Our expert says:
If you check on the label of the psyllium-containing fibre supplement and no mention is made of wheat, then it should be safe to use. Psyllium is not a member of the plant families that patients with wheat or gluten allergy need to avoid (i.e. wheat, rye, oats, barley, spelt, kamut, titricale). I also do not think that taking a vitamin B supplement should cause headaches. Your diet may be low in energy now that you are eliminating all gluten and dairy products and this may cause low blood sugar which can produce headaches. Please consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that the dietitian can help you to still ingest a balanced diet if you have to avoid all wheat, gluten and dairy products. I am worried that you will develop a calcium deficiency if you don't have any dairy products in your diet. The dietitian will also assist you with increasing your dietary fibre intake (via dried and fresh fruit, vegetables, and legumes) to prevent constipation.
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