Post # 1
Hi Bees, I’m hoping some of the health nuts out there can help me. I have celiac disease, I have been gluten free for almost 2 years now, yet I still have stomach problems almost every day. I went to see my doctor & he said i might be allergic something else. but he has to do a procedure, sticking a camera down my throat to look at my stomach (yay!) but its scheduled almost 2 months away. Soooo, I’m pretty much stuck for 2 months still in pain.
I usually eat a lot of gluten free stuff, like bread, cereal & other snacks. Well I was thinking do you think I would feel better if I went strict diet? I mean like only fruits & veggies & meat. I know i probably would feel better, but its going to be tough. But i’m tired of having stomach pain everyday. I’m also allergic to eggs & dairy.
Just wondering if any bees can tell me if they have had a lot of stomach issues, what they did to get rid of them. Or if your allergic to gluten also, what do you eat?
Ugh but the worst part is 2 weeks before my procedure i have to eat some type of gluten everyday, I’m NOT happy about doing it. But he says he has to see how my stomach looks when it reacts to gluten. ughhhh
Post # 3
I have a strong gluten sensitivity and have recently discovered that I feel TONS better on a gluten, soy, and dairy free diet. I also have fibromyagia (starting to wonder about that honestly because I feel so much better eating this way).
Post # 4
I have celiac and can’t have any gluten, ever again.
I feel much better since my diagnosis. My stomach issues are gone, my headaches are gone, I am not covered in rashes and hives, my hands aren’t swelling up, etc.
Honestly, I don’t eat a lot of gluten free products. Obviously I have rice flour, etc. but mostly just the basics. We just usually eat a gluten free natural diet – chicken, steak, fish, rice, veggies, etc.
I try not to eat a ton of processed food.
Post # 5
I would look into an elimination diet. Their usually used in kids testing for allergies, but it should work for you. Basically you bring your diet down to super basics. No food coloring, minimal preservatives, no dairy, eggs etc. You allow your body about two-three weeks on this super basic diet to let it resest so to speak, and then you add one possible trigger food. You eat the food regularly for about two weeks to let it build up in your system and watch for a reaction. If there isn’t one you can leave that food in your diet and start with a new one.
Definetely talk to your doctor before starting anysort of diet. These sort of things should be done under the supervision of a doctor/nutritionist. I hope you feel better.
Post # 6
@Linz1231: i think your right though, I think it might be the processed food, even if it is gluten free
I’m eating gluten free now, but somehting is still there bugging my stomach! I felt good at first, but everything is starting to come back.
@nikkialys: Thats what my mom wanted me to do, so i think im just going to elimate everything out now, and try to see if gluten really is the problem by eating it. well my doctor says i have to start eating it again before my procedure anyways.