Hello Health_freak, Penna1979 and all suffering from the embarrassment of stomach noises. Anyway, I have been doing a lot of research. I think I know what our problem is.... Food allegry...I think that we are intolerence of GLUTEN, and WHEAT products.
One night I was eating beef jerky and in the morning my stomach is gurgling, bubbling, popping, you know the rountine. Anyway, I was on the healthboard the next day searching for a solution because I was at work and it was quite embarrassing. Anyway, I saw someone mention they were allergic to gluten, and their stomach does that popping when they eat gluten. Not knowing the ingredients of beef jerky, I went to the store yesterday to read what was in beef jerky since after eating it, my stomach would go crazy. Sure enough there it was GLUTEN, and WHEAT. But get this everyone suffering from the stomach noises. GLUTEN is in almost everything we eat. Pizza, cake, cookies, noodles,crackers, bread, etc... So how would we know what food is causing our problem or even if it's IBS? I will say it again and again, I am almost 100% sure that we are suffering from the intolerence of GLUTEN and WHEAT Products. GLUTEN is also in vitamins and medicines that we take. GLUTEN is everywhere. FastFood restaurants, many many foods contain GLUTEN. If you don't think it's true go into the kitchen and grab those lays sourcream potato chips, snack foods and read the ingredients. GLUTEN, GLUTEN, GLUTEN, WHEAT Products is our problem.
I have eliminated all GLUTEN and WHEAT products from my diet. ALSO after eliminating the products, you wont see result until the GLUTEN is completely out of your system. Which they say could take a few days to see improvement.
I would like for everyone that is suffering from these stomach noises to eliminate all GLUTEN and WHEAT products starting immediately! READ all LABELS! ASK fastfood restaurants for GLUTEN-FREE food. After a few days let me know if your stomach noises have gotten any better. Again, depending on the amount of GLUTEN in your system, you will not see overnight results. For more information on Gluten Food allergies, do a search with ******.
I hope and pray this is the cure for us, keep your fingers crossed. Please email me at [ please carefully review the posting rules - no emails ] if you want to chat or just share your feelings of embarrassing stomach noises. You guys have helped me alot by sharing your stories and let me know that I am not alone!
Remember GLUTEN is also in certain toothpastes, creams, it's everywhere.
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Celiac and gluten tolerance are not one in the same. In addition, the antibody test for celiac is often incorrect. The best test is a gluten free trial, or perhabs testing done from Enterolabs in Dallas.
I apologize for posting my email address. I wasn't aware of the rules. anyway, I am glad that I am able to post again.
What I wanted to tell everyone is that it is highly recomended that you consult your physcian before starting a gluten-free diet. I have started mine already. I have been to my doctor twice already and she doesn't know what's wrong with me. I also asked for a referral to a specialist, and they told me that I have to see her again before I can go to a specialist. Why spend more money just to talk to her about a problem that she knows nothing about? Therefore, I have taken it into my own hands.
I know that my symptoms increased drastically when I ate the beef jerky and that it good enough for me. I know that it was something in the beef jerky that my system wasn't tolerating. Beef Jerky has wheat and gluten, I am not saying I am allergic but definitely intolerent. Neither am I saying that I am celiac, I don't know, but I know that wheat and gluten products don't like me. I have been gluten-free for two days now, and I have eaten beans twice. I hardly have any gas or stomach noises, not like I had with the beef jerky. I feel a change, but stomach noises have not gone away completely. I feel much better though.
Also, gluten-free products can be found at health food stores. They are a lot more expensive and there is not a variety. Also giving up your favorites food is the biggest challenge, but the embarrassment of stomach noises, i think it is well worth it!
MzTami, thank you for sharing! I used to also think I was allergic to gluten and tried to consume products that were gluten-free with no improvement. BUT, I didn't avoid gluten in everything else I ate, which makes sense why there would be no improvement. This is definitely something to think about, it's just so hard to eliminate everything. I think I can't tolerate milk and fatty/oily/spicy foods as well. I also noticed that if I eat very slowly, its a little better. Also, when I'm nervous it's much worse, proving that it is somewhat psychological. Mztami, please tell me what you're going to eat from now own and let us know how it goes. I'm going to try avoiding bread, pasta, cookies, anything doughy. The thing is out stomachs do need fiber (which are usually in breads and brown pasta so..).
let's keep it up!!
Last edited by health_freak; 05-07-2005 at 02:50 PM.
You have to avoid all gluten products, or else it won't work. Please be patient because it will take time for our small intestine to heal from eating all those wheat and gluten products. I don't think we are allergic but intolerent of wheat and gluten. Our small intestine is not able to properly digest our food. The enzymes and calcium we are eating is not able to work because of the intolerence of gluten. The villi in our small intestine needs to heal. They say once you are gluten free and symptoms are gone, don't start eating gluten, because you are continuing to damage your small intestine and it's destroying our enzymes.
It will take time, but stop eating it immediately! I went to the health store and bought gluten-free crackers, cereal, noodles, chocolate chip cookies, waffles, and bread. I also bought some more probiotics to help with my digestion system. Also, eat all kinds of fruits, apples would be good for the fiber diet. But just go to the health food store and buy everything gluten-free. Also look on the internet for name labels that may have wheat and gluten related products. It is tricky and you have to be very careful with the labels. Even the ones that say artificial flavors may contain gluten. Also, the bread has wheat! You should bake your foods to stay away from the flour it has wheat! I know everything has wheat or gluten and it will be a big change in your life! Meats are pretty safe, and mexican food, condiments too.
Health_Freak don't give up because you don't see immediate results, you should see improvement soon though, if you are totally gluten free. The more you eat gluten, the longer it will take for your intestine to heal and properly digest your foods. That means you can't cheat either, because you are only further hurting yourself and the stomach noises will continue to embarrass you in class or anywhere else.
Lets work together!
Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing, I will check the board numeours times a day!
Also Health_Freak they said that people that are intolerent of Gluten and wheat think that they are lactose intolerence too because of our damaged small intestine. But after about 3 months of a gluten-free diet, you will learn if you are lactose intolerent because the villi inside of the small intestine will heal and produce those enzymes needed to digest foods like milk. Also, I went to the book store and bought a book about gluten-free diet. Do your research, get educated about your body. You know your body better than any doctor!
Also, you said that youre intolerent of spicy foods, oils, and etc.. Give yourself time to get the gluten and wheat out of your system and then slowly introduce those foods, if your symptoms come back, you know to eliminate them completely. Also, I am suffering here going by my favorite restaurants, church's, pizza places. But if I want to heal and those embarrassing noises to disappear completely, I have to stay strong!
Remember keep in touch daily and no cheating!
Thank you for your advice and encouragement MzTami!
What we need here is will-power and self-control (and like you said, patience). It's not going to be easy....Eventually, I'll have to go to restaurants or other people's home for dinner this summer, but I'll try to only eat the salad and the fruit! I also just started taking some probiotic supplements. I'll keep posting, and watching out for your posts!!
all the best MzTami!
You can get gluten free bread but it is the weight of a brick and tastes yuky!
You can get gluten free pastas too, I made some biscuits the other day with rice lour and gluten free margerine, they tasted great.
You remember when Harry advised us to take the calcium and magnesium pills for the noises? Anyway, I went to my cabinet to read the ingredients and sure enough they had gluten in them too. That's why they never worked! I am going back and tracing all of my medicines and foods to find out why my stomach continued to make noises and I'm finding gluten in everything!
Also, you may want to take some digestive enzymes too along with the probiotics. I have been taking Caltrate tablets, it is for the colon and it states on the box, "NO GLUTEN" You have to be very careful because a lot of the vitamins we take have gluten. Also, read articles on the internet about the hidden gluten ingredients.
By the way, I found the gluten-free crackers are good, I have the bread but have not tried it yet. Even though the taste may not be great,nothing is worst than being embarrassed by a grumbling stomach(when you're not hungry)
I will eat anything to get my social life back together!
Let me know how it is going, remember no cheating! Be Strong, you can do it!
Breakfast: gluten-free waffles, or BuckWheat Cereal, (Gluten and Wheat Free, don't let the name fool you, it's okay) milk, maple syrup, orange juice, banana
Lunch:baked chicken, rice, green beans, crackers, cranberry juice or cola.
(believe it or not soda's don't have gluten except for root beer)
I wouldn't advise soda but it's okay!
Dinner: baked steak, baked potato, green beans, or corn gluten-free crackers, and water
also eat gluten-free noodles with gluten-free crackers, fruit, cranberry juice
also eat corn tortilla tacos, and they say flour tortillas don't contain gluten, but I'm not sure. I won't eat them unless they are gluten-free flour.
eat lots of fruits and vegetable they are safe too!
I am not an expert, but I have been doing research, because I am ready to get to the bottom of this problem and get my confidence and life back together!
health_freak, meats are pretty safe as long as they don't contain the flour or breads, be careful with the crousons on the salad it contains (wheat) and salad dressing it sometimes contain gluten.
MzTami, thing is, is it healthy to avoid EVERYthing containing gluten?When I bought these chocolate chip gluten-free cookies, I still had a gassy stomach-because of the chocolate. But I'm gonna try to elimate anything, if it helps our problem. Yesterday I had a bowl of cereal-not just because I was craving it, but we do need calcium you know! I know this is going take a lot of time and determination though, so I'm going to give it my best. I ate an omelette with ketchup today--no gluten in the ingredients, I hope! And from now on, no more junk food, lots of fruits and vegetables, meet and fish. I also think it's about time to eliminate the sugars, because not only do they tire one out, I do really think our stomach's are in such bad shape that we need to clean out all the stuff that has been there forever!I don't know about you, but for I went through a very long junk food phase.
good luck to you too, and keep posting!
Thanks MzTami, wow, your menu sounds inviting! I found out that potatoes contain a lot of starch and which is hard to digest,hence heavy on the stomach, but like I said, we can't eliminate everything.
I can see you've been doing a lot of research, let's keep this up for a while and post any progress.
all the best!
Yes, we need to eliminate all wheat and gluten products until the villi of the small intestines heal. Again, you are going to be gassy, but shouldn't be as much as before. Remember, your system needs time to clean as well (patience). If you keep it up, you will see improvement!
Today at work, I have not yet heard a gassy stomach growl. Over the weekend, I heard two, but I think it was because I was hungry.
Also, I love these gluten-free crackers that I bought. They are really good, I ate them with an avacado this morning along with fruit. Also, I am on another computer, because my internet service for some reason isn't working on mine. I will keep posting daily.
Remember stay away from the gluten and wheat. Also those cereals that contain wheat. Also, If you are concerned about the calcium intake, drink plenty of orange juice, american cheese also is gluten free! (Watch out for constipation!) Also, I bought some Caltrate (Calcium) for colon without gluten for my calcium intake along with beano to help with the enzymes.
I confess, I did eat a HUGE bowl of cereal and milk--maybe that explains my bloating. Today I had yogurt but realized from the ingredients that itcontained sugar, glucose etc, it's so frustrating! This is so about being strong and having will-power, and I'm trying to understand that: if I control myself, the problem will probably get better. And that's our goal right?! I bought some rice noodles today, as I read rice is gluten-free and plan on stir-frying them with some vegetables. So far, no improvement for me, but I haven't been sticking to the diet. Another problem I have is I eat really fast and in abundant amounts. I'm wondering if I lose some weight, the problem might get better...