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granolagal

Member Since 22 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 03 2013 07:05 AM
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#851853 Depressed About Eating A Restricted Diet

Posted by granolagal on 02 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Hi rymorg2,

I don't have much to add other than to echo what everyone else has said on here. I am in the same type of boat as you. Gluten-free vegetarian who just had a food intolerance test reveal that I now need to try going yeast-free, oat-free, dairy-free, peanut-free....and the list goes on. I try not to let it get me too down. I go back and forth between allowing myself to have a moment of "this sucks" and then turning around and saying "but in the grand scheme of things this aint that bad". I agree with all the recommendations on here - it's not about eliminating as much as replacing. I can't have peanuts, but I can have almonds! Etc. And the idea of a splurge, or highlight is a good idea too. I try to focus on the things I can have. Like when I find something good that is actually "everything-free" I really celebrate it. I'm hoping that'll I'll be able to reintroduce some foods back into my diet in a couple of months, so I've used that to cope mentally (thinking some things *may* be temporary).

Anyway, you are definitely not alone. Good luck. ;)
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#851849 Glutened...or Paranoid?

Posted by granolagal on 02 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

Hi All,

I've been diagnosed with celiac disease and have been gluten-free for a year now. Last night I went to my Mom's house for dinner (as I do on a regular basis). She normally makes "regular" recipes for everyone, and then my own special gluten-free version for me (e.g. scalloped potatoes with regular flour for everyone else, and a special pot made for me that is gluten-free). Everything I ate last night was TECHNICALLY gluten-free by ingredients. However about 10-15 minutes after I ate I started to feel really sick. I got a bad headache, I was so nauseous and dizzy and just felt awful. I ended up coming home and going straight to bed. I couldn't even see straight. Today I woke up and feel like I'm hung over (even though I don't drink) and am weak and irritable. I've never had noticable digestive symptoms or otherwise before. Even before I went gluten-free, the only symptoms I had were from malnutrition/malabsorption of my food. I wouldn't feel sick after eating a piece of bread, for instance. So this is all new to me. Could this possibly be a reaction to gluten?? Or am I just paranoid?? Also, does this make sense that I would react like this to a, probably, minor cross-contamination when I never reacted to eating full blown wheat/etc before?

Thanks for any replies...
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