Training with IBS/ Coeliacs.
I am currently going through a series of elimination tests for IBS or possibly coeliacs (gluten enteropathy). Of late this has really been affecting my training, as well as other areas of my life.
If anybody on here has experience living and training with either of these conditions, I would really appreciate some advice. Please feel free to PM me if you don't feel comfortable posting.
Mate the wife has coeliacs. I'll have a chat with her later see if she can be of any help. I know she gets all the gluten free stuff and as far as I am aware is the member of some support group.
Do you or have you suffered from anaemia? She had it for a long time and the GP kept giving her iron supps, but they didn't help, so I got her to go back and investigate further and it was then she was diagnosed with it.
Is there anything in particular you would like me to ask her or just general stuff?
I have not suffered from anaemia, though of late because of the problems I have been having with my stomach and stuff, I haven't really been eating properly so it wouldn't surprise me if my iron is a bit low.
Just some general info for now mate would be really helpful, and if she trains or does regular exercise any advice about coping strategies that has worked for her would be great. I know these sorts of things tend to be different for individuals, but any advice for now would be great.
You could ask her if there is anything she particularly rates highly for breakfast. I'm currently living with my gran at the moment, and I have found that nearly every foodstuff in the house has gluten in it which really sucks as I love weetabix lol.
Last edited by lovegrove; 10-05-2007 at 02:27 PM.
I reckomend ya a get a food sensitivty test not alawys coeliacs if its got the symptoms pm if ya want some more info mate.
As Tomatohead rightly mentioned, wait until you get a proper diagnosis.
The missus copes with it pretty well. Once she was diagnosed she saw a dietician and they gave her prescriptions for certain gluten free staples such as bread, pasta, flour etc. She does train MA, but not competitively or very seriously, so its not that much of an issue for her. She mainly eats rice, pasta bread etc as her source of carbs. Pretty much anything protein wise.
As for breakfast, there is a huge range of gluten-free cereals and products available in supermarkets and health food shops. I think she actually prefers making her own bread with the flour as the pre-cut stuff has a strange taste and texture. The pasta is great though.
If there is anything else you want to know or we might be able to help you with, just drop me a pm.