Today my roommate and I went to the grocery store after a couple hours of walking around a museum so we were both shopping hungry. Everything I picked up had the coveted Austrian "gluteinfrei" symbol on it, until I got to the chips. I found one brand that based off the ingredients seemed safe, but then I found "Wild Tex Chili Chips" that looked delicious. A quick look over the ingredients yielded no warnings, the allergy listings didn't say anything about wheat or gluten, so I bought them. It wasn't until I was eating them in the elevator in my apartment building that I noticed the "wheat flour" in the English translation of the ingredients. I forgot that the allergin listings here don't include things that you can easily read in the ingredients, it's just traces that are listed. In my hungry state I didn't read the ingredients multiple times over, in every language I understand, until it was too late. I'm almost convinced that I shouldn't buy anything without that wonderful, government regulated, less than 20ppm label. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
Also, my short term coping method is a glass or two of wine because my initial reaction looks more like intoxication than anything else, and I'm really scared of mentally causing my reaction to become worse. So I have a drink, then I can't tell if it's the alcohol or the gluten that's making my head woosy and the world spin, and since I can't identify the source of my off-ness I feel like I won't accidentally psychologically make a mountain out of a mole-hill. But at the same time, I feel like this isn't a good coping mechanism. I never knowingly eat something with gluten and avoid CC at all costs, but when it does happen and I find out soon after, I get rid of the gluten food and triple check everything else in my kitchen. Any other ideas on not psyching myself out?