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I would like to know how many of us cannot eat lactose/gluten although we have been tested negative on both. I have been tested for Gluten 3 times, of which 2 were byopsies and all were negative. If I eat as much as a crumb of bread/pasta/whatever that contains gluten, I go ballistic.same with dairy. Problem is that its the same for me with maize productsAny scientific reasons why??
 

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Maize has no gluten so that would indicate something else going on.What happens with potatoes?What if you eat gluten-free pasta (a large serving of it) made from one of the gluten-free grains?What about rice? Does that bother you.One thing that most "starchy" foods maize and wheat as well as the others have is something called "resistant starch" This is starch you do not digest (no human digests) and bacteria in the colon usually do. Many species of bacteria produce gas from the digestion of carbs you do not digest and in some people even this normal increase in gas volume seems to be bothersome.Rice has less resistant starch than other grains so is often better tolerated than some of the other grains.Now with milk and I think for grains it is possible to have food allergies. So it could be the milk protiens rather than the lactose (because usually to get enough gas increase to bother most people you need a glass of milk or more not a drop or two) that is causing the reactions.Does this happen predominately when you KNOW you ate something? What if someone sneaks it into your food? Sometimes the brain becomes conditioned to respond (the brain, rather than something you are allergic to, triggers the mast cells) can cause problems when you KNOW you ate it. No matter what triggers the mast cells all "heck" breaks loose. Water and mucus are pumped into the intestines and waves of muscle contraction pushes everything out.I know in the "food allergy" elimination diets some people react to corn so they have wheat + beef, Lamb and Rice, Chicken and corn...type diets to rule in or out various grain problems that are food allegies rather than gluten insensitivity.Were you consuming gluten for a few weeks regularly before your biopsies? If you are gluten free long enough you can reverse the damage to the small intestine that they are looking for in the biopsies.K.
 

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When you say you have been tested for gluten through Biopsies - does it mean you have been tested for Celiac, perhaps? Enterolab does a gene test for celiac and gluten sensitivity if you have the money to spare - so you can set your mind at ease. All you have to do is get cells from the insides of your mouth on a qtip and send it off.
 

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kmottus -Potatoes are 100% ok if boiled or baked, any other method that involves oil/butter and they become ballistic.Gluten free pasta, the problem is that here in SA it is made from rice and maize flour, the Maize part is not good for me, it made me sick before I even knew that it contained maize.Rice is the best food for me, never been sick when eating rice, it has become my staple
Maize comes out within 1 or 2 days and causes gas and DStrange enough I cannot eat chicken either, its one of my worst enemies but red meat (without fat) and either boiled or grilled is 100% fine.Lastly, it does not only happen when I know that the food contains these things, I have several times bought stuff that i thought was safe only to get sick and read that it contained wheat/corn afterwards.Also, lately I have become a bit wary of fruit, it causes lots of gas and sometimes D, but strange enough I could eat most fruits till now (except bananas, for some reason)
 

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Oh yes, lastly regarding the gluten. Before I was diagnosed with the ulcers and subsequently the IBS, I could eat a lot of the foods that are now taboo and was relatively well by just staying off gluten, I was tested twice through a blood test and twice by biopsies(for both gluten intolerance and Celiac`s), and yes I was eating gluten before the tests.Always the tests were negative. For some reason the IBS got worse and slowly I had to eliminate more and more foods as they became triggers.By staying only off the gluten in the beginning (before the ulcer diagnosis) I actually gained weight and felt much better, but then I started losing weight and feeling bad and I went to 2 different specialists firstly i was diagnosed with gastric and duodenal ulcers and I was treated, but then the ulcers healed, the H.pylori was eradicated but i still didnt feel well, so i did a lot of other tests including a colonoscopy and an endoscopy(to ascertain that the ulcers had healed) and more blood and stool tests but everything was negative, so the specialist said that it was IBSSorry for the long description but it can give you a better idea
 

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Wheat and dairy are both problems for me, too. They were both contributing to sinus/allergy problems I had for decades. I only discovered this once I went on the Atkins diet--which strictly limits both. I have heard of people who have digestive problems with wheat, and dairy is infamous for causing digestive problems. These are intolerances, rather than literally allergies.
 

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Marius, were you ever tested for Gluten/lactose intolerance??After all, the so called "Celiac`s disease" is also known as gluten intolerance, its the very same thing and I tested negative in 4 tests but I cannot eat it and when I went off gluten/dairy I never had flu/allergy symptoms again!!
 
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