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Chopper

Member Since 24 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 14 2012 08:58 AM
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In Topic: Glutened By Vapors

17 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

I think the use of the terms psychosomatic and psychological were perhaps not the best to use.... your body reacted as if it had been glutened even though gluten did not acutally enter your body. This is not in your mind it has more to do with a complex system of sensory neurons. As to what was the stimuli that caused your body to react this way it could have been the vapors. But something did cause your body to detect a presence of gluten or wheat and so it reacted. The body can really be a difficult thing to understand at times.


Well thought out words, well seasoned with salt. Thank you very much!

The presentation of the posters here to portray me as simply being wrong or reacting psychosomatically did NOT sit well with me. I emailed my question to six celiac centers and/or physicians. The response I'm receiving does NOT agree with how the posters here have presented the situation. I'm not a 'told you so' kind of person, so I will simply recommend that anyone experiencing the same thing that I have should also consult with a professional and not a forum. Simply google "celiac research facilities physicians" and start emailing.

In Topic: Glutened By Vapors

17 September 2012 - 07:52 PM

I don't think the semantics are relevant here. You got sick. You identified the situation that made you sick. I'm guessing you will avoid such situations in the future. :)

In the end, it doesn't matter what anyone else says, or does. You are responsible for your health, and you seem willing to take that responsibility seriously. You're doing the right thing. :)



Thank you. Well stated!

In Topic: Glutened By Vapors

17 September 2012 - 10:40 AM

What we are saying is you aren't glutened from steam. I think I have tried to explain it several times. I even suggested an alternative way you may have been glutened - splashes or drips. There is no point in my continuing this discussion as I think I have said all I can on the subject.

You appear to have a reason to want to argue that you are not a "psycho". That is not something anyone called you. Sorry if your feelings were hurt. We were just trying to get you the correct information.


Taking into consideration every angle I can think of over the last few months, this is quite difficult to reconcile.

In Topic: Glutened By Vapors

17 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

A typical reaction to gluten, I think, is shared by most celiacs. In short: flu-like sickness followed by complete emptying of GI tract followed by lethargy. Do the posters here believe that extreme reaction can be caused "psychosomatically"?

I can assuredly vouch that my level of being gluten free is extreme. I do not share utensils, cooking equipment, dishes, make everything home made, eat like a tree-hugger.

If I were to listen to these posters' advice and be in the same room every time grains containing gluten are boiled, I would most-assuredly be sick the next day with flu-like reaction, emptying of GI, lethargy. I will not intentionally do that to myself since I HATE being sick. Say what you want, but in this forum of super-sensitivity, I will continue to avoid vapors from boiling grains that contain gluten.

In Topic: Glutened By Vapors

17 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

I was just trying to explain physics & chemistry and help you find the true cause.


I appreciate that. I'm just having a hard time accepting that I'm psycho.