Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Oh The Things We Do When We Drink....
0

9 posts in this topic

I was diagnosed with Celiacs about five months ago, this will be important to remember for later. After experiencing strange and painful symptoms for over two years and then suffering terribly every day for about another two I have finally found the key to staying healthy, happy, and strong....not eating gluten. I'm finally free. 

 

However, apparently the gluten filter has not been imprinted firmly enough in my mind. I woke up this morning after a night on the town feeling a bit off and with a strange taste in my mouth. I frantically looked for my phone and credit cards and thankfully found everything. After finding my cc I looked up my charges and found a strange charge from a bar. After consulting with my friends, I found out I had ordered french fries and I ATE them.  I actually don't remember anything after a certain point of the night, when I ordered my second shot of rum, and I most certainly don't remember eating those fries. 

 

Those delicious morsels of oil and potato were certainly not gluten free and I am just now starting to feel the full effects  this morning and I will for some time to come. I feel the painful effects of eating gluten for a minimum of a month afterwards and I'm so mad at myself. My gums bleed and my joints swell and it becomes difficult to exercise or stand for long periods. This is actually the first time I've posted on here but it was the first thing I wanted to do. I need to know.

 

Will there come a point in my life where even when I'm black-out drunk I will have the clarity of mind to not eat gluten? I'm slightly worried because I've certainly done pretty stupid things before in my life while drunk and I'm sure I'll continue to but now that I have celiacs my physical well-being is at stake. I know there are plenty of others things I can do while drunk that would put my well-being at risk, but food and drinks at bars are so closely intertwined I'm really afraid I'll be in this situation again.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Hi Hannah,

Welcome to the forum!

Trust me, we've all had "what the hell did I do" moments. Your instincts will get better, but that's no guarantee you'll never get glutened, it'll just be "what the hell was in this that wasn't supposed to be" instead.

 

Also, as you heal your tolerance for alcohol is going to go down. Trust me. Your body can now absorb all the booze, so a couple drinks might find you under the table when you used to be able to go all night. Pace yourself. Not only will you hopefully not be drunk enough to order gluteny things, but it'll be less iritating on your gut and you'll heal faster.

Oh, drinking tip: eat before you go out, and bring a snack in your purse in case you need it.

 

Anyway, others will have much better advice than me, I'm sure. I hope you feel better soon!

 

Happy healing

 

(edited for bad grammar)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Survey says: Lay off the rum for now.  :rolleyes: 

 

Give it a few months and when you do go out to drink again, don't get all drunk, silly!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will there come a point in my life where even when I'm black-out drunk I will have the clarity of mind to not eat gluten?

 

Probably not, since being black-out drunk = losing all control. The best option is to avoid getting black-out drunk - which is a good option, celiac or not.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haha, if only you guys knew me. I rarely get really drunk, I only drink about twice a month. But yes, I guess when I go out and party I'll have to be more careful. Thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Kittty, I didn't lose all control, don't worry. But it is fun to drink and let loose every once in a while.

 

I suppose my question was this. Before I went to sleep, I had the clarity to go home, set my alarm, get into my night clothes, and so forth and I did all those things without having to think. I'm wondering if one day I'll not eat gluten accidently without having to think. It will just be natural for me.

 

I hope to get to that point at least.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am always dreaming that I'm shoving a piece of bread in my mouth and I wake up in a panic. Yet in real life I've never come close. Yeah I've been CC'd but never ate anything I knew was likely to have gluten in the 8 months I've been gluten-free (except for 2 doctor supervised gluten challenges).

 

So yes, I think it does become second nature. I hope!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kittty, I didn't lose all control, don't worry. But it is fun to drink and let loose every once in a while.

 

I suppose my question was this. Before I went to sleep, I had the clarity to go home, set my alarm, get into my night clothes, and so forth and I did all those things without having to think. I'm wondering if one day I'll not eat gluten accidently without having to think. It will just be natural for me.

 

I hope to get to that point at least.

To answer your question, there is no guarantee that you will ever 'behave' with your diet if you

have gotten so drunk that you don't remember doing the things you're talking about. If there's

enough alcohol in your system to make you forget what you've done, there's enough alcohol

in your system to make you forget your diet, too. It's possible, I've been FANTASTICALLY

snockered and still turned down all food (I just refuse to eat when I'm drunk  :rolleyes: )

but I know that about myself. So it's possible that you'll get there too. However, I've never in

my life managed to down enough alcohol to make me black out. I think it's cuz I'm Polish :D

So I don't know whether I would forget my diet during an amnesiac inebriation, because it's

never happened to me. I'd say it could go either way, and that for now it would be best to

keep the alcohol down to a reasonable volume. ;)

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I suppose my question was this. Before I went to sleep, I had the clarity to go home, set my alarm, get into my night clothes, and so forth and I did all those things without having to think. I'm wondering if one day I'll not eat gluten accentically without having to think. It will just be natural for me.

You follow a subconscious pattern while in this state. At some point, the diet may become ingrained to the point where you know subconsciously to reject food.

You said this happened after the second shot of rum. Even on an empty stomach, that is not a large intake. Typically an alcohol blackout is associated with far more than that consumption level. Alcohol is absorbed in the stomach as well as the intestine, so celiac damage to the villi is only part of the equation. But as the villi heal, you may absorb more of the alcohol, or absorb it more quickly.

Something is missing in the picture. You may have a problem with your metabolism (check liver function), or maybe you lost count and had more than two.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,339
    • Total Posts
      917,382
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Will Australia's Gluten-free Barley Set the Beer World on Fire?
      Can Australia's new gluten-free barley revolutionize the gluten-free beer industry? View the full article
    • Could this possibly be related to celiac or a gluten intolerance?
      Welcome, @ModernLifeIsWar! Celiac has over 300 symptoms, but it looks like you have some symptoms that appear a lot in those diagnosed with celiac. I suggest you take these symptoms to your doctor and ask for a GI consult and to get the full blod panel to test for celiac disease. The gold standard is an endoscope, where 4 or more biopsies of the intestines are taken. The caveat is that you must be on a diet with gluten for all tests to be accurate, and you must continue eating gluten until all testing is done.  So, if it were me, I would start eating gluten again and get that referral.  However, you need to make the decision that is best or you.  Edited to Add: Also, since you eat a lot of processed food, your body might be reacting to other things, such ad additives. 
    • Could this possibly be related to celiac or a gluten intolerance?
      I don't have any real major stomach issues, however I've had a diet for years very high in gluten consisting of tons of junk food (pizza, cookies, cereal, donuts, etc..).  A few symptoms I have noticed over the years have been: -Migraines (very frequent) -Large increase in eye floaters -Very bad sinus congestion -Very bad anxiety -Semi frequent bouts of diarrhea/runny bowel movements. Not all the time, but it certainly happens more than I feel is normal.   However, in terms of stomach pain I haven't noticed much. I do get very bloated sometimes however, mainly just contributed this to my crappy diet. Anyways, since the beginning of April I've been having a lot of neurological issues and after reading more into gluten intolerance I'm wondering if it couldn't be associated: -Full body tremors ranging from hands, arms, legs, and core. (i.e. I shake a lot when doing stuff with my hands, if I try to do sit ups my whole body will shake, etc..). I've had minor hand tremors in the past but this problem has recently blown to a whole new level -Muscle spasms all over and mild cramping -tingling feelings randomly throughout my  body in all parts including face and head -Shortness of breath -Racing heart rate when doing physical activity (i.e. walking upstairs and I'm a fairly active person) -Minor issues with balance and coordination -Brain fog   I'm going to see a neurologist in 3 weeks, but I decided to give gluten free a try as of two days ago. I've also been taking a lot of important vitamins and nutrients (b12, d, b complex, fish oil, magnesium, etc..). I'd be interested to know if anyone here has experienced similar symptoms (most notably tremors and muscle spasms) and had success switching to gluten free. I've seen anecdotal cases posted, so I'm hoping that maybe this is my issue. Another thing to note is my younger sister has very bad stomach issues. She hasn't seen a Dr about it and can't follow a diet to save her life, but she commonly complains of pain, gas, bloating, nasty bowel movements, etc... after eating out. So I think there is a possible genetic factor here. What would be the best Dr to seek out in helping me diagnose such a thing? Also is it normal to have stomach issues AFTER starting gluten free? Today is my third day and I've had 2 bouts of diarrhea and very loud stomach growling. Possibly from switching from a diet full of sugar and gluten to one with significantly less and gluten free?
    • Weird Reaction
      Hi Cristiana, You are quite right, there could be something wrong with the batch. I have often wondered this myself when I've had symptoms. A lot of manufacturers recall products when they find contamination issues, I often wonder though, how many products 'sneak' under the radar and no-one knows for sure; it could be the reason why so many of us wonder what we did to get 'glutened'. 
    • 9 year Old going through testing
      Thank you everyone. I have scheduled a second opinion. He last biopsie came back and he is lactose intolerant.     
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
    • ukuleleerika

      Hello! I am new to this Celiac website... Is there anyone out there with Celiac AND extensive food allergies? My allergies include shellfish, dairy, eggs, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, nuts, oranges, red dye, and more I can't think of. I went to the allergist about a year ago to see why I wasn't feeling well, and once everything was eliminated, I still didn't feel well. We did more testing to find out I had celiac as well as allergies to cattle as well as rye grass (I live on a farm basically). This was back in January 2016. I recently had my endoscopy with the gastroenterologist a week ago. I have no idea what to do or what to eat... So fish and potatoes for me!
      · 2 replies
    • SLLRunner

      Week 4 of the gluten challenge- wheat cereal every morning, regular bread every day, and wheat tortillas for my lunch wraps. Right now, body aches that seem exercise related (weight lifting and running), even though I am doing the same intensity of weight lifting and running I've always done.  Just a few more weeks until my blood test. Counting down the days.
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,473
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    LPS48
    Joined