• 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Gas And Can't Figure Out The Cause
0

11 posts in this topic

Ive been gluten-free for 6 mos and things are going well. However the past several days I've had smelly gas each night. I'd say 3 of the last 4 days. Always at dinner time or later. No glutening symptoms, normal BMs, feel fine otherwise. My meals each of these days have been different. I thought maybe it was garlicky hummus but no hummus today. I can't ID a common ingredient from those days breakfasts, lunches, or snacks. Could lactose cause symptoms 6-12 hrs later?

0

Share this post


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


I do believe lactose could cause symptoms 6-12 hours later. That may well be your problem. Try laying off of it for the next few days & see what happens.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When this happens to me, I always suspect soy. They're sneaking that stuff into everything! The last time it happened, it turned out that the chopped garlic I was using had soybean oil in.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been lactose intolerant for most of my life, and several in the family including brothers and nephews. From my own experience I will say absolutely yes, it can happen 6-12 hrs. later. Smelly gas going on for much of the evening is typical of some. Others will get cramps and run to the bathroom and then it will be over for them. It depends on how much lactose you have consumed and your rate of your digestive system and what else is in there being digested at the time, and the degree of your lactose intolerance.

The lactose intolerance tests at my Digestive Disease Center can take up to 4 hours. They cannot tell you how long the test will be in advance because people digest at different rates. They just say be prepared to stay there for up to 4 hours. You are given a big dose of lactose sugar to drink, and there is nothing else in your system at the time because you have not been allowed to eat or drink since the evening before.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Before you start suspecting other foods and cutting them out give it another day or so. Garlic and chickpeas are both gas producing foods (especially when your stomach is vulnerable) and it can take more than a day to clear from your system.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I would suggest the garlic hummus is a real possibility!

Do you eat gluten-free grains? I ate some gluten free granola (KIND) the other day, and I had horrible gas for two days- ONLY thing different that I had, no eating out or anything abnormal. I am thinking of trying it again to see if it does the same!! We tried gluten-free pizza crust a few weeks ago, and had the same effect- I assume it can be common to have issues digesting gluten-free grains?

I would give it another day, the garlic hummus sounds like the culprit!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I was gas free once again on the 6th, 7th, 8th. I was out of town the 6th and 7th and eating gopicnic meals and thai food. No issues. Ate as I usually would at home on the 8th and no problem. Last night I was a bit bloated, but not gassy and tonight I'm gassy again. I did actually have hummus, although different brand, while traveling, but not here at home, so I've ruled that out.

Yesterday:

breakfast: coffee w/ creamer, scrambled egg w/ a bit of shredded cheese and avocado

lunch: diet dr pepper and a few tortilla chips (on the run and no time for lunch)

dinner: corn pasta fagioli, salad, strawberry shortcake (gluten-free busquick w/ fresh picked berried and whip cream)

Today:

breakfast: coffee w creamer, gluten-free Vans waffle w/ strawberries

lunch: ham and shredded cheese on corn tortilla w/ avocado, leftover gluten-free pregresso corn chowder soup

dinner: turkey sausage, cantaloupe, boiled spinach, strawberry shortcake (gluten-free busquick w/ fresh picked berried and whip cream)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a friend of mine who is a science teacher says

Carbs = gassssssss

Protein = smell

The things I would focus in on are corn, creamer and ham.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking from my own experience only and noticing what you posted that you ate I might first suspect corn. I would agree creamer and ham could be possibilities also but I see a lot of corn in there.

Speaking as someone who has corn intolerance herself (and having a little granddaughter who could clear out a movie theater with smelly noisy gas if you make the mistake of giving her popcorn) I can tell you what I know about it.

Symptoms can include nausea, bloating, cramping, gas, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain.

The cause of intolerance is because the small intestines do not produce enough of the enzymes needed to digest the proteins and/or sugars that are found in corn. It might also be that you are not intolerant but just consumed more corn in one day than you intestines could break down and digest.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all for helping me troubleshoot. I keep a food log so I'll keep an eye on the corn connection.

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
      106,397
    • Total Posts
      930,327
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,814
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    MH0730
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I've given up on all those processed gluten free foods out there and have stuck to eating a whole foods diet. I have noticed such a huge, massive, difference in my energy, mood, sleep, and well being. Needless to say I've been doing a lot of cooking but have been leaving sugar out because I don't know the safe brands. I tried using Stevia in the raw but keep getting horrible headaches when I use it. I saw that the first ingredient is Dextrose so it's not "raw". Anyway, what are the safe brands out there as far as white and brown sugars go? I made saurkraut and pork chops last night and would've loved potato salad. Also while I'm on here, what about Mayo? What's safe? I saw Sir Kennsington was gluten-free Certified.
    • My Celiac disease presented as yours did: anemia, unexplained weight loss, aches and pains (due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies from malabsorption), the abdominal burning (whether I ate or not), decreased appetite, itching, the works. Plus I had a mood like a gorgon, which wasn't helped by my friends telling me "how slender!" I looked. My bones were basically all that was holding me up. I've had the blood panel too, which has proven very informative. I had a follow-up celiac panel after I'd been on the diet for over a year and it showed the diet was working. I also went through an anger phase because my (now former) doc (who is also my dad's doc and knows he has celiac AND knows we're related...) just wrote me a prescription for antidepressants, whereas I might have been spared years of feeling crappy (my late 30s!) if he'd just ordered a CBC and found the anemia. I'm a woman and I feel like sometimes whatever you say to a doc (even female docs!), all they hear is "psych symptoms". It really made me mad. But I've always pooped like a champ so I didn't exactly have typical symptoms either. Then I thought about how long it took my poor dad to get diagnosed (decades), which was before there was all this awareness, and I feel grateful for the fact that it took comparatively far less time for me to get my diagnosis and start feeling better. Don't worry about not finding stuff you like to eat: since gluten-free has become "the new thing" there are so many choices and the price has come down considerably since my dad got diagnosed (over 12 years ago). If your doc confirms celiac, then you'll be back on the (albeit gluten-free!) mac and cheese in no time, this time actually absorbing some of the mac and cheesy goodness! Feel better and take care.
    • If you are worried about your glycemic levels, then you should test with a glucose meter.  I have diabetes (insulin resistance/TD2) and rice and potatoes spike me like crazy!  I might as well consume ice cream!  But if you do not have diabetes, no worries!  
    • Thanks to both of you for your replies. I wasn't so much concerned about the arsenic (although that is an additional consideration) as I was about the glycemic level. I don't bake enough to make blending my own flour blends worthwhile, so I will definitely check out the links you provided, Ennis_TX. So far I'm tolerating oats and my gastro doc says I can keep eating them as long as they're certified GT. I just looked at some crackers I have for hummus and noticed their main ingredient is rice. I should probably just eat the hummus with veggies!
    • I agree with Ennis.  It sounds like she is getting access to gluten way too often to expect healing.   I had some pretty severe patches of intestinal damage when I was diagnosed.  Anemia was my symptom and I had no gut issues then.  So, just because she injests gluten and does not have some major symptoms right away, does not mean she is not building up antibodies.  Have those antibodies been re-tested to see if they are in the normal ranges now?  Missing patches of damage in the small intestine is possible.  Heck, the small intestine is the size of a tennis court (goggle it).  So easy to miss.  Also, your GI should have taken more than four samples?  How many were taken? (Forgive me, if I have forgotten.) Cross contamination in your house is real, especially if you have kids in the house.  Member Jebby, a preemie doctor who has celiac disease, was not getting well.  Turns out her four small and adorable children were glutening her.  She made her house gluten free.  Just something to consider.   You mentioned she had access to gluten at a party.  So, does that mean she caves in and eats it?  She needs to become a stakeholder in this diet.  
  • Upcoming Events