Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Very Ill
0

17 posts in this topic

I have been really sick since eating a bag of wheat free cookies about two weeks ago. I forgot that wheat free does not mena gluten free. :( Any idea on how long this will last?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I have been really sick since eating a bag of wheat free cookies about two weeks ago. I forgot that wheat free does not mean gluten free. :( Any idea on how long this will last?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ooo! ouch,! Im sorry to hear that. I think that the respsonse to it is different for everyone.

Sorry

hope you feel better soon

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi!

Just curious as to what kind of cookies you ate. I too had a reaction last week that I think was do to some Midel cookies I ate.

Cheryl

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG I bought some midel, they look like oreos in a blue package, I haven't eaten them yet-- I guess I won't chance it..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I'm very skeptical that you would still have symptoms two weeks later! I suspect there is something else wrong. Please contact your doctor and let him/her know what is happening. Perhaps you have become lactose intolerant - it is not uncommon.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

from my experience the Midel cookies are fine if you get the gluten-free. It looks like Granger got a bag of Wheat free which isn't the same thing.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The cookies I bought were in the blue package and they were gluten free. I think that they might be high in fiber and that is why I had a reaction to them. I read the label and they have alot of different kinds of flour in them and I usually try to stick to rice flour, potato starch flour and tapioca flour. I think that Iam going to have to do some more baking and not rely on the prepacked foods.

Cheryl

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also had a reaction to Midel cookies. A single gluten ingestion can take up to 3 weeks to heal, so don't give up. You'll be feeling better soon. For me it takes 3-4 weeks to feel better.

Lily

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Granger279, I am also dealing with the after effects of gluten. I got sick after eating some chicken and rice noodles at my in-laws birthday party. :( I think they must have put soy sauce in something. I should have known better. Next party I am bringing a full meal for me and my kids to eat. My children are also suffering. For me the stomach issues lasted about 5 days, but the headaches, fatigue, brain-fog , tearfull-ness, bad mood and general ill feelings are not showing any signs of letting up. It has only been a week, so I am giving it more time. Just try to take it easy and let yourself rest anytime you need it (and it is physically possible!). I have been trying not to push myself too hard (or my kids either!) , just trying to remind myself everyday that I need to heal.

I hope you feel better soon.

God bless,

Mariann

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So there seems to be a common thread, that some of had problems with the Midel cookies... what kind are you having problems with? Are they cross contaminated or something? I have some but don't eat them much.

Now Im wondering what's up?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi!

The problem I had with the Midel cookies was severe diarhea and nausea, at first I thought I had the flu but felt better soon after so I knew it wasn't the flu.

Everyone is so different when it comes to reactions so you have to experiement a little. I also had a reaction to some corn meal muffins I made last night from a package mix from the gluten free pantry. I beginning to feel like nothing is safe to eat anymore.

Cheryl

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheryl,

Could you possibly be intolerant to corn? I noticed the common thing in the two items you mentioned here is corn. Cornmeal muffins and the cookies that have corn flour, corn starch and corn syrup in them. It might be something to think about.

I can usually tell the difference in my reaction to milk and my reaction to gluten by the length of time it lasts. The milk reaction for me is more stomach pain, but it is gone in a day or two. A gluten reaction is a lot less stomach pain (and different feeling) and it lasts longer and I get a lot of other things like headaches and I'm extremely tired, moodiness, brain fog, etc. and also if it was a lot of gluten I get a rash on my hands. I hate to think that every time I feel bad that is was gluten, then I would never be able to eat anything, but I do know that people who are gluten intolerant are often intolerant to other foods as well. Dairy, soy, and corn are some of the most common. Eggs and yeast are also pretty common.

The gluten intolerance group I recently joined in a near by town has everyone label the foods they bring to their functions to say if they have dairy, soy or corn as those are the most common intolerances and allergies amoung all the members. I was so happy to find that out, since none of my family is eating dairy and I am allergic to soy! Finally a place to go eat where I will know exactly what is safe!!

Well anyhow, I would check into the corn thing.

God bless,

Mariann

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HI!

Thanks for the suggestion about corn, I'm going to start keeping a food diary and see if I can pin something down.

Cheryl

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess I didn't explain it right. I was still sick two weeks after eating the bag of cookies. It has actually lasted 4 but the pain and other symptoms are finally slowing down.

They were not the brand you are talking about, all I remember is they were in a kind of tan package with green on it and they were fig cookies. I just didn't look, when I saw wheat free I thought I was safe. Guess I won't make that mistake again! :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Granger 279, For some people, especially with a lot of gluten consumed in the "accident", the reaction can last that long. I had an accident two weeks ago, and still have occasional pain and headaches. My son is also having daily stomach and headaches since the accident and I know that we are 100% gluten-free right now. I read recently (but can't remember where) that it can take up to 4 weeks for some proteins to leave your system. So this may be why some reactions last longer for some people.

I'm glad you are feeling better. :)

God bless,

Mariann

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I notice that a lot of products that say wheat-free are made from barley flour, which is a no-no.

Hope you have a speedy recovery!

Christine

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,698
    • Total Posts
      921,787
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • When it's that high, it almost always means Celiac.  Sure, you can have Crohns, too.  Just like you can have Celiac and diabetes, the common cold or a hang nail.  I wouldn't jump to Chrohns.  I don't think the tTg really has anything to do with Chrohns?  Where did you see that?  Sometimes, a slightly elevate tTg can be elevated from other issues, but >100 is not a " slightly elevated" reading
    • Hi! I'm new here, and I'm looking for some information because I'm having a hard time finding it.  Over Labor Day weekend I got some kind of intestinal bug. I didn't think much of it until the D persisted once a day up til now. I tried a priobiotic but that didn't help much. I have bad anxiety and began to think that I was just anxious and stressed. No fever, no pain, all bloodwork is normal, so no infection or anemia. My mother has 5 siblings and 3 have celiac. One other one had a high result on a blood test but was never officially diagnosed and insists she doesn't have it. So I went to my local health fair and got the ttg-iga test, just in case. My result came back at >100. So I have called and scheduled a visit with a GI for next week. Aside from the recent intestinal issues I have never thought that I had any signs of celiac. I do have dermatographism and have had that since I was 20 (I am 28). I have severe anxiety. I had PUPPPS when I was pregnant with my daughter and it was miserable. It looks much like the skin rashes that celiacs have. Again, didn't think much of it. Because of my anxiety I am terrified that this high blood test is from something else, like crohn's. I don't have diabetes, my liver and thyroid numbers are fine. I think it's much more plausible that this is celiac because of my family history. But my anxiety says "what if it's crohns?" Does anyone have any insight? Is it true that the ttg iga can be elevated from crohns and not celiac? Is >100 pretty definitive of celiac? I didn't know if crohns was the cause if the number would be this high.  I'm just freaked out. 
    • This does say it is for NCGS....so not  for Celiacs.  There is a drug being developed that may actually break down the gluten in the stomach before it hits the intestines.  However, that is still in clinical trials.
    • could be from your neck, or it is, literally, in your head. perhaps a scan is needed.
    • The anxiety thing is there I take teas, and supplements along with CBD oil to help with it, and long walks and exercise when I get antsy. As for the human interaction it is a mix of other mental issues, and the way I feel about people who can eat gluten. If they are not eating I have no issue talking with people. I mentioned I have issues accepting them as the same species when I see them eating. My reaction to gluten is so ingrained in me that it is not a food but a poison, that watching others eat it causes a subconscious reaction where I find myself avoiding them and looking down on them like something from another planet. I end up disgusted with them and walking away, I will go out of my way to avoid people and places where foods like this are present. This is my TRAUMA part of the gluten exposure, and one of the big things I am trying to address in my life right now. I know it is irrational to do so but I end up doing it, I have never cared about others race, religion, or looks, but if I see them eating a gluten/poison, it somehow changes how I perceive them and interact with them and I hate this part about me. It is taking a lot of mental effort to try to smile and treat them as a human, and not something to be looked down upon in disgust. I just recall that mental state that gluten puts me in with my mind and body turning against me and not doing what I will it and the fear comes back. This diet is pretty much like mine, I take Doctors best Magnesium powder in a tea that is actually brewed with st johns wort (never thought much of it) , I use Liquid Health Stress & Energy along with the Neurologic Support they have, twice-three times a day for B vitamins(along with a bunch of other supplements) . I can not digest meats or carbs well, meats it is a issue with breaking them down same with egg yolks, I literally just burp up the undigested meats hours later. I have found the only way to eat them is to boil/slow cook them til they melt then blend them into a broth and have it with digestive enzymes so only do it with turkey bacon, longhorn, and salmon in small amounts in soups or for flavoring stock for stir frys.  As for Carbs like rice and potatoes I end up getting really gassy and bloated, same with sugars in any amount greater then like the size of my thumb give or take. Oats I only have gluten-free Harvest in about a tbsp amount when tasting recipes of stuff I sell at farmers markets. So I eat mostly fats and protein from egg whites, nuts, seeds, veggies, and vegan protein powders blends balanced for complete proteins. I have at least 1-2 dried fig, dates, handful of banana chips, or a 1/4 of a small fruit with meals for fruits.  My meals are mostly egg white and veggie omelettes, stir frys, and soups, Always with lots of fats and proteins in each meal. I have found having nutritional yeast to help with my mood and energy levels also and find someway of having it in meals often. I keep my foods on rotation and keep getting updated feed back on ratios with my dietician. I also have a rather odd list of foods I can not eat due to allergies/intolerance.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,704
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Fbmb
    Joined