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Do you have a wheat intolerance?

(2 Posts)
Gobbledigook Tue 02-Sep-08 23:24:19

Just wondering what symptoms are? Dh is convinced I do - if I eat bread, pasta etc I get really, really bloated and feel utterly sick. Nearly every night I would go to bed feeling sick.

A few months ago we started doing 'no carbs at dinner time' to try and shed just a few pounds and it made a huge difference. I don't think I lost tons of weight (which is fine, I don't need to get thinner) but I definitely had a flat stomach (unheard of, I always have a pot belly usually) and did not feel sick at all.

Woudl everyone find that or does it sound like I'm actually intolerant to it?

murphyslaw Wed 03-Sep-08 10:41:48

Wheat makes me bloat and causes inflammation in my tummy. I am supposed to avoid it to help with my endometriosis. Its really hard I love bread. There are however plenty of alternatives. Spelt bread is lovely (its a derivative of wheat but doesnt effect your body in the same way). It doesnt work for everyone but worth trying. I avoid pasta whenever I can the alternative pastas in the health shop are vile!!!

Might be worth getting an allergy test or avoid wheat products totally for a while to see if your symptons disappear. HTH

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