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l2608
l2608
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Got told on 12th August by a health shop test which cost me £60 that i was gluten intolerant but not certain i am. Only symptom i seem too get is bloating but ive always suffered that more times than others eg when due period.

Im feeling quite down as since being gluten free i feel like i am bloating more and also like im putting weight on instead of loosing it, although scales change by few lb etc up or down and clothes dont feel tighter its just my stomach seems more expanded than before my changed my diet. It should be getting smaller as im training 3 times a week at gym, plus walking when at work and doing abb exercises and hula hoop every other night at home. Got gp tomorow too see if can get answers but its really getting too me as same health shop told me i was low in vitamins but blood test from gp said vitamin levels were fine.....

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Penel

Hi

If you have switched to eating ready-made gluten free bread, this may be causing your bloating. It’s full of additives that can often upset your gut.

If you think you may have Coeliac disease you need to get a blood test done by your GP. I’m not sure that a health shop test would be accurate. If you try going gluten free and it doesn’t help, then you aren’t likely to be gluten intolerant.

If you want to lose weight it can usually help to cut out sugary food and drink, and cut down on the “white carbs”, so anything made with white flour. Doing lots of exercise is great for your health but you may need to change what you eat to make a real difference. Perhaps have a look at the LCHF site on HU for some ideas?

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Penel

I dont think i am gluten intolerant got gps tomorow so will see what they suggest. I dont eat alot of bread and if eat pasta or rice etc i try too make sure it wholegrain. I eat quite healthily only eat small amounts of carbs and make sure im getting plenty of protein and veg

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Penel
Penel
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Good idea to check with the GP.

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Sotonowl

I'd be suspicious of any test in a health food shop and indeed there's quite a few dodgy ones practicing and claiming all sorts. Got one near me where you hold an electrode in each hand and they reckon they can tell from that everything you're intolerant to. Sorry, not having it. Stick to your doctor or get your vitamins tested by reputable companies like Blue Horizon or Medichecks.

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Sotonowl

Funny enough my test was holding 2 metal cylinders one in each hand. Ive been eating gluten free for 4 weeks now but i dont think i am as still bloating and with eating healthy and training i should be loosing weight and am not. Got bloods taken few weeks ago and said vitamin levels were fine whereas health shop said they werent lol. Got gp this afternoon so gonna find out if im just aswell going back onto normal foods and any advice she can give

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Sotonowl
Sotonowl
in reply to l2608

I'm GF for 9 months now. My doctors have been an absolute waste of time, had to take things into my own hands as they were just paying lip service to things.

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Sotonowl

But see i dont have the tell tale signs cramps etc i just bloat so i dunno.

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Sotonowl
Sotonowl
in reply to l2608

Neither did I.

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Sotonowl

So how do you know your gf then

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Sotonowl
Sotonowl
in reply to l2608

Being gluten free means you've stopped eating gluten, I stopped eating gluten around 9 months ago, hence,I'm gluten free.

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Sotonowl

Oh right so you just decided not too eat foods that contained gluten then?

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Sotonowl
Sotonowl
in reply to l2608

Yes, that's exactly what I did, had too many symptoms and feeling really ill, had to do something, I was fading away.

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Sotonowl

Oh really so your were loosing weight qhen eating gluten. See i dont have any of the symptoms that comes with being gluten intolerant just going by what health shop said so gonna say too gp and see what they say if anything

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Sotonowl
Sotonowl
in reply to l2608

Nope, wasn't losing weight at all. The gluten thing I understand now has been happening all my life but it hasn't really shown itself until around 15 years ago. The symptoms creep up on you so you hardly notice the progression, well I didn't anyway.

The chances are you are fine, pay little attention to anyone who says they can diagnose vitamin deficiencies and NCGS after getting you to hold a couple of electrodes in your hands, it's hocus pocus I tell thee,LOL.

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Sotonowl

Aw right just when you said you were fading away. Yeah i think im fine too although scared in a way too reintroduce normal carbs as no someone who went gf and when introduced gluten again they ballooned but they also dont exercise etc and yo yo diet. Guess i can only but ask and see what is suggested while at gps. Thanks

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Sotonowl
Sotonowl
in reply to l2608

Have you had your thyroid checked out? I think Hypothyroidism is related to difficulty shedding weight, get it checked just to be on the safe side if you haven't already.

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l2608
l2608
in reply to Sotonowl

Yeah checked thyroid i think with bloods and no action was required maybe i just need too accept that im gonna bloat and just in my genetics lol

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Sotonowl
Sotonowl
in reply to l2608

Bloaters gonna bloat, LOL.

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Penel

There are lots of foods that might make you bloat.

healthline.com/nutrition/13...

Hope you got some help at the doctors.

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Kirstie1206

Hey I have coeliac disease I got diagnosed 2 and half years ago. I lost a lot of weight which made me worried so I went to the doctors and they did blood tests. They were almost certain I had coeliac disease so they sent me to the hospital for an endoscopy witch confined it. I definitely suggest you ask the doctor for bloodwork this way it well help them discover if you do hage coeliac disease and if not they might be able to find out if it's anything else causing the problems. Good things to look out for are if you get a sore stomach eating foods contain gluten or if you get any of the side affects if coeliac disease. I regularly get stomach pains at night too which is most likely from the coeliac disease. Don't worry if you are coeliac it may seem really hard but trust me 2 and a half years on I'm doing really well. Hope this helps you

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