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luciddream928 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithAccidental Glutening, Healing Neuro & Abdominal IssuesHi everyone,
I was glutened last night by mistake. We ate out and the waiter assured us that the pita bread was gluten free. It, in fact, was not. I'd already eaten a small slice, but it was more than enough to affect my sleep (sleeping too much), give me a burning stomach, and massive brain fog.
The brain fog is the worst. I feel like I can't function. I took a sick day today, and was reminded by my boss of the sick days I've taken this year - I'm almost out. This is adding to my stress for sure, but really I just need some advice as to how to make the brain fog go away.
I think I may get the same symptoms from cane sugar, on a side note, but not the stomach burning - only the brain fog.
Anyone have any suggestions for how to help ease this or make it completely go away? I don't want to resort to coffee drinks because they have tons of sugar, and caffeine bothers my stomach, plus the caffeine is short-lived anyway.
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luciddream928 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithGlutened From Toddlers I'M Taking Care Of....Hi everyone... I need help!! I just started working as a nanny 2 weeks ago and I've been consistently glutened from the toddlers I work with. One is 1.5, the other is 2.5 years. So for all of you with babies, you know how messy it is all day. I'm constantly covered in crackers, cereal bars, snack stuff... it's a gluten nightmare. I work with them from 8-6pm every day. So of course I bring my own lunch, and I try to bring stuff that I have to eat with a utensil.
I am so, so careful, I don't know how I am being cross contaminated. I'm constantly washing my hands. I wash all of my tupperware there, is it possible to be cross contaminated from sponges that are used to clean glutened countertops and utensils? Are their sponges and dishtowels safe?
Help, please... I have been breaking out and irritable, fatigued, D and C is starting up.
On a side note, my b/f has a mixed kitchen and I eat there all the time, but we are careful and I haven't been sick yet from that. It's started up since I've worked as a nanny.
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luciddream928 added a topic in Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut IssuesRash From Dairy?Anyone else experience a rash around the mouth/chin area, from eating dairy? I recently reintroduced it into my diet. Probably not the best idea, but it seems my digestive system can finally tolerate ice cream. But, it seems my skin is breaking out.
I know the ice cream is gluten free (Haagen Daz Peanut Butter/Chocolate). I wonder if casein would induce this reaction?
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luciddream928 added a post in a topic Cross Contamination From Towels In A Mixed Kitchen?
luciddream928 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithCross Contamination From Towels In A Mixed Kitchen?I recently started a new job as a caretaker with a child with special needs working in the home. I am noticing my symptoms (bloating, D) coming back and I'm wondering if it's possible that I've been cross contaminated?
I bring my own lunch and eat NOTHING from their kitchen or on their plates. I bring my food in tupperware and heat it in the microwave. I don't use their napkins, though of course I put mine on the table when I'm eating. I even bring my own silverware. And, I wash my hands before I eat and I try to use paper towels when I remember.
I do, however, dry my hands using towels left on the counter. It's entirely possible that a crumb or two is on the towel from the counter. Although it is a clean kitchen the same sponge is used everywhere and we all know how that goes.
Is it possible, though, to be cross contaminated from something as simple as this? I'm not celiac, BTW, just gluten intolerant.
Any input from anyone with a mixed kitchen is greatly appreciated. It's possible that I'll be living with my BF soon and he is not gluten free. I'm going to need lots of tips on how to keep myself safe.
Thanks so much!!!!
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luciddream928 added a post in a topic Confused About Enterolab Test And Need For "gluten Challenge"
luciddream928 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithRash On Lips, Itchy Mouth And Swollen ThroatI know I got glutened a few weeks ago and it's actually taken me about that long to get over it. I moved to a new city and ate out while moving, though I tried to be careful we all know how THAT one goes.
Last week I went to a dinner party and had three questionable items: Falafel (host said there was no wheat in it), tapioca (same), and hummus. I asked about all these things and the host said they had no flour so I assumed it was safe. Probably a dumb move on my part, but I did.
I've had strange symptoms crop up since then. Predictable D, C, alternating (which has NOT been fun), excessive sleeping, mood swings, aches, and the same rash I always get on the joints of my fingers and now on one elbow. The strange symptom is on my mouth - I got what started out as a crack in the sides of my mouth. I've had this on an off since childhood every once in a while, but this time it was accompanied by tiny bumps, itching, and a feeling of the inside of my mouth coated (or swollen, I can't really tell). My throat was swollen on and off, and I felt a tingling in my mouth and on my lips. This tingling is not constant, it comes and goes. I thought the sore throat might be a cold because I seem to be stuffy in the morning, but it goes away and I'm not the rest of the day. Low immune system, or am I just crazy?
Oddly enough, these are the same symptoms I get from eating mangoes as I'm allergic to them. I haven't had any of those, of course, so I'm wondering if this weird mouth-thing is gluten related? I've read about cheilosis and cheilitis and it seems to fit but no one says much about the itching and tingling inside their mouth or a swollen throat.
Anyone know anything about this? Thank you in advance. It's driving me nuts.
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luciddream928 added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsPanera Bread Gluten-free ListDear Rachel,
Thank you for contacting Panera Bread. I have included below a list of our menu items that do not contain gluten-containing ingredients. However, because we bake fresh bread daily in our bakery-cafes and bread is core to our menu, we simply cannot ensure that there has been no contact between these items, or any other menu items, and gluten.
Not all of the items listed are currently on our menu and some new menu items have not yet been evaluated for the purposes of inclusion on this list. However, you can find complete ingredients listings for current menu items on our website. Click on Menu and Nutrition, choose the Bakery or Cafe menu, select a product category from the links at the top of the page, then click on the individual menu item to display a page with that item's ingredients and nutritional content.
Please note that nutritional information on our website is updated periodically. New products may be available in our bakery-cafes before a periodic update of this site. In addition, some menu items may be available only on a regional, test or seasonal basis. Nutritional information about these menu items is available at the participating bakery-cafes. Tests of new recipes of existing products may be conducted from time to time in certain markets. These new recipes may contain different/additional ingredients, including allergens, as compared to the original version. Nutritional information about these menu items is available at the participating bakery-cafes. For the most update-to-date information, please call or visit your nearest bakery-cafe to speak with a manager.
Thank you again for contacting us. We appreciate your business and value your comments.
Customer Comment Coordinator
GLUTEN FREE LIST - Panera Bread **
**Although we try to meet your special requirements, we cannot ensure that these items have not come into contact with gluten in our bakery-caf
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