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Gluten + Esophagus Pain?


melbel42

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I just finished my Whole30 on Wednesday. (Yay me!) My results were a mixed bag. Some improvement in some things, some disappointing non-improvement in others. But, I decided to do re-intro anyway because I'm going on vacation in a couple weeks and know I will not be compliant during that time. I chose to re-intro gluten first because I already know dairy is a problem and was most curious about gluten.

 

I had a hunk of baguette (And not a very good one, I might add. The French would turn in their graves!) at all three meals yesterday and felt fine all day. (When I say fine, I mean that same way I had been feeling previous days. Still really tired, a bit of digestive trouble, but nothing major.) And I thought, oh good, gluten probably isn't a big problem for me.

 

This morning I had a dream that my throat was having intense pain. I woke up and realized it was happening in real life. I think it was a spasm in my esophagus. It only lasted a couple minutes after I woke up. Just intense pain in my throat right where the collar bones come together. Then all morning I had various weird pains in the stomach to mid-abdominal area -- both more towards the front of my body as well as back pain. Perhaps gas, but seemed different than those kinds of pains. As well as some cramping that felt dull like menstrual cramps (but clearly isn't).

 

So......... thoughts? Slam dunk gluten problems or questionable?

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You also have to think about all the other things in the bagel. I have an allergy to soy that manifests with GI pain and discomfort. The most disconcerting symptom is espophageal pain and difficulty swallowing. Were there other things in the bagel you haven't eaten in a while that might be causing the reaction?

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Thanks for the replies! There wasn't anything else in the baguette that seemed like it could cause a problem. I purposely chose something that didn't have milk, soy, etc. so that I would just be testing wheat/gluten.

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Basically, the ingredients are flour, water, yeast and salt. Could yeast be a problem? I mean I know too much can be a problem in terms of gut bacteria, but I wouldn't have thought it would be connected to esophageal spasm after a couple of servings....

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