Gas and gluten seem to go together in some different ways for different people. I had problems with gluten for 30 years or more before I knew it. I had some symptoms, then others, then others. Gas was one of the last before I figured it all out. I had the rash for 30 years so it was a long time before the gas started. It's like your body tells you but if you don't get the message it sends a different new message. After I finally figured it out and went gluten free so many problems went away that I would never have imagined went with the gluten and gas was one of them. Now that I've been GF for awhile, if I eat gluten I sneeze and have hay fever symptoms--that's my first warning. Sounds like your first warning is gas. Maybe you’re eating more gluten than you realize.
Bailey, I am sorry you hurt and sorry you may have to give up beer. I wrote my beer bear blog shortly after finding more things about beer my body does not like. I do not have a source to document the more sensitive factors of gluten intolerance but people do get that way. ‘One crumb and a hospital trip is eminent’ for some true Celiacs with years of abstention, may be it also gets worse with aging. (Not enough info to clarify this). May you find a fun beverage that agrees with you and your system?
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Bob's Red Mill GF oats are my salvation - LOVE them. They are even better than my old fave, Quaker Old Fashion oats (more expensive but less expensive than McCains Irish Oats which they remind me of). Many regular grocery stores carry them now and Whole Foods always has them (I can buy them at Jewel-Osco and Dominicks as well).
Some stores are producing GF so you can also look for them but remember that sometimes they hide gluten under different names so you have to know them too.
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Hi, all. When I went GF a year ago, I had the same situation. I could eat most oats, and have no problem I still can eat Coach's Oats, and the Kirkland organic at Costco. But other brands, especially Quaker give me mega problems. I have a friend who says he's seen Quaker GF oats. I've not, and keep meaning to go to their website to check it. There are some pretty good GF beers out there according to my friend. I don't like them, so couldn't tell you. Good luck!
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I don't know if you have access to Bob's Red Mill products, but they have certified GF oats--That made me so happy because I love oatmeal and oat bread, etc. When I was first diagnosed w/Celiac's last year, I tried oats (in a cereal)and got sick. So, I stopped eating oats. But now I believe they were cross contaminated. Good luck with your experiment!
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I think it is possible for our bodies to become more sensitive to gluten after eating gf for years so that even a trace can have an effect. Can you try some oats that are certified gf and see if are OK with them? Then you will know that the Quaker oats might be cross contaminated.
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I have been really gassy the past few weeks. This is what brought me to GF eating to begin with as I tried to resolve this issue, I found gluten was to blame.
Please remember, I got a negative blood test but have been GF for over 2 yrs now and feel GREAT. I do drink Budweiser beer on occasion and have been able to consume Nature Valley granola bars and Quaker Oat's Oatmeal and have never had issues.
I got a new large container of the Quaker Oat's recently and then this gas issue started. I am wondering if it's the oats as I have been buying bulk oats for the past few months but couldn't get them so got the Quaker can *or* if my body is slowly starting to reject these?
When I first started eating gluten free, I could still drink Amstel Light and was okay w/ that. But after months of no gluten in my system except for that beer, then I started having issues with that beer.
I am wondering if it's the same issue now w/ oats, or if I got bad oats?.... I have been eating quaker oats for breakfast for over a year now, about 5 days a week.
So this morning, I have peanut butter on my GF bread... hoping to be less gassy today and tomorrow...
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