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

I Got Sick
0

13 posts in this topic

Last night I stopped by a local our local kangaroo gas station and got a cherry slushie. I thought that surely a slushie would be safe. Well, I thought wrong. Within about 20 minutes after drinking it I started having all of my "I got glutened" symptoms. Stomach cramps, gas, bloating, lower back pain- all of which I get when I eat gluten.  I have only been diagnosed for a little over a month, and I have been extremely careful and havent eaten out much at all since then. In fact, I decided not to eat out for the rest of the summer to give my gut time to heal. But good grief, I didnt think a slushie of all things would hurt me! I was wrong :(

 

Have yall had any bad luck with slushies? I just dont understand what could have been in there that made me sick, unless its the artificial coloring. I read somewhere that coloring can have gluten...?

 

Im still sick this morning :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

You can't ever assume something is gluten free. This is the sucky thing about eating gluten-free: spontenaity goes out the window.

You will compile a list of safe junk foods after a while - snickers, sodas, etc. but don't EVER assume something is gluten-free. You must always KNOW. If you can't read the ingredients or get confirmation do NOT put it in your mouth.

Ps - We ALL have done this at some point. Don't beat yourself up over it. Gluten is going a good job of that already. Hope you feel better soon.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read somewhere that coloring can have gluten...?

If you read that, the source was misinformed. Color (including caramel color) is gluten-free. A few people react to some specific colors. but that is not gluten related.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see you are posting in several threads about your slushie experience. When you checked the ingredients, what was the gluten item? I have never seen any of these type drinks in the US with gluten - the ones I have checked.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Looks like I am not the only one who has had a problem with this

 

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/47862-coke-and-cherry-icees/

 

It has been 24 hours since I ate the icee and I am SO sick. My belly is in so much pain that it is sensitive to the touch. Stay away from convience store icees!!

According to the company, all Icees are gluten-free.

http://www.icee.com/faq.htm#12

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to the company, all Icees are gluten-free.

http://www.icee.com/faq.htm#12

Yeah I read that last night. Maybe its just a problem at my local gas station. I dont know. But I am still sick from it. And I know that is what made me sick because I was feeling great all day before I drank it. And then about 20 minutes after I started drinking it, all the symptoms started.

 

I am still sick. I havent noticed any intolerances to any other types of food so far, so other than gluten I don't know what else it could have been. And it felt like a gluten reaction. Who knows....I just hope I start feeling better soon

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I read that last night. Maybe its just a problem at my local gas station. I dont know. But I am still sick from it. And I know that is what made me sick because I was feeling great all day before I drank it. And then about 20 minutes after I started drinking it, all the symptoms started.

I am still sick. I havent noticed any intolerances to any other types of food so far, so other than gluten I don't know what else it could have been. And it felt like a gluten reaction. Who knows....I just hope I start feeling better soon

Yeah I read that last night. Maybe its just a problem at my local gas station. I dont know. But I am still sick from it. And I know that is what made me sick because I was feeling great all day before I drank it. And then about 20 minutes after I started drinking it, all the symptoms started.

I am still sick. I havent noticed any intolerances to any other types of food so far, so other than gluten I don't know what else it could have been. And it felt like a gluten reaction. Who knows....I just hope I start feeling better soon

Are Icees the ones that foam up? Those ones have always bothered me. I can do the straight frozen cokes or Koolaid type ones. But the foam up ones give me bloating. I think its whatever makes them " foam". Bothers my boys, too if they get a big one. And they do not have Celiac.

Edited: According to the Icee website, the foam is carbonation. But every flavor I have checked, the first ingredient is high fructose corn syrup. I know at least one of us has a problem with that sometimes ( OK in small amounts - 1 soda and with food)

Now I'm wondering if it could be a bit of food poisoning?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, Icee are the ones that are sort of "foamy." I've enjoyed a few in the past year and a half with no problem at all. It is an occasional indulgence when I find myself at a convenience store in the middle of summer and I can't get an ice cream cone. They are absolutely gluten free.

 

There are many reactions we can have things to that seem like a reaction to gluten but aren't. Just because you haven't had a reaction to something in the past does not mean you won't now. Besides, it is possible that you have been reacting to something(s) in the past but didn't know because your body was so overwhelmed by everything else going on. Also, it is not at all unusual for a reaction to something that did have gluten in it to be delayed by hours or even a day or two. It is possible that you ate something earlier in the day that just decided on that time to start bothering you with symptoms, which is normal for many people. It is also possible as early as you are into your diagnosis and gluten free diet that you're just going to have occasional random issues that can't be pinpointed at all while things clear up.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe it is something else in the slushie making you feel sick, possibly the excessive sugar? I would be sick if I had a slushie or soda, just because of the excessive sugars/corn syrup.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just dont understand. Its been 3 days since I drank the icee and I am still sick. My stomach is so bloated that I look 6 months pregnant, and I have had horrible gas and D. Last night I also experienced really bad anxiety, brain fog, and body aches (kind of felt like the flu) i know the website says gluten free but I am just so confused as to why I could be so sick from them. It feels like a gluten reaction. And theres no way that anything I had eaten earlier that day could have had gluten. Its not food poisoning either, because hubs had one and he did not get sick at all...Oh well...I guess I will never know...I just hope i get better soon 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I, now wondering if it could have been the red dye...? I have never noticed problems with it but who knows

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe it is something else in the slushie making you feel sick, possibly the excessive sugar? I would be sick if I had a slushie or soda, just because of the excessive sugars/corn syrup.

 

This was my initial thought, too, when I first read the OP's post. If you are not accustomed to a boat load of over-carbing, as most celiacs don't have the luxury of doing, a Slushie can throw your blood sugar into over-drive. I know that I can't tolerate the sugar load in such drinks either.

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
      104,091
    • Total Posts
      920,311
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Thanks for posting this Adrien, it's a great list and I and others will appreciate the effort and the thought behind it. I loved my time in Malaysia and I'm glad I sampled all the food I could whilst I was still on an unrestricted diet. The good thing is that, like you say, some of the nice Malay foods are still ok. As a backpacker I survived on a lot of nasi goreng and laksa, nice to think if I return there I could still do the same Terima kasih!
    • I have posted on here before. DQ2, brother with celiac, DGP iGA was the only mildly elevated test. Was gluten-free so did 6 week challenge last winter. Negative biopsy. I am gluten-free now but do go out to eat. Prior to the challenge my health was good. Since then I have: Chest pain, pain between shoulder blades, periods of shortness of breath, heart palpitations, one instance of a heart arrythmia episode, neck is tender to touch on one side (they kept saying sinuses or TMJ which my dentist vetoed) ear ache, bowels never sink. Numbness and tingling. Blood pressure variations. Could be doing chores and feel dizzy and it might be 84/52.  not super low, but not typical for me if I'm running around the house.While other days I am mildly hypertensive. Recently lost 5 lbs in 8 days without trying. Recently electrolytes were low, alkaline phosphatese was low. Ferritin started dropping so started liquid iron 2-3 times per day 4 months ago. Primary watching that, I am not anemic but we are nowhere near iron overload either.  GI doc was a dick. Did not even know DGP replaced older tests and he was very condescending When I begged him for help recently and told me to get a second opinion which is exactly what I plan on doing.  I now have pain in my upper GI area. It is tender to touch. I had my gallbladder out in 97 along with a stone and infection in my bile duct. It hurts in this area. Pancreatic enzymes look fine, liver enzymes fine. Pancreatic ultrasound fine. I will now be doing a EUS Soon to look at bile duct, pancreas and liver.   so a typical day for me is that I might feel fine for a while and then suddenly feel like I'm going to pass out. really dizzy, numbness in odd places, like my body has been hijacked. I will typically eat a bunch of food something high protein and in about an hour or so I start to feel better. However, then my upper stomach starts to hurt in place of the passing out feeling. blood sugars are also normal. After getting the " it must be panic attacks" and condescending looks a million times my primary finally ordered an ultrasound of my sore neck and there is an abnormality in my thyroid which she says looks like possibly Hashti's. Except for one time, all my serum TSH tests were normal. We have more blood work on Monday. As I have not put on any weight and there are other symptoms that are closer to Graves.  Has anyone else had any thyroid issues that followed doing a gluten challenge?  where is your stomach pain? Do you have it above or below your belly button? Mine feels like it's in the pancreas area, like 2-3 inches above the belly button and when I push on it it's tender, but not all the time. sometimes i feel it in my back. 
    • Thanks for sharing with me.  I really appreciate it.  Honestly, after a glutening last summer (still do not know what glutened me), I did not eat out for a year!  The risk was too great as my healing time took 3 months (for symptoms to subside) and six months to regain lost weight.  Our recent vacation to Europe was worth the risk  as we traveled with our entire extended family, but we were extra cautious and ate only at celiac-approved places.  Otherwise, we "dined" at markets or ate the food we brought from home.  Thankfully, we did not get glutened (at least we don't think so!)  
    • I do not struggle with this and I was brought up the same way as you. I don't struggle because for many years off & on we didn't have a bathtub, only showers as well as this being therapy or medicinal for the skin - heck even for the muscles as I age. I figure I've earned my right to luxuriate or medicate with baths any time I've a mind to. My husband saw just how bad my dh got & NEVER begrudges me a nice long soak in the big soaking tub we now have.
    • Hi, No, I do not have celiac  disease. I have an ankylosing spondylitis which is an auto-immune disease provoking an inflammation of the joints. Under the advice and supervision of my doctor and the professor at the hospital I follow a gluten free & casein free diet, which is extremely successful in preventing inflammatory events. And I've been doing so, strictly, for more than 6 years. So I'm not Celiac, but I can tell you that I react strongly every time I take gluten even in small amounts. Even soya sauce, which according to this website has an almost zero dose of gluten, is a lot too much for me. Nevertheless I allow myself to eat food which has been processed in a factory which processes gluten. To conclude, I would say that when you are travelling, especially in a country where celiac disease is scarcely known, you should be twice as careful as when you're going out at home. In the end you can never guarantee that the cook has cleaned his pan after using soya sauce and so on... You can only bet
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,121
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Sambud
    Joined