New Here, Please Help
Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:02 AM
being gluten free for about 3 months now, except for the occasional slip up, I'm wondering what is going on with my mouth, or my tongue rather. I have always in the past sporadically encountered mouth sores, sensitive tongue, glositis (the temporary flattening of the tongue due to many things, acidity, spicy foods...etc.), however, about a week ago (I noticed after chowing down on frito baked lays) my tongue got the glositis, where it became sore and raw feeling. It went away for a few days, then just yesterday came back with a vengence. Not only my tongue, which feels swollen and sore, with what looks like an inflamed tastebud on it, but the insides of my mouth are a little torn up...(I've been chewing on candy though all day today and yesterday).
I'm thinking that's the cause of the mouth soreness. The weird thing is is that I can't quite locate the specific spot of burning and soreness, its pretty general. I'm thinking it could be a combo of the lays and the fact that, even though knowing I would suffer in some way, on Tues. of this week I ate out, makng my own salad at this salad bar using the balsamic vinegerette that they had (to steer clear of any gluten) and then drank "Fizz" along with it, a natural fruit carbonated drink.) Would the acidity from all of that really cause me this much discomfort...this is really bad, I don't remember it acting up like this before...I did read that celiac can cause this though...what do you all think, I really would appreciate your feedback. Do any of you get this? Thank you.
Posted 28 January 2005 - 05:14 AM
Not sure where you're from so don't know your labelling laws, but in Canada, the baked Lays do list wheat right on the ingredients...
I used to enjoy the BBQ flavoured corn chips, and then one day a friend asked how I knew if they were safe, I told her I just have to read the labels all the time. As I was about to put a chip in my mouth, it occurred to me that I hadn't checked these in awhile. Sure enough, the ingredients had changed, and they now contained wheat! I gave the bag to my friend and stuck to the kettle chips I had brought as well! It was a close call that reminded me to always check labels! I do still forget at times!
Posted 28 January 2005 - 10:17 AM
It could be that I'm just more sensitive after being off gluten for awhile now.
No more of those chips for me that's for sure.
It's just really uncomfortable to have my tongue swell and be like this.
Thank you so much for the response though, the support on this board is amazing.
Posted 28 January 2005 - 10:32 AM
Here is the Frito-Lays list:
However, they do say:
"*The above products do not contain gluten nor casein; however, they are produced on the same line as our products that do contain gluten and casein. Although the lines are washed between batches, a slight residue may remain on the lines. Individuals who are extremely sensitive may be affected."
I have been glutenfree for well over a year and get sick when I eat their products so I stay away from them.
Posted 28 January 2005 - 11:07 AM
Hi Kelly, the link above will take you to previous discussions on this board for this topic. The only ingredients list I can find on the Baked Lays is US label which does only list "modified food starch"... personally if it doesn't list the source, I don't take the chance.
I've eaten the Lays Original, the good old greasy ones, without problem. although sometimes I think I get a bit of lactose reaction from them. I'm almost positive the one and only time I picked up a bag of Baked Lays in Canada, it listed wheat right on the label. I just haven't found an ingredients list for Canadian Lays online anywhere! I am at the grocery after work tonight so will check then. Curiosity you know!
Looks like there is plenty of info on this forum already though to meet your question. I will try to add Canadian info when I can get it!
Posted 28 January 2005 - 11:32 AM
I can go for a month without any problems then they start again. I then go back on the mega doses of B. In the meantime, my tongue is swolen and sore, I have bunches of sores, hard to eat, etc. I didn't have any problems until I went gluten-free last year. It is crazy...I don't know what else to do. Sometimes I even carry my bottle of Chloroseptic (sp???) with me to work so I can eat! I am just getting over another round.
gluten-free since July 2004
Strawberries and Banannas (2007)
Nitrates (April 2006)
Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)
Peanuts (Nov. 2004)
Soy (Oct. 2004)
Almonds (Sept. 2004)
Corn (Sept. 2004)
Posted 30 January 2005 - 02:37 PM
The last time it happened was about a month ago and it seemed to spread into cold sores then eventually went away.
Until I read it on here I didn't relate it to the celiac.
" 15 years of it's stress!"
"blood work show's a disease called celiac,
but it can't be that because it's rare!"
Diagnosed via blood and biopsy 2003
Not a medical professional just a silly celiac
offering support, my
experience and advice
Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:56 AM
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