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8/11/11 3:05 P

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Thanks for all of the great advice. I'm still feeling sick at night but I'm sure it will pass once my body had some time to heal up.

My celiac tests came back negative. Gee, what a surprise (sarcasm ;-) I didn't expect anything to come of the tests, the doctors have been blowing me off for years. Well, I know my body better than they do so I'm going to stay gluten free.

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8/10/11 11:31 P

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There is more to dairy intolerance than lactose, just FYI. It can also be related to casein and whey which are in a lot of things including lactose free products, and many processed foods.

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8/10/11 12:20 P

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Thanks for replying! I need to keep an eye on what I'm eating. Luckily i used SP trackers so I know exactly what I've been eating since I started gluten free. I am lactose intolerance and I did eat some regular yogurt (oops! but I usually don't have a problem with yogurt)) and I've had A LOT of bananas this week so maybe that has something to do with it. No gluten though.

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8/10/11 9:43 A

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I also had to eliminate non-gluten grains to feel well. When I was first diagnosed I found that I couldn't have sorghum, quinoa, or even much rice (they made me nauseous and feverish, just like the gluten grains). Teff and amaranth caused me to break out in a huge rash.

The good news is that as my body healed on the GF diet I've seen those reactions decrease. I can now have a full serving of quinoa or rice, with no reaction. This summer I accidentally ate some of a pizza crust that included sorghum with no reaction. I'm still nervous, but happy to see the improvement. More variety is always good!

You might look at your diet for hidden gluten. For example, many BBQ sauces (usually not vinegar based ones, though) include modified food starch. Some spice brands are not GF. Many thicker salad dressings (like Ranch) include modified food starch. I bought a grocery shopping guide from www.triumphdining.com when I was first diagnosed that helped me sort out safe foods. They also have a restaurant guide that is wonderful if you like to eat out (although no guarantee of a safe meal - you still need to inform the servers, ask lots of questions, and trust your instincts if something doesn't seem right).

If eating out, cross-contamination is a HUGE issue. I also got sick eating an Udi's sandwich once. I was one of the first customers of the day, and watched the woman make the sandwich. I have no idea where the gluten could have come from, but I was definitely sick. As a result I don't go to that restaurant any longer. These days restaurants love to add GF menus or notations on their regular menu. The folks who track these things have promised restaurants 17% higher profits if they cater to the GF market. However that doesn't mean that they take the responsibility seriously. There is a restaurant nearby that has a few items marked on their menu as GF. One was fries, one was some sort of lettuce wrap. I asked the server about these. Are the fries cooked in a dedicated fryer so they don't get contaminated with gluten? Does the lettuce wrap filling contain soy sauce (which usually is made with wheat)? She came back to me with, "No. The kitchen staff said we're not THAT careful. We just wanted to point out items that don't include wheat flour..."

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8/10/11 9:31 A

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Is there anything that you eat or drink that's the same every night? If so, you probably have a food/drink sensitivity to it. According to my nutritionist it takes at least 6 weeks for all gluten to get out of your body once you stop eating it.

Also you may have other food allergies besides gluten intolerance. I have many and had no idea. One is lettuce. I'd eat a salad for dinner, belch it, have stomach pain, pain would keep me awake sometimes or would wake up in morning still with stomach pain. Occasionally when I could sleep, I'd wake up vomitting lettuce back up (sorry to be so graphic). You may have other food allergies though. Although I'm older I wasn't tested for food allergies until Dec. 2010. That's why all of this is still fresh on my mind.





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8/10/11 9:25 A

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In addition to grains, other hard to digest items that could cause this are dairy, raw vegetables and possibly fruit, and beans. Try having basic meals with just meat, some steamed veggies and maybe a potato. I could tolerate some lettuce if it was the very soft kind. This should improve once your belly heals but that takes a while.


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You may want to stop eating all grains for a while. I am working on that now. last night I ate a bar be que chicken sandwich on an Udi's g free bun and got horrible sick to my stomach :/

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8/10/11 7:51 A

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So I'm on Day 6 of my gluten free lifestyle. Not feeling too much of a difference yet. I can eat a little and survive during the day.....but at night is another story. After my last light meal around 6 pm I start getting upset stomach, nausea, and GI cramping. Sometimes it lasts through the night and keeps me awake. Does anyone else get this night sickness?

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