"glutened" For First Time
Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:43 PM
I started to think about everything I ate at my mom's, listing ingredients in my head, and then it hit me. I put seasoning on my vegetables. I thought- there is no way the seasoning had gluten in it! Well I decided to call my mom and have her look at the ingredients for me and sure enough! Says "contains wheat gluten" in bold letters. I cannot believe I didn't read the ingredients! I don't normally put seasoning on things, but it was there in front of me I just sprinkled a bit on without thinking much of it. I have certainly learned my lesson, but honestly this really confirms things for me. I have my first appt. with a GI doctor in a couple of weeks- we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for this great board, it has been so much help to me! I know now to read every single label, every time, even on things that seem harmless. I hope this passes quickly so I can get back to feeling at least semi- okay by the time I have to go back to work tomorrow. It is nearly impossible to function when I feel this fatigued; I don't even feel safe driving.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:55 AM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:33 AM
Hope you feel better soon.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:17 AM
sure if i was feeling any better until i was making Lipton soup for my girls and accidentaly sipped soup off the spoon to see if it was done yet.
As soon as i did it i realized my mistake and could not believe i had been so
unaware of my own actions. But when your kids are running around the house and your trying to get them dinner ready you can get a little razzled. It took about two days but i defintetly felt the effects. I hope i will not make this mistake again
but i probably will. Everyday i get a little better at this and the better i get at keeping gluten free the better i feel and the more careful i am the more days i have of feeling good. Today i feel great and that is an accomplishment.
Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:29 AM
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:50 PM
Anyway it takes like 5 days or so for me, depending on what I ate. I'm kind of sensitive. I feel horrible and have the GI and rashes as well, headaches, brainfog, swelling of joints.
Feel better soon!
Extremely allergic to shellfish, Aspirin & Ibuprofen
Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:33 PM
Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:32 AM
Most mistakes are from "spontaneous" things I've eaten, like just having some chips off my DH's plate, or accepting some sweet/chocolate/unknown coffee from a family member or friend. Was particularly upset with the coffee - who the hell puts wheat protein in coffee? Cheap-skate coffee brands
The last one was rice crackers that didn't state anything about "traces of gluten" or being made in a factory that manufacters wheat. I should've known that doesn't mean it's safe, and I know the manufacturer makes wheat products, so I definately got some CC there. Even "Gluten-free" cookies can make me ill.
So now I've decided - food is fuel, for now I'm only eating safe food I've prepared, or treats I know are safe (PB and rice cakes that I don't react to, for example). The aim is zero tolerance to gluten, but I don't beat myself up if I slip up, my body does that already, don't need to add to the misery
July 2010 - Blood and biopsy -ve, went gluten free after testing which completely relieved symptoms
July 2011 - 1 year gluten free, food intolerances (Chicken, eggs, olives, goat milk) gone!
2012 - Soy no longer a problem
Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:59 PM
And what do you mean coffee?? I know that flavored coffees are not ok, but regular coffee??
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