That Zombie Feeling
Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:17 AM
This is my first clear-cut , know-what-did-it gluten exposure since diagnosis. I thought it would be a good test, if nothing else, to see when the reaction occurred and what it was. I've had definite reactions in the past (cramps, steatorrhea, fatigue) but couldn't absolutely pinpoint the problem food.
Fortunately, this time I did not get severe cramps. The day after I felt fine (!) but then Monday, Tuesday, and today, I'm a ZOMBIE (tired, tired, tired). Interesting how the fatigue did not hit me immediately.
Before I was diagnosed, I experimented with various energy supplements and one that helped me was ATP sublingual. I used that yesterday to good effect and will try some after lunch today. (Naturally, one should always check with medical professionals before using any supplements like this.) Too much or too frequent use gave me the jitters and insomnia so judicious use is best.
BTW, I'm thinking about writing "no flour" on my dining card although one would hope any chef in a sit-down, white table cloth restaurant would know flour has wheat!
Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:25 AM
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:10 AM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:48 PM
What I wonder about is can wheat fed chicken be unsafe? I switched back to saltless wild canned salmon and the problem of tiredness went away. I read that the gluten protiens can get into mother's milk.
I'm going to watch carefully what my reaction to the chicken is down in Mexico. I have a feeling they don't feed their chicken wheat down there.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:52 PM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:33 PM
My craziest restaurant gluten story is when I told the waiter I couldn't any of the bread they brought to the table because it had wheat in it, so they brought me some white bread!
Posted 22 October 2004 - 06:33 AM
Posted 24 October 2004 - 02:49 PM
I have NO IDEA how her lamb could have made me sick, but maybe there is some processing contamination possiblity. Who knows when meat is flying all over the world, repackaged, handled some more... unsolved mysteries...
PS- how is mexico going for you? you are in a trailer this time? doing all your own cooking? how is grocery shopping?
Posted 29 October 2004 - 11:11 AM
I'm about to head south soon. With daylight savings time about to change, and all the birds flying south I think it is time to go. I do have a little trailer that I will take down with me. It has a 2 burner stove, sink, counter, and convertable sofa. Not much but better than cooking off the tailgait of my truck.
The shopping down there is not that good compared to the U.S., but it is easy to get by. There is one state crossing where they take away all chicken, beef and pork, so I don't buy any meat before crossing into Campeche.
It is a beautiful drive down into the tropics and I enjoy it every year.
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