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Anyone else have problems with oats?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by CAcfs, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. CAcfs

    CAcfs Senior Member

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    I am wondering if I'm the only one. I seem to react to oats in the same ways I react to other "bad" foods for me, with a looser GI. The oats I eat are not gluten free, but I don't seem to have Celiac.
  2. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    That's the most common allergic reaction according to http://www.ehow.com/about_5112212_symptoms-oat-allergy.html

    Also I read oats are often contaminated with wheat, rye, or barley.

    I wasn't having GI problems, but I found the raw sugar I was adding was causing me energy (blood sugar) problems.
  3. L'engle

    L'engle moderate ME

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    My partner has trouble with oats sometimes. I think various grains can be a problem. The great thing about this forum is you usual learn you aren't the 'only one' :)
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    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    People vary I'm sure but I can't eat oats without the problems I get from all grains (gluten containing or not). They increase my tiredness and brain-fog, and they cause bloating and joint pain. I've tried various fermented grains and they don't affect me as much, but I'm still better off avoiding them for now.
    I get away with a few teaspoons of coconut flour here and there but other than that my carbs are pretty much restricted to vegetables and berries. I make porridge, rice and sourdough bread for my family and it always looks and smells so great, but anything like that has a bad effect on me within an hour sadly!
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    I eat oatmeal every day. I went gluten free, and thought it was better, but it wasn't. I did however, find that anything with corn or peanuts makes me feel bad.
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    I can't eat oats, but they cause the opposite GI problem for me. Soy produces the reaction you describe, as does spinach, or "too many" of any other green.
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    GcMAF Australia Senior Member

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    I think they make me bloated
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    Eating oats gives me dreadful diarrhoea and stomach pains. Sometimes I just vomit up the lot. It's a real pity as my family all ate oats, I enjoyed them for breakfast (as porrige or muesli) and the problem only started within the first 2 years of having ME.
  9. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    I too used to love oats and especially museli before getting ill, I can't tolerate either now, makes me feel really ill. Another why? For me its just part of the whole food intolerance thing.
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    i don't eat oats - they cause terrible bloating and wind. But i can eat wheat with no problems at all! How weird is that? Apparently having an intolerance or allergy to oats but not gluten (they contain a protein similar to, but not gluten) is quite rare. Many coeliacs cant eat oats - but some can.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oat_sensitivity#Oat_allergy
    Justy x
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    I was "ok" with oats until I did a course of antibiotics aimed at reducing some gut bacteria overgrowths.
  12. GcMAF Australia

    GcMAF Australia Senior Member

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    I have cut down on oats and bread, got a lot of relief straight away.
    Bear in mind that I am quite active around 8-9

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