I'm not sure if this is the right section for my question.... I have been gluten free since last November. My symptoms before Celiac testing were severe fatigue and muscle weakness, with nausea.
I've been gluten free since November. I struggled a little bit in the beginning until I figured out that I also had developed a soy intolerance.
Last night I went out to a restaurant I haven't been to since going gluten free. They have a gluten free menu and the waiter assured me up and down that they were very careful, blah, blah, blah. My friend also ordered an appetizer off the gluten free menu and we shared our appetizers and he did not get sick.
I started to feel poorly after the appetizers. Didn't eat much of my dinner. And after dinner had to excuse myself twice to go to the ladies room. On the second visit my body exploded.
I've never had such a violent reaction before. It was mortifying. I had an out of town guest with me who got left sitting at the table alone. And then he had to be driven home by someone who threw up in her hair because I couldn't get my hair out of the way fast enough. By the grace of God I was able to drive him back to his hotel and get home before getting violently sick some more. I'm missing work today and slept for about 10 hours (woke up 3 times in between).
I called the restaurant this morning to double check there was no gluten or soy in my meals. There must have been cross-contamination, right?
Is this normal? This is not how I reacted before to gluten or soy.