• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      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.

Gastritis And Gluten Intolerance
0

15 posts in this topic

I am gluten free, but also suffer from Gastritis and food allergies. I think from what I read a lot of you also have food allergies. Is this related? Also, does anyone have gastritis?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Many on here have other intolerances and true allergies to foods to boot. I do not have any IgE allergies. But I cut out a lot of foods right after I went gluten-free. I have been able to add back in some things I missed as of the last few weeks. I did a specific supplement program to speed healing as well.

Google PepZin GI. Consider Biotin and SeaCure.

Hope this helps.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had gastritis for 2 years prior to diagnosis. Its much better now. Digestive enzymes helped.

It also turned out I had a case of h pylori--celiacs are more prone to this apparently. I took a course of treatment for it but one thing that helped the most was mastic gum (Mastica).

Also DGL--a form of licorice was very soothing to my stomach.

How long have you been gluten-free?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am gluten free since August 07. So it was just a year for me. I too tested positive for H Pylori and they gave me antibiotics to clear it up. Right after that is when I started having problems with Gastritis and now have IBS. So those things with the gluten intolerance AND and food allergies I feel like I am going no where fast. Now I am sesative to fragrance and certain house hold cleaners. I started Gluten Free after elimination diet and positive allergy tests. I just feel better when it's not in my system. Two blood tests confirmed negative results, and my endoscopy showed gastritis with erosive esophagus, not Celiac. But, the more I read on this site it seems as though you have to be ON gluten for at least three months to be getting any kind of a positive result. If I did that I would be real sick. Everyone says the Gastritis will go away, but I've tried: Prevacid, Nexium, Aciphex, and now Zantac. They all start out fine, and then after about 4-5 weeks on the meds and feeling wonderful, I start to feel bloated, have horrible gas, and terrible pain in the pit of my stomach. I had stopped eating fruit for a few months and started back up again prior to my endoscopy and I am wondering if the fruit is causing all of this. I also have sugar cane, casein, egg, goat milk, oat, banana, almond, garlic and plenty other allergies.

PS - I can't take Licorice because of IBS. Certain things are great for IBS, but harm gastritis. Other things are great for Gastritis and hurt the IBS. I feel like I can't win and tired of having pain in my stomach all the time.

I had gastritis for 2 years prior to diagnosis. Its much better now. Digestive enzymes helped.

It also turned out I had a case of h pylori--celiacs are more prone to this apparently. I took a course of treatment for it but one thing that helped the most was mastic gum (Mastica).

Also DGL--a form of licorice was very soothing to my stomach.

How long have you been gluten-free?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have recently been diagnosed with Gastritis. I used to love cooking, but now that I can't eat anything - I am stumped! I have a bit of high blood pressure as well, so I have to cut out my salt usage. I am looking for a way to flavor my chicken, beef, and fish that doesn't have any of the things I have to avoid (garlic, cloves, citrus, black pepper, salt, tomato, mint, chocolate, spicy, and fried). Does anyone know where I can look up some recipes that don't contain the "bad" foods?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I am gluten free, but also suffer from Gastritis and food allergies. I think from what I read a lot of you also have food allergies. Is this related? Also, does anyone have gastritis?

I was misdiagnosed with 'gastritis' almost 20 years before I was accurately diagnosed with celiac disease. Most people in their 40s have too little stomach acid, not too much. Without enough stomach acid (low enough pH) to trigger the lower esophageal valve, it doesn't close properly. So stomach acid can leak into the esophagus. However acid blockers just exacerbate the problem. Once people go off the acid blockers, the reflux problem returns. I was 'hooked' on acid blockers for over 10 years before I tried eating less and drinking more liquids to cope with reflux. Eliminating gluten and other food allergies improved digestion and further reduced reflux. However after reading "Why Stomach Acid is Good for You" by Jonathon Wright, MD, I started taking betaine hydrochloride, which dramatically improved my digestion. I no longer feel horribly full after eating tiny amounts. My fingernails are improving, because I'm digesting and absorbing more protein. (Without enough stomach acid we don't digest protein well. )

Of course, most docs believe reflux is caused by too much stomach acid, because that's what drug companies tell them. Acid blockers are big business for drug companies. However do any docs actually measure their patients' stomach acid before prescribing acid blockers?

H. Pylori is the only bacteria which survives in normal levels of stomach acid. Most other food born bacteria are destroyed by normal stomach acid. People who have low stomach acid (or take acid blockers) can experience more bacterial imbalance (too much bad bacteria, too little good bacteria), because the bad ones easily pass through their stomach and thrive in the more alkaline intestines. After taking acid blockers for many years, I have been diagnosed with 2 different bacterial infections, one parasite and one fungal overgrowth (candida). During treatment for all those I also took high dose probiotics to restore normal gut bacterial levels. Hopefully, taking betaine hydrochloride will prevent any future bacterial infections from food borne bacteria. Nevertheless I will NEVER take acid blockers again.

BURDEE

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am gluten free since August 07. So it was just a year for me. I too tested positive for H Pylori and they gave me antibiotics to clear it up. Right after that is when I started having problems with Gastritis and now have IBS. So those things with the gluten intolerance AND and food allergies I feel like I am going no where fast. Now I am sesative to fragrance and certain house hold cleaners. I started Gluten Free after elimination diet and positive allergy tests. I just feel better when it's not in my system. Two blood tests confirmed negative results, and my endoscopy showed gastritis with erosive esophagus, not Celiac. But, the more I read on this site it seems as though you have to be ON gluten for at least three months to be getting any kind of a positive result. If I did that I would be real sick. Everyone says the Gastritis will go away, but I've tried: Prevacid, Nexium, Aciphex, and now Zantac. They all start out fine, and then after about 4-5 weeks on the meds and feeling wonderful, I start to feel bloated, have horrible gas, and terrible pain in the pit of my stomach. I had stopped eating fruit for a few months and started back up again prior to my endoscopy and I am wondering if the fruit is causing all of this. I also have sugar cane, casein, egg, goat milk, oat, banana, almond, garlic and plenty other allergies.

PS - I can't take Licorice because of IBS. Certain things are great for IBS, but harm gastritis. Other things are great for Gastritis and hurt the IBS. I feel like I can't win and tired of having pain in my stomach all the time.

Dina, I couldn't tolerate ANY of the acid blockers at all. It was a nightmare being on any of them. If you still have H Pylori, I would consider trying mastic gum.

The increased allergies seem to happen to some people after going gluten-free. The chemical sensitivity is also concerning. You could be going through a healing crisis, but it sounds like perhaps you are not detoxing well. If you want some help in this area, consider popping in and telling your story on the "OMG....I might be on to something" huge thread. Don't worry about reading everything, just pop in. People there might have some ideas for you about detoxing.

Given what you are saying I think you should take a look at the specific carbohydrate diet. (Breaking the Vicious Cycle is the name of the book). Googling it will get you several good sites, and there are some threads here on it as well. You would have some challenges with the dairy issues and almond allergy, but I think you might be able to manage a month or so just to see if it would help you. This diet is gluten-free but stricter, and you start with things that are easy to digest then gradually add.

Problems with fruit could be a clue. Celiac damage to villi and the walls of the intestine also damage production of digestive enzymes for carbohydrate digestion. So while we should be able to break these down in the upper part of the intestine and absorb the final single sugar molecules, many of us don't make the enzymes secondary to the damage. When we eat these anyway, the undigested carbs in the gut cause many problems, causing ongoing damage.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I have recently been diagnosed with Gastritis. I used to love cooking, but now that I can't eat anything - I am stumped! I have a bit of high blood pressure as well, so I have to cut out my salt usage. I am looking for a way to flavor my chicken, beef, and fish that doesn't have any of the things I have to avoid (garlic, cloves, citrus, black pepper, salt, tomato, mint, chocolate, spicy, and fried). Does anyone know where I can look up some recipes that don't contain the "bad" foods?

Hey Jill,

I'm new to all this too. I've been just googling recipes and I've been pretty lucky to find stuff. One thing I've been doing is making chicken breast in the oven. I've been cutting up Oinion and putting it on the chicken and wrapping it in tin foil and letting it bake. It comes out really juicy and delicious. It's not really a substitute for salt or anything but it adds some flavor.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey Jill,

I'm new to all this too. I've been just googling recipes and I've been pretty lucky to find stuff. One thing I've been doing is making chicken breast in the oven. I've been cutting up Oinion and putting it on the chicken and wrapping it in tin foil and letting it bake. It comes out really juicy and delicious. It's not really a substitute for salt or anything but it adds some flavor.

Hi Jill,

Welcome! The problem with Onion is that it is SOOO bad for gastritis. I tried a little on my fish last night, just to get a little bit of flavor and wound up in the bathroom all night. Thank goodness my husband is a wonderful cook and has adapted to my ever-changing needs. We use a lot of different oils to add flavor to food, such as: Basil Oil, Sesame Oil, Almond oil. Although I can't use the almond due to allergies, my husband uses it a lot and loves it. White Rice Vinegar and Agave syrup are wonderful together. Agave is a natural sweetner made from the Tequilla plant and can be found in a gluten free/health food store. I've been putting it on everything!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've found Bromelain (pineapple enzyme) to be very helpful to prevent gastritis type reactions. Certain things such as spaghetti sauce which frequently causes problems (too acidic??) I always precede with a Bromelain tablet and I think it helps a lot. the Now brand makes a good one, 500 mg., not too expensive.

However, the most important thing for me is VOLUME OF FOOD eaten in a period of time....I absolutely have to keep the amounts small. If I ever get that "stuffed" feeling, I'll get terrible pain. For whatever reason, my stomach cannot deal with much food at one time. When I keep this in mind, it's always less an issue of WHAT I eat compared to HOW MUCH I eat. I try to stay with the old Taiwanese saying which is something like "Stop eating when you are 3/4 full."

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




The problem with Onion is that it is SOOO bad for gastritis. I tried a little on my fish last night, just to get a little bit of flavor and wound up in the bathroom all night.

I didn't know it was bad for gastritis! Sorry for the bad advice!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was dx w/gastritis over 20 years ago, but just recently discovered I also am gluten intolerant. I'm on the diet, but one thing I cannot find is a good digestive enzyme. I discovered the one I've been taking for years had wheat in it.

Apparently most enzymes w/amylase contain wheat. Has anyone found one that works for them. I need a pancreatin one for the occasional fish I eat.

Thanks for any input.................carole

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also suffered from horrible gastritis for nearly a year. Licorice root helped aid the acute pain, but it was ridding all points of inflammation in my diet that really ultimately cured it. This meant eating mostly whole foods and taking supplements like L-glutamine, Omega 3'a. probiotics and digestive enzymes. I also quit taking synthetic vitamins and started taking a multi made from food.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was dx w/gastritis over 20 years ago, but just recently discovered I also am gluten intolerant. I'm on the diet, but one thing I cannot find is a good digestive enzyme. I discovered the one I've been taking for years had wheat in it.

Apparently most enzymes w/amylase contain wheat. Has anyone found one that works for them. I need a pancreatin one for the occasional fish I eat.

Thanks for any input.................carole

Try the line by Brenda Watson...those work the best for me. I think the brand is New Life.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Guys

I'm going out of town in 2 days and I don't know if I have a stomach flu or if this is gastritis.

Only 4 months into this gluten-free at time of endo/colo Dr found mild gastritis, had not felt these symptoms until a day or two ago. Def. feels like a bug today.

Any idea how dangerous is this for someone with pretty severe celiac & several autoimmune conditions? Viruses typically just need to run their course right? I am going home to see Mom, maybe she can take care of me :)

Doubt a trip to urgent care or my internist would be of much help....& I will be so busy these last couple days!!!

(will probably touch base with my interest or GI mon, good grief!)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,373
    • Total Posts
      935,737
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,053
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    RichardNDL
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi.  I'm new to this!  Please help me get started. I want to try..I mean DO...a gluten free life so that, hopefully, my health issues will go away. So, please help me.
    • Hello. I apologize for this being long but I feel I should explain the situation so you better understand where I'm coming from. I am here because I do not have the time or money to be galavanting around to different doctors offices. I spent time doing that already, lost money out of my pay from not working but never found A SINGLE ANSWER.  I am a 23 year old female and back when I was about 13-14 I was diagnosed with Mononucleosis. Prior to this, I had been having other issues, or at least the minor problems I had previously considered as 'growing pains' since that's what my primary at the time attributed my pains to. Well now i'm 23 and it's only gone downhill since then. Back then I was told by a GI doctor who had done two or three EDG's and two colonoscopies that I have "the enzymes for crohn's and need to be careful." No other explanation other than eat 'gluten free'..... Now, this was kind of when it was the new 'health fad' for people, so being so young my logic was 'I'm young, I should be able to do what I want and eat what I want without worry!" so that's what i continued to do, despite feeling overall unwell. (I had really always felt unwell so it wasn't really that big of a deal for me)  Now that i'm older, i've literally experience an entire swath of issues. The only reason I am here is because I am now thinking back to that conversation with the GI Doctor that maybe she was right. While I do have insurance, I honestly don't really have the money to be shelling out for these tests all over again as I was lucky the first time around when my grandparents had taken me since I was underage.  My symptoms over the years and continuing have been: (in full, some may have nothing to do with the another)
      Lower back problems, feeling like sciatica but never confirmed. X-rays, MRIs, etc show nothing despite the intense pain. Drs now refuse to do more tests for 'nothing'. So I am left to handle feeling like an elephant is sitting on my lower back, right above my tailbone. (I did fall on that around 12 or 13 but doc never called back after testing, assumed i was fine...)
      Stomach cramping/spasm feelings
      On and off nausesa, any time of day.
      Inability to sleep. 
      Constant changes from hot to cold. (Original doctor has said over the years my temperature seems to run higher than normal. I almost always feel feverish even if only slightly.)
      Headaches/migraines
      Fatigue
      Lightheadedness at times
      Restless legs (DRIVES. ME. INSANE. The muscle relaxers i've been given just made it 1000000x worse! I was so sleepy but couldn't fall asleep due to the restlessness.)
      On and off diarrhea / constipation (I don't know what a 'normal' bowel movement is)
      Costochondritis that has come and gone since I was in 4th grade. (I remember the day because it was April Fools day and everybody thought I was faking the serious pain I was in. I could barely breathe, it felt like my tendons/muscles were being torn apart on the inside) .  I believe this is what my original DR thought was 'growing pains', except they never stopped even after I was finished growing..
      I used to get sick very easily - for about two years it seemed to clear up then i started getting infections non-stop.
      There are some .... embarrassing things... Such as despite how many times I clean myself I feel like i'm.... leaking.......... 
      Sharp/ache like pains everywhere in my body.
      There are likely many other things that I'm just so used to I'm not listing because I'm not sure if they're even related.



      I am just so tired of feeling like dog crap. I've never felt 100%, ever. For as long as I can remember i've always had issues but I come from a family that kind of just.... deals with their problems and not complain 24/7. After years of that, I need help. I am absolutely fed up not being able to do things because I just feel generally crappy. It's seriously depressing and making my depression and anxiety worse. Is testing for a second time worth it? If it is, what tests should I really be focusing on to figure out if this is my problem?
    • Thanks for the responses raven and cyclinglady!  I guess we just have to wait.  Is it wrong that I want there to be no question that its celiac?  She has had so many symptoms for awhile now--seemingly increasing--but I want there to be no question in her mind that she needs to be gluten-free--you know? For now we are working on eating gluten-free but I haven't really tackled the whole cross-contamination thing yet and looking into my freezer, fridge and pantry I have a decent amount of gluten that the rest of us will eat.  Then I guess I'll decide how gluten-free the rest of us should be. On a side note--the gi ran a bunch of tests prior to the biopsy--I haven't seen the results--but they mentioned over the phone that her white blood cells were high--maybe due to celiac?    
    • https://okinawahai.com/tips-for-eating-gluten-free-in-okinawa/ Hope this helps!
    • Sorry you're feeling poorly Have you seen this page: https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2015/07/27/getting-off-ppis-can-be-a-challenge/ I think you can get gluten free DGL, maybe worth a try?
  • Upcoming Events