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  1. Thanks for your reply. I am sorry for my micommunication. I only started eating Cheerios AFTER I had completed my gluten free diet. Before that, I had gluten-free Rice Crisp cereal for breakfast with no milk. While on my gluten-free diet, I ate lots of fruits, vegetables, plain chicken, and products that clearly said "gluten free" on the package. I prepared all the foods myself so am pretty certain I was eating gluten-free. I also ensured all of my shampoos and lotions were gluten free.
  2. So after being gluten free for a few week and noticing no difference I started to suspect something else. You see, every morning after my breakfast of plain Cheerios (without milk) I always feel great until about 20 minutes after lunch, when the nausea in my upper stomach starts to kick in. This is very consistent and has been for over a year. However I noticed yesterday that after I ate a meal very heavy in soy tofu and soy "peanut" butter, I felt extra terrible. Perhaps I have a soy intolerance? I know soy is in more food than is gluten, which is why it may have been hard to pinpoint in the past. What does everyone think?
  3. Thank you for your replies. Yes I have tried an elimination diet before without being able to find any culprits. However, it was not professionally supervised. My ND, however, did suggest a full course of probiotic suppliments, which also did not help.
  4. Hi everyone, I have been gluten free for 10 days and have experienced no change in my symptoms of consistent dull nausea in my upper stomach and eczema on my inner elbows. I have been struggling with this for almost a year and a half and am about out of options (having had almost every medical test imagineable with negative results). I did have about a 3 month repreieve where I found my symptoms dissapeared as long as I did not eat chicken. Although it make no difference anymore, I cannot help but think that chicken may be involved in some way... anyone have any ideas? I typically feel better in the morning and the nausea begins around late morning/afternoon or right after lunch. Since I haven't noticed that it makes any difference what I eat, do you think it's possible that my stomach is just sensitive to all food? Due to the eczema especially, I have this strong hunch I am intolerant so some food, just have yet to figure out what it is. I am really sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Thanks so much for all your input.
  5. I must admit I have overlooked soap, shampoo, hand lotion, and facial cream. Is there a good comprehensive list anywhere of "safe" products to use?
  6. I felt great the first 10 days I was on my gluten-free diet but then starting feeling badly again. I'm starting to think it's not a gluten-intolerance but figured I'd ask this question. I don't understand what caused it the only thing I can think of is cold cuts that I eat about once a week. I know that these sometimes have gluten in them but does anyone know the true likelihood? Thanks!
  7. Thank you everyone for your replies!! They have been very inspirational. I have not yet had a Celiac blood panel (it's about the only test that I have not had.) I am going to go gluten-free for a week, and then longer if it makes any difference. Then I'll get the blood panel to confirm. My gut feeling (no pun intended) is that I do not have Celiac but a gluten intolerance that will probably come and go throughout my life. But we will see! Thanks again everyone!
  8. Thank you for your reply. I don't think it's dairy as I hardly eat any dairy. I am convinced, as you mentioned, that my eczema is caused by a food intolerance. I have had complete allergy testing and am allergic to no foods, so I am even more convinced that it is a food intolerance. I was reading an interesting medical journal artilce on PubMed which talked about how more than ever, people diagnosed with GI/celiac disease have the "atypical" symptoms. I am hoping that I fall into this category since my only symptom is nausea, tenderness in the region below my sternum, and eczema. Just have to learn how to totally eliminate gluten from my diet for a few weeks...
  9. Thanks for your reply. I am trying to figure out how long I need to go off gluten to see if I have a gluten intolerance. The most I have been off of it is 3 days with no real difference. What was your experience? I just want this nausea to go away.
  10. Thanks for your reply jerseyangel. It's great to find a place that shows support, I feel like no one else can understand the pain I have been in for the past year. My eczema is on my inner elbows- is that where yours was? Did your eczema go away once you stopped eating gluten? How long did it take? I don't know if I could actually go off all gluten products for a month, but I am willing to try 5 days. I really just do not want to get my hopes up that I have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. After suffering for this long I just want a diagnosis, some way to know was is actually wrong with me. Do you know of a good website that lists gluten free foods? Also, I never thought about personal care products triggering a gluten reaction, thanks for mentioning that. I was also reading how the classic symptoms of gluten intolerance are not always present in people with gluten intolerance. This sparked my attention since I do not have bloating, diarrhea, or headaches that so many people with celiac disease have. Thank again.
  11. Hi everyone, I am a male in my early 20s. I have been struggling with a persistent nausea for about a year now. My only symptoms are nausea and eczema which appeared at about the same time. I have had every medical test you can imagine all with normal results. Really the only thing left that anyone can think of is Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. I have tired going gluten-free for a few days but haven't really noticed any results. I know that celiac disease is often linked with Dermatitis Herpetiformis (which I do not have). However, I was curious if anyone has ever heard of it linked with eczema? Also, how many days would you suggest I eat gluten-free in order to know if I am gluten intolerant? Thanks very much!
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