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8/13/09 7:01 A

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I've also had gluten reactions to Tums. I noticed they're now saying they can't guarantee that their vendors ingredients aren't gluten-free. I stopped using them and my symptoms went away. So you might want to be careful about that.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
8/12/09 9:34 P

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Prep for a colonoscopy??? - Isn't that a little drastic? (A friend thought I was being drastic when I suggested taking some Milk of Magnesia.)

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8/12/09 3:13 P

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Next time, try charcol tablets. They help absorb and rid body of toxins. I think its helped me more than any anti-gas pills.
You could also do the prep they use for a colonoscopy.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
8/10/09 8:39 P

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Glad to hear you are finally feeling better.

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CNR5156 Posts: 23
8/10/09 12:02 P

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Thanks everyone! I will be on the look out for gluten-free beer! I tried your different ideas but time was the best helper... it took about 5 days to be out of pain!

I had not been "officially" diagnosed celiac until the end of last week but had been avoiding it previously because of suspicion... now that i have the official diagnosis and painful experiences from cheating, i am ready to face this full force!

THANKS!

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8/4/09 3:53 P

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It may not work for you, but Phazyme (or something close to that) has helped me in a pinch. I buy the extra strength version at the drugstore.

Now, once it has hit my colon and if I am still in pain I have been forced more than once to do a coffee enema. Hate them, but I feel better.

When I eat gluten, I feel like I have broken glass going through my system. It is horrible.

I drink only gluten free beer!

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
8/2/09 4:53 P

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This is NOT medical advice: When I am bloated it helps to eat a simple meal that is high in protein along with some relatively low carb vegetables. My favorite meal is salmon and asparagus. Turkey and green beans would also work for me. Fruit just seems to add to the bloating. Exercise also helps if I am not in pain. I wish you the best.

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8/2/09 4:27 P

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sorry I don't have any suggestions, but time
They do have gluten-free beer, I don't know if you knew.

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8/2/09 4:21 P

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This weekend I decided that one beer "couldn't hurt" but boy was I wrong! Since my Friday night beer, my stomach has been so distended that I decided to measure it today to see if it was all in my head. My waist is measuring 4 inches more than when I measure myself on Thursday! WHOOA!

I know that it will just take a few days to go away but it is painful and noticeable AND I'm going to the beach tomorrow for a week! I really don't want to look 4 months pregnant all week in a bathing suit! Does anyone have suggestions for what could help speed up the process of going back to normal???

I've been eating lots of fruit, popping Tums and drinking peppermint tea but no relief! I'll try anything at this point!! Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!!

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