Gluten Intolerant: from on 2001-08-01
For as long as I can remember, I would have abdominal pain in my lower left quadrant accompanied by diareha most of the time. This would usually happen at night after dinner and rarely follow to the next morning. I always thought that this was just when I ate greasy foods, but I recently started college and have to eat grease soaked food every day. I noticed that this never happened to me. Usually only when I go home. My docotor suggested I try a gluten-free diet for two weeks. I tried this, but it was hard to know what had gluten, especially if I ate out a restraunt. Also, I am chinese, so almost everything I eat usually has soy sauce in it. I figure that maybe some foods, like soysauce have more gluten in it then other foods like a burger or pasta. So maybe at school, I am eating less gluten so I am not affected. And when I come home, I eat more gluten. That is the only explaination I can have if I am truely gluten intoerant. Otherwise, I have no idea what the problem is. Does this sound like Gluten Intolerance, or something else
Re: Gluten Intolerant: from on 2001-08-02
HTML>If it doesn't happen at college when you are eating bread and pasta it is unlikely to be gluten.
You could be reacting to anything with soya?
Stress can also cause those symptoms.
Try keeping a detailed diary of everything that you eat, when you feel stressed, and when you get symptoms and see if anything matches up.
This is not medical advice - If you need medical advice, see a doctor.