Posted 05 September 2004 - 03:51 PM
It's my first time using the email support group. I was recently diagnosed 4 months ago and have been diligent with my gluten-free diet. Yesterday, I was at a soccer tournament all day. I brought food along to sustain me the whole day, but when a group of people suggested a little Italian restaurant for lunch-I caved in. I thought I was eating gluten-free by ordering a salad with chicken strips (no breading). I am suffering terribly for the first time in months, I guess the chicken may have been fried on the same grill as their bread or buns???? Well I learned a very valuable lesson----------I eat my cooking or a restaurant that I have already deemed gluten-free by my many questions. My question is---------on average how long does it take to get a severe reaction (cramping, gas, diarrhea)? This is my first time being sick, I don't think it is a viral infection. How is one sure? Thanks!
Posted 05 September 2004 - 05:36 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
Posted 05 September 2004 - 06:46 PM
gluten-free since January 2004
Posted 05 September 2004 - 08:59 PM
Diagnosed August 2002 at age 17
Posted 05 September 2004 - 11:22 PM
Though if I do ingest casein, something else I have to avoid, I feel a reaction in about 24 hours. Like maybe it needs to react the end of my large intestines? I dunno.
Posted 06 September 2004 - 01:39 AM
You can't be sure, really, that it's not something else.......however, I find that I can feel the difference. I'm so used to those abdominal pains that I know them really well (in addition to the nausea, style of vomiting....rather gross, but yes, I notice patterns, gas, bloating, etc.). I know I could tell the difference between this and a fever and the flu. It might be harder to tell with diarrhea, though........
Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:15 AM
I am sorry to hear about you accident.
Posted 08 September 2004 - 11:16 AM
Gluten-Free since 1995
Posted 16 September 2004 - 12:20 PM
Posted 26 September 2004 - 05:29 PM
I have made it one year and feel much much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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