hi michelle im new to this forum also what i would like help with over the past 8 years ive been having problems digesting foods ive been to my gp and he thinks its anziety but i dont think it is cause gluten and dairy reallly stuff me up i get horrible pain about a hour after dinner and cant sleep the pain is around my tummy button and around my intesatinal area so my gp wont do anything about it ive gone and got tested for food intolerances and thats going to take 4 weeks to see what i cant tuch anymore some one please give me feed back on this please
It's possible that you could be intolerant to both gluten and the casein in the dairy - many people are. With the casein - a major protein - it's often a cross-reaction to being gluten intolerant. And you don't have to have diarrhea as the resultant problem with gluten. Many people also get consitpated.
If you feel better being off gluten and dairy, do so. If the doc did blood tests and they come back normal, ignore the test results and go gluten and diary-free. You'll feel better. The tests aren't always accurate.
In addition, gluten problem can also cause pain, rashes, tingling in hands and feet, 'brain fog' and a heck of a lot of other long-term problems.
Make sure you check labels on anything you eat that is pre-prepared. It's not worth being 'hit' with gluten. It can make a person's life miserable if they are intolerant.
hi michelle here again thanks for that ill will probally go off from next week i have had tingling fingers i think u right i am no longer going to go on dairy and gluten anymore i wonder if bakerys can sell food gluten free.
Bakery's don't usually have gluten-free stuff at least in the U.S., but there are a lot of companies that do make gluten-free products like breads and cookies. You can also buy some very good flour to make bakery goods for yourself. I'm not sure about New Zealand, so look around.
Most foods can be made without gluten or dairy. I routinely substitute soy milk for dairy in my husband's diet and we make a lot of things from 'scratch.' It takes a bit more time during the week, but he feels so much better than he used to. It's a small price to pay. There are loads of sites on the web that can give you wonderful advice on gluten-free and dairy-free foods.
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