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Pain with Spaghetti

I have been on a gluten-free diet for a little over two weeks. I have had stomach pain off and on since I was 10 years old and have been diagnosed with IBS. For the last three months I have had to take immodium approximately 3-4x a week and strugged frequently with bloating/diarhea/stomach cramping. Upon starting the gluten-free diet I swung to constipation which is now controlled via medication. My worst trigger food has always been spaghetti, so I purchased gluten-free (brown rice/white rice/quinoa) spaghetti and ate it tonight. I have not had diarhea but I am having gas and bloating. What could be the issue? I had meat sauce. I enjoy tomatoes and had tacos with tomatoes last night (corn tortilla) with no issues. I'm just at a loss. I can also eat some hamburgers most often without issues. I *sometimes* have stomach pain and bloating with burgers or steaks or even spaghetti with alfredo sauce or chicken noodle soup.  Thanks for your help! (I have had upper and lower GIs and colonoscopies in the past.)
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When you had the spaghetti made of brown/white rice/quinoa - it's probably the quinoa that caused the bloating.  The people in my family on the gluten free diet who ate quinoa had a bloating problem.  So that's probably what did it to you.  You mention eating burgers (is that with roll) and spaghetti and chicken noodle soup (they contain gluten?).  Are you sticking with the diet 100% without fail or are you cheating sometimes?  Or were you referring to stuff that you ate before you started the gluten free diet?  This diet must be adhered to without fail to see if it helps.  That includes gluten free vitamins and gluten free medications.  The tiniest bit of gluten can cause problems, even if you don't have symptoms with your cheats.  It takes approx. 1 week to get the gluten our of your system every time you eat it.   For the food that you mentioned above - did you prepare it yourself, or was it bought in a restaurant?  Sometimes food is prepared with wheat, etc. - foods you would never suspect having it.
I just use plain brown rice pasta - I think the brand is Tinkyada.  We like it.  
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Yes, the food I referred to was before going "gluten-free"... since I've only been on the diet a little over two weeks. I mentioned the other foods as a way to help investigate why spaghetti with meat sauce (which has some things in common with those other foods) would specifically make me sick. Thanks for the thought on quinoa.
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