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Member Since 09 May 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 18 2013 07:38 AM

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Do You React Differently To Different Forms Of Gluten?

17 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

It seems that I have a pretty consistant reaction to gluten overall, but it's always amazed me how much the severity can vary. Have you ever noticed that the form that gluten changes the way you react? Even if they are both essentially flour?


For example, there have been times when I've ingested what I know was a very tiny amount of gluten yet reacted very severely-- like when a friend served soup several years ago and included a teaspoon of flour, or when I had sushi with a tiny amount of sauce that contained a tiny amount of soy sauce.


Yet there are other times when I've had what would seem to be larger amounts of gluten, and haven't reacted to them almost at all-- like last year, when in a moment of weakness I ordered a breakfast sandwich, took two bites and immediately came to my senses and threw it away.  


It kind of seems like when it's in liquid it is way worse. But maybe I am just looking for patterns here. 


Curious to know if anyone else has noticed different types of reactions?

Stomach Pain... Do I Need To Go To A Doctor?

09 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

I was glutened over a month ago, and ever since I have had symptoms that seem to be sticking around. Normally I feel off for a few weeks, but it's been a while now and I'm starting to get worried. I have had stomach pain that varies in its intensity in a very specific spot on the low right of my abdomen, GI upset, feeling really exhausted. It is almost always there though... either a mild dull pain or a more severe sharp or dull pain. Many other small things but those are the main issues. When I massage the area that is hurting, I can feel almost like a lump or blockage that goes away after I massage it. I've read some things about the ileocecal valve, could I just be experiencing problems with that?

I don't have health insurance right now, so I don't want to waste a trip to the doctor to be told nothing. At the same time, the stomach pain is worrying me. Is this just normal for some of you after being glutened, something that will get better on it's own eventually? Is there something I could be doing to help myself recover faster? Or should I be trying to find a way to get to a doctor?

What's Your Routine When You've Been Glutened?

14 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

I was glutened as a restaurant last week (after asking TWICE about something that was on my plate... should have listened to my instincts), and of course I've been going through all the usual things (nausea, dread of eating, stomach pains, aches, tiredness, etc). My tendency is to ignore that I feel bad and keep doing exactly what I always do, and (surprise) I usually still feel terrible weeks later. I'm sure there are things I could do to help myself recover faster, so I'm trying to incorporate other tactics other than 1) Immediately throw up, 2) have my boyfriend cuddle me.

I know this topic comes up on the forum at different times, but I'd really like to compile an arsenal of things to try until I feel better. What's your "glutened" routine, starting from the moment you know and ending when you feel better?

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