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Atkins Crispbread question re: gluten

Discussion in 'Gluten-free Forum' started by EggsEggsEggs, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. EggsEggsEggs

    EggsEggsEggs Type 2 · Active Member

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    My husband has had NCGS since 2012 and doesn't eat any wheat or gluten at all so I haven't either. Recently, I bought Atkins crispbreads from Lowcarbmegastore which gave wheat as an ingredient. In date, undamaged. Day 1 had one with lunch, tasted great. Day 2. after eating one, had upset stomach and rear end probs in a major way. The rest went on the bird table.

    My question is, and hoping forum members will know, could I be sensitive to gluten, having not eaten it at all in around eight years ? Is my gut microbiome just unable to deal with it now ? Or have I always been sensitive to gluten, too and just not realised it ?
    Many thanks x
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Eggs,Eggs,Eggs - The members can't possibly know, and indeed have less chance of knowing than you.

    All of that said, I have been gluten free for going on 3 years now, on the advice on an Endo. My tests were expectedly negative, but then, having discussed it at leangth with the Endo, I did not carb up for the test, so to have exhibited significant antibodies would have been very concerning indeed. At the time I agreed t just crack on and go GF.

    I thought it would be a dawdle, but of course, that gluten creeps in to the most unexpected of places and foodstuffs.

    Having gone GF, I clearly am very sensitive indeed to gluten now, and if I ingest gluten, it takes up to 3 weeks to be rid of the symptoms. Albeit that latter part of that is tapering.

    The choice is yours whether you decide to try gluten again, at a time when you could cope with the consequences, whether you ask to be tested, or just move on.

    If you decide you would prefer to be tested, I suggest, as well as the relevant antibody tests, you have your vitamins B12 and D, ferritin and folate tested, as well as a bone profile.

    Good luck with it, whichever route you elect to take.
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