.

Once the sickness passes, ease back into them.

I never thought of that. I was just trying to follow docs orders to hopefully get better. lol I notice sometimes the vitamins he has me taking make me sick if i don't eat. So that would make sense.

Not sure if this helps but these are the vitamins I take 2xs a Day:

These are all Wal-Mart or SAMS brand.

Vitamin C -1

Multi Vitamin -1

Fish Oil -2

Fiber Pill -3

Anti Acid 2- 150mg

I have two Ulcers also that don't like to help at all. And the meds the doc wants me to take are Extremely Expensive even without Health Ins. The bad thing is I can tell a major diff when I miss all these.

The bad thing is I Want to Sleep So Bad, but for what ever reason, Being Glutened Doesn't help in that. And since I got glutened on vacation I haven't been able to sleep except about 1 -2 hrs. On average, I get about 4hrs of sleep every night. This is not healthy and nothing helps. But thankful I get some sleep. I know that everyone here knows what I mean.

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It sounds like cross contamination, but you can't totally rule out bugs etc., I find when I've accidentally been CC'd my stomach can't cope with vitamins as the gut is already damaged. Being in England I don't know what is available where you are to stop you being dehydrated and this is more important than food when you've had such harsh symptoms for so long. Hope you are on the mend soon.

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I agree with Prickly - stop all the supplements for at least a few days - until you are successfully getting food into you. When you feel stronger and are eating with no problem re-introduce them one at a time/no more than one a day - so you'll be able to identify if one sets you back.

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Hi Matt,

It might help to take some probiotics. I suggest trying some deglysternized licorice (DGL) for the ulcers and mastic gum. Antacids are not real helpful for your condition. H.Pylori likes a low acid environment and that just lets it thrive. I take Betaine HCL for my H.Pylori to help kill it. And I sleep on my side that hurts so the stomach acid and DGL washes over the h.Pylori infected area of the stomach. It helps kill the bacteria and keeps the pain at bay.. It may hurt at first but if you can do it for 10 minutes at a time and build up it can help. It is important to keep your stomach acid at a high enough level to kill invading germs. Especially at night before going to bed, try the DGL.

I suggest avoiding sugar and carbs while you are getting over being glutened. Pepto Bismol may help some if your gut is irritated.

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I am going through the same thing right now. Got cc from a favorite eatery. Boo! Yesteday was the first day i was able to eat solid foods. I spents several days consuming soup,, gatorade, and water. Finally the nastiness has stopped, but i am weak and abdomen is sore. Still just wearing jimjams. I hate that torn up feeling inside.

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