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Here is an interesting article on gluten Intolerance. Many mix up gluten sensitivity and allergy. Many blogs publish incorrect information.
The range of Celiac symptoms is wide. It can only be diagnosed by a blood test/biopsy. Some people are even asymptomatic.
Recognizing Celiac Disease:
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Recognizing Celiac Disease www.recognizingceliacdisease.
10 Tests that could save your life www.50plus.com/health/10-tests-that-
Dr. Alejandro Junger - 'Healing the gut' (from Dr. Oz) www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-day-jumpst
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LMAO! That's cute. I had gone to work one day and I had some Mongolian food for lunch....a whole 5 bites. I walked in looking like I was 6 months pregnant. My supervisor's mouth dropped open and she asked if I was ok. I told her she could now see for herself why I had been in the emergency room so much. At least I wasn't faking it and she knew it.
The first time I bloated up like that with my current boyfriend, I had gone to pick up his kids for the weekend. When I got out of the car, they asked me when I was due and how it happened since their dad can't have kids. lol. I was ready to beat them both.
Thanks for the replies! I admit I haven't seen a doctor about any of this. I know I should, but to be honest it's not in the budget. So for now I'm doing this & paying attention to how I feel after eating certain foods. It's so odd about the brownie mix, I wonder what that's all about?
With the corn-I have noticed over the past couple of years it doesn't sit well with me. I don't have corn on the cob anymore & avoid it in general. I never really thought about corn-based products, so I guess that's another thing to consider!
And I looked it up-Benfotiamine-interesting stuff, I've never heard of it before, thanks for the heads-up!
Oh-CLeisure-you're comment about looking pregnant reminded me of this: this all started for me back about 10 years ago when I was with my ex. There were times I was so bloated & it would last a couple of days, that even tho it was completely irrational I actually took pregnancy tests! I thought there was no way my gut could get that big all on it's own! Honestly-I do know how the birds & the bees work, I just never made the connection that it was what I ate, not how much.
Bentothiamine spelling? is a B vitamin that will help with nerve pain.
If it is going to be it is up to me !!!
Yo0u may also have problems with the other grains like corn. I know most people think of corn as a vegetable but it is a grain and besides you don't siloed vegetables and corn is siloed
My youngest son has the markers for CD but no CD. If he eats anything with gluten or milk in it he gets real bloated and constipated and his stomach hurts for days. Have you gone to a GI dr? Mine just told me here recently I have peptic ulcers and IBS on top of the Celiac and that's why I haven't been able to get rid of the pain. I'm now on a GF and low protein diet (kidney problems) and she told me yesterday to stay away from the milk.
Remember also, that some GF foods are still processed in a facility that manufactures non-gf foods. I don't even attempt those at all because I usually have a bad reaction. I'll know within minutes because my stomach will swell till it looks like I'm pregnant and within a couple of hours I have blisters on my mouth. I've learned it's not worth it unless it's something that I had already known I didn't have a reaction to.
I also reacted to the BC GF brownies. I've found some GF people on FB that reacted to them too.Didnt react to other BC products, didnt like them but no reaction just the brownies.
I'd suggest getting tested for CD, I had a lot of your symptoms and was in denial till I developed Dermatitis Herpeformiis(DH).
Hello! I have been checking out the forums here for about a month, as well as gathering info online regarding gluten. I started looking into it after the topic being brought up due to one friend being diagnosed with Hashimoto Syndrome along with a wheat allergy. I know I do not have Celiac disease, & I doubt I have a true gluten allergy, but there are symptoms I've had for a long time that made me wonder if gluten sensitivity is the culprit.
For starters-bloating & uncomfortable fullness that don't sync with the amount of food I ate. For example, having a PB&J sandwich & a piece of fruit for lunch, then feeling like I had actually eaten a feast of Thanksgiving Day proportions. This has been going on for at least 10 years. It got to the point where I was afraid to eat anything before going to an event at night or on the weekend in case I had the bloat belly & gas going on. (nausea was an issue at times too.)
The other is more recent-bouts of extreme fatigue. I will admit that there have been times where driving to or from work were probably not very wise. And again, not knowing what version of me will show up when going out with friends-tired me or "normal" me. I never really said much about it to anyone-I would just have some coffee & hope for the best. Besides, who wants to hear someone complain about being tired, isn't everyone at some point?
I thought the fatigue was due to a med I was on for nerve pain in my neck, so I went off of it. I just found out the Advil I have been taking in it's place on a fairly regular basis has gluten in it.
Anyway, I'm in the 4th week of my experiment. All had been going well gut-wise (the fatigue hasn't gone away-although I just discoverd the Advil news last night.) But as I said, all had been going well gut-wise until this past weekend-2 days of bloat, gas, & fullness & slight nausea that I am still recovering from. The only thing I had this past weekend that I've never had before was Betty Crocker GF brownie mix brownies. I had them first on Friday, & it started Friday night. Had some on Sat. & it continued-I finally looked up on line & read some reviews people posted on Amazon. There were a small percentage that had the same experience, so I threw the rest of the brownies out. Has anyone else had this experience? I've had other GF products with no issues, like pizza crust, spaghetti, and tortillas.
I'd like to thank everyone for all the insight & info, it's been truly eye-opening! I still don't know for sure if this is my issue, but at the very least it's made much more aware of the food I eat.