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Since going gluten free in August, I have eaten very few grains and had significantly less stomach issues.

In the last month, I have had one gluten free chocolate/coconut cookie and a gluten free muffin. Both had rice flour and tapioca. Both times I had a severe stomach ache, bloating etc. and about a 5 pound weight gain, but they came on 6-12 hours after eating. This also seems to happen if I eat risotto, or rice of any kind. Then it last for a couple of days. Does this happen to anyone else? Corn meal does not seem to have that same problem for me. The first time I thought it was an accidental gluten issue, but I know that is not the case this time. If I can't do the rice/tapioca flour, what would you suggest?

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I would experiment with corn starch, sorghum and potato flour.

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I had the same experience with gluten-free items, even tho i was making most of them at home. I thought it was either the tapioca or sorghum flour, but i read on this forum that several celiacs have trouble with the tapioca. I have avoided tapioca ever since and felt much better.

However, if rice gives you the same symptoms, then it could be the rice.

You will find that 95% of all gluten-free products include tapioca, and all contain rice flour.

You coudl try making your own using millet or quinioa flour . . . or you could try going grain-free . . .there is a thread about that

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I couldn't pin point it for a while, but finally found out it was tapioca starch and tapioca flour (same thing) that was bothering me. I get bloated, headaches and stomach issues.

Is the rice you are eating gluten free? Some rice contain gluten.

Good Luck

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I didn't know there was gluten free rice. Where do I find it? The odd thing is rice seems to have the opposite effect as gluten on me. Actually it is worse because it starts later and lasts longer, but I still end up doubled over in pain. I will check into the gluten free rice, and trying something other than tapioca.

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Brown rice and rice bran cause problems for me. Minute Rice is fine. I don't know about tapioca yet.

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I can do rice, corn and sorghum--tapioca gives me stomach cramps.

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I didn't know there was gluten free rice. Where do I find it? The odd thing is rice seems to have the opposite effect as gluten on me. Actually it is worse because it starts later and lasts longer, but I still end up doubled over in pain. I will check into the gluten free rice, and trying something other than tapioca.

I like Uncle Ben's Fast & Natural Whole Grain Instant Brown Rice -- says Gluten Free on the back of the box.

Here is a link I found couple months ago when I was looking into rice:

http://gfkitchen.server101.com/rice.htm

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Since going gluten free in August, I have eaten very few grains and had significantly less stomach issues.

In the last month, I have had one gluten free chocolate/coconut cookie and a gluten free muffin. Both had rice flour and tapioca. Both times I had a severe stomach ache, bloating etc. and about a 5 pound weight gain, but they came on 6-12 hours after eating. This also seems to happen if I eat risotto, or rice of any kind. Then it last for a couple of days. Does this happen to anyone else? Corn meal does not seem to have that same problem for me. The first time I thought it was an accidental gluten issue, but I know that is not the case this time. If I can't do the rice/tapioca flour, what would you suggest?

Tapioca starch disagrees with me, but not the flour. I don't know if this makes any sense though. I eat Food For Life Brown Rice Bread and am fine with the tapioca flour in it. When I was eating yogurt with tapioca starch in it, I noticed a reaction.

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