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So I'm eating gluten again before my biopsy to make sure I am a celiac. (I chose this because I didn't feel much better after going gluten free), so I've been eating gluten for almost 3 weeks again. I have a lot more gas, and I'm more tired brain fog I think, kinda hard to tell.

Anyways, never had upset stomach or diarrhea or anything immediate from eating gluten, and I just ate soy sauce, supposedly with gluten for the first time since being diagnosed, at a restaurant. My stomach feels awful, and it started like 5 10 minutes after eating it. So I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with soy sauce in particular being worse for them than other sources of gluten, or if there's any chemistry/biology behind why it perhaps might be? I eat soy a couple times a week regularly, in tofu and gluten-free soy sauce (the brand I used to buy was gluten-free anyways) so I don't think its just the soy.

I did read someone's blog about realizing soy sauce made them sick and are now a celiac, and they realized it was the soy sauce because they lived in Japan, came home for xmas in the US and felt fine, and then felt sick again when they wnet back because soy sauce was eaten at like, every meal. Presumably the person ate some form of gluten back in the US too though..?

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Sometimes a bunch of MSG will get me, and soy sauce has plenty of it!

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For me it would be a double wammy because I don't tolerate soy. I do miss soy sauce.

If you are back on gluten for testing your reactions may also be building up. It can take a bit to react when we add it back in so not all notice stomach issues as the first symptom.

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Triple threat for me --gluten, soy and MSG! :blink:

I'd be so sick, dazed and have such a pounding headache and racing heart ....I'd want to die. <_<

I used to eat Chinese food before DX and wonder why I felt so bad.

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Triple threat for me --gluten, soy and MSG! :blink:

Wow. :ph34r: At least I can tolerate soy though I avoid it becasue of my thyroid.

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Wow. :ph34r: At least I can tolerate soy though I avoid it becasue of my thyroid.

I can do a little soy lecithin and a little soybean oil in things now, but I avoided it totally for a year. But I am not a soy fan anyway. Tofu? blech. :lol:

(and from all I have read, yes, soy depresses the thyroid and affects estrogen levels as well)

Not the best food for most of us, I am thinking. :unsure:

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Triple threat for me --gluten, soy and MSG! :blink:

I'd be so sick, dazed and have such a pounding headache and racing heart ....I'd want to die. <_<

I used to eat Chinese food before DX and wonder why I felt so bad.

I'd be in the same boat with IrishHeart. I react to all 3 too. Even before I was DXed with Celiac I knew soy sauce bothered me. :blink:

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