Gluten Intolerance....but Not In Argentina
Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:02 PM
I am newbie here! This is a wonderful forum w/tons of good info.
Anyway, about 2 years ago, I started feeling a lot of tightness in my lungs/chest area - almost a suffocating feeling. It felt like an elephant was always standing on my chest, or like someone stuffed my lungs with cotton balls. It took my a while to figure out what was wrong w/me. Eventually I found out it was a gluten intolerance.....but I'm still trying to figure it out.
I just came back from a 10 day trip to Argentina where I at bread with every meal....and had no issues! The day I got back I ate a bagel and felt HORRIBLE! That feeling in my chest came back and it didn't go away for a few days.
Does anyone know why I could eat bread in Argentina and not here in the US?? I'm starting to think that maybe it isn't a Gluten Intolerance but some sort of other intolerance (preservatives, or something like that). If anyone has any feedback it would be great!
Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:19 PM
Have you been tested? You might get more luck in the Coping With category! Good luck.
Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:50 PM
Or maybe you're having an issue with more super-processed US baked goods rather than unprocessed homemade baked goods.
My experience when we visited several years ago in Germany (where my husband's mom is from) was that I was sick as a dog. They had fresh, local, homemade bread 4-5 times a day- every day. It was so delicious, but to this day they think I'm 'not quite right'. I was emotional, exhausted and brain-foggy the entire time I was there. It was one of those times for me before I went gluten-free where I was SOOOOOO sick.
I would definitely ask some questions of the people you stayed with. Maybe they use different flours or mixes?
Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:44 AM
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