On manydays I have IBS, nausea, upset stomach, and all of the above. Usually, I attribute it to my fibro or side effects of my medication and/or complications of both. But then there are days when I can tell that I am experiencing an allergic reaction to some unknown source of gluten. When this happens I try to retrace my steps and figure out what I could have possibly eaten that had a trace amount of gluten. Sometimes, I can pinpoint the product but other times, I am left dumfounded, as most of my diet consists of fresh organic produce and whole foods that I prepare usually from scratch. These moments, I am left scratching my head while sick trying to figure out the source of my stomach troubles .Then today it hit me, what if some of the medications that I take, contain trace amounts of gluten? I mean aside from side effects of nausea or stomach cramping, which are not side effects of every medication, what if the components of the medications have derivatives of wheat or are processed in a factory that processes wheat. I had never given this any thought before tonight. I haven’t had a chance to do much research and wanted to put it out there for any of you who might have information or could potentially point me in the right direction on where to look.
I looked on the back of a few of my prescriptions and the labels are nothing like food labels. How do we find out what these medications contain? What are the extra ingredients made of? The fillers? Could I perhaps be feeding myself gluten several times a day? Are there gluten free medications? I don’t know the answers and I am to tired and nauseous to do any digging at the moment. What do you guys and girls know about this topic?
Looking for answers,
the gluten free chef
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