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What Did I Eat That Was So Wrong?
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What did I eat yesterday???

Wow!! I felt bad last night. I have been gluten-free for over a week and I was starting to feel much better. Since I'm new to gluten-free way of eating I haven't figured out all the bad foods yet. Yesterday I had one scrambled egg with cheese, sausage and hashbrowns. For lunch I had Teryaki chicken, rice, and veggies. For dinner I had more steamed veggies, left over chicken and baked squash. Can anybody tell me if there was something in my diet yesterday that I should have avoided. I did have three blocks of a hershey chocolate bar. Maybe it was something else but my stomach sounded like a coffee purculator all night. I felt like I need to go to the bathroom but couldn't.

Doug

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Doug,

I'd suggest checking the Teryaki sauce ingredients used on the chicken. Other than that, It doesn't sound like anything else would have hurt you, unless the chicken was breaded. But, after a week, you can't expect to feel 100%. I did the same thing, and still do. I analyze every stomach ache, or "bubbly" feeling in my stomach. It sucks, but that's what we do I guess....so, those are my only suggestions. I'm sure other people on the board will be more helpful, they know a lot!! This is a great place to ask questions. Good luck

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What was the brand of sausage?

What was the brand of hashbrowns?

Teryaki chicken.......did you know the teryaki sauce is gluten-free?? Did the chicken come pre-marinated??

Are you using new/very cleaned pans? (things like cast iron hold in gluten, so you need to replace those kinds of things, also things that are porus like wooden spoons)

Possibly you are reacting to dairy, you said you had some cheese.

A week isn't hardly enough time to heal and feel totally better. So don't worry too much, just hang in there.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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You can't expect to feel better only after a week. Took me 3 months to feel better and a few more to get back to normal.

Did you check all of the ingredients? Was the teryaki sauce gluten free? Was the sausage and hashbrowns a brand that is gluten free? Gluten can be hidden in alot of products that you would not expect. Until your body heals you may have a problem with milk as well. My reactions last for about 2 weeks so there could have been something you had yesterday or even before that.

http://www.celiac.com/st_main.html?p_catid=12

Take a look at that list which has safe and forbidden ingredients. You could have thought something was safe yesterday but really might not have been.

There are also some brands that are listed on this site that are safe unless they say wheat,rye,barley, or oats...they will not hide anything. If you can't find them you can email me or I can post them.

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Just thought I'd ditto the comments on what you may want to check in particular:

the sausage and the hashbrowns

the pan both were cooked in

the teryaki sauce on the chicken (the majority are made with soy sauce which has wheat)

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Yea, I was gonna say check the soy sauce and the hash browns. All the gluten-free brands of soy sauce I find too heavy and dark... I can't believe wheat makes that much difference, but apparently it does. I've not found a brand yet that's tasty.

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Hey everybody, thanks for your help. I think it must have been the teryaki sause in the chicken. I eat most of my meals out because I don't like to cook for just one person. I guess I will have to change that. I didn't know hashbrowns could cause a problem. On the list of foods that we can eat is potatoes. Can we eat hashbrowns if they are just plain with no additives. I am so tired of the way I feel I would eat dirt if it would help. I would like to know what some other folks are having for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This would be a great help for us Newbies until we get on the right track. If you don't want to post it here, my email address is dstiltner@yahoo.com. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Doug

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You may want to check out these following brands until you know what ingredients to look for. On these labels they will say wheat,rye,barley,oats or they will be gluten free:

Aunt Nelly's

Balance

Baskin Robbins

Ben & Jerry

Betty Crocker

Blue Bunny

Breyers

Campbells

Cascadian Farms

Celestial Seasonings

Country Crock

Edy's

General Mills

Good Humor

Green Giant

Haagen Daz

Hellman's

Hershey

Hormel

Hungry Jack

Jiffy

Knorr

Kozy Shack

Kraft

Libby's

Lipton

Martha White

McCormick

Nabisco

Nestle

Old El Paso

Ortega

Pillsbury

Popsicle

Post

Progresso

Russell Stover

Seneca Foods

Smucker

Stokely's

Sunny Delight

T Marzetti

Tyson

Unilever

Wishbone

Yoplait

Zatarain's

These are some foods that I like

-Foods by George's cinnamon english muffins toasted with Kraft strawberry cream cheese

-homemade fruit smoothies(with breyers ice cream)

-Yoplait yogurt

-Amy's gluten free mac and cheese(prepackaged)

-Amy's rice crust pizza

-Tinkyada pastas

-Rice...fry it and add a gluten free McCormick seasoning to add flavor

-Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles by Post(a Kraft brand)

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when I am "on the go" for breakfast I will go through the drive through at McDonald's and get a side order of sausage, a side order of scrambled eggs and hashbrowns. For lunches if I am "on the go" I will go to Wendy's and get a cheeseburger without the bun, a fruit bowl and a bag of taco chips, or Chik Fil A, I will get a grilled chicken salad (without croutons) buttermilk ranch dressing, fruit cup and a ice dream in a cup, At McDonalds for lunch I will get a side salad with ranch dressing, a plain hamburger patty (and put it on the salad), apple dippers, and french fries. If I am at a restaurant for lunch I usually carry my own salad dressing (extra packets of dressing from McDonalds!) and order a salad without croutons, and then I just carefully peruse the menu to see what might be safe and ask lots of questions. I've had lots of luck at Mexican restaurants that make most of their stuff from scratch (and I have a card that I can give to the server to take to the kitchen one in English and one in Spanish), At Outback, I absolutely LOVE the b-bq ribs! And the Sinful Sundae!

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Ingredients is only part of the equation; the other part is contamination, especially if you ate out.

Be careful with french fries, hash browns, tater tots, etc.....even many of the frozen varieties are coated with wheat so that they brown up better....

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Doug, have you been diagnosed with celiac disease?? I haven't been yet. Was convinced that my daughter and I both have it - but her test showed negative, so now I'm not sure. The sickest I've been in the last few weeks was after eating those foods that you mentioned - breakfast, and then teriyaki bowl. I wonder if something else is going on with us? :blink:

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