I have had a tooth that had to be surgically brought up (cutting into gum to expose, after healing a bracket for the braces is put on to 'pull' it up). For the longest time and every once in a while, it was very sensitive. Nothing like a tooth throbbing for no reason. This was probably due to the braces and even after. I'll notice it if i don't wear my retainer enough (due to teeth trying to move about despite the fact its been about 6 or so years since i had braces).
I've also heard that gritting and grinding teeth (either one can do this) can cause pain similar to what you describe. However, if the dentist hasn't noticed it (it would show by teeth wearing down and such), then that probably isn't it.
Do you have any issues with the enamel on your teeth?
I'm just rambling ideas for ya. Sometimes tossing ideas back and forth helps
I have been gluten-free for more than two months, and I can honestly say I feel the difference. I never had (discernible) tummy troubles, but tons of "other" issues. The most concrete difference is my mood, my focus, and my energy level. Eating at home is fine; DH and children are more than supportive, and we are working (slowly) toward testing the kids and having a completely gluten-free home.
So this weekend, I had a chance to see some old friends, and we went to Buffalo Wild Wings. I knew right off the bat most things would be off-limits, so I settled on something "safe:" chips and "molten buffalo dip." Little did I know (and failed to ask), the fryers are multi-use, and the cheese dip came out in a deep-fried flour tortilla bowl.
I decided to run a test, as I had no idea what kind of symptoms I might exhibit, should I be accidentally glutened. Long story short, I found out. In addition to the cross-contamination from the bowl, the cheese dip was evidently loaded with gluten.
The next morning, I thought I had a hangover. I only had two ciders! I felt hot, flushed, almost like a fever. My ankles got sweaty! After a bit, I was sick to my stomach. I honestly though (hoped?) it was stomach flu, but no one else in my house got it, including two small ones who must stay in constant physical contact with me. My mom, who is Celiac/DH, was sure immediately that I had gotten glutened.
I felt like crap the rest of the day, and the following day was a little rough for this high school teacher. I finally feel like I'm on top of it (two days post-glutening), although I"m still really tired. Despite my fatigue, my sleep has been poor, and it's been harder to fall asleep.
Sorry for the ramble -- I just didn't know where else to turn! I know I can't be 100% sure, but I really do feel that I got glutened -- and suffered the consequences. And no, before you ask, I will NEVER do that again!!
And a small post-script: My MIL sent a lovely package of chocolates for us and the kids -- some of it has gluten, but all labels warn of cross-contamination on machinery. Rats. South Bend Chocolate Factory goodies.... *sigh* That's OK. I need to lose weight anyways, right?
Love and good health to all,
Early in my diet i cheated 3 times... Never again...
No, sadly you really can't. For any school things you need to have a doctor diagnose it. Class room accommodations and such are the reasoning.
Luckily it falls under the ADA (Americans with disabilities act) if you are in the US.
I've heard of young children getting diagnosed without testing on the basis of a failed gluten trail failing if their symptoms were severe enough.
Furthermore, it could alternatively be NCGI (non-celiac gluten intolerance) which mimics celiac disease without the antibodies and the intestine damage.
A good start I think would be to have the genetic test done. Celiac is a genetic disease. The two alleles that are commonly found are the HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8. It could give you a good idea of where to start.
Did your eyes swell at all when you had your reaction?
If so, they could still be sensitive.
Glasses are heavy? Wow, they've changed so much that you can get ones that are almost feather light and feel like nothing. I was surprised when i went to get my last pair. I opted out of getting those, but still.
That's the basic idea of this thread...we all talk food and general conversation -- much like we would if we were dining in each other's homes -- my husband likes to lurk in this thread because we both cook -- he just doesn't post -- that's a good point -- if there is anyone else reading along...
What are you having for dinner tonight?
I've decided to cook it up like ya would with beef strips used in wraps.