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Recently (within the last year, about the time I became a vegan) I started getting this weird stomach thing.<br><br><br><br>
A few hours after I eat a meal I get bloated and nauseated. It's kinda like what happened when I used to drink milk (I was lactose intolerant). It usually lasts a few days, and then it goes away.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone have any idea what it could be? It is really uncomfortable. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Is there a certain common indgredient in all the meals that make you bloated? Is your food organic? Are you allergic to some of the spices you put on your food? Alot of things can be a factor in that, just eat certain things that you know that you have no problem with and add the questionables one by one.<br><br><br><br>
I know that might be a little jumbled, but my mind is off the wall because of these darned muscle relaxers and I can't quite say what I am trying to.
 

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hey there. i totally sympathise with you, cos i get the same thing. found out i am gluten intolerant, and i can't tolerate all form of milk, even soy and rice milk. i think it is a matter of paying more attention to you body and being aware of wht triggers the problems for you and then eliminate that from your diet for a while, reintroduce it after some time and if u have an adverse reaction to that again, then you know it's not for you. keeping a food diary helps. write down wht u eat and the effects they had on you, if any. you might wanna speak to a nutritionist, which was what i did, who can advice you on what to do based on your symptoms and your diet.<br><br>
hope that helps! in the mean time, try peppermint teat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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OMG, i have been having the same problem. And i *think* the bloating and gross feeling i have is from wheat. Yesterday i ate 3 jumbo Whole Wheat Pitas throughout the day. After eating the third pita last night my stomach was HUGE. I couldn't believe how bloated and hard it was ...hubby was connvinced i was pregnant ..haha. I usually have a very flat stomach. I looked so stupid with my ultra low-rise jeans and cropped T-shirt last night; my stomach was huge.<br><br>
Today i haven't had any wheat and my tummy is all nice and flat again.
 

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Hm now I'm thinking I have a wheat allergy! What are the other symptoms? I sometimes get a sore stomach after eating in the morning (Cereal & soya milk) and it is like the pain I used to get when I ate dairy.
 

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If you've been eating more beans than you used to, that could also play a part in the bloating and nausia that you're feeling because certain foods (including beans) tend to cause that sort of thing. Wheat/gluten and lactose intolerances can play a part in this, too as well as spices, preparations and about a million other things that may/may not be so obvious right off the bat. Keeping a food journal helps in figuring out as to what does/does not cause reaction during the day as well as helping to spot out if there's anything that may be causing a delayed reaction as opposed to something that causes immediate reaction.<br><br><br><br>
FWIW, my naturalpathic doctor told me that once a food has been found to be a reactionary food, it must be eliminated from the diet for a minimum of 6months to a year in order to clear the body from the toxins stored up by the body's reaction to that food. After that year, it's best to veerryy sloooowwwly reintroduce the food into the diet so that the body does not have an intensified reaction to the food being reintroduced. If there's reactions again, then that means that the food should never be in your life at all and a dietary re-work is necessary (especially if the food is a staple of the diet). It doesn't necessarily mean that you have to go off from being veg*n. It just might mean that your path is a little different than other's.
 

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My stomachs strange at the moment. It's bloated, i feel really full, and i have a strange pain right down in my stomach, way below my belly button. It's not a really bad pain, i just know it's there. I was thinking maybe i'm not digesting things properly without dairy?? I've only been on my trial vegan period for 3 days. Would this continue if i remained vegan? Please help!
 

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Both becklett and starlass, since going vegan, have you started eating more of anything in particular to replace the things you used to eat but don't anymore? Beans and wheat have both been mentioned, and eating a lot of either of these can certainly cause bloating for many people. I have a sensitivity to insoluble fiber (found in whole wheat and many fruits and veggies with tough skins). I try to avoid most of these foods, or in the case of the veggies cook them well. It also helps to eat lots of foods with soluble fiber (oats, rice, lentils, starchy vegetables). I also take psyllium husk. (I take it in veggie capsules, which is expensive, but I find it impossible to make the loose powder, which you can buy much cheaper, palatable.) I doubt dairy would help you digest things properly. They used to tell people with ulcers to drink milk, but I don't think that's done anymore. Dairy is much more often the cause of digestive problems.<br><br><br><br>
If both of you are recently vegan, it could also just be that you haven't adapted yet to the changes in your diet and these problems could go away with time.
 

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At the moment i'm eating tonnes of veggies and fruit, and i've drank a litre carton of soya milk in 1 week on cereals and in coffee? My stomach feels like it's alive at the moment, bubbling gas and rumbling!
 
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