367.Gluten intolerance Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 9

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from nanette proctor on 2007-09-29

br> I have had problems eating all my life, My grandma called me at 30 years old

and told me I may have celiacs she was worried about me she die afew year before i was sure I had it. but now my sister michelle may have it.

Infact Michelle told me what it was and saved my life. I can't have gluten,

milk products or eggs. I break out in hives and feel like someone is wringing

out my insides. My grandma had it what are our chances number wise.

I have 14 brothers and sisters. And We were raised far away from our

grandma, a really neat red head Irish lady with freakles. Nan

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Scott on 2007-10-04

Hi Brenda

I was just doing a search on the net and found your email. It was astonishing, I too have coeliacs disease and have been gluten free for about 4 months. I too have extreme pain in my hands, even unscrewing a jar lid has become very painful.

I have no idea how old your email is but can you advise me what has happened since, has your joint pain passed? Any other side effects of a GF diet?

Regards Scott

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Jen on 2008-02-18

I went to the doctor because I was having severe stomach pains, blood in my stools and bloating. My doctor wasn't sure what I had, but suggested I get a blood test for gluten sensitivity. It came back positive. Assuming I had Celiac, she then sent me in for colonoscopy and endoscopy biopsies to confirm. The celiac obiopsy came negative (no damaged villi) but they found UC in my lower intestine. This is where things got really confusing because my gastro doctor said I didn't have to be on a gluten free diet since I had UC and she did not think I had Celiac. However, that early blood test did show that I had a gluten sensitivity so my primary care doctor recommended I still try the gluten free diet. So, I started a strict gluten free diet and my UC symptoms were greatly reduced. I still ended up in the hospital with a flare up last summer so I haven't been completely cured, but the gluten free diet sure makes me feel 90\% better most of the time. I don't know why doctors can't get on the same page with this

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Lauren on 2008-02-21

Hey, I was just wondering, if anyone has put on weight from having a gluten free diet? I have just been diagnosed with a gluten and dairy intolerance and for some reason although ive cut all gluten and dairy out of my diet im really bloated! im just hoping that its my body trying to get used to the change as ive only been following the diet for a few days, can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks lauren

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Peter on 2008-02-21

It can take weeks for the digestive system to heal the damage caused by gluten, so don't expect everything to be right straight away.
There are also many traps for the unwary - hidden ingredients in manufactured foods.
The best diet to start with is fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, potato and rice, and avoid all manufactured foods until your digestive system settles down.

Once your digestive system has healed it is possible to put on weight on a gluten-free diet

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Pedro on 2008-02-29

I have heard and read so many things on what I should eat and shouldn't eat. I "officialy" have had UC for 1 1/2 years and recently had a violent flare up. During the flare up I was getting worse and couldn't figure out why. I was eating crackers, bread and water. I supposedley have no gluten Intolerance and was told in the past I can eat whatever I want. After doing some research I decided to go on a gluten free diet, since nothing else seemed to be working. I have gotten a lot better but I have had a very restrictive diet since then.

I see many gluten free recipes that included spicy things, which I know I can't have. I also have read in the past I should not have fresh fruit or vegetables because of the UC. That all vegetables must be cooked and to stay away from certains ones. Can someone provide a list of foods/recipes that would work for someone with UC and wants to be gluten free? Thank you in advance.

...also I currently have an infection in my urine and my doctors can not figure out where it is coming from. I have had bad pains in my kidney area and recently did a renal sonogram and am waiting for the results. Any thoughts

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Peter on 2008-02-29

Since you have had a positive reponse to a gluten-free diet, I would go forward with the hypothesis that the ulcerative collitis is the result of gluten allergy / intolerance.
I would continue to avoid spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, and soya, but introduce more fruit and vegetables into your diet. If the improvement continues you can broaden your diet while keeping it gluten-free.

Infections plus kidney pains suggest a diagnosis by the professionals is essential, but possibly made worse by adverse reactions to food and a restricted diet

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Susan on 2008-03-20

I had ulcerative colitis and learned that I should not eat gluten. Can gluten cause inflammation in colon and sharp pain in colon (also upset stomach

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Peter on 2008-03-20

Ulcerative colitis is simply a label for your symptoms.
An adverse reaction to gluten can cause inflamation anywhere in the digestive system, from the mouth, throat, through to the colon and rectum.
So gluten can be a cause of ulcerative colitis

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Nina on 2008-03-21

I live in South Africa and suffer from gluten entheropathy, very bad if i just have a bite of gluten. The white maize meal is a staple food for most South - Africans. It is a great replacement for gluten rich foods, you can put it in meatballs and patties to bind it, eat it in the mornings make savoury tarts with it( called Paptert) eat it with milk and sugar and even make a maize bread with it

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