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Cross Contamination....suggestions Please!


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#1 ampmomof3

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

Hello! I'm pretty positive my whole family has issues with gluten. We do not have a DX...only positive results from gluten-free diet. Myself along with my three children have been gluten-free for almost a year....with a few mishaps here and there. My husband only eats gluten out of the house with the exception of beer. I've posted about this on another post...my 10 year old son has been blinking his eyes and licking his lips until they are extremely chapped. This all started after returning home from a vacation in October. We were not gluten-free on vacation. (his twin was DX with a low wheat allergy and this is why we started gluten-free....he had a rash and going gluten free cleared it).
So, he has been blinking (hard blinks similar to tics) since October. We go back to eating gluten free and he finally stopped blinking on 1-4-13!! YAY!! :)
We went shopping and my husband wanted to go out to eat the next day (1-5-13). My husband called the restaurant (flaming amy's burrito barn)
and was told they had a few items that were gluten-free.
We arrived at the restaurant (after a few hours
of shopping and with starving kids) and the gluten-free
option is hamburger in a bowl topped with
lettuce and cheese. To avoid total meltdowns
(from all 4...lol, husband included) we ordered a
taco salad with chips. It was gluten-free but the chips
were fried in the same oil as gluten battered
meats....I know it was a terrible mistake! We left
and went to whole foods to do some grocery
shopping.....all 4 practically ran to the bathroom
as soon as we arrived ;) I'm dizzy and have a very noisy stomach. We leave the store and go to the next (approxamently 1 hour after eating). At costco my son starts blinking again and by Sunday his lips are chapped again. My youngest also starts licking his lips until they are chapped as well.
1-11-13 his blinking seems to be almost gone and lips are heeled again!
We have company over the next day (1-12-13) and I do all the cooking....but they thought it would be nice to bake gluten-free cookies and bring them over (gluten home). Well, blinking is back and lips are getting chapped again....ugh!
Now, is it possible to be more sensitive to trace amounts after being gluten-free for a year. Does this happen with NCGI?? Or could this be more like celiac??
I have my husband an appointment to get the full celiac panel done and made sure he has increased his gluten intake at work. He is eating two sandwiches, crackers, pretzels, and cereal daily until his test (next Friday) and he has gained almost 10 pounds (in 2 weeks). He is bloated, pimples everywhere, undigested food in stool, having muscle spasms in arms, and tired!
I do want to have the kids tested but I will wait for summer break. They are foggy brained when on gluten!
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#2 whidbeywoman

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

Well, first off I wanna say good job so far. As my neice just reminded me tonight, just think... It could be worse. You sound like you are doing the right things. I don't know what works for everyone else, but I use a bit of kombucha when I think I've been "tainted". If you google it you might find some useful info. :)

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#3 ampmomof3

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

Thank you, I'll look that up!
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