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Another thing from the short food list is now on the long list of things I can't have...
Ocean Spray (as well as every store knockoff brand) CranApple switched from HFCS to Cane Sugar.
I was totally getting reactions from Hansens All Natural Cane Soda, and thought it must be the natural flavors or caramel coloring.
I've drank Ocean Spray with no problem for 25 years, the change to Cane Sugar was just recently and that an immediate poison to me.
After the Ocean Spray got me, and I saw the cane sugar on the ingredient list I searched on cane sugar intolerance and found a plethora of sites discussing this. Evidently cane sugar is very similar to wheat.
Slowly I'm getting a good definition of all of the things besides gluten that affect me.
I checked the website "LabelWatch" for Ocean Spray and they still listed them all as HFCS, when in fact they are all now Cane. I sent them an email about the change but they never responded.
Yes, I will hope to one day be tolerant of more things.
Life can only be understood backwards, unfortunately it is lived in forward....
I think that what may have happened when I took all things gluten from my diet, I ended up overloading myself on other things - like the lectins (GottaSki has been a great educator for me as her experience has been similar to what I'm experiencing).
Right at first, eggs and cheese and milk and potatoes were fine for me. It took almost a month before I started reacting to them.
The first few times I reacted to them, I was dining out and blaming CC for the reaction.
The diary is key. It lets you play back your last ingestions and single out possible culprits.
It is important to figure out what your core food can be. You may have to narrow that core as you go.
For me, I don't know how I'll go about bringing things back. This is a challenge I didn't know I would have to be up for a few months ago.
What I found with my own body, once I was clean of gluten I felt amazing. That was short lived. I next found that potatoes gave me all of the symptoms of gluten. Removing them helped, but a few days later I was coming up with symptoms. I removed cheese, that seemed to help marginally. Then I removed my beloved frothy latte and I again started getting better.
Right now I'm eating only a few root vegetables and meat. This is all I can eat to maintain any kind of good feeling. My biggest complaint is drinks - many drinks affect me such as soda pops and gatorade. I am even a little suspicious of cranberry juice if I have more that just a few ounces. Luckily plain coffee is still working for me.
I don't know if this helps you at all, but it kind of confirms what you are going through I guess.
You have hit on several items that "out of the blue" just started affecting me.
It all started on a post i did several weeks back where I thought I was CC'd, but I wasn't - it was the french fries. I figured that out several days later when I made a baked potato at home - no CC possibility - but I did put ground black pepper on it. When I balanced my experience at a couple of restaurants and the baked potato from home, the only thing all 3 experiences had was potato (one of the places didn't have any pepper involved with the food or fries).
I haven't tried buckwheat, but potatoes and bananas I am completely sure are causing me all of the symptoms that gluten causes for me.
Yes - no shared anything. My own fridge, even. My vitamin levels are fine - I've checked them through 2 blood tests in the last 10 months.
I would love to take a multivitamin, but I've had so many reactions from them over the years (before gluten was a known issue for me), that I try not to take the MV's. I have been thinking of trying one again for the obvious reason of how limited my intake has become. I was all giddy when I was able to take a sublingual B-12 and actually realize the kick, but that was short lived as B12 is now instantly bringing on gout. If I take one tab, I have gout within 4 hours. I take a vitamin C, gluten-free, and probably only take one 3 times a week.
I'm perplexed, and have spent so much money on Dr's with no results.
I haven't eaten out since that post of many weeks ago.
Since then, I have eaten ONLY steamed, unseasoned, broccoli & cauliflower, fresh unseasoned beef, chicken, and pork, and Applegate organic, grass-fed beef hot dogs that are labeled as gluten-free, as well as casein free, Ocean Spray Cranapple juice, in addition to water.
I have an incredibly small possibility of CC. I have my own cooking utensils, dishes, and flatware. My roommate uses the kitchen almost not at all - but when he does he is respectful of my space.
Out of the blue, last week, I suddenly was getting symptoms from my daily latte made with 3 ounces of whole milk. I cut that out and recovered. Since cutting that out last Friday I have been back on track until yesterday when I had a banana and my body reacted as if I'd eaten a gluten pizza.
My reaction was just what I listed - brain/vision fog, severe joint pain, very tired, bloat, constipation. In the research I did last night, I noticed the list that you mention - I'm not having those symptoms.
That is my frustration, I guess, I am very confident that there is not a possibility of gluten contact, yet my reaction (in a very very limited diet)is in line with a gluten contact.