Recovering After Accidental Ingestion
Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:06 PM
I am self diagnosed and follow a very strict (and healthy) gluten-free diet, but very occasionally a hidden source of gluten will find its way on to my plate. Because I have a very simple diet it has been fairly easy for me to identify and eliminate sources of contamination, unfortunately my symptoms can linger for a while afterward, sometimes up to two weeks. My reaction usually comes on over a three day period beginning with under-eye circles, inability to focus, fatigue, irritability, a feeling of pressure in my sinus area and finally un-abating hunger and water retention. A few years back these symptoms were also accompanied by gastrointestinal problems i.e. gas, constipation, oily or loose stools, but I haven't had problems with that for a while.
I can imagine that it would be advisable to drink more water, but if anyone has any advice that extends beyond common sense I would greatly appreciate it.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 11:12 AM
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 18 February 2004 - 01:21 PM
It would be great if there was some way to recover more quickly, but a good thing is that each time I accidentally ingest gluten my reaction has been less and less debilitating.
Again, thanks for the advice, Sol.
Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:47 PM
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
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