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Accidentally Eating Gluten For Over 3 Months
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I unfortunately found out that one of the products I was using everyday for about 3 months had gluten in it.  I do not know if the recipee changed, or if I hadn't noticed it before, but it wasn't until 3 days ago I figured out the culprit to a slew of symptoms. 

 

I was wondering if anyone has gotten contaminated for this long of a period and how long it took for them to recover. 

 

For about the same amount of time I have been feeling all the usual symptoms of eating gluten:

-headaches

-unbearable exhaustion

-dizziness

-hard time focusing

-"head fogginess"

-stomach issues (constipation)

 

About a week ago I think my system just had enough and I couldn't get through a 10 hour day, and all my symptoms got worse.  I thought it was due to me being in college and being stressed, not to mention I've been too stressed to even really pay attention to my body. 

 

If anyone could offer me any advice, it would be much appreciated.  I have exams coming this week and honestly have no idea how I'm going to get through it feeling this ill. 

 

Thank you so much. 

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I unfortunately found out that one of the products I was using everyday for about 3 months had gluten in it. I do not know if the recipee changed, or if I hadn't noticed it before, but it wasn't until 3 days ago I figured out the culprit to a slew of symptoms.

I was wondering if anyone has gotten contaminated for this long of a period and how long it took for them to recover.

For about the same amount of time I have been feeling all the usual symptoms of eating gluten:

-headaches

-unbearable exhaustion

-dizziness

-hard time focusing

-"head fogginess"

-stomach issues (constipation)

About a week ago I think my system just had enough and I couldn't get through a 10 hour day, and all my symptoms got worse. I thought it was due to me being in college and being stressed, not to mention I've been too stressed to even really pay attention to my body.

If anyone could offer me any advice, it would be much appreciated. I have exams coming this week and honestly have no idea how I'm going to get through it feeling this ill.

Thank you so much.

Oh my goodness.

I'd say do whatever has traditionally made you feel better. Try to sleep on whatever schedule works - plus a power nap each day?

Eat unprocessed food (cook a chicken and pick off if it all week) and take digestive enzymes with each meal. They help me.

Drink lots of water and whatever else makes you feel better.

Just play it smart, conservative, and safe this week and sleep as much as you can.

Good luck!

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I unfortunately found out that one of the products I was using everyday for about 3 months had gluten in it.  I do not know if the recipee changed, or if I hadn't noticed it before, but it wasn't until 3 days ago I figured out the culprit to a slew of symptoms. 

 

I was wondering if anyone has gotten contaminated for this long of a period and how long it took for them to recover. 

 

For about the same amount of time I have been feeling all the usual symptoms of eating gluten:

-headaches

-unbearable exhaustion

-dizziness

-hard time focusing

-"head fogginess"

-stomach issues (constipation)

 

About a week ago I think my system just had enough and I couldn't get through a 10 hour day, and all my symptoms got worse.  I thought it was due to me being in college and being stressed, not to mention I've been too stressed to even really pay attention to my body. 

 

If anyone could offer me any advice, it would be much appreciated.  I have exams coming this week and honestly have no idea how I'm going to get through it feeling this ill. 

 

Thank you so much. 

Yes, I too had this same situation.  The salad dressing I used added a gluten ingredient and I didn't notice it until one night when my husband commented.  I too had similar symptoms (which are always my gluten contamination symptoms).  I think I just stopped noticing them because after such a long time period they seemed almost normal again.

 

First, be grateful that you now know why you've been feeling poorly.  Then, as the previous response recommends, eat clean and ultra conscious for at least 72 hours.  Also, know that this happens, we are always trying our best but abstaining from gluten is an ongoing mine field.  In time, you'll recognize those symptoms quicker and quicker and "go to town" trying to uncover the culprit food.  

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I was eating McCains extra spicy extra crispy fries on and off for two months and gradually feeling worse and worse, and I couldn't figure out why.  I THOUGHT I had checked all labels but apparently not.  I wasn't getting severe stomach pain but it was enough to know I was doing something wrong - I was even looking into other food intolerances... I even gave up coffee (gasp) while trying to figure it out.  I don't know why they add wheat starch to fries... :rolleyes:

 

I figured it out almost a month ago, and I am getting back to normal. I am still having more migraine, fatigue and stomach pains than I was before Xmas but it is slowly improving. Hang in there, it could take a while.

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Thank you so much for all your support!

 

As an update I realized that I was feeling so horrid because of my suppressed immune system and I got recurrent mono, which I am still battling. 

 

I sure am happy to have at least found the culprit and have been using your suggestions with great success. 

 

May this never happen again to any of us. 

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