152.Coeliac and wheat intollerance Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 4

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2007-02-14

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Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Debbie on 2007-04-21

Is it possible to control wheat intolerance by only eating wheat in the mornings, or am I just kidding myself? My stomach seems to feel okay if it has all day to digest the food. Contrarily, if I eat wheat at night, my stomach hurts all night, I am very hot, and break out in a sweat. Am I still damaging my stomach by eating wheat in the morning even though I don't seem to feel the effects of it?

Also - Does the night sweating after eating wheat necessarily mean I actually have celiac disease? I had a blood test many years ago and tested negative.

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2007-04-21

It is possible that you are getting a mild reaction, and when you lie down you get a slight reflux of acid into the lower end of the oesophagus.

Active movement can also aid digestion when you eat in the morning.

If you cannot detect any problem with eating wheat and the tests have been negative, then the chances of causing damage are fairly low.

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Emma on 2007-08-05

I had very bad heart burn on a flight recently and was telling a friend about it. He said that I must be wheat intolerant and the intolerance is what caused the heart burn.

He asked if I ate bread or dairy produce of any kind before I flew - I'd eaten a french baguette with Jarlsberg cheese, ham and mayonnaise.

I have eaten bread since I was a little girl (I'm in my early 30's now) - I love fresh bread and have never suffered from eating bread and dairy products.

Does wheat and dairy intolerance cause heart burn or was I just unlucky to have heart burn while flying?

Thoughts/feedback welcome

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2007-08-05

An allergy or intolerance diagnosis is never based on a single incident. Only a long history of several symptoms would indicate this. Heart burn can be caused by the stress of flying, eating out of your normal schedule, sitting in a cramped position etc.

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Katie on 2007-08-07

Hi. My daughter who is 4 has had the blood test and the biopsy which have said she is not coeliacs. However, since she went on gluten free diet she has had a huge improvement. Our consultant at the hospital has said to keep her on gluten free as it is more than likely a wheat intolerance. Are they both treated the same? A gluten free diet? Some sites say yes and some say no as some gluten product still contain wheat. I'm confused now. I'm have another appointment to discuss this but not for 2 weeks. Also, can my daughter get prescription products or will i still have to pay for everything even though i have been advised to keep her on a gluten free diet. Any comments and advice would be much appreciated!!!

Thanks in advance


Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Christina on 2007-08-07

I eagerly await a response to your reply as I am exactly the same was diagnosed with a Wheat Intollerance and told not too eat foods with Wheat in and to buy all my own (not told about prescriptions).

While the Nurse doing the biopsy said I defenately had Coeliac.

Have cut Wheat out and got no reaction. Exactly the same. Cut Gluten out as well and WOW!!!! Amazing results.

My family all have the same symptoms as me on one side of the family going back 3 generations.

As a child I was addicted to sausages. Loved them!! Ate them all the time. Despite having CD symptoms although in the 1970/80's GP's didnt know what they know now. I now think it is possible to be addicted to foods that your body is actually rejecting.

What foods does your daughter crave???

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2007-08-07

Anyone whose health improves dramatically on a gluten-free or wheat free diet should avoid both completely.

Don't worry too much about the lack of prescription foods. There is a wide selection of basic foodstuffs which are completely gluten-free in any good sized supermarket.
I eat a completely gluten-free diet but although I was offered food on prescription, I have never bothered with it. You may need to cook a little more food yourself - but at least you know what goes into it.

My gluten-free diet buying ingredients at the supermarket costs no more than for anyone else.

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Mark on 2007-08-09

I was diagnosed two years ago as having CD after years of trying to persuade my GP that there was something wrong. Confirmed after all the usual tests bloods and endoscope etc. Biggest problem is that I have suffered from is weight gain despite sticking to a healthy gluten free diet and exercising, nearly four stone and I wasnt exactly skinny before this. Bloating comes and goes but is so bad stomach looks like a football. How do others find controlling their weight with CD? Is it possible I could have other intolerances? My consultant is useless as are most of the GPs I have spoken to, who seem to have little if any depth of knowledge on the subject.

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2007-08-09

Bloating suggests that you are having difficulty with some other foods. Cows milk and products made from it such as butter and cheese is the commonest culprit. Soya is also a possibility.

Weight gain can result from eating too high a proportion of easily digested foods - sugary foods, white bread, cake biscuits, potato, carrots. The rush of sugar from their digestion encourages your body to lay down fat to get rid of it quickly. Try changing your diet to cut these out and increase the fish, meat, oil, fruit and vegetables.
Look for foods with a low glycaemic index.