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Kadee

Gluten Or Other Ingredients Causing Pain

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So I'm one month into my gluten-free diet and go back and forth quite often between acceptance and anger. Biggest struggle is lunch time at work, because I live in a very small town in a rather desolate area, so only one local restaurant (a pizzeria) offers gluten free. Even finding foods that just are gluren free is tricky because of the contamination from being cooked with other food, as I'm sure everyone else is familiar with! My question is, does eliminating gluten increase the body's ability to sense it in the system and increase the reaction to it? Prior to diagnosis I was eating sandwiches every day for lunch, and my stomach pain was frequent, but it was sporadic. I could have the same exact sandwich two days in a row, and be fine one day but doubled over in pain the next. Now that I'm gluten-free for the most part I've felt great! But there's been 3 occurrences of my pain returning. So is it likely that gluten somehow found its way in and the body just recognizes it every time because its not ingested on a regular basis anymore? Or is it more likely that there's something else that I could be intolerant of and I should be watching?

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(1) "Now that I'm gluten free for the most part"

 

hon, are you a celiac? you have to be G F 100%

 

It's not a "the body recognizes it because it was gone".... It's the body recognizes it because it is poison! whenever it gets it.

 

(2)

 

My guess is  yes! " gluten found its way in."

How about you stop eating out for lunch every day and prepare your own lunch for a while and see if if this improves?

 

I am a big believer in Occam's razor. :) you know, the simplest answer is a straight line.

eat out = feel like crap 

 

Tighten your gluten free /cross-contamination belt a bit and see if you feel better every day.

best wishes!

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Maby she ment. Now that I'm gluten-free, for the most part I've felt great! anyhow great advise!! :) 

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You are so right.!...I may have misinterpreted the meaning of that sentence, thanks!!

 

It can be read two ways,  however,  and commas go a long way in changing the meaning. :D

If you read it, you will see what I mean.

 

So sorry Kay dee!!....At first, I took it this way:.

 

Now that I am gluten free for the most part (,).....I feel great.

not 

Now that I am gluten free , for the most part, I feel great!

 

My favorite sentence that demonstrates the power of punctuation and meaning is this:

 

Woman without her man is nothing. 

 

Woman! Without her, man is nothing. :)

 

Used to make my students laugh out loud.

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Hahaha I love it!! Made me giggle!! :) 

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Great example of how the electronic conversation can be read many different ways...

 

Feel better Kadee....here is what I remember...at a month gluten-free I was a mess....crying in grocery store aisle regularly...you will learn to  be comfortable with eating gluten-free in all occasions and find food wherever you land...for now....make sure you read the 'Newbie 101" Thread...this 'fast forward' is rare in life...take it!

 

Hang in there :)

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Thanks for the advice! And yes I did mean that I am gluten free...sorry for the confusion! What I meant was, prior to the diet I ate it on a regular basis but didn't get sick every time. So now that I am is it more obvious to the body every time because its not there on a regular basis. And I am trying to bring in lunch more often :/. This has been the hardest part!!

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You can do it, hon! If you need suggestions for lunch...there is actually a "what did you have for lunch today" Thread! :)

 

and I gave a few suggestions in this thread too

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

 

 

plus, the easiest thing is to make extra dinner portions and bring that for lunch.

 

Best wishes to you! hang in there!

 

PS. To answer your initial question--some people say they are more sensitive to trace gluten after years on the gluten-free diet and some say they are less. I'm afraid there is no "one set answer". I can tell you personally that if I get hit , my reaction is strong, but the symptoms I experience resolve much faster than the "old days". 

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P.S. I love the newbie thread!! Alot of great info and resources!! 

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I would say on the topic of food for work-  keep something fun  in your desk and purse.  Maybe a small pack of peanuts, a Lara or Luna bar, bag of potato chips, snickers bar, M&M's, Go Picnic, etc.  That way you will always have something to eat &, if its a fun food, you won't feel as left out.

 

 

In the beginning of bringing your lunch, bring stuff that you really really like.  That way you will be enjoying your lunch even with others eating fries or pizza around you.  If this means that your lunches the first few weeks aren't always so healthy....OK.  Well...the fast food/pizza lunches weren't so good either. 

 

 

http://www.gopicnic.com/GoPicnic-Meals_2/Gluten-Free_2

 

http://www.lunabar.com/products#gluten-free

 

http://www.larabar.com/products

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