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Anyone else have problems with oats?

CAcfs

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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.
 

L'engle

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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' :)
 

anne_likes_red

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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!
 

WillowJ

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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.
 

ukxmrv

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London
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.
 

maryb

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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.
 

justy

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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
 

GcMAF Australia

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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