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

Food Poisoning Or Gluten Contamination?
0

4 posts in this topic

I had this saucy shrimp, that was supposed to be gluten-free according to their gluten-free menu. I also had a salad with their dressing and I had creme brulee--all of these were supposed to be gluten-free. I started feeling bloated when I was eating the shrimp--it was very rich sauce and now it makes me sick just thinking about it. When we left the restaurant we went to go walking around and the cramps and pain hit me pretty suddenly! I had to run to a nearby bathroom and my friend rushed me home after that--the ride home was excrutiating--I almost felt like I was in labor! I had diarrhea a few times during this night and still have some this am--I definately am not all better yet. I have not vomited yet, although I have felt nauseated off and on since the "ingestion". I have been gluten-free since May with accidents of course, but I had gotten to the point where I could tell if I had ingested gluten or not--I would get pain and bloating and gas and maybe some diarrhea, but I have NEVER had a gluten reaction like this before. It is really too bad, because I was coming off a great week or two (after coming back from a previous gluten accident). I had really felt good and then BAM! I am wondering what others might think about this being food poisoning? I didn't vomit like I said, but it was pretty bad from the other end :( . It also happened so quickly after eating it--is this typical of food poisoning? My husband doesn't think it was gluten because I have never had such a severe reaction like this. My friend thinks I can not handle "rich" foods anymore, since my diet really doesn't contain such anymore.

Any thoughts? Sorry so long.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience! We take a risk everytime we eat out, for even with a gluten-free menu the risk of cross contamination runs very high. I had a similar experience on a business trip. The chef had fed me 2 other meals and knew my requirements but bingo, a reaction like yours, very bad news... If the kitchen help touches bread and then your food, crumbs can transer, flour can float through the air, sauces can be dangerous. I had a sauce on my salmon that later I realized had to have been teriyaki. He probably didn't realize there is gluten there. Also, the longer you're off gluten the more violent your reactions will be even though you'd think it would be the other way around!

Good luck, and I think food poisoning hits you at both ends and doesn't last 2 days but I am not certain.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might want to call the restaurant and tell them what happened. If it was food poisoning, perhaps they would know. They might just follow a CYA policy, though, but it's worth a try. Perhaps at least you could find out what other unusual ingredients were in the dishes you had that you don't normally eat.

Usually, I've found with true food poisoning, I vomit rather than get diarrhea--i.e. my stomach reacts, not my intestines.

It might even have been a combination of food poisoning and gluten in the case you described.

I've had gluten reactions that range from mild (one episode of steatorrhea), to moderate (fairly bad back pain but no bowel symptoms) to extreme (excrutiating cramps with diarrhea like you described.) I don't know what causes the variations in intensity. I suspect one of the really bad ones came from licking an envelope but don't know for certain.

There's so much we don't know about this disease, unfortunately.

Sorry you had to go through such a difficult time!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's nothing worse than that car ride home is there? :(

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
      103,902
    • Total Posts
      919,564
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Johnny Carinos
      If you cant be sure then don't eat it!  
    • Gluten does WHAT to the brain?
      I'm ok, just a little tired right now.  Lots of stress getting elderly parents and in-laws taken care of. My thyroid took a dip low (no surprise there) so I had to increase dose by a quarter grain. Overall, I am not dragging all day but waking up and getting going in the morning is slowwwwwwwww.  I'm sure you understand that! Yeah........Barty.  I thought of her for DAYS on end and it just saddens me to no end that such good people are the ones being taken.  Sometimes life is just so unfair. We all know that but there are times when it really hits you in the gut. There are times I think they are the lucky ones with the way the world is going these days. This terrorism plague is unnerving and I am really getting mad about it. Dear God, please stop this shyte!  I also miss nvsmom and others who have not been heard from. I hope she is feeling better and is just busy with life.  I got glutened on vacation about 6 years ago on the first day in Liverpool.  Jeez, was I sick!  I know how you feel but take heart........that was the last time I was bagged on vacation.  The longer you are gluten free and heal, the faster you recover from hits. You also get very good at not being glutened. It has been almost 2 years since it happened to me last so after 11 years gluten-free, I think I am doing well with that. I still have a little work to do with the vitamin D levels but I work so seeing much sun isn't happening.  My levels have doubled but they are still under 50. This whole Celiac thing is a part time job!
    • Test Results
      Hang in there SLLRUNNER...it is hard and frustrating.  Good job getting that appointment moved up.  I've done too...I've called daily looking for cancellations.  I can also remember counting down the days until my appointment.  ((((Hugs)))) and please let us know how it goes.
    • So I've been glutened....
      Miso soup has gluten in it, doesn't it? =/ I know that I've been avoiding it, which is a big shame because I adore miso!
    • Kissing and gluten
      Hi guys. I know this is a topic that has come up before, but I'd appreciate a little bit of advice. I've been 'courting' a guy for the past few months; nothing has happened yet but we have a proper date in a few weeks which is likely to lead to kissing. He didn't even know what a ceoliac was until a few days ago; I don't think he'd caught the hints that I'd been dropping beforehand. English isn't his first language - he's east Asian. Anyway, I've heard about being potentially glutened via a kiss. How do I broach this? I don't want to scare him off or make him think that I'm a lot of hard work; I know, I know, he's going to have to accept me as I am, etc. but for someone new to the entire thing, it is likely overwhelming. It would be for me if I'd never heard of it! Do I laughingly bring it up beforehand? We aren't going for food so if he isn't eating, just having a cup of tea, will I still need to be careful? If this seems safe, do I just let him kiss me and then bring up afterwards that any future kisses after food will have different precautions?  It all feels so clinical! He's a lovely guy so I do think he'll be understanding, but if anyone has any advice of first hand experience on how to approach the topic without it being a weird moment, that would be great.  
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Jmg  »  admin

      Hello Admin!
      I don't know whether this is of interest to post on your articles feed:
      http://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/window-guts-brain
      Kind Regards,
      Matt
      · 2 replies
    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,948
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    VER
    Joined