@lovegrov: I live in my house. Though my wife thinks I live at work.
@irishheart: for a Long time after I first got dx I kept thinking I was getting cc by ask sorts of spices and blends. Turns out I can only eat very limited amounts of anything containing paprika. But I was so paranoid it was starting to impede my ability to eat anything.
EXACTLY. Thanks for sharing that. There may be something causing us a problem, but it is not necessarily gluten.
I listened to some well-intentioned people on here when I was DXed and started questioning EVERYTHING. Why did I still feel so bad? was it gluten CC???
Nope...I was STILL SO SICK. My entire GI tract was a burning mess. So, lots of foods gave me trouble: citrus, coffee, chocolate, spices, tomatoes, beans, some meats. Heck, even JUICING some "good for you" fruits and veggies made me sick--too much for my system, that's all it was! I was starving and emaciated and out of my head with malabsorption. (gluten head as I call it ) But back then, I thought maybe everything was CCing me. I even gave away food to the food pantry --or threw it out---because I was worried about the ingredients. Poor hubs; he was reading labels until his eyes bled.
After awhile, I realized...my system was just so messed up and it needed to heal. It just "was what it was...until it wasn't." Read that slowly--it really does make sense.
Now, I can enjoy ALL of those foods and most any spices. As long as I pay attention to labels, when I use something packaged I cannot produce myself, I'm good. Do I feel off still? yes. It's a process of healing. It's not gluten on every surface, hiding in corners, lying in wait for me like a boogey man.
If you are wise about CC, you have an invisible Kevlar vest to shield you from the gluten-filled world we live in.
Paranoia serves no purpose whatsoever.
Sorry for the mini-rant, but I just think enough is enough. (As always, this is IMHO.)
Be well, everyone!!