It's been a busy week. It was the last week of 4th grade for my daughter. Which means the last week of freedom for mom until September, so I was busy getting "things" done before school was out. I don't think I finished half of the "things" on my list. Mostly because I felt sick.
This seems to happen every few months and lasts for a week or more. The belly ache. Feels like someone put my intestines in a vice and keeps cranking it tighter.
I can never really pin down the reason it happens. Did I get glutened? Was it the greasy burger I ate? Am I eating out in restaurants too often? Is it stress? Am I allergic or intolerant to another food? I don't know, but I'd sure like to figure it out.
So, this week I began the task of writing down everything I eat. I probably began too late to figure out the source this time, as I already had the belly ache, but I'm hoping that eventually I can find the answer. I've read that corn gluten can be a problem for some Celiacs or maybe dairy (I already use soy milk). I'm also trying to cut out (or at least down) on the diet soda. Yes, I know it's bad for me, but I have trouble giving it up. :(
I've been downing the Pepto Bismal in the meantime and trying to eat very carefully. I need to heal my tummy and feel better. Which got me to thinking....what do other Celiacs do when they get glutened?
So here are my questions for you all...
When you get glutened, what do you do to feel better? What do you eat while you're healing? What medications if any do you use? How long do your symptoms last?
I would love any advice you may have to give.
Thanks. And I hope you are having a great gluten-free weekend!