Do you have a gluten allergy?

shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
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Im curious how many people have this problem..i haven't been to the doctors but i have all the symptoms so I'm trying to cut wheat out.. it is extremely hard!
05/06/2012
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bayosgirl bayosgirl
I've noticed that I feel worse--foggy headed, more emotionally erratic---when I eat wheat. I've never been tested, but I try to avoid it.
05/07/2012
bh253 bh253
I may, haven't been tested though.
05/09/2012
Kitka Kitka
My son has Celiac's Disease so we're quite familiar with this. You can message me if you'd like to talk about it more.
05/09/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
No, I don't. I have lactose intolerance and dairy allergies. I find it odd that so many places have gluten free menu choices, but rarely dairy free choices.

Plus, true gluten intolerance is not the same as a wheat protein allergy. (Allergies are when a certain protein triggers your immune system to rebel against it, an "intolerance" ; is when a a food source cannot be absorbed by the body and often will cause serious damage to the GI system.) Celiac Disease requires the complete removal all ALL gluten containing foods, including oats, rye, barley, triticale and others. Also, including such diverse things as soy sauce, most boxed and mixed foods and even some non food items.

As a nurse, I've seen a huge rise in the number of people who are wondering if they have Celiac. Celiac is a serious condition that can effect growth, health and development. The most accurate way to be diagnosed is to see a Gastrointerologist and he will do some blood work as well as a small intestine biopsy. Without the biopsy, and good medical support and care it's virtually impossible to tell for sure if you have Celiac.

If you have Celiac, the villi in your intestines will be lying flat, thus not absorbing nutrients. A biopsy is not difficult to do and will yield true results. With true gluten intolerance ,the person is not absorbing nutrients efficiently and will almost always have a history of growth and developmental problems, not to mention nearly always be malnourished.

Also, cutting out gluten if you don't really have Celiac or true gluten intolerance is not only difficult to do but can lead to B vitamin deficiencies. Any "diet" that requires cutting a major food group out of your diet should be diagnosed and treated by a competent physician. If you aren't gluten intolerant, cutting out gluten will not "make you feel better" as gluten is something the majority of humans can absorb and benefit from eating. Only those with true diagnostic Celiac should be altering their diet in this way.

One of the GI doctors I know said that of all the people who come into his office thinking the have true Celiac or gluten intolerance, less than 5% actually do. Please be careful with your health and don't cut out otherwise healthy foods, unless you have been tested and have a good clear cut diagnosis.
05/09/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
My mom's friend has it mildly, and she cuts wheat out except for a piece of bread a day!
05/09/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
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Originally posted by P'Gell
No, I don't. I have lactose intolerance and dairy allergies. I find it odd that so many places have gluten free menu choices, but rarely dairy free choices.

Plus, true gluten intolerance is not the same as a wheat protein allergy. ... More
Thank you..I cant afford a doctor and tests so that why Ive just been reading up on it and its symptoms. Ive been having some issues with my stomach...Ive always been constipated,but now after I eat something my stomach usually starts hurting,gets bloated,and feels like I have severe gas. It sucks .Hopefully its just a long lasting stomach bug that wont go away
05/11/2012
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