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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Upset Stomach When Gluten Free
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I have been gluten free for not quite a week yet. I have never had problems with stomach upsets or anything when i was on gluten, but now i feel bloated all the time, my stomach is not settled and i feel that hungry burning/rumbling all the time.

Why is this!?

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It's not that uncommon... you have to remember that you've made a major change to your eating habits, so your stomach and intestines might need some time to get used to the new way of eating.

What have you been replacing gluten foods with? Have you been eating a lot more dairy for example? That could give you stomach rumbles if it's just too much dairy in a day for you. Or if you've suddenly started to eat much more veggies and fruit that could also be a new thing for your stomach.

It's also quite common to feel less well in the beginning of the healing process. I don't know quite why but lots of people have mentioned it here. It seems to be the first months you can have lots of ups and downs until it all settles down.

Pauliina

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I actually was kind of glad to read this! I am now on gluten-free day 4, and I am really in a lot of (belly) discomfort now... more than when I was on gluten, and I have been (or so I thought) super careful these last few days. I was wondering if I was crazy!

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Oh ok, i have been eating abit more fruit and dairy.

I just had the best gluten free burger from burger fuel though! :D

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The other thing to remember is that you may have other food issues - i found out quickly that I cant handle tapioca, and almost every gluten-free product you can buy includes tapioca flour in it. Have you been eating a lot of gluten-free baked items?

Alternatively, have you gone carb-free? are you still eating something with some starch in it? Make sure you are still eating some rice, some potatoes, even some corn chips, so that you are still getting some of the carbs your body is used to. Eating nothing but dairy, meats and veggies can be hard on your system too, if you arent used to it.

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