How Do I Know If I've Been Glutened And What Is Causing It?
Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:36 PM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:43 PM
Gluten Free since June 2010
Suspecting soy and milk as of June 2011
Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:17 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:07 PM
I've also read along here that cookware can be contaminated, but that the dishwasher cycles are great help to prevent that. So you might do that or just buy some plastic ware and not cook until you can afford a new set of dishes. Or a dishwasher
If you aren't feeling better, some things I was told when I was a (more of a) newbie is to watch out for shampoo, makeup, body wash, etc. I've not actually found a shampoo with gluten other than high dollar ones (or oatmeal ones), but I have found that the head and shoulders is clearing up my dandruff that I've had for years. (It didn't work when I wasn't gluten free. I only tried again because Treseme and Aussie shampoos don't get along with my hair).
If you're disliking the gluten free breads etc, just remember, you'll get used to the taste! I accidentally ate a graham cracker (stupidity, as everyone knows that smores, even in snack form, have graham crackers) and it was nasty to me. But I've liked every gluten free food I've eaten except Annie's bunny crackers (and Udi's bread, but I think that's because I refrigerate instead of leaving frozen OR unfrozen.).
Eating pure will be the easiest. I've glutened myself in the last week and have no clue what from (probably CC even though I'm the one cooking dinner) because I'm not eating pure. Just be careful. If you can avoid CC, do it!
Big Sister to John (16), Princess (5), Dino (4), Munchkin (3) and whoever else happens to join us while their parents can't care for them!
Gluten-free myself since Aug 2010; Not diagnosed Celiac
Daughter to wonderful parents!
Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:39 PM
But if you are having the runs right after you eat, I think that might possibly indicate that you're getting something that's making your body unhappy. It could be gluten or could be lactose (many of us are lactose intolerant when we're still healing, because the damaged villi don't make lactase as well. Or could be something else - a lot of us discover that we have food allergies we never knew about. Not the type that give us hives, but foods that make our stomachs hurt, give us the runs, give us headaches, etc....
Keeping the foods simple and keeping a food journal of foods you eat, and how you react, and the timing for each, may help you figure out what is getting you, if anything is. And if nothing is and it's just healing, then the journal would show a slow progression of symptoms getting better, yes? :-)
It might help to get a new pot or pan and a new cutting board, and just use them for a week, see if it helps.
Oh, do you have any children or a significant others? If you do, if you kiss their lips, tummies, and so on - those need to be gluten free, too.
Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease
23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity
25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD)
Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive
Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive
Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:12 PM
Gluten-Free since November 2010
GAPS Diet since January/February 2011
me - not tested for celiac - currently doing a gluten challenge since 11/26/2011
partner - not tested for celiac
ds - age 11, hospitalized 9/2010, celiac dx by gluten reaction & genetics. No biopsy or blood as we were already gluten-free by the time it was an option.
dd - age 12.5, not celiac, has Tourette's syndome
both kids have now-resolved attention issues.
Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:02 PM
There are people who are alot more senstive than myself that cannot eat products with corn or rice. Oats, or any other kind of grain should be labeled gluten free, otherwise don't buy them.
You are having absolutely no symptoms from a dose of gluten? There's some issues I was having that at first I was not connecting to the glutens, perhaps something will ring a bell for you: blurred vision, foggy/forgetful memory, problems with depth perception, balance issues, turmoil in stomach, gas, bloating, bowel issues, tired, muscle spams and twitches.
The twitches were due to a lack of potassium my body was absorbing so I started eating lots of potassium rich foods. Started taking vit B12 for the memory, added Lysine to my diet which is a digestive aide, started taking a probiotic and with a clean diet my health slowly improved. Now if I get dosed I have a bit of a headache, stomach issues, tired, balance issues and memory problems. It's the hidden stuff you have to look for like marinades, BBQ sauce.
I hope that helps!
Miscarriage, Kidney stones, Anemia, Pneumonia, Migraines, Restless leg, Bone fractures, Blurred/Double vision, Extreme fatigue, Bone & Joint Pain, Thyroid nodule, Celiac diagnosed 2011, Spine and leg bone loss, GERD, Vitamin deficiencies, Malabsorbtion, Neuropathy issues, Ataxia, Raynaud's Syndrome. Currently on diet with limited grain and sugar.
Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:51 AM
Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:52 AM
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