Crap! I Was Gluttened....
Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:58 PM
So, today I got brave and went to Whole Foods and decided to try something different from their prepared foods deli area. I got a quinoa sweet potato patty with wild rice. I asked the lady behind the counter if it was gluten free, and she said yes, but they cannot guarantee anything because they have no designated gluten-free prep area. Annoying, because I thought they were all about alternative eating (vegan, dairy-free, etc.) and since they carry a lot of gluten-free stuff they should be aware of Celiac, right? Not so much...
It's been about 4 hours since I ate the patty (it was gross, BTW), and I have horrible smelly painful gas and nausea. My vision is extremely blurry tonight as well, which was a symptom that had gone away with the gluten-free diet. So, I guess it either had gluten in it and it wasn't listed, or it's cc. Either way, I am screwed.
I guess you really don't know how sensitive you are to cc until you experiment, right? For the record, my biposy was normal (my blood work was NOT normal), so I guess I don't "officially" have Celiac disease in my ignorant GI's opinion, but gluten makes me pretty darn sick!!
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:43 PM
Hopefully, you'll feel better soon....
Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:47 PM
I have tried some of the gluten free products you can buy off the shelf like bread and cookies, and there is just something about them that does not set well with my stomach. It is not a gluten reaction, just like a yuck in my stomach so I don't eat them. I have done well with the mixes that are gluten-free and the pastas....I think it is alot of trial and error til you get it figured out.
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 05:13 AM
So true. I still keep finding out.
I guess you really don't know how sensitive you are to cc until you experiment, right?
I hope you feel better soon. As time goes on you do heal more quickly.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:14 AM
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:27 AM
I don't feel safe eating anything I haven't made myself.
It seems when you first go gluten-free you aren't as reactive to cc because your system is tired from fighting the gluten you were getting on a regular basis. As time goes on those immune "soldiers" are rested up and even a small trace will have them up and fighting it in full force.
All you can really do is use this as a learning experience and go from there. It really stinks that you're trying to be so careful and you can't trust those in the food business to be aware and careful of cc!
Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:54 AM
Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:21 AM
I don't trust anything prepared from Whole Foods. I'm always surprised how unaware they are of gluten-free in that dept as they label everything vegan, etc.
I think it really depends on the store and the education level of the employee's. The 2 Whole Foods I frequent are phenomenal about cc in their prepared foods section even though they have the same CYA statement on their prepared foods. They would have to as it's not a dedicated facility. The stores I go to have employees that work those sections that have more food issues than I do so I trust their judgment when I ask the appropriate questions and I have never been glutened by anything I have eaten there.....in 6 years. I am extremely sensitive also and don't usually buy from shared facilities. I also use common sense when making purchases and wouldn't eat something that has been placed too close to the wheat stuff. I live in an area of the country which has really high awareness so that helps make a difference.
Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:09 PM
To make things worse, I went in looking for a multi-vitamine with iron that was gluten-free and the girl gave me a supplement that had gluten in it. Of course, I got nauseous, threw up and got sicker. Stay away from whole foods. Trader Joe's and henry's, I have has better luck with.
Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:02 PM
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