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

I Got Gotten
0

11 posts in this topic

I've been doing really well over the past few months. I've avoided any accidental glutenings and slowly but surely been feeling a little better. Over the weekend I wasn't feeling particularly great, some sort of bug or another. I was just generally nauseous so I stuck to mashed potatoes most of the weekend. Eventually I felt better enough to move on up to chicken soup and had some chicken rice soup in the freezer so I popped it out and had a bowl yesterday. I knew right away it was a mistake. It was something I had made a few months ago, but I guess I did something then to contaminate it.

Now I'm foggy. I keep getting easily distracted, I even just stop what I'm doing in the middle because I forget what I'm doing. Even if it's a conversation. My head is killing me, I'm gassy but I'm too scared to fart. (Which is admittedly mildly amusing to me. :D ) I feel like my stomach has a porcupine in it, which oddly enough the only thing that helps with that is constantly keeping just a little teeny bit of food in me. So I've been just barely grazing all morning. Which is awesome for the heartburn I'm having. <_< Maybe I just just graze on Tums. Everything hurts. I think my hair hurts. I'm too exhausted to be out of bed and have too much life going on this week to be in bed all day. (Thankfully watching a toddler doesn't require more than sitting on my bum.)

This is my first time since I've truly started feeling better. So now I really truly know what it's like to get hit full in the face with this crap. I've smelled pizza before and thought gee that smells good. I'm not sure I'll ever have that thought again. I feel like death today and I know I don't feel half as bad as some of you guys (gals) do when you get got.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Bummer - those accidents are hard to avoid completely, but as the reactions become more severe they sure do reinforce the need to stay gluten-free.

You'll still think pizza smells good - but will likely think - how can I replicate it gluten-free instead of wanting to actually eat it.

Hope you feel better quick :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm so sorry to hear you are sick! I have no advice, but I can offer you a (((HUG))) and my best wishes for a speedy recovery. In the meantime, here is a little song that always cheers me up. There are no giraffes involved, but maybe it'll cheer you up too.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awwwwwwwwwwww Adelaide. I'm so sorry you got got. sad.gif

(((HUGS)))

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys!

That is a super adorable video Bartfull! I love music about as much as I love giraffes, which is really saying something. B)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Are you sure it was the chicken soup that glutened you, and not something before you started feeling ill with that bug?

I was glutened for the first time last week, and it started with what I thought was a bug. After a couple of days those buggy symptoms went away and were replaced with more typical gluten stuff, like stomach issues, headache, disconnected feeling, and anxiety. It's taken a few days, but I'm about 75% better now.

At first I thought it was two separate things, but now I'm convinced that the two were related because I'm absolutely sure I ate nothing that could have glutened me while I was ill with the flu-like stuff.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you sure it was the chicken soup that glutened you, and not something before you started feeling ill with that bug?

I was glutened for the first time last week, and it started with what I thought was a bug. After a couple of days those buggy symptoms went away and were replaced with more typical gluten stuff, like stomach issues, headache, disconnected feeling, and anxiety. It's taken a few days, but I'm about 75% better now.

At first I thought it was two separate things, but now I'm convinced that the two were related because I'm absolutely sure I ate nothing that could have glutened me while I was ill with the flu-like stuff.

I had a very similar experience. I really thought I had the flu! High fever and all.... then I realized it was a gluten reaction. :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure. While it has been a few months, it has always happened swiftly. I've gotten glutened at a pizza restaurant, from not reading ingredients appropriately and from CC in my kitchen. Every time I am in my bathroom in about half an hour or so. I am very aware of how fortunate I am to react so quickly so I can identify the offending item easily. Also, other than I think a handful of Kix and one of what I call my imaginary cookies I think all I ate all weekend was mashed potatoes. And yes, I am beyond 100% certain it wasn't the cookies.

Sometimes people just get sick and it's just being sick. I had no massive explosive D over the weekend so it was certainly not gluten. No way, no how.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not just Kix... when I was lamenting about putting up with my husband's whining about how there are no kid's cereals for him someone turned me onto Trix! For kids my butt... Trix are for celiacs.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not just Kix... when I was lamenting about putting up with my husband's whining about how there are no kid's cereals for him someone turned me onto Trix! For kids my butt... Trix are for celiacs.

Ohhh good one for when I get the need for a sugar fix. :D Yummy!

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
      104,375
    • Total Posts
      920,572
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • https://www.facebook.com/groups/SingaporeCeliacs/
    • Today was the big day when I went to the GI and this is the first time I have felt heard and taken care of.  I told him about the two celiac blood tests  (in my first post) normal, he said that often happens, even with people who do have celiac and he needed to see the report and pictures from my endoscope.    I had filled out the appropriate Kaiser paperwork for Sutter to send all my medical records, but they ended up sending a disc with records to me, which Sutter said they could not use.  We also talked about gluten sensitivity v. celiac, and he said a lot of people are sensitive to gluten even if they don't have celiac. He said that my symptoms sound like classic IBS, which can be caused by any number of things.  He asked if I would try the FODMAP diet, which limits certain foods and requires no gluten. He said my symptoms sound like classic IBS, which he said can be caused by any number of things, including gluten sensitivity.  He has asked if I would try the FODMAP diet, which has restricted foods as well as no gluten because most gluten products have wheat in them.  So, since I am planning on going gluten free anyway, and I don't want another endoscope or blood tests if absolutely necessary, I am going to try the FODMAP diet and see what happens. I filled a consent form at the GI office today to have all my records sent to him so he can view the endoscope pathology report and photos.  I have an appointment with a Registered Dietician on September 30, and follow up appointment the GI in 4 months. 
    • gluten-free andee, according to an article on celiac.com  that talks about this subject see this link http://www.celiac.com/articles/24406/1/Celiac-Diease-and-Other-Autoimmune-Diseases-Equals-Low-Inflammatory-Diet/Page1.html Quoting the author "In the author's personal experience, a gluten-free diet has many limitations. The reactivity between alpha gliadin and corn, millet, oats, rice and dairy has been denounced as invalid by gastroenterologists and celiac disease researchers. While at a medical school in Missouri, biopsies did not show improvement in villous atropy until all alpha gliadin sources and corn, millet, rice and oats were removed from the diet."  Note this research is two years old but hilites the problem with non-gluten rice protein that you are having. It is the alpha gliadin sources that it causing the cross reactivity you are experiencing when you eat rice protein's. She says quoting "Celiac disease has gotten the most attention in antibody research, but the current data on cross-reactivity of antibodies is allowing a better understanding of gluten sensitivity. Antigen reactivity to alpha-gliadin can trigger immune attacks on many individuals beyond those with positive DQ 2, DQ 8 and TTG test results. She goes on to say "A low inflammatory diet customized to each person through testing for cross-reactivity or elimination diet protocols is needed to restore a state of health and well-being."  which sounds exactly like what you are doing. If you are still having problems after elminating rice a 30 day elimination of all the alpha gliadin proteins might be in order.  Corn is a common reactivity problem I hear with a gluten allergy from my friends as well as the obvious lactose problems that can be common among celiacs.  But rarely do you hear Rice allergy's brought up in context of a gluten allergy. I am glad you are making progress on finding your triggers. Read the whole article for yourself to see if there are nuggets of truth I did not highlight in my response. I hope this is helpful. Good luck on your journey to health. Posterboy,
    • One other thing - you might be able to tolerate some dairy if it's only the FODMAPs problem. I discovered that many cheese such as cheddar have effectively no lactose. And my wife sometimes makes 24 hour yoghurt, which also has effectively no lactose. Those have been fine for my tummy.
    • Celiacs got better gluten-free. Post-war, grains became available again and the same patients got sick again. 1952 the Gluten-Free Diet is officially ... View the full article
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,451
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Chelsealarita
    Joined