Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:27 AM
We were out of town a couple of weeks ago and I saw some Midel cookie gluten-free flavors I hadn't seen before, so I bought two bags. Sunday afternoon I opened the lemon ones and ate a few. A couple of hours later I developed a headache and a few minutes later was throwing up. Yep, the lemon ones were NOT gluten-free but were sitting right beside other gluten-free flavors in the store. Somehow I saw them as gluten-free when I picked them up and I never looked at the label again. It's the first time in more than 10 years I've made that sort of mistake, so it shows that experience doesn't make you immune to stupidity.
My reaction lasted only a few hours but unfortunately those few hours were during the time my wife and I were supposed to go see Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers in concert. Bummer.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:33 AM
Glad you made a quick recovery richard.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:58 AM
And those Mi-del cookies are tricky ones sometimes...a store down the road from us has the wheat filled ginger ones right in between the packages of gluten free ones. My husband said something to the manager but they didn't change it.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:41 PM
It was good of you to share this info about the Midel cookies and to tell us even 10 -year "veterans" make boo-boos once and a while.
I made a doozy with an "alleged" gluten-free flourless cake in Dec. that gave me symptoms for 2 months. (upscale restaurant menu said it was but the bakery it came from makes many flour products, too) My bad.
Glad you are okay!
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:38 AM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:23 PM
Thanks for posting your story. It will alert others to watch more carefully. I've noticed they are putting organic and gluten free items together on the shelves. We have to continue to read labels...sigh.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:15 AM
I assumed it wasn't gluten because it was so different from my reaction to trace levels. I had no idea what it could have been. Maybe I got a big dose somehow? Is throwing up more likely to happen with a big dose?
Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:23 AM
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:28 PM
I don't think that throwing up is necessarily "normal" in general, but on the 3-4 occasions that I KNOW I've gotten a decent dose of gluten, I've had a headache and thrown up. The nausea hits anywhere between 2 and 4 hours after ingesting and for a while it's fairly severe. Sometimes I have diarrhea and sometimes I don't. I also generally have some chills or sweats, which I also had for weeks before and after my diagnosis. There's no way in heck I could EVER do a challenge, not that there'd ever be any need for me to do so. I was diagnosed by blood test and biopsy.
This cookies have almost tripped me up, too.
I think its quite common for a headache to cause nausea so if the gluten gives you a headache then you might get nausea & vomitting.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:00 PM
Lots of stores put the FFL Ezikiel bread next the gluten-free bread too.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:27 PM
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