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IBS problems... again

I have had IBS symptoms for awhile and have been blaming it on gluten.... for the last month or so I have noticed a great change in my symptoms since I stopped eating gluten... I would use the bathroom a few times a day but everything was normal (no diarrhea/constipation).. until today... today I felt nauseous and my stomach was cramping.. I had already gone to the bathroom twice and then when I went a third time I had diarrhea.. and then my stool started to turn solid again after that. I continued to feel nauseous for a little bit but then that cleared up within an hour.... I'm assuming it wasn't not a stomach bug that only lasted 2 hours... the only difference in my diet/routine is that I forgot to take my probiotics last night before bed (I usually take two at night and one in the morning but I fell asleep and forgot to take them). Is there any possibility that this has caused my psudden diarrhea? As far as I know I have not ingested gluten. I am a 20 year old female. Any answers/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Perhaps the probiotics do offer some protection, however,
I would suggest you do ENERYTHING possible to eliminate any gluten molecules AND any inflammatory
factors from affecting you.
There are more sources of gluten, than what you are aware of.
Shampoo, creams, lotions, ointments, supplements, sauces and condiments (which may list gluten using a different term), playdough, envelopes...
These are common. You can find a  complete list here: http://www.celiac.com/articles/182/1/Unsafe-Gluten-Free-Food-List-Unsafe-Ingredients/Page1.html
If the Medhelp Robo-sensors do not allow this website to appear, I will send you a PM.

Look into ways of reducing stress, optimize your diet,
avoid cooking oils and use coconut oil instead (cooking oils are mostly inflammatory, coconut oil is stable in cooking temperatures), eat a ton of fresh organic vegetables and salads (3/4 of your plate) high quality
protein from pastured meat/free-range farm-raised chicken & eggs/ no mercury fish/organic legumes, nuts and seeds and high quality healthy organic oils!

Have you Glutathione (the master anti-oxidant &, detoxifier)  levels checked.
If low, let me know. It is one agent which has an immense impact on your health.
No wonder there are over 100,000 research studies (not a typo!) on Glutathione, yet doctors rarely mention it !!!

Rule out gluten cross-reactivity, where other molecules resemble gluten molecules and the immune system reacts the same as gluten.
Here's a list of some foods that cross react with gluten:

Dairy products
For details go to Cyrex Labs website: Array #4

The SCD program has helped thousands of IBS, colitis, crohn's etc, sufferers regain their health and manage their lives better! Check it out!

Consider demulcent herbs to restore intestinal integrity,
as they  provide a protective coating and soothe irritated internal body tissues.

I gave you enough information to keep you busy, however, it is only going to help if you follow through.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Best wishes,
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I also have problems with my stomach and I know if I miss my probiotic it causes problems until I take another one. I have celiac and things were getting better just being gluten free but making sure there was no cross contamination and taking gluten out of the house helped even more.
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