The Celiac Belly in Related Issues & Disorders Posted September 14, 2008 · Report to Admin Hi there. Not sure if I've posted in response to this thread before, but I believe severe bloating can be one of the most psychologically disturbing symptoms Celiacs have. Nothing like looking "fat" when you can't help it. Nothing like not being able to fit into nice clothes when you have a special event to go to. It's soooo depressing. Some things that help me: - Gas X. I take it every day and it really helps dissolve any built-up gas before it bloats me. - Fennel Tea. Wonder herb when it comes to knocking out the bloat. NOW brand also makes capsules which work just as well. - Limited grains. For me, this is key. I can digest gluten-free grains fine IF I have them sparingly, such as once or twice a week. This may not be a problem for others. - Hot tea and coffee. Not sure why, but hot drinks seem to make my stomach happy. - No huge meals. Eating huge amounts of food at a time does not make my digestive system happy. - Magnesium capsules, strong coffee before breakfast every morning, and Amitiza (prescription constipation med). All three work in conjunction to keep me having a normal BM every day (usually right after the 2nd cup of coffee), which keeps bloating away. Secondary food intolerances can also cause bloating, so keep an eye out for that. It is my belief that once you have cut out all offenders from your diet, you shouldn't be bloated anymore, so if you are still having problems, keep looking. There WILL be something that helps.